Network Engineer Sr - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Job Description:   


A successful candidate will serve as a Network Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center.  Job responsibilities will include design, engineering, installation, configuration, testing, troubleshooting, maintenance and documentation of center network architectures in a multi-vendor, multi-protocol environment. The candidate will develop designs to meet customer requirements according to standard architectures and products.  Other duties may also be assigned in support of other service lines as needed.

Engineer projects, identify new products and solutions, and research solutions for network architectures.

  • Design plans as well as lead initiatives for the optimization and restructuring of network architecture
  • Provide solutions to complex problems on the integration of various technologies

The Senior Network Engineer will be expected to:

  • Troubleshoot network systems to identify and fix performance issues
  • Determine root cause and develop resolution

  • Communicate with customers and management keeping them informed of incident progress, notifying them of impending changes or agreed outages

  • Perform packet capture and analysis to baseline network performance and/or troubleshoot performance issues

  • Work in an agency service line model on designs and future trends and relay the service line information to the local engineering team



Required Skills:    


  • BS degree (4 years experience in lieu of degree) and 5 years experience

  • Must have a concrete working knowledge of network infrastructure design, routed data protocols, switches, data, and hardware platforms.

  • A wide range of understanding of Switches, Routers, Servers, Cables, Racks, Firewalls, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, UDP, Latency, VoIP, QoS, Cisco VSS, Wireless LANs, VPN, VLANS, SNMP, and various routing protocols such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and MPLS

  • Knowledge of and experience using Cisco Nexus switches (2K/5K/7K/9K) in NXOS and Cisco Catalyst switches including the 6800 and 6500 series, 3850 series, and 9300

  • Familiarity with current trends in cloud computing, and network automation/programmability. 

  • Understanding of fiber and copper cable plant

  • Ability to adhere to NIST standards

  • Knowledge of data center environments including physical structure that houses network equipment, electrical power for network equipment and HVAC

  • Knowledge of Operating Systems suchs as Windows, Cisco Systems, Unix, Linux

Desired Skills:       

  •  Knowledge of and experience using Nexus 9K running in ACI-mode to support a SDN data center - including APIC controllers
  • Knowledge of Cisco wireless controllers and WAPs

  • Knowledge of Riverbed Steel Central Appliances in relation with WireShark

  • An understanding of Project Management principles, processes, and how to implement a project.