Network Engineer (Remote)

Rockville , MD
Mar 21, 2023
Apr 13, 2023
Engineering, Research
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 lead a dynamic team responsible for the support and continuous improvement of our critical networks. Your team 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, allow users to freedom to connect from anywhere while maintaining security best practices.  This is a full time remote position.  

Job Responsibilities:
•     Manage a team of network engineers.
•     Mentor network engineers to expand skillsets and career growth.
•     Lead the network team to strategize and develop the overall architecture. 
•     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. 
•     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 a small team. 
•     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.
•     At least 10% travel to Westat's corporate office in Rockville, Maryland.

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

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.

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