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Senior Network Engineer

Washington, DC
The Senior Network Engineer’s role is to develop, maintain, troubleshoot, and optimize functional and secure networks and network connections to ensure the high availability and security of the supported systems and business applications. The Senior Network Engineer will play a key role in the design, build, and ongoing support of the Firm’s functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN), and configuration and installation of software, servers, firewalls, routers, and other network devices to support the secure operation and expansion of the Firm’s networking infrastructure.

This individual requires an extensive background, in-depth technical knowledge of communication protocols (e.g., TCP/IP) and routing protocols (BGP, OSPF), and a solid network administration and architecture background. You'll need to be familiar with access control models and network security, along with experience with network diagnostic, monitoring, and analysis tools (e.g., SolarWinds). A solid understanding of network operating systems (Cisco IOS) and some knowledge of coding for scripting to support networking for Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Azure Directory Federation Service ADFS, Windows Server Datacenter, and Enterprise are also needed. In addition, the desired individual will possess experience in supporting networking elements of the VMware Virtual Center (VCenter) management platform.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate with systems administration, business application, and database administration functions to implement networking to support desktop and server systems that utilize industry best practices to meet Firm objectives.
  • Synthesize networking needs for the Firm’s Microsoft Active Directory and Federation Service and optimize networking plans for the Firm's on-premises and cloud-integrated domain and identity environments.
  • Support capacity planning and system optimization support for the AD and ADFS environments to allow domain expansion and growth.
  • Provide advanced networking technical support for the Microsoft Windows Server enterprise server environments - Tier 3 technical support for all Windows servers and systems in a 24x7 environment.
  • Plan and support networking-related Windows Server and VMware system maintenance updates and networking patches on all enterprise servers and systems.
  • Deploy networking hardware and firewalls and support deployment of encryption systems and all host security systems.
  • Provide advanced networking technical support for Microsoft Active Directory and Azure Directory Federation Service domain services.
  • Deploy, manage, and support networking aspects of Microsoft and other third-party applications, such as MS Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM).
  • Manage network operating systems and end-user software.

Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.
  • A College degree is strongly preferred, ideally with a focus on computer science,
    Engineering or related fields.
  • Industry-related experience as a Senior Network Engineer or Network
    Administrator.
  • Working technical knowledge of network, PC, and platform operating systems.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in planning and executing networking for Microsoft Active Directory expansions and domain integrations.
  • Strong knowledge of local area network administration.
  • Hands-on software and hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with large AD Forest Management and hybrid ADFS deployments and implementations.
  • Demonstrated experience with Scripts - Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Shack preferred.
  • Ability to troubleshoot in complex Active Directory and Active/Azure Federation Service environments and quickly identify root cause problems.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Identity technologies, including Active Directory, Windows File Services, and Group Policies.
  • Expert knowledge in administering Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy Object (GPOs)

 

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