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Network Engineer

  • Location: Cedar Rapids, 52498
  • Salary: $43 - $48 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

Title: Network Engineer
Term: 12 Months Contract
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Long term contract opportunity in Cedar Rapids, IA for a Network Engineer who will be responsible for a wide range of network responsibilities, with particular emphasis on route switching and on the overall health and performance of a system. Will be expected to work with end user services and cross-functional teams to provide the requested network services, troubleshoot and resolve issues.
Will also be expected to travel 40-50% of the time (or 2 weeks out of the month).

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Provide tier three/four and network support services for the enterprise.
  • Implement system network measures in accordance with established procedures to ensure connectivity, confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation.
  • Complete activities focused on ensuring the safety and preventing the destruction of and unauthorized access to organization information systems.
  • Assess adequate access controls based on principles of least privilege and need-to-know.
  • Analyze current network features, integrate new network features into existing infrastructures, and help to resolve integration and testing issues.
  • Understanding of network switching best practices and evaluating security requests for implementation.
  • Maintain system and company network while ensuring IT network compliance with company policies, external regulatory requirements, technical standards, and best business practices.
  • Communicate network related issues and risks to team members and leadership.
  • Assist with supporting simple to moderately complex operational tasks that are assigned as part of a project implementation. May serve as a project lead for small to medium projects of moderate complexity.
  • Assist with the organization and coordination of the activities of team members to complete network team deliverables for projects.
  • Individual job duties will vary.

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Network certifications (e.g., CCNA, Aruba, CWNA, JNIC, etc.).
  • 2 to 3 years of computer and network routing and switching experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of fundamental and network concepts (operating systems, DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP, ports, etc.).
  • Experience with Microsoft and Unix-based operating systems.
  • Experience with Enterprise Firewall rules and rule creation.
  • Solid understanding of ITIL foundation service lifecycle.
  • Experience in general network to effectively collaborate with team members and leadership.
  • Demonstrated analytical expertise – includes the ability to think critically and logically in a dynamic, high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

About our client
Our client is a multibillion-dollar company that provides technologically advanced solutions for global aerospace and the defense industry. With over 68,000 employees they can continue their legacy of quality, trust, and customer service. If you want to work with the most innovative and passionate people and soar together, apply today.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer including disability and veteran and provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability needing assistance applying, or at any point in the hiring process, please email us at To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.

For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits would be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.