Sr Principal Network Engineer
- Full Time
Responsible for the design and development of voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks.
- Provides expert level architecture and analysis of voice and data communication networks to include devising a strategy for evaluating, designing, executing, and overall enhancing the SOCOM Information Environment (SIE) networks. Interfaces with Senior Government leadership regarding enterprise equipment and networking standards as well as approvals for network enhancements. Assesses and advises on matters such as the security posture, enterprise governance, and policies on security, operating, and extending the network. Leads an engineering team that provides engineering support as it relates to network activities via the Service Design, Transition, and Continual Service Improvement (CSI) phases of the Service Management Lifecycle.Provides expert level analysis of voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices.Analyzes, architects, and enhances the voice, video, and/or data communications networks.Analyze, evaluate, and execute developmental activities that improve reliability, redundancy, and availability of all transmission facilities including, but not limited to: point-to-point circuits; dedicated Internet connections; broadband Internet connections; Internet based VPNs, and wireless communications connections.Provides security and compliance recommendations for network policies and procedures.Evaluates hardware and software as it relates to SIE standards and procurement, and manages the Capital Equipment Replacement Program (CERP) for all networking devices.Advises on enterprise-designated network standards for design, installation, maintenance, and retrofit of WAN/LAN infrastructures.Participates in and may lead aspects of major network installations, upgrades, and projects.Interfaces with vendors to ensure the proper coordination occurs for installing new services and associated devices.Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.May manage the usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks.Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.Provides guidance, and in some cases OJT, and work leadership to less-experienced techniciansParticipate in the Service Improvement Plan (SIP) process, special projects (e.g. 501B), and proposal activities as required.Plans network layouts and configures systems to user environments.Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements.Supports the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users.May perform network administration duties. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced network personnel and may have supervisory responsibilities.Serves as technical team or task leader.Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.Participates in special projects as required.