This is a senior level position that will be responsible for managing the configuration, installation and on-going support of the Network Infrastructure which includes Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, Brocade switches, F5 load balancers, Checkpoint and PaloAlto firewalls. The candidate for this position should have extensive hands on technical skills designing and deploying various network technologies. The scope of this position includes network design, equipment selection, implementation and support for all components. This position will need to be adept at monitoring the ongoing operation of the network and identifying potential issues and corrective actions as needed.
Additionally, this candidate should have strong project management skills to ensure that all implementation details are identified and planned for to ensure seamless and successful implementation.
Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS, NAC)
Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
Work with the existing network administrators and engineers to manage, deploy, and troubleshoot firewalls, routers, VPN concentrators, and Network Access Control
Assist with implementing new switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, and other network management/analysis/troubleshooting, and provide input for developing local operating procedures and policies as needed or requested.
Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
Hands on experience with Cisco, Brocade, Aruba switches.
Experience with Cisco, Juniper, and brocade routers.
Advanced level experience with at least two of the following: EIGRP, MPLS, BGP and OSPF
Working technical knowledge of network switching protocols (STP, CDP, LLDP)
Working technical knowledge of TCP/IP networks and standards (IEEE 802.1)
Familiar with network topologies such as MPLS, Frame Relay, ATM, ISDN, etc.
Solid understanding of OSI or TCP/IP model.
Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM)
Experience with Cisco ASA, Checkpoint and Palo Alto firewalls
Knowledge of ForeScout CounterACT Network Access Control with extended modules
Experience configuring and troubleshooting Cisco IPsec (AES 256), Firewall, IPS, route-maps, and ACLs
Expert knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP network technologies; DNS, DHCP, TFTP, NAT, and SSL.
Knowledge of cabling and wiring systems, design, and installation.
Ability to operate tools, components, peripherals, and testing accessories.
Professional Certifications and Education:
CCNP or Higher (CCIE and/or CISSP highly valued)
Bachelor’s degree in a technical/business discipline or equivalent work experience.
4+ Years of Enterprise Network Engineering experience (LAYER 2 and 3)
2+ Years of experience in a team leader role or senior position
Participation in 24/7 on-call rotation is required for this role.
7+ years’ experience managing network environment.
5+ years’ experience in a team leader role or senior position