Principal Network Engineer

Crystal Management
Arlington, VA
Jul 02, 2022
Jul 09, 2022
Full Time
AboutSince 2005, Crystal Management provides information technology (IT) infrastructure, systems integration, cybersecurity, facility design and transition, and professional services to customers in the defense, civilian federal agencies, homeland security, intelligence, and commercial sectors. We understand the mission demands innovative approaches, technology, and people. With talented professionals deployed worldwide, Crystal Management delivers IT enterprise solutions, systems engineering, and management consulting services for the largest transformation and restationing programs in defense history. Crystal Management is a service-disabled veteran-owned small business.Position SummaryCrystal Management is seeking a Principal Network Engineer to support our Joint Service Provider (JSP) Enterprise Transport Management Next-Gen (ETM-NG) program at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. This position is full-time onsite due to the nature of the work. Telecommuting is not allowed.ResponsibilitiesProvide architecture/engineering expertise for network implementations, cloud environment integrations, project designs, and standards development, as well as onboarding new tenantsProvide administration/support for intelligent DNS routing between enterprise locations/data centers, as well as plan and implement upgrades (including installation of new equipment)Implement approved authentication and certificate management controlsUse caching (static HTML content) for the enterprise infrastructure environment (hardware, software, and configuration components) and supported tenantsSupport deployment optionsConfigure self IPs, port lockdown, and network routesConfigure remote logging to SplunkAdhere to change management processes and proceduresTroubleshoot, configure, upgrade, maintain, and monitor the load balancer network architecture (performance, configurations, traffic flow, application monitoring, CPU capacity/utilization)Analyze network alarms and identify sourcesCoordinate with on-site support personnel while troubleshootingUse enterprise service management tools to initiate, respond, and track service requestsCreate reports and analyze performance metricsDevelop processes/procedures and related engineering documentation for troubleshooting and quickly identifying issuesPerform reach back to OEM Vendors to de-conflict operational issues with known operating system bugs and security alertsPartner with the information security personnel to assess potential exposure to vulnerabilities, identify mitigation plans, and ensure compliance with enterprise security baselines and standardsEvaluate modern technologies to optimize network efficiency and review/provide recommendations to improve the networkInform management in a clear, concise, and timely manner of any customer or technical issuesBe responsive and decisive in adjusting architecture as customer requirements and technology evolvesEducation/Certification RequirementsBachelor's degree in Information Systems, Engineering or Equivalent; Master's degree preferredDoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (eg, CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, CND, or SSCP)A nationally recognized certification for senior network administrators/engineers/architects tied to the proposed solution's routers and switchesRequired Qualifications5+ years primary role operating, troubleshooting, installing network routers and switches5+ years primary role directly designing, architecting routed, and switching networks up to and including enterprise-sized networking solutions.2+ years as senior or lead engineer in planning, designing, and building software-defined networks3+ years of DoD environmentConfiguring and installing various network devices and servicesMonitoring network performance and resource utilization, trending, capacity planningUse of current and emergent network design principles and protocolsExperience with network virtualization technologiesExperience with multi-tenant network architecturesFamiliarity with a wide variety of network routing and switching equipment devices from multiple vendorsScripting languages such as Pearl, and Python, coding for network threshold events.Clearance RequirementsActive Secret security clearanceCOVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, employees in certain positions may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirementsCrystal Management, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.#NowHiring#CoronaVirusHiring