Riverstrong Sr Network Specialist

Role Overview

What we’re looking for:


  • Passion for people, collaboration, authentic, and unafraid to learn from mistakes. 

  • Excel in the fail-fast and continuous improvement methodologies  

  • 5+ years of experience in IT, security or network systems, server management support, or network administrator positions preferred

  • Advanced experience with Windows Server, virtualization, AWS, SaaS/Cloud platforms (Salesforce), CRM, networking concepts, architecture, perimeter security, vulnerability tests, and protocols

  • Advanced experience of Google Workspace, O365, Mac/IOS, Android, Windows desktop OS, or any typical end-user technologies

  • IT industry-specific credentials/designations a plus (Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Amazon, VMware, CISCO, ITIL, etc.)

  • Advanced experience in the following: Cisco products, Network Assessment Tools, virtualization, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Microsoft Active Directory, routing, switching, VPN, and firewall environment

  • CRM (Salesforce) & ticketing systems (Service Cloud, ServiceNow, Zendesk, etc.) experience a plus. Salesforce admin experience is a huge plus

  • Experience with ITIL, incident management, and problem management

  • Ability to utilize multiple resources to determine root causes and resolutions of technology problems and incidents

  • Additional certifications are preferred, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), CompTIA Network+

  • Must be authorized to work for any U.S. employer

What we can offer you:


  • Competitive salary
  • Full-time WFH
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid major holidays
  • Healthcare, dental, vision coverage
  • 401k 

Don’t wait; start growing your career with Riverstrong today!


At Riverstrong, we recognize that our people are our strongest asset. Since our founding, we’ve sought to harness the power of people and technology to fuel meaningful, positive connections between businesses and consumers. Our thriving community of creative thinkers and makers sets us apart by continually finding new ways to turn innovative technology solutions into remarkable customer experiences.  


Our ultimate goal is to become a trusted advisor in the MSP IT industry specializing in various industries such as Retail, Hardware, Distribution, Financial Services, and beyond. To that end, we’ve gathered some of the best and brightest in tech to ensure that Riverstrong’s collective strategic knowledge, business acumen, industry knowledge, and deep technical expertise set us apart from our competitors. 


We are a start-up with the mindset to do IT better. With the support and investment from Gerent, Riverstrong is well-positioned for fast growth. We have a pivotal opportunity to expand exponentially over the next few years. We need talented professionals who can help us grow — and want to grow alongside us. 


Why work with Riverstrong?


  • Relationships are our gold standard.

We put our people first because we know how we treat our employees is how they’ll treat our customers.


  • Learning never stops.

Our team has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. We embrace curiosity and continuous learning, pushing ourselves to skill up and stay abreast of industry and technical innovations.


  • Working to live.

Work is just one facet of a person’s life, and we intend to keep it that way. That’s why our entire team works remotely – because we’ve found that working from home means having more time to spend on our passions and with our families. 


  • Embracing our differences. 

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths. By including people from all walks of life, we can generate the best ideas and solutions.


  • We see and seek the best in people.

We assume the best of those we work with. We’ve found that assuming positive intent from our clients and colleagues leads to a positive work environment where everyone thrives.


  • Greater than the sum of our parts.

We believe we’re at our best when we work together. We’ve created a culture in which team members come together and elevate one another to perform at a higher standard than they ever could alone.


  • Constantly striving for excellence.

When something is good, we want to make it great. It’s in our company DNA to challenge the status quo and push the envelope. We’re not afraid to ask hard questions that improve our work.


  • Doing the right thing.

We keep our moral compass close at hand. We strive to do the right thing in every situation, no matter how big or small. 


We’re always looking for talented professionals who can help make our company — and team — stronger and more capable



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Riverstrong is on the lookout for driven Senior Network Specialists who possess the grit and energy to help us grow in a start-up environment wearing many hats. The ideal candidate will show technical leadership and consult on various technologies while ensuring excellence is delivered throughout the customer engagement and IT solution implementation lifecycle. You will help drive the adoption of new technologies and look for service opportunities with existing customers when opportunities arise. You are an experienced senior technology engineer in the IT Managed Services Provider industry with a record of happy clients and successful implementations. 


  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain technology infrastructures as a senior technology SME in an MSP environment

  • Develop documentation, knowledge base articles, standard operating procedures, best practices, processes, templates, protocols, and training assets

  • Collaborate with other senior specialists to set the career path, training plans, certification path, and excellence standards of the technical competencies

  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior staff members by helping them achieve career goals

  • Configure, monitor, backup, secure, and maintain routers, switches, DNS servers, and other network devices

  • Build, troubleshoot, migrate, and maintain physical or virtual server infrastructures hosted on-prem or cloud with Active Directory domains

  • Run regular vulnerability and backup tests to assess the security of client infrastructures 

  • Architecture, engineering, implementation, and troubleshooting of networks, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, DHCP, DNS, routing, switching, firewalls, etc., and infrastructure technologies such as Active Directory, servers, VM, AWS, Azure, Windows OS, Data Center, SaaS platforms, etc

  • Seek ways to create efficiencies by utilizing technologies in automation tools or scripting of services

  • Ensure redundancy, availability, and security of networks or server infrastructure from vulnerabilities  

  • Keep current on the latest technologies innovations and determine the best investments for the business and our clients

  • Create a positive experience for our customers and staff in all engagements


What you’ll do: 


The path to success in this role will include a passion for helping people in need, the ability to multitask, collaborate, work with a team, attention to detail, technical competencies as a senior IT SME. This role will be working closely with Riverstrong leaders to build excellence and mentorship in the technical team. You will define the best practice processes and will research and develop the next generation tools to achieve efficiency while making our lives easier. 


Our ideal candidate knows how to collaborate on large-scale projects and can also complete assigned tasks independently. But mostly, we like to have fun while delivering exceptional services for our clients.


  • Provide exceptional customer service, excellent phone presence, ability to deal with all levels of users in a professional manner

  • Be friendly and able to smile a lot while working in challenging situations

  • Lead and follow others in resolving customer requirements by providing technical solutions or support to junior family members

  • Establish credibility and communicate effectively with executives of all levels with fluency in verbal and written communications skills

  • Problem-solving and the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical end-users

  • Be a team player with a strong work ethic operating with a sense of urgency and understanding

  • Travel as required by client projects or up to 30%.


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