The successful candidate - preferably already located in Hawaii - will facilitate the mission to meet requirements; the Senior Network Engineer will provide support on our network configuration and infrastructure consolidation and optimization. The Senior Network Engineer supports the medical mission of the DoD and ensures that the highly complex and technical requirements related to the infrastructure are addressed. The Senior Network Engineer is a Key Personnel, and identifies and resolves larger, more complex LAN/WAN network problems and issues, researches network-level problems using network management tools and is responsible for providing high-level installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN communication equipment for networked facilities. Serves as the regional European point of contact for network issues, configuration management and communications interconnection, addressing, and multi-protocol routing and network management.
Designs and plans network systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Conducts testing of network systems. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
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Additional Job Description
Advises and consults with government staff, agencies, and contractor representatives involved with LAN/WAN design, network implementation and network management to ensure the LAN/WAN adequately supports the MHS mission and provides optimal performance. Interfaces with and leads Network Specialists and internal or external organizations to resolve LAN/WAN issues. The Senior Network Engineer is required to resolve technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the OSI model through the use of diagnostics and network administration tools, such as Hewlett Packard (HP) OpenView, Cisco Works, and Tivoli. An understanding of Management Information Blocks (MIB) and MRTG to measure, plan and execute methodologies to ensure high performance levels and minimum downtime.
Responsible for the increasing levels of LAN/WAN security in maintaining the LAN/WAN barrier systems responsible for preventing unauthorized access to MTF systems. In order to meet these requirements, the Senior Network Engineer must be capable of establishing and configuring network firewalls, VPN devices and IDSs. Provides recommendations to personnel in the field by making either a change to network level operations or an enhancement to the network.