Sr. Network Engineer

Clearance Level
None
Category
Network Engineering
Location
Washington, District of Columbia

REQ#: RQ121295

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Responsibilities:  

The successful candidate will work with systems, applications, and solutions for AOTO’s enterprise-wide network and AV systems. This is a hands-on role that requires deep technical knowledge of systems, networks, and applications along with a solid understanding of enterprise-level frameworks, policies, processes, and standards. The position requires strong critical thinking and analytical skills, attention to detail, and excellent oral and written communication skills. 

 

  • Analyzes customer requirements and provides technical solutions to complex problems 

  • Performs maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks 

  • Maintains network integrity and connectivity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability 

  • Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed 

  • Creates plans and configures systems for data communication networks 

  • Designs and builds hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks 

  • Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network 

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned 

  • Design and deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN) 

  • Configure and install software, servers, routers and other network devices 

  • Monitor network performance, bandwidth and integrity 

  • Resolve issues tiers of support have escalated by troubleshooting the network infrastructure 

  • Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness 

  • Create, oversee and test security measures (e.g. access authentication and disaster recovery) 

  • Communicate with users when needed 

  • Maintain complete technical documentation 

  • Suggest improvements to network performance, capacity and scalability 

  • Performs complex troubleshooting, backup, archiving, and disaster recovery 

  • Assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of systems, programs, hardware and software. 

  • Perform network administration duties. 

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned 

  • Develop standards for design and deployment of Microsoft Teams Room systems for various room sizes and use cases to include physical designs, configuration guides and sample bills of material 

  • Design, implement and manage availability of critical network infrastructure equipment 

  • Isolate faults and resolve issues to prevent impact on user productivity. 

  • Work with systems engineers/administrators to facilitate remediation of tickets/alerts. 

  • Assist in the coordination and completion of operations documentation (e.g. Work Instructions, SOPs) 

  • Review deployment of existing systems and remediate to ensure alignment with standards where necessary  

  • Deploy, Monitor and Manage network equipment such as network switches, IPAM  appliances, Wireless Access point, WLCs, ISE appliances, and Microsoft Teams Rooms devices  

  • Ensure that deployments conform to approved design standards following documented SOPs and Work Instructions  

  • Conduct quality control analysis that include audio, video and signal testing of converged AV systems  

  • Perform schedule checks of specific conference spaces and equipment; identify equipment showing significant wear and tear or other early indications of failure and proactively report issues  

  • Monitor and maintain contracts for network infrastructure devices, conference room systems and components 

  • Provide escalation support for operational issues; opens service tickets with service and support contractors / repair providers and network service providers as needed. Tracks repairs until completion. 

  • Compiles and submits regular reports on operations and other work performed. 

  • Proactively validate and remediate security vulnerabilities for managed network equipment; Create risk mitigation strategies when vulnerabilities cannot be remedied and work with IT security to review and act on any directed changes 

  • Root cause analysis of problems causing service/system outage and development of correction action plan to mitigate reoccurrence of incidents. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

 

Qualifications:  

REQUIRED SKILLS: 

  • At least 10 years total IT experience, with 5-7 years of experience as a network engineer in an enterprise environment 

  • Strong experience with Cisco network switches including Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switches. 

  • Knowledge of routers, switches, patch panels, network cabling, and other network related hardware 

  • Working knowledge of network technologies and protocols including Trunking, VTP, Layer 2 & 3 Port-channels, Spanning-Tree, Port-Security, HSRP, EIGRP, OSPF, QoS, BGP, and MPLS, BFD. 

  • Hands-on experience with Cisco ISE, network security concepts, and technologies including IPSec, RADIUS, TACACS+, firewall policies, and 802.1x 

  • Hands-on experience with analysis of network traffic captures 

  • Experience with Palo-Alto Firewall, and InfoBlox NIOS 

  • Experience with tuning switch configuration for data and audio/video traffic. 

  • Knowledge of the operating characteristics of various operating systems, e.g. Windows 10 Enterprise, MacOS and iOS. 

  • Knowledge of OSI model, Concepts of VLANs and Multicast, Routing and Switching, Audio & Video encoding and decoding protocols, Dante protocols, Q-LAN protocol for Audio streams, IGMP snooping, QoS, DNS/DHCP 

  • Knowledge of Storage and Virtual Server Infrastructure and Internet Proxy systems 

  • Knowledge of general management and auditing techniques for identifying problems, gathering, and analyzing pertinent information, forming conclusions, developing solutions, and implementing plans consistent with management goals. 

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills. Interaction and information gathering with coworkers and customers. 

  • Working Knowledge of Logging and Monitoring tools such as Splunk, Cisco Prime, SolarWinds, Wireshark, and Netscout  

  • Knowledge of Software Defined Networks and Cisco DNA 

  • Working experience with trouble ticketing systems such as Remedy and ServiceNow. 
     

 

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS: 

  • BA/BS or equivalent, 10+ years of experience

  • Industry leading certifications relating to IT Networks with enough skills/experience to complement, preferably Cisco CCNP 

 


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