Network Administrator
Infrastructure & Support
PhiladelphiaPA Contract To Hire Mar 28, 2024
Contract to Hire
Onsite and travel in the Philadelphia, PA region
Must be eligible for hire without sponsorship
Must possess a valid driver's license


Our client, a Philadelphia based non-profit that focuses on improving community public health programs, is seeking an experience Network Administrator to join their team! This is a contract-to-hire position. It is a fully ONSITE role with HQ located in downtown Center City Philadelphia.

Job Summary

As  a Network Administrator you will be responsible for all infrastructure and network, administration, support, and enhancement of Client/Server, and systems supported by our client.  You will assist with network and systems administration duties in defining requirements while working with project managers and application developers to analyze infrastructure, security and technical requirements and create detailed specifications for implementation.  You will use established change management processes and methodologies to solve complex technical problems.  The Network Admin must possess the ability to communicate to management the progress of project timelines, challenges, and contingencies.  You must be comfortable with keeping abreast of new technologies trends and tools to support and participate in the company’s technical vision. 

Also responsible for uptime, network security, network enhancement, and maintenance of servers and systems.  Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively with direct reports and management in general and with direct regard to the progress of assignments, project task timelines, issues, and contingencies.

  • Mentors team members on technical issues and develops technical skills in others.
  • Closely follows all change management practices, policies and procedure standards.
  • Evaluate and understand business requirements and take into account business requests when designing technical solutions.
  • Produce and maintains network architecture documentation.
  • Maintain and monitor day-to-day operations of network equipment and troubleshoot or proactively support when needed.
  • Evaluate, implement and maintain computer and communications hardware and software that support the business and technical requirements of the company.
  • Selects products and services which merit evaluation and/or implementation, based on business requirements and technical judgment, subject to resources available.
  • Oversee the execution of project plan specifications used by administrators to advance needed business system enhancements.
  • Review & participate in network design recommendations and implementation services by third party vendors and business partners.
  • Performs system reviews including event log, system logs and monitoring of all critical hardware software used within the enterprise.
  • Responsible for the delivery of work according to established timelines.
  • Communicates statuses through any assigned project lifecycle to the project management team.
  • Required to keep abreast of new technologies through training, and proactive research and reading reference materials. Focus on Cisco Firepower, Dell VXRails, VMware, vSAN(vSphere, HA, Administration), Azure cloud servers, HP Blade Chassis (BL380, latest generation), 3PAR 7400 SAN, Windows Servers (2012-current) and Solarwinds ORION RMM platform.
  • Ensure all network designs meet HIPAA, SOX, and PCI compliance requirements.
  • Evaluate technologies for their applicability to the IT department and against business objectives.
  • Produce work estimates and technical specifications from documented business requirements for IT Leadership review and approval.
  • Responsible for upholding standards for network and application security, redundancy, resiliency as well as documented procedures for any critical events that require remediation.
  • Responsible for working with business analysts, support specialists, and the user community to confirm infrastructure and configuration is consistent with business requirements.
  • Track the progress and quality of work being performed in current project management / work effort software (PSA).
  • Track, communicate & manage contemplated change notices and change orders (changes in the scope of work).
  • Communicate ideas for improving department processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and for developing this attitude in others.
  • Trains department employees on computer and communications systems functions and operations as needed.
  • Keep IT Leadership informed about work efforts and challenges that may affect business relations.
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • 5-8 years of combined professional IT infrastructure experience required in Network Administration, Systems Administration, Security Administration that demonstrates an ability to advance.
  • Experience configuring switches and firewalls
  • Experience integrating multiple sites or separate infrastructure into a single instance highly preferred
  • Sufficient hands on experience with VMWare servers and hosts
  • Hands on experience with Cisco network products
  • O365 experience a plus but not required
  • Network and Systems administration skills
  • Experience with multi-location business enterprise and technical centralization preferred

  • Bachelor or Associate Degree in Information Technology major from an accredited institution of higher learning or equivalent, verifiable experience in the technology field demonstrating ability to advance and continuously learn.
  • Information Technology related certifications considered a plus for this role; focus on network and systems administration (Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, A+, Net+, etc.)
  • Additional certifications such as Network + or A+ preferred nut not required.