Network Engineer

Location: Vienna
Category: Network & Systems
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16231
Date Added: 02/12/2024

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To research, evaluate, design, implement, and maintain system and product solutions, applying knowledge of engineering principles. To provide technical direction and engineering support for projects and infrastructure. Develop and maintain advanced functional knowledge of evolving IT engineering industry technologies, concepts, and trends.

*This role is HYBRID to Vienna, Virginia OR Winchester Virginia OR Pensacola Florida!*

  • Expand and maintain the networking environment as necessary by establishing system configurations, directing system installation, and defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
  • Plan, test, and implement upgrades to data network equipment
  • Establish configuration standards, as well as configure routing, and switching equipment.
  • Maximizes network performance, troubleshoots network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with network architects on network optimization.
  • Secures network system by enforcing policies.
  • Reporting network operational status by gathering prioritizing information; managing projects
  • Full life-cycle project management: Establish and lead project teams, develop project plan/scope/schedule/cost/communications, Procure and/or manage resources/timelines/deadlines/quality, Risk, Issue and Change management, Ensure successful project implementation, Scope of responsibility.
  • Lead, guide and mentor less experienced staff
  • Provide input and make budgetary recommendations regarding staffing and equipment
  • Apply engineering principles into the design and enhancement of new and existing systems
  • Document new system components, or modifications to existing components
  • Ensure the security and integrity of system and product solutions including compliance with our Financial Services client, industry engineering and Information Security principles and practices
  • Perform engineering tasks and assignments in support of business needs
  • Perform engineering technology research, procurement, deployment, and configuration for new and modified systems
  • Provide technical leadership in the architecture discipline and development of information technology solutions
  • Present clear, organized, and concise information to all audiences through a variety of media to enable effective business decisions
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications (all required unless otherwise noted)
  • Bachelor's Degree in an Information Technology field or the equivalent combination of training, education, and experience
  • Working knowledge of general network technologies including Routing and Switching.
  • Routing protocol function, operations, and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to learn new technologies using a mix of self-study and some formal training.
  • Good troubleshooting skills for current technology as well as new technologies as we grow our skillsets.
  • Software Defined Wide Area Network ( SD-WAN ) experience required.
  • Ability and willingness to grow skillset for SD-WAN and related technologies such as Cloud Interconnect and Cloud Security services for deployment and traffic flow engineering.
  • Working knowledge of engineering discipline: Tracking Budget Expenses, Project Management, Problem Solving, LAN Knowledge, Network Design and Implementation, Network Troubleshooting, Network Hardware Configuration, Network Performance Tuning, People Management
  • Advanced database and presentation software skills
  • Advanced research, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced word processing and spreadsheet software skills
  • Effective organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Effective skill exercising initiative and using good judgment to make sound decisions
  • Effective skill guiding and training less experienced staff
  • CCNP
  • CCIE (Datacenter, Security)
  • Other IT certifications