Network Engineer - Linux / Redhat / Unix
Zot Inc. - Columbia, MD

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Clearance:
Position requires a Top Secret security clearance, based on current background investigation (SBI), as well as the favorable completion of full screening polygraph

Clearance and polygraph processing will be completed by the U.S. Government

Job Summary:
The selected candidate will be a member of the network team. This individual will interface with the Government counterparts, both CONUS and OCONUS, as well as other contractor and subcontractor team members. They will be responsible for the network components used by the program with specific responsibilities including but not limited to:

Evaluate system network requirements and make appropriate technical recommendations.

Proficiency with CISCO Catalyst and Nexus switches to include: updating the IOS on CISCO devices, configuring Network Address Translation (NAT) tables, and configuring layer 2 and 3 routing.

Assist IA personnel regarding network security and SSP maintenance. Ensure that the network configuration meets all IA requirements.

Perform installation of network components.

Support/maintain/administer program networks and servers

Monitor network performance.

Support deployments as required.

Candidate will also work as a member of the team, architecting a mission critical project. The candidate will work with a combination of open-source, commercial, and custom-developed hardware and software applications and a variety of scripting languages.

Required Duties/Skills:
Experience configuring LDAP on a UNIX/Linux platform

Experience building RedHat RPMs

Experience working with VMWare ESX 3.5+

Experience working with NetApp appliances, and storage area networks (SAN)

Must have experience with Cisco hardware and software products

Strong routing and switching skills

Experience with firewalls and VPN is key

System architecture and design experience

Experience running network performance tests and establishing performance metrics

Candidates need to be proactive, able to converse and coordinate with various project developers and work with developers to understand their applications and scenarios.

Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Must be CCNP certified

Desired Skills:
RHCT or RHCE

Solaris certification

Cisco certification

Education:
Bachelors Degree or certification in a related product

History
Zot was founded in 1998 by Michael McNeil, whose vision was to develop a company which brings together highly competent technical personnel and helps them to further sharpen their IT knowledge through mentoring, training, and certification, while providing its customers with a superior level of services and support.

Our staff specializes in system architecture design and system integration, network engineering and administration, large scale heterogeneous system administration, and other high-end technical tasks. We offer the flexibility and responsiveness of a small company while maintaining the high quality technical expertise necessary for meeting the complex needs of our customers.

Zot was the first to link with VMware to virtualize major public IT resources more than 10 years ago and we still take our leadership role very seriously.

Who We Are
We are an IT solutions provider focused on customers in the government contracting communities and specialize in:

  • System and network design, integration and administration
  • Virtualization
  • Data storage and management
Clients
We are proud to be trusted advisors to US Government Departments and Agencies, where we have supported major intelligence and infrastructure projects.

Teaming
For more than a decade we have collaborated with leading public sector contractors to deliver specialist skills in system design, virtualization and data storage. We are always looking to team with respected industry peers. So far we have worked with:

Super Prime contractors such as:
  • Oracle / Sun Microsystems
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
  • SAIC
  • IBM
  • Boeing
  • L3 Communications
Prime contractors such as:
  • Henggeler Computer Consultants
  • Comso
Technology Partners
We are a VMware Authorized Consulting Partner and Enterprise VIP reseller. We aligned with VMware to provide gold standard virtualization services to public sector customers when we first started virtualizing their IT more than 10 years ago. We were one of the first public contractors to have VMware certified professionals on staff.

Some other technology partners include:
  • Dell
  • IBM
  • Sun
  • NetApp
  • Isilon
  • RedHat
  • LeftHand Networks (HP)
  • VizionCore
  • Wyse
Training (unparalleled)
Upon joining Zot, you will work with the latest tools and technologies, perform challenging work that contributes to our nation’s well-being and you will benefit from customer interaction and recognition.

We believe our employees benefit from professional mentoring and significant technical training. To that end, we provide each employee with a significant training budget and paid time off to pursue their training.

Stand up and be heard !!
Zot has been successful in creating an atmosphere where our employees feel challenged in their work and valued as contributors to our success as a whole. As a smaller outfit, we encourage our employees to express their opinions and encourage them to offer suggestions on how to improve both as an employer and services provider.

Benefits
Zot is built on the talent of its people and naturally we want to keep them. Besides competitive salaries, we also offer a strong suite of benefits, such as:

  • Health Insurance (Medical / Dental / Vision)
  • Life Insurance
  • STD / LTD
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Training Budget
  • Employee Referral Program

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