Senior Network Engineer
ValidaTek, Inc. is an award-winning mature SBA 8(a) Certified Small Business that provides high-security mission-critical IT services to the Federal Government. Our commitment to excellence in service delivery has resulted in dramatic growth and an expanding client base that includes several US Federal Departments. The corporate infrastructure is robust and based on industry best practices as evidenced by our DCAA Approved accounting system, Top Secret (TS) facility clearance, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications, and CMMI Level 4 for Services (CMMI-SVC Level 4) and CMMI Level 3 for Development (CMMI-DEV Level 3) appraisals. We pride ourselves in being the best and only attracting and retaining the best talent to fuel our rapid growth. We promote a strong employee-focused corporate culture that provides a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. We provide our employees with competitive benefits, educational assistance, and career growth opportunities. Every employee is valued for their contributions and we all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company. POSITION DESCRIPTION: A Network Engineer is responsible for analyzing, designing, documenting, installing, configuring, maintaining and repairing of network infrastructure and application components. A Network Engineer performs a wide variety of evaluation, maintenance, installation and training tasks to ensure the computer network performance meets company and user satisfaction. Also, provides direction, information, and recommendations regarding network configurations and installations. The engineer should be comfortable escalating issues with vendors and sharing your knowledge with other associates. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Working knowledge of F5 and a strong desire to increase your expertise. Manage Barracuda and SonicWall appliances. Maintain a thorough understanding of the Internet and its workings (DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, Email Routing, SPAM, etc.) Configure and setup Cisco Firewalls, VPN Concentrators and Security appliances for access to vital business applications Design, setup and configure complex switching environments Design, setup and configure complex wireless networking that supports open or secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications Responsible for implementing the DHS CDM toolset Maintain a thorough understanding of Local Area Networking Assist in the design of multi-server environments including IP address schemes, DNS, WINS, Ether- Channel (Bonding), etc. Configuring and installing client and server network software for upgrading and maintaining network and telecommunication systems. Maintaining multi-site network operations and software applications, operating systems and regular maintenance with both private and public facilities Managing assigned projects and program components to deliver services in accordance with established objectives. Responding to inquiries from staff, administrators, service providers, site personnel and outside vendors and etc. to provide technical assistance and support Supervising the administration of systems and servers related network to ensure availability of services to authorized users. Conducts routine network hardware and software audits to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines. JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Technical, analytical and interpersonal skills required Cisco Unified Communication Manager configuration and infrastructure a plus Windows Server 2003 & 2008; Exchange and/or SQL experience a plus Additional certifications required by management BS/BA in related field preferred CCNP-Security level certification or equivalent preferred ITIL v3 Foundations Certification preferred Ability to communicate in an understandable, polite and friendly manner, both written and verbal Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a small business environment A minimum of five years of experience in Federal contracting is required. Experience with the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Monitoring (CDM) Suite for Small Agencies is strongly preferred. One must understand complex enterprise IT environments and have exceptional written and oral communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills. ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.