Network Engineer -Cisco
Peraton is looking for a Network Engineer, in the Northern Virginia area with options to work in offices located in Alexandria or Herndon, VA. This position will be responsible for configuring, managing, monitoring, and maintaining government Command and Control (C2) network devices and some application servers. The Network Engineer will manage the installation, configuration, optimization, and troubleshooting of hardware/software for network devices used on a government network for that purpose. The position will also include the management of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones, call managers, and gateways. Evaluate LAN/WAN performance and capacities to identify problem areas or bottlenecks Perform a variety of network management services related to the operation, performance, or availability of data communications networks Responsibility for overall performance and availability of networks Provide LAN/WAN support with skill in network analysis, integration, and tuning. Analyze client LANs/WANs, isolate source of problems recommend reconfiguration and implementation of new network hardware to increase performance Work with customers and operations staff in scheduling preventive and emergency maintenance to include resolution of customer tickets **Candidate will be required to support on call duty for responding to network outages after six to nine months of service**Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and a minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience; or commensurate education and experience 2 years of experience with networking technologies and concepts such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols 2 years of experience with Cisco and Juniper devices, VLANs, VPNs, LAN/WAN technologies, and/or routing & switching. Cisco CCNA (Route/Switch or Collaboration) 2 years operational experience with local and wide area network infrastructures, including routers, firewalls, switches, servers, and related hardware Current Security+ or equivalent DOD 8570 IAT Level Certification Experience in several of the following areas: Network troubleshooting, routers/switches, Cisco IOS/Junos OS, firewalls, NetScout/Wireshark or any other packet investigation/analysis tools, SolarWinds monitoring or database tools, Call Manager & unity or other OSCP, DNS, QoS, VPN Active/current TS/SCI level security clearance Preferred Qualifications: Ability to generate documentation that describes standard operating procedures, which will be used by helpdesk personnel. Previous experience supporting a Government and/or Department of Defense customer. Proficient in network monitoring/management systems familiarity Solid written and verbal communication skills Experience with application of DoD IAVAs and STIGs Strong investigative drive and listening skills, self-motivated individuals The ability to work under pressure and be flexible with their time Ability to prioritize and document tasks is a plus Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.