Network Lead - #337331


Date: 07/22/2022 17:30 PM

City: Rock Island, Illinois

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


SOSi is seeking a Senior Network Administrator Team Lead in Rock Island, Illinois to be responsible for administration and day-to-day operation of organization's wide area network (WAN). The Network Lead will provide integrated team support and maintenance of WAN hardware and software. The ideal candidate will have experience with protocol analysis, knowledge of common network protocols, satellite networks, and Cisco ASA and Palo Alto firewalls.


  • Supervise and manage a team of network engineers and network administrators to provide the operation and maintenance of communication systems.
  • Provide technical expertise for the conceptualization, design, implementation, and optimization of a network.
  • Perform complex studies to determine networking capabilities and reliability.
  • Make recommendations to augment and/or enhance communications networks.
  • Provide technical problem diagnoses and resolution support for all associated systems, including line monitoring, modem loop-back tests, LAN performance monitoring and terminal failure determination.
  • Install and maintain equipment and cabling for telecommunications systems, digital communications systems, and LAN communications and systems.
  • Administer all equipment, hardware and software upgrades for telecommunications systems, digital communications systems, and LAN communications and systems.
  • Respond to client trouble calls to analyze, diagnose and resolve the problem.
  • Provide hardware and software installation and configuration support.
  • Perform and test system backups and recovery.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and vendor support contracts.
  • Perform network and security audits.
  • Perform network design and capacity planning.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Aid in the development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and maintain current knowledge of plan executables.
  • Respond to emergency network outages in accordance with business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
  • Coordinate with end users and technical staff to implement and maintain systems that utilize industry best practices to meet business objectives, while maintaining the security and integrity of the data, system and network.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned.
  • Researches and recommends technical solutions for system upgrades.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an IT related field or related industry.
  • In scope active Secret security clearance required OR the ability to obtain one.
  • 12+ years of relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of experience performing in a network engineering or network administration role in a DoD environment.
  • CompTIA Security+ certification or equivalent required.
  • At least one computing environment certification (CCNA preferred).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree with 10+ years of experience.
  • CCNA or higher.
  • Experience with SolarWinds.
  • Experience with Cisco Prime/ISE.
  • Experience with Riverbed products.
  • Extensive Knowledge of Cisco Layer2/3 devices.
  • Experience with Cisco ASA and Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Knowledge of Cisco Voice/Video platforms.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT related field.

Working Conditions

  • Normal office conditions with possible requirement to lift and/or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.

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