Principal Network Engineer

Fort Meade, USA, Maryland
May 30, 2017
Jul 04, 2017
General Dynamics
Full Time

Role and Responsibilities:
Design and define system architecture for new or existing computer systems and networks.

Utilize the ITILv3 processes and additional Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for event; incident; and configuration management on Internet Protocol/Multi-Protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) techniques.
Monitor and investigates Network Management System (NMS) Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap data and Syslog messages; troubleshoots network incidents; documents findings; remotely restores services/recommends fix actions; and dispatches maintenance to appropriate organizations if remote restoration is possible.

Coordinate and implement network changes in accordance with established communications maintenance activity (CMA) processes and procedures.

Perform traffic engineering (TE) by intelligently manipulating Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) metrics to temporarily alt-route Label Switched Path (LSP) traffic in the event of an incident or CMA.

Collect relevant information required for vendor Technical Assistance Cases (TACs) and provides engineered solutions where a temporary work around is feasible until failed hardware is processed via Return Maintenance Authorization (RMA).

Report Situational Awareness (SA) information to the customer and works to identify business impact in conjunction with technical trouble ticketing documentation.

Privileged Users are subject to greater scrutiny as a direct result of the significant responsibilities placed upon them.

Please be aware that because of these critical duties; you will be subject to additional IT system monitoring; and supervisory evaluation to ensure continuous adherence to Privileged User processes and procedures.

Other functions and duties may include:

  • Performs complex systems and network development and design work that may include logic design, I/O design, firmware development, model formulation, manufacturing and development cost projections, computer architecture analysis and design, and analog or digital systems engineering.

  • Performs network modeling, simulation, and analysis.

  • Reviews completion and implementation of system and network additions and/or enhancements and makes recommendations to management and/or clients.

  • Plans and directs upgrades of operating systems, firmware, and networks.

  • Designs systems and network enhancements.

  • Develops documentation on new or existing systems and networks.

  • Develops and directs tests to ensure systems and networks meet documented user requirements.

  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system and network problems.

  • Provides system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

  • Determines system and network specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced systems and network engineers and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  • Serves as liaison with clients, participating in meetings to ensure client needs are me

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • "Candidate may be required to travel (CONUS) on an occasional basis."

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

    Must possess CompTIA Security+ CE as the baseline for 8570 and a CCNA computer environment (CE) certification.

    CCNA-Security will satisfy both of these requirements,

    Additionally, candidate will be required to obtain CCNP certification within six (6) months of Hire Date.

    8-10 years of directly related experience in network analysis and design.

    Additionally, the candidate should have a minimum of 10 Years of General IT experience (8 Years of Network experience), and recent experience with Windows 7, Windows server 2012, Active directory, and DHCP.
    Experience primarily with CISCO and TACLANE's, and 6 years of telecommunication and computer network design experience.

    GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.