Senior Network Engineer

Employer
Dewberry
Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Posted
Oct 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 18, 2020
Ref
8145
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is currently seeking a Sr. Network Engineer to join our IT department in our Fairfax, VA office. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join and support a team of outstanding professionals. This position offers the opportunity to apply the latest technology and tactics to help our staff meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Responsibilities: Installation and troubleshooting of networking hardware to include Routers, Switches, Firewalls for local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) systems. Coordinate special projects related to LAN/WAN hardware/software improvements and/or enhancements.

Required Skills & Required Experience: Any combination of education and training equivalent to possession of a bachelor's degree in computer science, information engineering or other related areas; such education should be at a level which demonstrates the ability to perform responsibilities listed.

Responsibilities

  • Installation and troubleshooting of network hardware including Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, and IDS/IPS systems.
  • Administration of Cisco data center network utilizing Nexus switching platforms in an ACI environment.
  • Coordination of special projects related to LAN/WAN and IPT hardware/software improvements and/or enhancements.
  • Maintenance and management of Cisco Prime Infrastructure and/or DNA Center, to include setup of new sites, syslog/fault monitoring, image/ios backups and change management.
  • Network access control utilizing Cisco ISE for distributed wireless and wired networks.
  • Network health monitoring utilizing industry leading technologies.
  • Discover, design, plan, and implement next-generation networks using the latest technology and network automation.
  • Follow life-cycle oriented processes and procedures.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and provide solutions to complex hardware/software problems.
  • Create and execute test plans to meet project requirements for assigned components.


Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in IT related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 10+ years' experience in a distributed network environment.
  • Cisco CCNP or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with software defined networking (SDN/SDWAN) in a Meraki environment.
  • Experience with Cisco ISE or other Network Access Control Methodology is preferred.
  • Experience with Cisco APIC, ACI and VXLAN, and Nexus switching platforms is required.
  • Fluent with Design and Implementation of Cisco networking technologies, including the following: Cisco DNA Center, Cisco ACI, advanced switching, routing, and firewall technologies.
  • Knowledge of Cisco network equipment including: Cisco Nexus 9000 / 5000 series of Data Center switches running NX-OS, Cisco Catalyst 9000 / 4500 series of Campus switches, Cisco ISR Routers, Firepower/Threat Defense Firewalls.
  • Knowledge of network/internet Protocols/Services such as OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, VXLAN, LACP, DNS, TCP/IP, VPN, SIP, QoS.
  • Knowledge of 802.11a/b/g/n wireless networks and be able to resolve connectivity, interference, authentication and coverage issues.
  • Ability to work weekends and/or off hours as necessary.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to demonstrate solid attention to detail.
  • History of balancing competing priorities with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • US Citizenship required.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*All recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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