Senior Network Engineer
Posted on Oct 21, 2021 by Octo Consulting Group
As one of our Senior Network Engineers, you'll work with the network engineering team, in support of a federal healthcare enterprise environment. The engineer will apply standardized and consistent engineering methods to ensure reliability, availability, performance, and security of the enterprise network infrastructure and services.
- Senior Network Engineer/Network Operations
- Senior Network Engineer/Data Center Operations
Key responsibilities to include design, deploy and maintain network infrastructure and services to utilize best practices which may include ITIL, Agile, Engineering Life Cycle, and Lean IT principles; monitor, evaluate, analyze and tune network performance including availability, utilization, throughput, and latency; plan and execute the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment, software, and tools; and participate in defining network standards and procedures.
You'll also provide second level support for network service related issue/items across the entire enterprise; serve as an escalation point in troubleshooting network problems; escalate problems to vendor when necessary; promote IT security throughout the network including through the development of network access control, firewalls, etc.; create and maintain documentation including reference architectures, diagrams, SOPs, etc; develop, test, evaluate and execute upgrades, enhancements, and new solutions for network services; and act as a subject matter expert for network infrastructure and services.
We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client's missions.
This engagement is expected to provide network systems operations and maintenance (O&M) and infrastructure services in a 24/7 environment for a leading federal healthcare agency. Areas include server architecture design & maintenance, ensuring cyber security compliance protections, change management, and Unified Communication. You'll join a team balancing process-driven IT operations and Lean engineering with an integrated culture of continuous improvement, coupled with innovation and high-quality support services.
Skills & Requirements
Experience engineering and administering network Switches and routers, enterprise wireless networks, firewalls, preferably Palo Alto, load balancers, preferably F5, DHCP/DNS/IPAM, preferably Infoblox, and network monitoring and management tools.
Working knowledge of basic network fundamentals, including but not limited to switching, routing, subnetting, network segmentation, VLANs, QoS, NAT, firewalls and load balancers.
Experience with other technology tools, which may include Cisco, MS Server, NetScout, RedHat, RedSeal, Science Logic One, ServiceNow, Splunk, StealthWatch, Tenable, Zen, etc.
Expertise in identifying new networking solutions or improvements to existing network infrastructure and solutions.
Ability and willingness to communicate effectively and appropriately.
- Experience supporting HHS or NIH.
For Network Operations - CCIE (Routing and Switching/Enteprise) certification and 5 years of Data Center operational experience OR CCNP (Routing and Switching or Enterprise/Data Center) certification and 10 years of Data Center operational experience.
For Data Operations - CCIE (Data Center) certification and 5 years of Data Center operational experience OR CCNP (Data Center) Certification and 10 years of Data Center operational experience.
Education: Bachelor's in a related technical field or equivalent experience.
Certifications: See above.
Location: Rockville, MD (Anticipated remote during COVID).
Clearance: Must be able to obtain and maintain a federal Public Trust/Suitability.
Octo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender
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