Network Engineer/DNS Administrator

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Category
Network Engineering
Location
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ87189

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

RESPONSIBILITIES:
A successful candidate will be responsible for the administration and management of the enterprise with primary responsibility towards BINDS / DNS for more than 8000 networked devices. The engineer will provide comprehensive system administration, security enhancements and remediation, and troubleshooting of InfoBlox, DNS, and Operating Systems. This position requires an understanding of best practices pertaining to network security and may require the development, deployment, and integration of network services such as InfoBlox. Successful candidates should be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Additional responsibilities for the position are:

  • Provides administration and management of Infoblox IP Address Management (IPAM) Platform

  • Creation and de-commission of IP space for multiple customers

  • DHCP Management and configuration

  • Provides problem and incident resolution, including dealing with software and hardware vendor technical support

  • Deploy and maintain network hardware, peripherals, services, and settings in accordance with industry standards and project/operational requirements

  • Performs daily system monitoring; verifies the integrity and availability of hardware, services, systems, and key processes; reviews system and application logs

  • Documents and performs network upgrades and modifications during ASI windows

  • Provides on-call troubleshooting and issue resolution as required

  • Develops and maintains installation and configuration procedures

  • Partner with the information security personnel to assess potential exposure to vulnerabilities, identify mitigation plans, and ensure compliance with enterprise security baselines and standards

  • Acts as a liaison with other groups to provide information sharing pertaining to the needs of the diverse set of computer users supported by the client as a whole.

  • Develop scripts and other automation solutions to aid in the completion of migration and integration tasks.

  • Review problems to understand the root causes of issues and ensure proper fixes are implemented

  • Inform management in a clear, concise, and timely manner of any customer or technical issues

  • Be responsive and decisive on adjusting architecture as customer requirements and technology evolves

  • Coordinate with on-site support personnel while troubleshooting

  • Use enterprise service management tools to initiate, respond, and track service requests

  • Create reports and analyze performance metrics

  • Adhere to change management processes and procedures

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or work experience considered in lieu of degree.

  • Masters degree may be substituted for two (2) years experience; or a doctoral degree may be substituted for three (3) years experience. Four (4) years experience (in addition to minimum experience requirements) may be substituted for a Bachelors degree.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

  • 8+ years of related experience

  • Must have a DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification (Security+)

  • Experience managing and troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and NTP in a large multi-site environment

  • One of the following Networking Certifications – InfoBlox, Linux Administration, Cisco (CCNA/CCNP), Juniper (JNCIA/JNCIS/JNCIP), Aruba, Arista

  • Possess flexibility to operate in a highly dynamic environment while ensuring a high level of operational effectiveness

  • Detail oriented with ability to work well in a team environment

  • Extensive experience troubleshooting, managing and monitoring services such as BIND (DNS)

  • Experience building configurations using CLI

  • Experience creating & updating network topologies using Visio

  • Creating and documenting processes and creating work instructions

  • Experience working as a part of a large team and working directly with customers

  • Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience.

  • Experience creating scripts to automate routine administration tasks

  • Excellent verbal skills and ability to communicate effectively with people who have varying degrees of technical expertise

  • Strong customer service skills

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Aruba Certification (ACSA and/or ACSP, depending on role)

  • Experience with F5 load balancers to include troubleshooting, configuring, upgrading, maintaining, and monitoring an enterprise F5 load balancer network architecture (F5 Network certification a plus)

  • Experience with Infoblox IP Address Management (IPAM) and DHCP Administration

  • Experience utilizing Remedy ITSM

  • Experience administering and troubleshooting server operating systems such as Linux, Windows, or UNIX

  • Experience with LDAP/PKI preferred

  • Broad understanding of network infrastructure topologies, security policies, firewalls, and the L2/L3 switch and router infrastructure

  • Experience with Network Management & Performance platforms, such as NetScout / Science Logic

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