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Network Engineer 15425870

Reston, VA
Cordia is partnered with a Government Contracting tech company who is seeking to fill a Network Engineer role. 

The successful candidate will have a strong technical background experienced in designing and deploying network LAN, WAN, firewall - VPN solutions across a global infrastructure. Candidate will be experienced in driving technology solutions and improvements.

Title: Network Engineer
Salary Range: $150k - $160k
Location: Hybrid - Reston, VA 
Job Type: Direct Hire
Target Start Date: 6/27/2022

Network Engineer Responsibilities:
  • Provide project management and engineering support for projects from inception through the planning, design, implementation, and operational phase.
  • Collaborates across multiple disciplines.
  • Ensures implemented solution meets project deliverables and adheres to standards and best practices.
  • Provides subject matter expertise and strategic oversight of enterprise network, voice, and video infrastructure initiatives to ensure proper design and in alignment with enterprise infrastructure strategies.
  • Define/design target architectures, anticipating potential network, voice, and video growth; ensuring scalable and flexible core technologies
  • Recommends and implements network standards to support the enterprise network infrastructure.
  • Develop standards-based network designs for individual projects as well as enterprise solutions.
  • Performs proactive management, configuration and monitoring of the network infrastructure and network systems (e.g., circuits, firewalls, switches, routers, VPN).
  • Schedules, plans, and performs periodic scheduled maintenance to ensure systems are operating at optimal levels and running on the latest stable code
  • Evaluation and analysis of new technologies (or upgrades to existing technologies) and products with an emphasis on improving service availability and cost reduction as well as implementation recommendations.
  • Conducts routine capacity planning and identifies recommendations on network infrastructure and network systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex networks, analyze configurations and perform packet analysis. Perform root cause analysis and implement resolution.
  • Produce quality detailed documentation through the entire project delivery life-cycle by producing design, deployment and operational documentation to cover all aspects of infrastructure deployments and systems (architecture, topology, maintenance, troubleshooting, disaster recovery)
  • Ability to work effectively as a local/remote team member providing support to local and remote locations as needed.

General OSE Services:
  • Tuning and optimization of network environment
  • Conducts software release planning and documentation
  • Assistance with installation of software upgrades
  • Understand, troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve End User issues
  • Define, manage, and execute problem resolution plans and communicate closure/resolution to technical support teams and End Users
  • Audit and evaluate current IP Network deployments, providing recommendations on design, configuration, and code.
  • Provide onsite assistance for deployment of new technologies, and network modifications.
  • Provide and review best practice recommendations for architecture, design, management and operation of customer's infrastructure
  • Assist in the delivery of technology proof of concepts.
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure documentation

Desired Skillset:
  • Certifications (required, minimum one): BCNP, BIPM, BEIPA, CCNP, CCIE, JNCIP-ENT, JNCIE-ENT
  • Certification (required): 8140/8570.1m compliance (Security+ minimum or at least willing to obtain within 30 days)
  • 10 years combined experience with: networking, firewalls, load-balancers, best practices / standards, security / STIG requirements, design life cycle and documentation
  • Ability to lead complex, large-scale network projects from initiation and planning through execution and closing.
  • In-depth experience and understanding of L3 protocols to include MPLS VPN, BGP, OSPF, QoS, IP Addressing, DNS/DHCP, firewalls, multicast (PIM-SM / PIM-DM) and L2 protocols such as spanning tree, RSTP, MSTP, IGMP, 802.1x.
  • In-depth experience with load-balancing methodologies and application delivery controllers (Brocade, F5, Cisco, Citrix)
  • Must have design and deployment experience with Cisco/Brocade/Juniper routing and switching products.
  • Firewall experience a plus.
  • Experience with network management platforms (ie. Solarwinds, BNA, Network Node Manager, etc.) and protocols such as SNMP, Sflow, Netconf, Software defined networking is a plus.
  • Occasional domestic and international travel may be necessary
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