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COLSA Corporation Lead Network Engineer (Corporate IT Dept) in Huntsville, Alabama

We are currently seeking a Lead Network Engineer to join COLSA's Corporate IT Department. While you will be a member of a very technically capable, professional IT team responsible for numerous applications, services and infrastructure, your primary role will be designing, deploying and supporting our enterprise networks. This includes the corporate office, branch offices, datacenter, wired and wireless networks and inter-connectivity between corporate infrastructure and cloud-service providers (Azure, AWS, etc.). This position is not associated with any specific government contract and is fully funded. The selected candidate will be a member of the corporate IT department supporting all COLSA personnel, systems and networks.

  • Performs complex technical support of local, wide area and cloud-based networks to include planning, designing, evaluating, and selecting operating solutions.

  • Assists in planning, deploying and supporting solutions leveraging Microsoft server and Windows desktops, Microsoft Office 365, Cisco and Palo Alto networking, VoIP systems, VMWare, as well as wireless networking solutions.

  • Performs maintenance and upgrade of networks, including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and network management systems*

  • Monitors network connectivity and ensure high quality data transmission*

  • Analyzes local and wide area network systems, to include testing*

  • Resolves complex interoperability problems to obtain operations across all platforms *

  • Configures communication media with routers, switches, firewalls and other devices

  • Configures routine systems to user environments

  • Participates in planning, researching, evaluating, designing and developing plans for network systems

  • Conducts internal studies and research

  • Supports acquisition of hardware and software, as well as, subcontractor services as needed

  • Provides technical support to various departments and users

  • Serves as liaison with vendors and other third-party providers

  • May serve as technical lead for lower level employees

  • May assist in proposal prep for new solutions

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, self-starter with excellent attention to detail. Determining priorities and able to multi task in this fast paced environment is a must. The ideal candidate is a quick study who can adapt to frequent change. The selected candidate must be able to work independently with little supervision and display strong organizational skills.

At COLSA, people are our most valuable resource and centered at our core value. We invite you to unite your talents with opportunity and be a part of our “Family of Professionals!” Learn about our employee-centric culture and benefits here ( .

Required SkillsRequired Experience

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ degree in computer science or a related field, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of related experience

  • Experience in working with a wide variety of enterprise IT systems.

  • Experience with VOIP solutions to include Cisco CallManager/UCS and/or Microsoft Voice

  • Proficient in supporting a Microsoft computing environment and working knowledge of a wide variety of Microsoft, Cisco and Palo Alto solutions.

  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable briefing management, speaking to large groups and leading training events.

  • US Citizenship required. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a DoD SECRET security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MCTS, MCITP, and/or MVP certifications a plus

  • CompTIA Security + or Network +


  • Cisco CCNA


  • Splunk

  • Familiarity with implementing and managing

  • NIST SP 800-171 controls (related to network security)

  • CMMC L3, 4 & 5 practices (related to network security)

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.