Senior Network Engineer

Network Engineer in Silver Spring, MD

Posted 2020-01-09

The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for performing tasks to manage and maintain the NMRC network from individual desktops to the enterprise network. The Senior Network Engineer’s objective is to keep the networks operating at peak performance and maintain accessibility for end-users.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for creating and deleting network accounts, password management, and configuration management of firewall, Intrusion Prevention System/Intrusion Detection System (IPS/IDS), routers, Wireless Access Points, Wireless Controllers, network access Control devices, Virtual Private Network devices, and switches
Support and maintain network devices, upgrade network devices and recommend equipment replacement
Monitor the network performance to determine current and potential problems and propose network additions and enhancement to improve performance
Support major network architecture changes such as: new devices deployment and movement, network architecture redesign, hardware configuration changes, wireless deployments, implementation/modification of test/development/medical device enclaves
Support and maintain the operating systems, patches, upgrades, information Assurance (IA) requirements of all systems within the NMRC
Ensure that these systems are online and available to NMRC customers and ensure backups and contingency issues are addressed in the event of failures
Support/administrator NMRC network/Virtual Local Area Network that run on the NMRC network backbone
Manage and configure Cisco Networking Switches
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)

High school diploma/GED required
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field preferred
10+ years of experience as a systems administrator
Experience with the following:
DOD policies and security requirements
Configuring Cisco devices
Security+ required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

CCNA or similar preferred
Experience implementing STIGs preferred
Strong working experience with Windows Operating Systems
Must be capable of quickly learning new systems and associated software applications for proficient execution of tasks
Must be capable of managing multiple projects with time related constraints in a fast-paced contract manufacturing environment
Must be able to speak effectively before groups of internal and/or external customers or employees
Must be well organized, an effective communicator and collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups and individuals and able to grasp system concepts and communicate their applications

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.
During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

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