Network Engineer

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Posted: 03/23/2020 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Engineering Job Number: 80549

Job Description

Our Client is seeking a Network Engineer to perform network proof of concept testing, network administration, network device configuration, software installation and network device management.  To be a successful candidate, you will need to have a strong understanding of network infrastructure and network hardware. You will also need to be able to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network devices including firewalls, routers and switches. A deep knowledge of application transport and network infrastructure protocols is highly desired. The ideal candidate will also be agreeable, helpful, and efficient with a focus on high-level design and planning. The position is based in our Gaithersburg, Maryland office. 
 
Our Client is revolutionizing the way communications systems are designed and built. They have been selected to participate in the cutting-edge development of a new communications network leveraging existing expertise combined with a new state-of-the-art network design.  Join us to become part of the driving force in  satellite communications bringing your unique set of skills and experience applied to our fast paced agile development project.
 
Responsibilities
  • Design and implement network solutions for WANs
  • Maintain and administer lab computer network including system software, application software hardware and configuration
  • Configure and deploy network devices such as firewalls, routers and switches
  • Ensure switch configuration and network set up meets required security controls (NIST 800-171) 
  • Ensure system backups are correct and perform disaster recovery when required
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve hardware, software and network issues as necessary
  • Perform performance tests on configured networks with software development team

Job Requirements

Requirements
  • BS degree in IT related field of study with a network engineering focus
  • Must be capable of obtaining and holding a U.S. government security clearance
  • 5+ years hands-on of experience designing, developing and implementing configurations for network infrastructure and network hardware
  • Ability to implement, test, integrate and troubleshoot LAN/WAN configurations and equipment
  • Network Security experience including use of security scanners (e.g. Nessus)
  • Able to work in a team and support wider software engineering team in a professional manner
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing & Switching
  • Experience writing Python programs to automate tasks
  • Knowledge of Ansible and other automataion frameworks
  • knowledge of Atlassian tools and plug ins (e.g. Jira, Confluence)

    For more information contact [email protected] (714) 901-2405 or [email protected]

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