Network Engineer - Itops - Remote
We have an exciting opportunity for a Network Engineer to join our team in support of the ITOPS TSS endeavor (formerly known as CRISP) at the US Department of Veteran's Affairs . Come join our great team in the ongoing effort to strengthen and maintain IT security across the VA network, and play a vital role in support of those who have served the USA. Responsibilities: Plans, supports, and evaluates complex network systems and makes recommendations for resources required to maintain and/or expand service levels. Provides highly skilled technical assistance in network planning, engineering and architecture. Provides and develops technical standards and interface applications; identifies and evaluates new products and provides solutions for network problems. Interfaces with internal/external customers and vendors to determine system needs. Plans and incorporates how new network resources and applications will exist on the network. Provide monthly metrics for network availability and bandwidth usage as well as other metrics as requested. Responsible for network capacity planning. Use network management tools to discover, map and maintain the network. Responsible for network equipment OS and version upgrades. Use network management tools to discover, map and maintain the network. Responsible for network equipment OS and version upgrades. Responsible for conducting research of new technologies and implementation strategies. Monitor and maintain network interfaces to insure its highest level of performance and makes modifications and enhancements as needed. Responsible for documenting procedures and keeping network diagrams and related material up to date. Handle escalated user problems, questions, and request on network issues. Work with other groups within IS to resolve network related issues as needed. Leads and directs work of other Network Engineers. Requirements: Bachelor s Degree (computer science electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required). Five years of experience. (8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education). Full Benefit Package to include: Paid PTO and sick leave (15 days initially) Paid Federal Government Holidays 100% Medical premium for employee 100% Dental and Vision 100% paid Life, short and long-term disability insurance for employee 401K We are an Equal Opportunity Employer We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by law.