Cisco Network Engineer
Project Performance Corporation - Rockville, MD

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Cisco Engineer

Rockville, MD

Project Performance Corporation (PPC) was named one of the Washington, DC area’s “Best Places to Work” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2007. We are part of a 1,000-person multi-disciplinary team of information technology professionals, project management experts, scientific and technical experts, and legal and regulatory specialists dedicated to providing fully integrated and business-oriented solutions. With offices in the DC Metropolitan Area and London, we enjoy combined annual revenues of approximately $250M (USD). Our cutting edge IT and management solutions benefit Fortune 500 decision makers and governments around the world.

Job Description:
  • Provide network O&M engineering support to the campus network/security infrastructure.
  • Provide Tier III LAN/WAN troubleshooting including responding to ISP circuit issues, performance concerns, VoIP configurations, checking router logs/interfaces/ tunnels, responding to outages/degradation of service and/or security incidents.
  • Provide network support for routers and switches maintenance including monitoring, updates, security configurations, performance tuning, and administration
  • Perform fault isolation / system diagnosis and network performance resolution and be able to provide detailed root cause analysis.
  • Recommend and establish network policies and procedures, as necessary
  • Assist with network moves, upgrades, and installation of applications and equipment.
  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Support administration in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Manage TCP/IP sub netting and static assignment.
  • Document the infrastructure systems including: existing switches, routers, IP address, DHCP scopes, static IPs and prepare Standard Operating Procedures for managed systems.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of LANs and WANs
  • Evaluating and proposing new technologies to enhance network performance
  • Maintaining and developing thorough network documentation using Visio
  • Evaluate existing network operations, identify deficiencies and make network performance recommendations
  • Configure, deploy and install network communications hardware
  • Perform after-hours maintenance as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • 4 year computer sciences degree required or equivalent experience that could be substituted
  • Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of Network Engineering experience
  • Potential Candidates skills must include network based LAN and WAN protocols, understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals, Cisco switching and routing knowledge (BGP, OSPF, DMVPN); circuit knowledge (Ethernet TLS, EPL, OC and DS3 technologies)
  • Experience with Switches, Routers, Firewalls, LAN, WAN, UDP, Latency, VoIP, QoS, EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, NHRP, ATM, PPP, MPLS and IPVSEC
  • Demonstrated experience in managing network layer routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP in a large-complex environment with multiple WAN connection
  • Mastery of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and other technology protocols.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco routers and switches, including familiarity with Cisco IOS versions 12, and with CiscoWorks, and including a working knowledge of filtering and policy-based routing.
  • Experience in managing switched architecture to include creating VLANs, managing VTP domains, spanning tree, DHCP spoofing, ARP spoofing, and port security
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP and other technology protocols
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills, especially with Cisco routers and switches
  • Security + certification needed within 6 months of hire.
  • Experience with network tools such as Orion NetPerfMon, What’s up Gold, MRTG, and common network analyzers
  • Experience with VoIP design and implementation a plus
  • Cisco distributed and centralized wireless solutions a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Knowledge of Cisco VoIP - Call Manager, Unity connection, Unity express and IPCC are also required.
  • Advanced knowledge/experience configuring Cisco switches and routers, wireless access points, security.
  • Must be familiar with the following protocols: BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, redistribution and policy based routing.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and/or CCDA
  • Cisco ACE and CSS load balancers
  • NetPerfMon, What’s up Gold, Cisco Works
  • Cisco VoIP - Call Manager, Unity connection, Unity express and IPCC
  • Unified Communications
  • Experience working within a data center infrastructure framework including use of Cisco 6509s, Nexus 7000s and knowledge of equal cost multipath routing.
  • Knowledge of Network Security technology is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ProCurve switches preferred

PPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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