Network Engineer

Employer
Aptive
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 01, 2022
Closes
Aug 31, 2022
Ref
2022-1405
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking an experienced Network Engineer for a potential contract supporting the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. The Network Engineer will be experienced and highly qualified with the ability to evaluate, design, document, install, implement, test, troubleshoot, and/or monitor a complex range of computer network components and systems. In addition, the Network Engineer is expected to demonstrate the ability to develop and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages, work with users to evaluate and define hardware and software needs, provide senior level guidance to users in all local area network administration processes, provide software and hardware familiarization overview with users as well as help desk support, and manage third-party maintenance and support contracts for network software and hardware equipment, manage and maintain (create/delete) user accounts. The Network Engineer is responsible for providing support for MAX.gov to the interagency enterprise. Finally, the Network Engineer's responsibilities include the need to implement and manage network policies, procedures, and standards.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain, and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages.
  • Evaluate, design, document, install, implement, test, troubleshoot, and/or monitor computer network components and systems.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to users in all network administration processes.
  • Provide software and hardware familiarization overview with users as well as desktop and help desk support.
  • Manage and maintain (create/delete) user accounts, and maintain and update system security plans on all platforms.
  • Develop, implement, and manage network policies, procedures, standards; identify potential threats and respond to reported security violations.
  • Research, recommend, and implement changes to procedures to protect data from future threats.
  • Manage third-party maintenance and support contracts for network software and hardware equipment.
  • Work with users to evaluate and define hardware and software needs.
  • Research and recommend new IT tools to promote efficiency and collaboration.
  • Support server and workstation hardware refresh, as well as server consolidation by using virtualization and green IT practices.
  • Assist the NCO leadership with submission of travel expense reports.
  • Explore possibilities for moving NITRD IT services to the cloud *Identify requirements for IT purchases under the contract.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field.
  • Ability to pass a federal background investigation including fingerprinting.
  • 5 to 9 years of network engineering experience.
  • Outstanding communication skills, influencing abilities, and client focus, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience conducting detailed research and analysis of network, software, and hardware issues.
  • Experience reading/interpreting management policy, regulations, and directives.
  • Ability to work effectively with a group or independently.
  • Ability to effectively manage several projects at one time.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and SharePoint.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • A Public Trust security clearance or higher.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.


About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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