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Washington, Washington DC, United States
Job Overview The Network Engineer is responsible for providing complex networking solutions that include highly secure and dynamic networks in a global production environment governed by Department of State standards. Provides complex networking solutions that include highly secure and dynamic networks on an enterprise basis. Analyzes business needs; this role utilizes their expertise for designing, implementing and testing a complex infrastructure in support of our customer needs The candidate will produce a road map, engineer and coordinate network device configuration and management for implementing and supporting a wireless infrastructure integrating existing network technologies while proposing improvement to design. Ensure network devices comply with established policies, standards, licensing agreements, and configuration guidelines. Responsible for the writing, implementation and monitoring of policies, procedures and technologies to ensure networks are running secure and efficiently for an optimal customer experience. Assist with data integrity by evaluating, implementing, and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions. Job Responsibilities
  • Work with team to maintain network availability and compliance
  • Support the stand up, continued availability and shut down of remote sites as needed by the customer. Including access to internet, core networking, Azure environments as required by the sites needs.
  • Manage incoming user requests and issues via ticketing system.
  • Design, implement and support (including service updates) ISE environment spanning Cloud and on prem.
  • Design, implement and support (including service updates) wireless environment spanning Cloud and on prem while maintaining compliance and best practice standards.
  • Working with 3 rd party vendors to maintain network availability, including Microsoft (Azure), Satellite service providers, cellular providers, telecom providers, hardware manufacturers (Cisco, Palo Alto, etc)
  • Propose improvements to current processes or configurations to streamline network functionality
  • Provide remote support to on-site engineers and end users/customers
  • Provide remote troubleshooting and fault finding when issues occur
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with network architect and senior engineers on network optimization
  • Undertake data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments using information from multiple sources
  • Other Duties as assigned
Required Skills/Work Experience
  • Must have and maintain an active Secret-level national security clearance as a condition of employment
  • Minimum 4-6 years recent experience with network design and build-out of LAN/WAN's and/or large-scale network retrofits and remediation's
  • Candidate should possess strong customer relation skills for communicating with 3rd party vendor support during software installations or troubleshooting
  • Experience with Cisco ISE or SISE
  • Experience working with all of the following technologies
    • MPLS, BGP, LDP, QoS, IPv6, CDP, DMVPN, port-channel
  • Experience with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds and/or Splunk network acceleration
  • Experience working in service provider, datacenter/hosting environment or large-scale enterprise networks
  • Experience working with 3rd party server/network vendors with an understanding of the service/hardware/software portfolios they provide
  • Experience with enterprise class wireless solutions (preferably Cisco)
  • Hands-on experience implementing and administrating network
  • Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) required
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field. Two (2) years of experience may be substituted for each year of the four (4) years of college.
Preferred Skills
  • Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) highly
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