Digital Prospectors Network Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Network Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Tucker Starmer at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Network Engineer

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: 9+ Months

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. DPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.


The Network Engineer’s role is to build, and implement network systems across the enterprise. The Network Engineer works with team members and system support personnel with issues related to connectivity. This includes designing, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all local and wide area network hardware, corporate servers, associated software, and communication links. Individual will also troubleshoot network performance issues, as well as analyze network traffic and provide capacity planning solutions.


  • Monitor and analyze network performance across the organization’s LANs, WANs, and wireless deployments.

  • Ensure the stable operation and efficient performance of company networks.

  • Plan, design and implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network infrastructure components.

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and associated training for firewalls, network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.

  • Monitor system capacity to determine its effect on performance and recommend enhancements to meet new or changing network demands.

  • Install, configure and troubleshoot all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, web proxies, firewalls etc.

  • Configure and support VPNs and enterprise gateway devices.

  • Monitor and report on compliance with security policies.

  • Inspect, troubleshoot, and where necessary replace network cabling, voice/data jacks, and other network related equipment.

  • Plan and manage budgeting for network hardware and software procurement.

  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.

  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.

  • Develop and implement policies for network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and technical specifications information.

  • Establish connectivity and uptime service level agreements.

  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management.


BS in Computer Science and network management experience with 7+ years working as a network administrator troubleshooting complex network traffic, server and equipment problems dealing with hardware, software and connectivity issues. Expert technical, analytical and interpersonal skills required. Expert knowledge of Cisco, current data center technologies, Juniper, ASA and Palo Alto Firewall Platforms.

Experience in DFAR and NIST compliance documentation a plus.

Current CCNA, CCNP certification a plus.


Founded in 1999, DPC is an award winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract to hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base.

Come see why DPC has been voted " Best of Staffing " for candidate satisfaction by Inavero /, " Top Temporary Placement Firm " by Boston Business Journal, " Best Company To Work For " by Business NH magazine, " Top IT Services Company " by Inc. Magazine, " Most Reliable Staffing Agency " in Forbes Magazine and " Top Ranked Staffing Firm " by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Phone: 603-772-2700