Traffic Network Engineer II

Alexandria, VA
$63,295.44 - $111,385.04 Annually
Nov 29, 2022
Dec 16, 2022
Full Time
Traffic Network Engineer II

An Overview
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) is seeking a Network Engineer II to help maintain Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) infrastructure. The Traffic Operations Division is responsible for the operation of the City’s traffic control devices, active and passive fiber optic communications systems, DSL and legacy FSK twisted pair copper communications systems, cellular network communications systems, CCTV cameras, pavement sensors, the City’s Traffic Control Center, the traffic signal management system, network servers as well, as other equipment. The Network Engineer II’s key responsibility is to keep the above systems operational as well as seek out and implement new technology.

What You Should Bring
A mind for innovation, an appetite for challenge and a drive for meaningful work. The ideal candidate is forward thinking with the courage and ability to take risks to improve operations and incorporate new innovations. Of equal importance is excellent computer skills including networking, data communications, database management and big data processing. Also, technical skills are needed to troubleshoot and maintain a variety of technically advanced equipment and systems. Excellent interpersonal skills are needed to work collaboratively with traffic signal technicians, engineers and developers. This position serves as the bridge between technicians and engineers. Effective written and oral communication skills, especially regarding technical documentation, and procuring equipment and services.

The City is looking for a candidate that embraces the core values of the City: Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Continuous Improvement. The candidate should be open minded and treat others with dignity, embrace diversity and welcome individual perspectives, backgrounds and opinions, listen well and always exhibit civility. The ideal candidate is accountable for decisions and actions and follows through on commitments and works well with others.

The Opportunity
  • Helps develop standards pertaining to the Traffic Operation’s Division
  • Seeks to improve programmatic effectiveness by evaluating existing operations and making suggestions for efficiencies.
  • Manages multiple projects
  • Helps manage the ongoing operations of the Traffic Operation’s Division
  • Coordinates with other T&ES divisions and City Departments to align the goals of the Traffic Operation’s Division with other City programs.
  • Represents the Division in dealings with various other City Departments, Dominion Power, and contractors.
  • Upkeep of the traffic network in the Transportation management Center and at the traffic shop
  • Upkeep of fiber optic, copper cable, cellular, and other communications systems
  • Upkeep of computer systems
  • Upkeep of the CCTV system
  • Experimentation and learning to future proof the various systems and equipment
  • Performs related work as required

About T&ES
The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction and inspection, surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and resource and recovery collection. Within T&ES and across the City, we work together to foster a thriving Alexandria and work toward a culture that supports each of us and inspires excellence.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Four-Year College Degree; at least three years of experience in performing systems programming work in a mainframe, LAN or WAN environment, or performing equivalent work in a related field; and completion of college-level courses in computer science, business administration or a related field; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Four-Year College Degree; thorough knowledge of LAN/WAN communications, operating systems, and of related software and hardware configurations, capabilities and limitations; Windows, Server system administration experience and formal training; experience managing a Windows, Active Directory Domain; strong diagnostic and proven ability to troubleshoot hardware problems with Dell, Compaq and Hewlett Packard hardware; strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills, strong problem-solving skills and decision-making ability; good project management and the ability to organize work in an efficient manner in addition to the ability to work beyond business hours as needed; ability to work without direct supervision; experience in wireless communications also a plus; experience with Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) Optical Fiber Gigabit Ethernet, Nortel and Juniper network solutions including routers, switches, security, wireless AP's and VPN's; experience with Checkpoint and Juniper firewall solutions including Secure Services Gateway (SSG); and experience with St Bernard web filtering and Packeteer bandwidth management.


This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks to include, but not limited to a criminal records screening.

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