Network Engineer

Reston, VA
Aug 27, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Full Time
Network Engineer
Key Role:
Contribute to the design, integration, administration, and maintenance of a variety of network devices and supporting infrastructure, support and maintain multiple Cisco-based networks, perform network engineering recommending best practice solutions for routing and switching for backbone services, tunneling, multicast, security and network monitoring and management with SolarWinds and Splunk, and manage installation, maintenance, and upgrades of network hardware, software and infrastructure on multiple sites across the capital region. Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Conduct testing of network design and maintain responsibility of technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switches, firewalls, crypto, and VPN concentrators. Liaise between stakeholders and clients to support project completion and coordinate maintenance activities and perform Cyber network hardening through implementing and maintaining of RMF and STIG compliance. Monitor and analyze system logs, perform troubleshooting, as needed, participate in evaluating vendor specifications and securing quotations for hardware and software purchases, and manage infrastructure and maintenance projects to completion. Perform networking activities to meet system requirements for availability and functionality, analyze network activity and performance to identify potential network issues or inefficiencies, and develop and implement corrective actions. Evaluate and report on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.

Basic Qualifications:

-3+ years of experience with maintaining, administering, and troubleshooting Cisco network devices and operating systems in mission critical production environments

-Experience with system enterprise network architectures and topologies, the design, research, development, and implementation of network solutions, and the resolution of networking issues

-Knowledge of remote administration and secure Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

-Knowledge of commercial encryption standards and related application IP networking

-Ability to troubleshoot and analyze Cisco configurations to solve technical complex issues, offer alternative solutions, and make timely, logical decisions for problem resolution

-Ability to work as part of team maintaining multiple systems

-Active TS/SCI clearance required; willingness to take a polygraph exam

-HS diploma or GED

-DoD 8570 Level II Certification, including CompTIA Security+ or CCNA

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with DoD programs and initiatives

-Experience with JunOS devices

-Experience with common network troubleshooting tools, including Wireshark and tcpdump

-Experience with RMF and STIGs

-Experience with Linux OS, Splunk, SolarWinds, and Network Monitoring tools

-Experience with Python, Ansible, or other Network Automation techniques.

-Ability to adapt to new situations quickly, work in a team environment with little supervision, and learn new technologies

-Juniper Network and Cisco Network Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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