Lead, Network Planning Enginner (Vinton)

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: Full-Time


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Job Title:

Job Code: SAS20191###-####2

Job Location: Chantilly, VA

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for assisting in planning and implementing the necessary hardware, software and telecommunications equipment to maintain and/or enhance the customers local and wide-area networks.
  • Evaluate vendor products and recommend purchases consistent with the organizations short and long-term objectives.
  • Recommend and implement network policies and procedures and ensure adherence to security procedures.
  • Candidate will help troubleshoot, analyze, and maintain networks.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve medium to complex network issues.
  • Provide Tier II support for staff; may require after-hours, phone or on-site support.
  • Provide in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in the areas of design, installation, maintenance, and support of network infrastructure following established methodologies and processes.
  • Perform hardware scans, analysis, and documenting findings.
  • Support/facilitate customer meetings and ensure compliance with project requirements.
  • Perform extensive root cause analysis, problem determination and support of technical issues related to routing and switching technologies, e.g. VPN, basic router configurations, firewalls, etc.
  • Self-motivation, able to work well independently and within inter-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • 5 years of hands-on experience with Juniper, Cisco, or equivalent network equipment.
  • 5 years working knowledge of Layer-3, VPNs, OSPF, firewall policy, and VLAN management.
  • Experience with virtual environment (e.g. VSphere and ESXi) management and configuration.
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and minimum 9 years of prior related experience.
  • Graduate Degree and minimum 7 years of prior related experience.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 2 certification (e.g. A+ CE, CCNA-Security, Security + CE, Network+ CE, or SSCP).
  • Preferred Additional Skills:

  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level 3 certification (e.g. CASP+ CE, CCNA-Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, or GCIH.
  • TS/SCI with active Poly is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in WAN optimization and QOS.
  • Significant knowledge of routing protocols (e.g. EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, and Multicast).
  • Significant knowledge of LAN Switching concepts (e.g. Spanning tree, 802.1q, VTP, bridging concepts).
  • Experience with Network Management tools and protocols (Wire Shark, SNMP Managers, SevOne, NetFlow, etc.).
  • Vendor certifications (i.e. Cisco, Juniper, etc.) in routing and switching, firewall, IDS/IPS, and/or other network disciplines.
  • VMware experience with installation, support and optimization; includes VMware vSphere 6.x vSAN deployments and maintenance/upkeep and VMware vSphere 6.x HA/DRS deployments.
  • Storage technologies (SAN, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, etc).
  • Good fault isolation/identification skills; analytical skills and experience with forward/reverse chaining troubleshooting techniques.
  • Experience with IP Telephony, video teleconferencing technologies, and large data walls (e.g. Cisco Call Manager).
  • Knowledge of DISA STIG process/requirements.
  • Previous experience supporting DoD/IC/Government customers.

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