Mid Network Engineer (MD)

Fort Meade, MD

The Network Engineer – Mid provides critical skills as part of a team to operate, manage, troubleshoot, and resolve complex network issues and maintain a secure network. A thorough understanding of LAN/WAN integration, TCP/IP, switching, and routing is essential. The network engineer will also be expected to provide experience in deploying desktops, servers, cabling, switches, bridges, and routers to ensure end to end connectivity. This position may also support some system and server administration and desktop services as part of a larger team.


Responsibilities: 

  • Designing and implementing network solutions, topologies, and services to ensure efficiency, security, and reliability of current networks  
  • Working in a team environment to support effective customer service
  • Analyzing network topologies and making recommendations on network equipment and services
  • Configuring firewalls, load balancing, routing, and switching to maximize network efficiency and security  
  • Maximizing network performance through ongoing monitoring and troubleshooting  
  • Arranging scheduled upgrades  
  • Strong experience with implementing configuration baselines and DoDNet STIGs  
  • Strong experience with vulnerability mitigation and patching  
  • Updating network equipment to the latest firmware releases  
  • Investigating faults in the network  
  • Leading and training more junior engineers
  • Reporting network status to key stakeholders  
  • Have flexible working hours to be available to support team when needed  
  • Perform other associated duties as assigned  


Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Documenting topologies and rack elevations using Visio
  • Documenting and tracking network devices
  • Producing high quality, timely, and accurate reports in Word or Excel
  • Ability to organize and facilitate planning and demonstrations  
  • Ability to track, manage, and ensure project tasks are completed in a timely manner
  • Writing effective procedural guidance


Technical Knowledge:

  • A clear understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP, SHTTP, SMTP, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, EIGRP, OSPF, PPP, HDLC, V.35, RS-449 and knowledge of the 803.2, 802.3, 802.5, 802.10, 802.11, 802.3u and 802.3z communications, EIA/TIA cable standards and Internet standards.
  • Must address issues related to synchronous and asynchronous communications, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, ATM, or ISDN.
  • Desired experience with various OTDR, cable testers, network sniffers for troubleshooting.
  • Cisco Catalyst access and Nexus core switches  
  • Cisco ASR and ISR routers
  • Cisco ASA RAVPN  
  • Bluecoat Web Proxies  
  • Remedy ITSM/ServiceNow  
  • SolarWinds Network Configuration Monitor (NCM)  
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Palo Alto Firewalls  


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Sciences and 2+ years related experience or successful completion of a certified technical/vocational school and 5+ years related experience
  • Expertise in Windows networks, Cisco Systems, and network monitoring products and technologies
  • Experience in routed, switched, and wireless LAN environments that operate Microsoft, UNIX, and OpenVMS
  • CCNA, CCNP, or other related certifications needed or specialty experience
  • Remedy or ServiceNow experience
  • Security+ CE (or appropriate DoDM 8570 Baseline Certification)  
  • IAT Level II certification is required before start


Clearance/Citizenship:  

  • Secret
  • Must be US Citizen
  • Location:  Fort Meade, MD


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