Client is looking for a highly skilled Network Engineer that will be responsible for analyzing, designing, installing, configuring, maintaining and repairing of the network infrastructure. Primary need is ASA Firewall configuration / deployment and secondary is core route/switch Contract to Hire opportunity - NOT A STRAIGHT CONTRACT! Main Duties Demonstrates a thorough understanding of the basics (DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, Email Routing, SPAM, etc.) Configure and maintain Cisco ASA 5500 Series Firewalls running 8.3 code or higher. Design, setup and configure complex Cisco based switching and routing environments within an internal corporate and customer facing SaaS environment. Design, setup and configure complex wireless networking that supports open or secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications Assist in the design of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS, Ether- Channel (Bonding), etc. Maintaining multi-site network operations. Managing assigned projects and program components to deliver services in accordance with established objectives. Responding to inquiries from staff, administrators, service providers and outside vendors and etc. to provide technical assistance and support Troubleshooting malfunctions of network hardware and software applications, telephones and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services. Experience & Skills BS in Computer related degree or equivalent 3+ years of experience in network engineering Technical, analytical and interpersonal skills required Experience in growing a small, global network Current CCNP Certification Cisco Unified Communication Manager configuration and infrastructure a plus Knowledge of VoIP implementation, QoS and support specifically with regard to ShoreTel and Cisco a plus Maintain network security through proper configuration of VPN and Firewalls and regular auditing Ability to communicate in an understandable, polite and friendly manner, both written and verbal Strong documentation skills utilizing Microsoft Visio. Expertise with Linux a plus. Availability in response to needs of the customer for installation, maintenance and equipment malfunctions .