Senior Network Engineer - Washington, DC 2012-FBI18-76 & 2012-FBI16
Access Systems, Inc. - Washington, DC

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Senior Network Engineer ()

Position Overview:

The successful candidate is responsible for introducing changes and/or new network architecture to the customer’s operational environment, both unclassified and classified networks. Work with internal teams to fill information gaps and communicate architecture and technical solutions. The candidate will be a key senior member of a diversified team of network engineering professionals. Major activities include research, development, testing and documentation of unclassified and classified network designs. Incumbent is responsible for applying best practices towards the successful identification, design and development of engineering initiatives, while introducing new technologies into the operational environment.

  • Apply creative approaches and innovative thinking to the design of new and enhanced customer network architectures.
  • Subject Matter Expert - IP routing protocols including BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, IP Multicast, MPLS
  • Research and recommend cutting edge products, methods and tools to establish world-class, high performance networking in the customer’s environment.
  • Evaluate existing systems and/or user needs to analyze, design, recommend, and implement system changes.
  • Analyze and recommend appropriate network upgrades to support future requirements.
  • Develop key life-cycle documents and diagrams as required to support new projects including Concepts of Operations, Analysis of Alternatives, requirements specifications, design specifications, etc.
  • Stay on leading edge of industry through research, conferences, networking, etc.
  • Identify and analyze network communications system failover, backups and disaster recovery plans
  • Utilize performance monitoring and capacity planning software tools to model, analyze and plan network systems
  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture as needed
  • Leverages cross functional teams to maximize each function's contribution to design quality while minimizing time to market.
  • Manage customer timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful engineering project activities.
  • Design/Configure Firewalls and Load Balancers as required
  • Design/Configure Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) architecture as required

Required Qualifications:
  • Cisco CCNA and CCNP Certifications
  • Minimum of 8+ years relevant experience with LAN/WAN/MAN Network engineering, a significant portion of which is in a Cisco environment.
  • Proficiency working with access control list (ACLs), TCP/IP. VLAN, VRF, Port Security, Traffic Shaping, Priority Queuing, Class of Service ( CoS ), Quality of Service ( QoS ), Multicast, and IP routing
  • Proficiency with EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP routing protocols
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Project to develop and manage project schedules.
  • Expertise in the use of Microsoft Visio for generating network diagrams
  • Sound knowledge of network topologies and technologies to include:
    • CISCO network devices
    • Routers and encryption equipment
    • Cisco Network Firewalls
    • Load Balancers
    • Network monitoring and engineering analysis tools
    • Controlled interfaces and firewall architecture
    • WAN communications circuits
  • Expertise must include practical experience in the following engineering best practices and developing engineering documentation to include:
    • Requirements Documents
    • Concept of Operations
    • Analysis of Alternatives
    • System Design Documentation and schematic diagrams
    • Test Plans
  • Excellent written communications and diagramming skills.
  • Good customer interpersonal skills to be able to understand customer requirements, with the ability to effectively explain complex technical concepts to non-technical and senior management personnel.
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a Government Security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. An active security clearance at the Top Secret level is required.
  • Other skills: Strong communications, writing and editing skills needed. Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Must be a self starter who doesn’t require close day-to-day supervision.
  • Must be able to operate in a close-knit team environment and work with technical and non-technical staff at all levels.

Preferred Additional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Science discipline strongly preferred.
  • CCIE Lab and/or Written certification is a significant plus
  • ITIL V2 or V3 certified
  • Advanced technical or management degree (e.g. MBA, MS Computer Science, etc.)
  • Other certifications, such as Security Plus, additional Cisco certs, or network security related
  • Previous experience as a contractor in the federal arena.
  • Previous experience with performance/capacity planning tools such as OpNet .
Experience in design/development of secure wireless and/or satellite networks

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