Principal Network Engineer
PenFed is looking to hire a Principal Network Engineer in our Chantilly, VA location. The primary purpose of this position is to lead the design and implementation of next generation network technology throughout PenFed’s enterprise network. This role also includes operational and support responsibilities like troubleshooting complex incidents and ensuring the broader operations team has the information needed to support newly deployed technologies. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and collaboration skills to vet designs and solutions across multiple teams.
Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of job duties and the position will perform other duties as assigned.
Lead network strategy discussions by collaborating with the architecture team and network leadership on new designs and new technology solutions.
Deploy solutions and network design implementations in accordance with project timelines and be forthright if timelines cannot be met.
Ensure existing network infrastructure and configuration standards are adhered to when delivering projects.
Define and/or update network standards and policies influenced by the deployment of next generation network technology.
Perform peer review on complex change implementations, to ensure completeness of approach along with zero impact to members unless properly coordinated.
Deploy and document changes in accordance with enterprise problem and change management processes.
Work during non-production hours or weekend maintenance windows to deploy enterprise or member affecting network changes.
Take initiative to proactively identify solutions to potential network issues / embrace network simplification.
Serve as escalation point for high severity issues and troubleshoot / resolve complex network related incidents.
Lead problem management and root cause analysis discussions with fellow network engineers and analysts.
Align network monitoring and network performance management tools with the advancement in technology to ensure the overall network team always has proper visibility for reporting and troubleshooting.
Provide guidance and mentorship to junior network engineers and analysts.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or related field required.
Minimum of seven (7) years’ of experience in Network Engineering is required .
Subject matter expert experience designing, building and maintaining Cisco three tier data center models (core, aggregation, access) for enterprise networks is required.
Experience designing, building and maintaining Cisco spine-and-leaf network models is required. Experience with VXLAN MP-BGP EVPN is preferred.
Extensive experience in designing, building and maintaining TCP/IP based enterprise networks is required including the following technology areas: LAN (Branch, Building, Campus), WAN (MPLS, DMVPN, iWAN), Edge (Internet, VPN).
Experience with EIGRP, BGP, IPSEC, iWAN, VRF, VLAN, VTP, DLSW, QoS, NHRP, PfRv3, STP and netflow is required.
Experience with F5 load balancer is strongly preferred. Previous work experience with load balancing integration is required.
Experience with Cisco ASA is preferred. Previous work experience with firewall integration is required.
Experience with Cisco UCS and VMWare is preferred.
Experience supporting IP-based voice and video systems, including implementing QoS on both LAN and WAN infrastructure.
Experience training and mentoring multiple junior network engineers
Coach and develop junior network engineers skills
Familiar with hosted collaboration services for VoIP systems and with SIP integration techniques across systems and carriers.
This position will have minimally supervision responsibilities
Cisco CCIE certification with specialization in Routing / Switching or Data Center is highly desired