Lead Network Engineer - Top Secret Clearance

Arlington, VA
Aug 18, 2022
Aug 20, 2022
Full Time
$5,000 sign on bonus AMERICAN SYSTEMS is seeking a Lead Network Engineer in support of a secure Windows based Information System in Arlington, VA. As a Lead Network Engineer you will: Join a well-established team that gives you the opportunity to grow. Receive robust benefits package that includes Employee Stock Ownership Plan! Be a part of an empowered accountability culture where each employee-owner has a meaningful stake in the future success and growth of the company. A week in the life of a Lead Network Engineer: Implementing and maintaining the route / switch environment for multiple data centers and all remote sites for multiple different networks Implementing, maintaining and helping more junior engineers use tools such as Cisco Prime Infrastructure and SolarWinds to monitor, to maintain, and to quickly pinpoint and resolve outages Implementing and maintains data center switch environments using Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure Implement and monitor Cisco Identity Services Engine to ensure the customer's least privileged methodology is implemented across all networks and devices Monitor security guidelines from Cisco, DISA, and other designated sources Submit and execute change requests to ensure all network devices meet security guidelines from Cisco, DISA, and other sources Collaborate with our Cyber Security team to ensure all network security controls are properly implemented, monitored, and documented Implement solutions using government specified Type 1 encryption Create and maintain Visio network diagrams Provide recommendations to improve the network performance while maintaining security compliance Develop, implement, and improve capacity management process for network devices Provide system wide engineering support for network outages, troubleshooting, and resolution Perform equipment upgrades and replacements Evaluate, design, document, tune, and set standards for network operations Provide client consulting and training on the interfacing and use of the network facilities Plan and coordinate major computer network initiatives Research, evaluate, and recommend new computer network equipment and technologies Utilize monitoring, performance analysis, network management, software and hardware equipment to trouble shoot and isolate problems, gauge network performance, and trace data and protocol activity Devise solutions to complex operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed equipment Develop and executing contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages Provide internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, workstation support, company management and departmental clients Assist in internal training programs Provide status reports based on customer and program requirements Track and diagnosis network performance issues and develop a network performance profiles Create SOPs for more junior members of the team Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States. We are a government services contractor focused on delivering Strategic Solutions to complex national priority programs with 100+ locations worldwide. Through our focus on quality, strong cultural beliefs and innovation we deliver excellence every day. Company Awards: Forbes National Best Midsize Companies Energage National Best Workplaces, National Washington Post Best Workplaces Veteran Hiring Awards: US Department of Labor Hire Vets Medallion BEST FOR VETS by Military Times TOP 10 MILITARY FRIENDLY COMPANY by MilitaryFriendly.com AMS2 Job Requirements Top Secret clearance Bachelor's degree (in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or Math) or equivalent, and 8-10 years of related experience Cisco CCNP Routing/Switching or equivalent certification required Requires a strong background in networking, switching, routing, data center design, and network security Requires up to date experience with Cisco Identity Services Engine and management tools and techniques including Cisco Prime Infrastructure and SolarWinds suite of products Meet DOD 8570 requirements for IAT II (current Security+ CE) required, CCNP Security or equivalent CISSP desired Experience with Cisco Prime Infrastructure Experience using GEMX software and/or working with Type 1 Encryptors Experience using packet analysis tools to decode data flows and diagnose protocol level errors Experience and knowledge of ITIL-based processes, ITILv3 or later Foundations certification strongly desired EOE M/F/Disability/Veterans