• Senior Network Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/16/2018 5:35 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1595
    # of Openings
    1
    Active Clearance
    Yes
    Category
    Engineering
  • Overview

    The Senior Network Engineer will work directly with our clients and account managers to gather functional and technical requirements, craft and engineer viable solutions, and present the solution to our clients.  The Network Engineer will also coordinate, support and perform the configuration, installation and provisioning, and in-depth troubleshooting and repair on all projects across traditional active networks and Optical LAN networks supporting both DoD and commercial clients.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary

    • Meeting with clients to identify the functional and technical requirements and constraints
    • Performing site surveys of new and existing accounts
    • Performing network assessments on customer sites and develop reports to present results
    • Providing soltuion architecting to support proposals and design estimates
    • Designing and engineering detailed technical solutions that meet or exceed the requirements
    • Providing network engineering support in specifying the design, equipment, and technical approach in response to RFPs.
    • Working with SMEs for other systems (Access Control, IDS, AV, and Surveillance) and ensure required network requirements are understood, properly accounted for in overall design, and implemented.
    • Creating implementation approaches/plans including major phases, required roles, and tasks.
    • Providing device configurations for network equipment based on architecture and functional requirements, to include but not limited to VLAN, trunks, NTP, RADUIS, SNMP, ACLs, SVIs, Routing OSPF/EIGRP/BGP, QOS, Multicast routing, VoIP, MPLS, etc.)
    • Participating in the continued development, design, and operations of the VT Group’s Converged Technology Integration (CTI) Lab and demonstration center including the testing and integration of the following technologies: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Wi-Fi, ACLs, VPNs, Firewalls, Ether-Channels, Trunking, Routing, Inter-VLAN routing, network Security, NTP, SysLog, security logging, RADIUS, TACACS, 802.1X integration
    • Researching and staging new technologies and products to continue advancement of the engineering team and its capabilities
    • Coordinating and participating in the evaluation, configuration, and administration of GPON network systems.
    • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
    • Defining equipment requirements, functional requirements and drafting narratives required to support the development of the final proposal
    • Providing sales and technical staff with technical support on both a pre-sales and post-sales basis

    Qualifications

    Qualifications Required

    • Bachelor or Associates Degree in Related Field; or related experience in network engineering
    • Min 5 Years experience designing / installing / configuring / troubleshooting network and IT environments
    • CCNP or equivalent
    • Active DoD Clearance

     

    Requried Skills / Capabilities

    • Experience with hands-on network implementation and troubleshooting across the access, distribution, core, and/or datacenter.
    • Experience in the design, planning, and implementation of communications solutions based on Cisco technologies
    • Experience with network troubleshooting tools (i.e. wireshark, etc.) and monitoring tools and solutions (i.e. Solarwinds NPM, What's Up Gold, etc.)
    • Knowledge base experience in switching, routing, enterprise architectures, multicast, and network troubleshooting
    • Experience specifying equipment to cost effectively meet solution requirements, including HW devices, optics, transceivers, cable, etc.
    • The ability to communicate complex solutions in a simple and straight-forward way
    • WAN experience including the use of point to point VPNs, MPLS and coordinating circuit installation with vendors
    • Experience with debugging techniques such as analysis of dump files, tracing, performance tuning, and monitoring required.
    • Team-oriented performer with an outstanding work ethic
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
    • Must be able to manage multiple tasks / projects simultaneously.
    • Must be able to work well with others in a team environment.
    • Microsoft Visio proficiency

     

    Preferred Additional Skills:

    • Experience with network automation tools (Ansible, netmiko, etc.)
    • Scripting / Programming experience
    • Flexibility and willingness to support full-stack (network, compute, storage, cloud, applications)
    • Experience with Gigabit Passive Optical Networks (GPON)
    • Virtualization / VDI implementation experience and/or knowledge base
    • VMWare certifications desired
    • All Cisco certifications
    • Experience with industry leading Next Generation Firewalls solutions (Cisco, Checkpoint, etc.)
    • Additional industry certifications (Public Cloud, SD-WAN, WAN optimization, Virtualization)
    • VoIP experience with design / installation / integration / troubleshooting / experience (Cisco Call Manager)

    Mathematical Skills

    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

     

    Computer Skills

    • To perform this job successfully, and individual should have knowledge of Database software; Design software; Development software; Internet software; Inventory software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software


    Other

    • May travel as required

     

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