Network Engineer / Linux Administrator (Virtual)

Publishers Circulation Fulfillment, Inc. - Florida3.4


This is a full-time, salaried position working virtually but located in or around the Pensacola, FL region.

We're looking for someone who has solid Linux skills/experience.

CompTIA Linux+ and RHCE Certifications aren't required but would be a plus!

Job Summary

The Network Engineer will design, build, monitor, and troubleshoot network communication systems such as LAN, WAN, VPN, Wireless LAN, and Internet Cloud solutions; Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning; Research and recommend both network and security related hardware and software; Build and maintain Unix and Linux systems to provide critical network services; Provide additional support to systems including but not limited to firewalls, IPS/IDS, load balancers, storage area networks, and backup solutions.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Design, implement and support complex network environments with technologies including MPLS, Frame Relay, VPN, Point-to-Point and Ethernet.
Configure and install various network and security related devices (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers)
Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations.
Build and maintain both Unix and Linux systems to provide critical infrastructure services such as FTP/SFTP, NFS, DNS, SMTP, and Proxy Services.
Support Storage Area Network infrastructure at both the network and system level.
Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure.
Maintain and support all enterprise monitoring technologies (e.g. Nagios, Cacti, Syslog-NG, Solarwinds Orion NPM, and ELK) and establish associated policies governing both advanced notifications and escalation procedures.
Collaborate regularly with other engineers, administrators, programmers, technicians, and appropriate levels of management in the design, testing, and evaluation of networking systems.
Create and maintain clear and accurate network, system and process documentation.
Stay current on emerging security threats related to both networking and security systems.
Essential Qualifications


Intellectual Horsepower

Problem Solving


Functional/Technical Skills

Technical Learning

Organizational Agility

Process Management

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Technical and Functional

Ability to design, build, and troubleshoot networks in both data center and office environments.
Experience working with networking hardware including routers, switches, and wireless devices.
Experience working with security hardware and tools such as firewalls, IPS/IDS systems, packet sniffers, and port scanners.
Strong working knowledge of Layer 3 Networking protocols including BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, ICMP, and IPSec.
Strong working knowledge of Layer 2 Networking protocols including Ethernet, STP, RSTP, PPP, Frame Relay, CDP, LACP, VTP, and VLANs.
Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining services such as Bind, Squid, Apache, MySQL, and HAProxy in a Linux/Unix environment.
Ability to utilize a scripting language (e.g. Bash, Perl, Python) to automate regular tasks and processes.
In-depth understanding of application protocols (e.g. DNS, SSH, HTTPS, SFTP, SMTP) and their behaviors across network environments.
Experience with VoIP, QoS, and IP telephony technologies.
Knowledge of virtualization technology (e.g. VMWare) and virtual networking components strongly desired.

Required Physical Abilities

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach, bend, and move about the facility.

Working Environment

Ability to work in data management environment.

Experience, Education and Certifications Required

Experience Required

Requires a minimum of 4 -6 years related work experience

Required Educational Level

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

Other Certification:
Network Certifications in CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE (or relevant technology) with continued certification
testing required. 5 years’ experience and industry certification as defined may be substituted in lieu of college degree