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Kforce Network Engineer in Edgerton, Kansas

Kforce is looking for a Help Desk Analyst for a contract to hire opportunity with a growing organization in Edgerton, KS. The Network Engineer will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of all the client's warehouse locations. As a result, it's important to be proactive, set up benchmarks for network performance and provide continuous improvement leveraging tools such as Wireshark, Netspot etc. Responsibilities: * Collaborates with warehouse teams on design, installations, and optimizations * Strong experience with access points, cloud controllers, network testing tools * Very good knowledge of TCP/IP, subnets, wireless security, dynamic channel allocation, SSID planning etc. * Maximizes network performance through proactive monitoring; troubleshooting network problems and outages; plan, document, and schedule upgrades and changes to network * Performs day-to-day networking tasks to ensure network reliability, availability, and serviceability within minimal interruption * Resolves escalated network support issues * Understands network security protocols and make security-focused improvements efficiently and effectively * Configures firewall security settings to access permissions groups for individuals and sets up provisions for incoming data * Leads network technology upgrade or expansion projects, including installation of hardware, software and integration testing, as well as coordinating these activities without disturbing function of other systems * Leads the development and production of complex documentation for installation, network topology, and troubleshooting of communications hardware or software * Produces network status reports * Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks before they occur * Manages vendor relationship with network infrastructure related vendors (ISP, Network Equipment Vendors, contractors etc.) * Bachelor's degree or 3 years of networking experience * Current Network Certifications preferred * Familiarity with Cisco Meraki product preferred * Demonstrated knowledge of networking and telecommunications * Excellent verbal and written communication * Ability to work within a team, as well as independently * Willingness to work a flexible schedule * Willingness to travel onsite to warehouse locations Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours