Senior Network Engineer

Location: Annapolis
Category: Network & Systems
Employment Type: Contract To Hire
Job ID: 16324
Date Added: 03/05/2024

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Senior Network Engineer

Are you motivated to work on a team that supports the backbone of the connected aviation GLOBALink communication system?

Our strategic unit with Collins, Connected Aviation Solutions (CAS), provides advanced information management systems, products and services that enable the connected aviation ecosystem by bringing together Collins’ unique breadth of aviation products with our smart digital solutions to help us enhance every aspect of the end-to-end travel experience. The Network and Connectivity Engineering (NCE) Team within CAS Engineering has the responsibility for Air Traffic Control and Airline operational data on a secure, high-availability communication system between aircraft and their airline hosts systems and Civil Aviation Authorities.

The successful candidate will serve as a member of the NCE Network Engineering and Architecture team responsible for assisting with and engaging in the design, development, testing and evaluation of network communication technologies products and solutions in support of the global network. Candidate must be familiar with advanced networking concepts and technologies, including routing, switching, application centric and cloud based technologies, able to plan and configure network communications systems based on Cisco platforms. Candidate must be highly motivated, able to work in a collaborative team environment, as well as independently.

Responsibilities will include the following:
• Analyze statement of need and business requirements, generate technical requirements
• Conduct network threat and vulnerability analysis, implement solutions for risk mitigation, information assurance, and patching strategy
• Knowledge of applying networking standards and best practices for ensuring information security
• Assist with maintaining the networks in development and security lab environments
• Developing technical network solutions for projects and changes
• Develop and maintain documentation, including addressing plans, network topology diagrams, data flows and variables
• Performing analysis of network data flows, access control lists, and firewall rules
• Analyzing the performance of the network against established systems performance parameters such as latency, availability, and capacity
• Develop solutions with cross discipline engineering teams, as well as mentor junior engineering staff members

Required Experience:
• Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of network engineering experience
• Strong understanding network engineering concepts at all 7 ISO layers
• Experience with routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP
• Experience with a variety of network connectivity technologies, such as point-to-point, and MPLS over T1, Ethernet, and Cellular
• Implementing network architectural changes and customer-driven enhancements to existing and new complex systems. Complex systems typically involved multiple servers, interfaces, networks, and databases.
• Experience with full life-cycle – development, test, implementation, and long-term support.
• Experience with the management of the configuration process, functional analysis, timeline analysis, operational scenarios, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications.
• Integrating solutions with external systems operated by external companies or agencies.
• Performing technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for network systems.
• Experience working in a highly integrated team environment with software, hardware, and system engineers.
• Knowledge of contemporary network technologies that may be applicable in addressing product and market needs
• Experience working in a service oriented business model for engineering
• Experience working in high availability systems, such as HSRP, with an sound understanding redundant architectures and design

Desired Experience:
• Strong understanding network engineering concepts, cybersecurity assessments, mitigating controls, and vulnerability management
o Perform cybersecurity driven vulnerability management and system hardening
o Perform system hardening per NIST, DFARS, or NAS based assessment and control requirements
o Knowledge of Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST) and IPSec IKE
o Engagement in cybersecurity and engineering practices, solutions, and analysis
• Proven communication and collaboration skills to work across the engineering groups in Collins Aerospace
• Experience with aeronautical communication, air traffic management, or airline operations
• Experience working with government customers

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field.
• Masters desirable.
• In the absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience is required.