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Hired by Matrix, Inc. Network Engineer in Short Hills, New Jersey

Network Engineer

Job Type:Contract

Job Location:Short Hills New Jersey

Job Description:

Job Summary

  • The Network Engineer is responsible for working across all levels of the business, with emphasis on providing expert network infrastructure support to IT management and users.

  • Responsible for setting technical solutions for network deployments that use our network security infrastructure or cloud based connectivity models.

  • Define, measure and analyze key metrics to assess overall effectiveness of LAN/WAN network performance, capacity, and associated monitoring.

  • Manage network implementations, configuration, and routing changes, and performs equipment upgrades.

  • Adheres to and supports changes, incidents, and problem management ITIL processes.

  • Proactively identifies, recommends, and champions emerging technologies, monitoring solutions, and processes that will enhance the end user experience that can be supported by Technology.

  • Can effectively communicate and interact with internal users, vendors, and customers.

  • Uses problem management techniques to solve difficult technical problems.


  • Define network requirements, establish architecture and detail designs and standards that meet business goals.

  • Effectively manage and support LAN/WAN network implementations and configurations, Routing, Switching, Firewalls, Wireless, Voice and Video solutions.

  • Perform root cause analysis and problem resolutions, provide recommendations, build consensus and execute solutions.

  • Recommend appropriate course of action to network infrastructure engineers, NOC, MSPs, and IT management on technical and operations issues.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related discipline preferred


  • 5+ years’ experience in related areas

  • Relevant networking certifications such as CCNA or CCNP preferred

  • Expert knowledge of network infrastructures, networking protocols, standards and associated configurations, VPN access, Firewalls, Proxies and other security appliances and solutions.

  • Must be able to demonstrate thorough knowledge of Cisco routers, switches including BGP, HSRP/GLBP, Multi VRF, MPLS, TCP/IP, Cisco Wireless (WLC & ISE).

  • Experience with deployment and management of Amazon Web Services (AWS) VPCs and Direct Connect.

  • Experience with high level programing languages such as Python or Java or familiarity with Infrastructure as code specifically Terraform not required but a huge plus.

  • Experience with using Ansible to automate network configuration a big plus.

  • Strong knowledge of business environment, network and security infrastructures and supported services.


  • The ability to manage day-to-day incidents and follow through to problem resolutions.

  • Strong problem management skills, including the ability to identify and asses the risks and determine the corrective actions.

  • Self-motivated with ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence others by developing and presenting ideas & recommendations.

  • May be asked to participate in a support rotation schedule including weekends to provide after hours support.

    Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Steve at 201-226-3500 for additional information.

    Approx. Duration: 6 months

    About Hired By Matrix

    Hired by Matrix, Inc. founded in 1986, is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) dedicated to providing the highest quality of job opportunities to our candidates and staffing services to our clients. We are a full service staffing firm with experience recruiting and delivering for IT, Accounting & Finance, Administrative & Clerical, Clinical & Scientific, and Marketing disciplines. Our long history in the staffing industry and dedication to excellence are the key differentiators that have fueled our success for over 30 years.

    Hired by Matrix offers our contract professionals competitive salaries, benefits after 60 days and a 401k option after one year.Equal Opportunity EmployerWBENC CertifiedWOSB Certified*CEO Sharon Olzerowicz serves on the WBENC Board and is a long-standing member of the Forum Governing Group.

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