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Senior Cloud Network Engineer

McLean, VA

Our client a well known software company in Tyson's Corner is looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer to establish daily priorities and activities in regards to all corporate network and security including designing and managing the global network infrastructure and ongoing operations. Responsibilities include working with the information systems management team to develop strategic goals and plans for the data network infrastructure in a hands-on, high tech, operational capacity.

Your Focus:  

  • Manage full life-cycle process (define, design, develop, deploy) for various projects relating to the upgrade and ongoing maintenance of the data network infrastructure worldwide
  • Serve as a liaison with IS teams and internal company departments to define requirements and carry out all Cloud network and security related projects
  • Provide daily support for all routers, switches, firewalls and other network systems
  • Serve as the key point of contact for troubleshooting and resolving complex network, systems, and security issues
  • Prepare management reports relating to network health, maintenance, uptime, etc. and provide to direct supervisor regularly
  • Maintain systems and provide support to service level agreements for systems uptime
  • Develop options, recommendations and associated cost benefits for vendor services
  • Research and implement cost effective solutions for all network and security
  • Document engineering standards and proposals for network designs/engineering changes and provide recommendations
  • Develop and manage project teams in area of responsibility
  • Work with network engineers, technical staff, and vendors to develop and implement network projects
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend new tools and technologies
  • Assess emerging network technologies and make recommendations to information technology management
  • Assist with troubleshooting and deployment to internal and external customers

You should also bring the following:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Professional Certification (or equivalent training/experience) required: CCNP
  • 4+ years experience working in a corporate IT/IS environment
  • 2 – 4 years experience building and supporting complex corporate data networks
  • Strong network knowledge related configuration on AWS and Azure, such as VPC, Site to Site VPN, Direct Connect, VPC peering, Private Link, Transit gateway, Express Route, vNet Peering
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the following:
    • Cisco router and Arista switch installation, configuration and operation
    • Palo Alto firewall installation, configuration and operation, including PA-850, PA-5220 and Panorama
    • Global Protect VPN installation, configuration and operation
  • Thorough understanding of standard and proprietary routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, HSRP, VLAN), access lists and filters
  • Proficient in the use of protocol analyzers and network test equipment
  • Extensive in-depth knowledge debugging problems related to communications protocols
  • Must have a working knowledge of SNMP, TACACS+, Spanning-Tree, OSPF and IPSec
  • Possess superior troubleshooting skills related to the following network architectures (Multimode Fiber, Gigabit and 10G Ethernet, as well as WAN circuits)
  • Strong knowledge of network design, configuration and implementation of 802.11 wireless technology, must be familiar with Cisco Meraki Wireless Solution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Network Monitoring and administrative tools (Panopta or Solarwinds)
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to properly prioritize multiple simultaneous tasks
  • Provide high-level / detailed design solutions and support function for network connectivity to and from AWS, Azure data centers globally.

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