Network Engineer

3 months ago
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Function
Information Technology
Job Schedule
Regular Full-Time


MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.


The Network Engineer will perform network engineering, operations, administration, maintenance and troubleshooting on a large and complex network with an emphasis on the data center.


We are seeking a Network Engineer to join our team to support our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located in Memphis, TN.


  • Determine network hardware needs and costs to meet project requirements
  • Install, deploy, configure, maintain and troubleshoot network hardware and issues
  • Establish complex routing schema
  • Coordinate actions to ensure the implementation of networks that support mission requirements
  • Establish networking environment by designing system configuration; direct system installation; and define, document, and enforce system standards
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; and collaborating with network architects on network optimization
  • Secure network system by establishing and enforcing policies and defining and monitoring access
  • Accomplish information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed

The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, computer science or other IT related field from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related work experience may substitute for a degree

  • At least eight (8) years of related experience required

  • At least five (5) years of network engineering experience to include network monitoring and troubleshooting required

  • Experience with Cisco Routers, Switches and network technologies

  • Proficient in network technologies including Ethernet, VLANS, and TCP/IP

  • Ability to work as part of a team and ability to support multiple tasks at the same time

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Ability to work well independently or in a team setting

  • Preferred qualifications include:

    • Cisco Certifications - CCNP, CCNA or CCDP

    • Experience designing and implementing network configurations

    • Experience implementing and supporting Cisco Nexus 7000 and 9000 switches

    • Experience implementing and supporting Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

    • Some combination of experience with network technologies including Ethernet, ATM, VLANS, load balancers; TCP/IP; BGP; and other Emerging Technologies

Physical Requirements:

  • Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc.
  • Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 50-75 lbs. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

Additional Requirements as per contract/client:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus)
  • United States Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency (Green Card status) for at least three (3) years, and Federal Tax compliant

EEO Statement

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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