This is a network engineering position within the Vanguard LAN/WAN Services (LWS) Division supporting the Department of State. The qualified candidate will possess and apply intermediary knowledge regarding the engineering and implementation of network transport solutions. The candidate must be capable of configuring, testing, implementing, and maintaining networking (LAN/WAN) technologies and devices. The candidate must be capable of evaluating performance results, performing risk assessments, and recommending changes affecting network transport configuration/implementation. The position directly supports DoS on-site to provide network engineering services to over 100,000 customers globally.
Works directly with the DoS customer to build, design, test and deploy enterprise network transport solutions utilizing Cisco routers/switches.
Develop and deploy wireless LAN engineering solutions in compliance with Enterprise Architecture standards.
Participate in peer review of network configuration change requests prior to deployment.
Implementation of configuration changes.
Tier III Support and Maintenance activities.
Service Requests: monitor, resolve, update and close service request tickets.
Documenting network infrastructure components, drawings.
Assist in developing and documenting procedures and processes.
Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking – switching and routing
Experience navigating within the command line interface
Experience implementing medium to large network solutions
Strong understanding and analysis of network flows and OSI model
Experience with Cisco network platforms: firewalls, routers, switches, wireless controllers and wireless access points.
Bachelor degree in a computer science/computer engineering related discipline or relevant experience
5+ years IT security/network engineering support experience (Engineering, Tier II, Tier III, network infrastructure implementation and maintenance)
Experience working directly with Government customer
Technical writing and documentation/diagram skills (MS Visio/MS Word/MS Excel)
Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess a US “TOP SECRET” security clearance, Secret clearance with upgrade to Top Secret is acceptable.
Experience with network management tools (Cisco Prime/ISE)
Cisco Certified Network Associate – CCNA
Experience with Cisco Next-Generation Firewalls
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.