Network Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-10
General Dynamics Mission Systems (https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers/)
Other

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  full-time   employee


Chantilly
Virginia
United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
Candidates must be able to obtain a Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance. Must have at least a TS/SCI clearance. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Experience with any of the following Firewalls: Cisco ASA, Palo Alto Networks, Forcepoint StoneSoft, and McAfee Enterprise Firewalls
Experience with any of the following router/switches: Cisco ASR, HPE Comware, HPE ProCurve, Arista
Experience with network design for Hadoop, VMware, and Windows/Linux environments.
Comfortable working with other division network teams to identify connection points.
Experience with the management, configuration, change control, and incident resolution
Strong level of knowledge with LAN switching and VLANs including VRF’s
Experience with deploying and maintaining network-monitoring tools, such as Whats UpGold
Working knowledge with Netflow and SNMP for monitoring the enterprise
Experience with OSPF, OTV, STP, VRRP, LACP
Experience with port security
Experience with VMware vSwitches and Distributed vSwitches
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Network Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
The candidate should have network engineering and administration background
Candidates on a daily basis will work closely with a team of System Engineers and Administrators to maintain and enhance the customer’s Insider Threat big data security analytic network. Additionally you will work with external customer networks to identify ways to integrate and route data off their networks
Candidates should be capable of designing and implementing unique network solutions in a cross-domain environment
Candidates should be comfortable with identifying and implementing routing changes on perimeter firewalls
Candidates must be comfortable with independently designing and identifying network optimizations and implementing network changes
Must have strong network routing and troubleshooting experience. A strong candidate will have worked in a multi-vendor network with various routing equipment including firewalls
You will plan for network upgrades and work closely with team leads to forecast hardware procurements
You will have direct influence for future network design and implementations and the system scales and grows
Candidates must be self-starters, comfortable with spending time in a data center, and have the aptitude to work independently
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Work closely with technical and non-technical Insider Threat Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify risks to the infrastructure and implement design controls to mitigate
Meet frequently with other division network engineers to develop a plan of action for integration
Work closely with System Engineering team to deploy new servers and participate in the design of new distributed infrastructures such as Hadoop
Create and update network diagrams (Visio)
Monitor router and firewall performance and remediate throughput issues
Patch and update router and firewall hardware
Identify single points of failure and comfortable developing and implementing a plan of action to mitigate
Examine current hardware and system designs to mitigate security findings
Develop and maintain change management plan
Write A&A documentation and ensure the systems operate in accordance with these security plans
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
Provides technical analysis in data network planning, engineering, and design
Provides analysis for implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to network problems
Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, hubs, bridges and gateways, etc.
Coordinates third party maintenance for network equipment and troubleshoots problems with department users and department network administrators
May develop uniform operation procedures
Conducts testing of network systems
Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
Fully proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
Grasps and applies new information quickly
Fully proficient ability to handle more complex assignments
Develops solutions to a variety of difficult problems of considerable scope and complexity, using established precedents and policies
Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field
Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects
Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives
Independently determines and develops approach to solutions
Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives
Works under general direction
Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects
Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts
Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Contributes to the completion of specific programs or projects
Requires fully proficient analytical, research and project management capabilities

PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:
DoD 8570.1M compliant
Network certification preferred (E.g. CCNA)
Experience with COOP and datacenter failover is a plus
Experience with Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) is a plus


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Company Overview
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran