Network Engineer (Hybrid)

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Aug 06, 2022
Closes
Sep 17, 2022
Industry
Engineering, Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary: 
Westat is seeking a Network Engineer to be part of a dynamic team responsible for the support and continuous improvement of our critical networks. Alongside your teammates, you will strive toward network resiliency through dynamic routing protocols, providing preemptive support through an improved focus on monitoring, scale the business with flawless connectivity to cloud resources and remote offices, and allow users to freedom to connect from anywhere.  

This is a full time position with a flexible hybrid work arrangement.

Job Responsibilities:
•    Design, engineer and implement standardized network systems focusing on security and standard methodologies, ensuring that high levels of uptime are achieved.
•    Find opportunities to optimize the functionality, performance, stability and security of existing networks, continuously assessing systems, processes and procedures for possible improvements. 
•    Ensure all existing networks operate in a stable manner to minimize system issues and production impact. 
•    Work with network team to strategize and develop the overall architecture. 
•    Monitoring and diagnosing performance issues using on-prem or cloud systems and tools. 
•    Designing, writing, and updating both system documents and network diagrams.
•    Administration and support of LAN/WAN/WLAN technology to include routers, switches, firewalls, Load Balancers, and VPN appliances.
•    Installing, configuring, and solving problems various network solutions and architectures.
•    Work alongside your colleagues in the Information Security team, ensure the appropriate level of security to safeguard company IP and to meet audit requirements.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of experience as a Network Engineer supporting a globally distributed engineering enterprise, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    Proficient knowledge of network protocols and technologies such as BGP, OSPF, TCP/IP and IPSec tunnels.

Minimum Qualifications: 
•    Solid grasp and expert knowledge of networking systems such as routers, switches, firewalls, and VPN appliances. 
•    Ability to lead several projects simultaneously from design to implementation. 
•    Ability to analyze and evaluate networks, identify issues, and provide solutions to ensure networks are operating efficiently. 
•    Expert ability to design, implement and support LAN and WLAN infrastructure.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.