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Network Engineer
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on January 16, 2022
Job Id #52868 Posted December 20, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • This initiative is for the Care Network integration. This consists of over 1400 sites which currently support 1000s of VPN connections. Our part will be the migration of these VPNs into data centers.

Ideal Background:

  • The ideal candidate will be a Jr to Mid level network engineer with Cisco IPSec VPN experience. We need network engineers familiar with building IPSec B2B VPN tunnels, but just as important will be their communication skills.
  • They will be dealing with multiple 3rd parties and will need to be able to clearly communicate and coordinate the requirements for these migrations.


  • Hands experience with Cisco ISRs building B2B IPSec tunnels. Clear and articulate verbal and written skills.

Top Requirements:

  • Years of experience: 2 - 5+ years
  • Configuration and troubleshooting of IPSec B2B VPNs
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Communicate effectively with leadership, peers, project managers, clients, and stakeholders

Team and Team size:

  • 1 SLO, 2 OnShore SMEs, 3 OffShore SMEs, 1 Contractor, 1 Architect.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Configuration and troubleshooting of IPSec B2B VPNs
  • Author technical documentation such as network diagrams
  • Monitor network performance and implement performance tuning when necessary
  • Diagnose connectivity problems and resolve network issue
  • Work closely with clients and vendors on implementation of products and services
  • Ensure security and operational standards and procedures are maintained in accordance with compliance requirements, HIPAA standards, and industry best practices
  • Works with minimal guidance; seeks guidance on only the most complex tasks
  • Communicate effectively with leadership, peers, project managers, clients, and stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCNA or higher certification
  • Experience installing and maintaining Cisco routers and switches
  • Experience in Arista switch management
  • Experience in Palo Alto firewall
  • Documentation skills and use of programs such as Visio
  • Skilled in a scripting language such as Python
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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