Location: Arlington VA
CCNA Certification Required
Network Engineer will be responsible for providing network expertise to design, support, manage, troubleshoot, and upgrade network related devices, systems, and initiatives in a 24x7 environment. This position will require advanced knowledge of both hardware and software and also requires in depth fundamental knowledge of Networking/Internetworking technologies for operational and project related work.
Maintain the integrity of the network for existing systems and requirements in LAN/WAN/MAN environments for both wired and wireless services and technologies - maintaining, troubleshooting, and managing an IP based network within various hardware, device, environments from the physical, all the way up to the final layer of the OSI model.
Familiarity and mid/expert level with VLAN’s, Security, Switched Ethernet, TCP/IP, Multicast, Frame Relay, MPLS, BGP, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, Spanning Tree, and working knowledge of remote access services, including Dial-up, VPN, and RADIUS.
Hands on experience with Telecommunications, Cisco IOS are highly desired.
Network Engineer is expected to be involved with the design, plan, and integration of Networking hardware, software, and certain network/security appliances. Will also plan, design and manage documentation, escalations, work flow, and support campaigns to ensure optimal network services while working with Network vendors and system/applications vendors to repair and/or troubleshoot user experiences related to the network.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field, or combination of equivalent experience.
Coursework or Training Programs geared towards Technology/Industry Certifications and/or Certified as: CCENT, CCT, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, MCITP, A+, MCP, MCITP, MCSA, MCSE.
Minimum of 7 years in an Information Technology environment/department supporting end-users reliance on stability and performance of Technology Systems.
Minimum of 7 years operational experience in Enterprise Network Environment (LAN/WAN) in the capacity of supporting, maintaining and upgrading Cisco/Internetworking hardware/devices/services.
Minimum of 5 years in planning, designing, and implementing Networking solutions in a LAN/WAN environment.
Minimum of 3 years in Wireless Network maintenance, troubleshooting and monitoring.
Minimum of 3 years hands on experience in a Microsoft Server/Services data center environment.
Experience and exposure to working with Windows Active Directory environment.
Experience and exposure to Network/Systems Security, Audits, Backup, and Disaster Recovery.
Experience and exposure to ITIL or similar operations/escalations environments.
Experience with Project and Technical Documentation
Hands-on Cisco implementation and troubleshooting with IOS
Minimum CCNA Certification with CCNP career path
In-depth knowledge of Switched Ethernet and VLAN technologies
Working Knowledge Of the following LAN/WAN Protocols & Technologies: (TCP/IP, Multicast, Frame Relay, MPLS, SONET, ATM, ISDN)
Extensive Knowledge of the following routing & bridging protocols: (BGP, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, Spanning Tree)
Working Knowledge of network protocol analysis equipment for fault finding and monitoring a packet based network
Experience managing a complex environment with BMC Patrol, Cisco Works, and Net Screen products
Working Knowledge of Remote Access authentication & services, including Dial-up, VPN, and RADIUS, TACACS, AAA
Working knowledge of Active Directory, DNS, and Microsoft Exchange experience