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Network Engineer

Herndon, VA | Full Time
Expired

Job Description

J5 Consulting is a Maryland based company established in 2006 to provide computing and consulting services for government and commercial entities. Our services improve Information System networking performance and compliance and protect electronic assets from loss and compromise. We welcome your application to receive consideration for the following position.

Job Overview:

The Customer organization provides network engineering and support to a variety of Customer programs. The Customer supports several mission networks, provides innovative ways to achieve operational excellence and identifies and resolves network issues as needed. The Customers organization provides full lifecycle cradle to grave tier 1-4 engineering.

The Customers organization has a large effort to collapse several different mission centers into a single unified center. As such, the network will unify multiple mission LANS becoming a single but larger network, still on multi-vendor equipment.

The position will:

  • Perform moderately complex network designs using existing technology with limited guidance.
  • Plan network configurations for integration into the network, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being added to the network and the specifications for network interfaces to insure effective integration and optimal network performance.
  • Prepare technical proposals for presentation to the engineering review boards to add new technologies to the network and for upgrading existing technologies.
  • Perform moderately complex Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities with limited guidance.
  • Utilize network monitoring and analysis tools to identify performance problems in the network.
  • Diagnose network issues.
  • Follow troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels.
  • Assist senior technical staff in preparing troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels.
  • Repair network issues as needed.
  • Perform routine to moderately complex network upgrades with limited guidance.
  • Review user requests for upgrades or additions to the network to assess impact on network performance.
  • Provide advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach to meeting user requirements.
  • Plan upgrades to existing network configurations, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being upgraded and the specifications for network interfaces to insure effective integration and optimal network performance.
  • Deploy and maintain network systems.
  • Perform network engineering on specific sensitive Customer mission systems.
  • Maintain up to date network topology drawings and configurations such as scripts.
  • Support network life cycle stages such as design, configure, test, deploy, and maintain.
  • Provide on-call support for off-duty hours and weekends on a rotational basis.
  • Provide necessary support in accreditation activities.

Required skills and demonstrated experience:

  • Demonstrated experience working with TCP IP protocol suite, IP subnets and masking, and routing protocols.
  • Demonstrated experience working in Local Area Network (LAN) environments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working in Wide Area Network (TRANSPORT) environments.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Routing and Switching systems on Cisco and Juniper.
  • Demonstrated experience with Routing Protocols to include OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP.
  • Demonstrated experience with Gateway Redundancy Protocols to include Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP).
  • Demonstrated experience implementing L2 and L3 VPN across an MPLS network.
  • Demonstrated experience with network security such as firewalls and Access Control Lists (ACL).
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Visio for network topology creation and modification.

Highly desired, though not required, include:

Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Active Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or Juniper Network Certified Expert (JNCE)
  • Information System Security Engineer Professional (ISSEP)
  • Optical networking

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US Citizenship:

  • This position requires US Citizenship. Verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements will be confirmed.

Security Clearance:

  • The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Top Secret Security Clearance with a Full Scope Polygraph.
  • Clearance Verification: This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements. You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment.

Travel:

  • This position is expected to be onsite. The position will be located within the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA). 
  • Local travel/POV will be on an as needed basis, within the local place of performance.

J5 Consulting offers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing fair and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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