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Network Systems Engineer
Ref No.: 19-10879
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland
Job Summary:

This position will participate in the design, installation, configuration, test, documentation, maintenance, and administration of computer networks and related computing environments including computer and network hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations. This includes internal systems and infrastructure as well as systems designed and developed as products or installed customer base. These solutions employ leading edge systems such as VMWare, F5 load balancing technologies, Cisco ASA Firewalls, Cisco routers and Switches, Juniper Firewalls, Linux servers, PKI cryptography, and other technologies.

Duties/Responsibilities:

·Administration of systems, servers, and network resources to ensure availability of services to authorized users
· Plan and perform data backups and disaster recovery operations
· Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware 
· Perform installation and configuration of network and server systems hardware and software.
  Perform testing and documentation to report system status and support operations
· Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary
· Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future
·Collaborate on a multi-disciplinary team of Software, Test, and Network Engineers and Operations staff
· Other duties and responsibilities as directed

Qualifications/Skills:

·Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or IT related discipline, or directly related technical experience is required

· Ability to acquire and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required
·Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal required
· Current Network or System certifications (Cisco, Security +, Network +, Linux) is a plus
· Strong organizational skills; ability to set and achieve goals
· Ability to multi-task in a complex and fast-moving environment
· Strong problem solving and decision making skills required
·Knowledge of VMWare and virtual environments a plus
·Intermediate networking knowledge: VLANs, Ether channel, Static/Dynamic routing, ACLs
· Advanced Networking techniques: port aggregation, IPsec, VPN, IPS, route-maps and capture filters, STP, VLANs, Trunking, Static / Dynamic routing (BGP, OSPF).
· Cisco ASA Firewall knowledge: IP NAT, Object Groups, ASDM, virtual contexts
· Knowledge of F5 Big IP Devices, Juniper Firewalls, Cisco Unified Communications Manager (VoIP) and Cisco switches
· Knowledge of Linux scripting languages such as: Python, Perl, or Shell a plus

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. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For a large percentage of the work week it will be ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical business office environment.  There will be occasional work needed in a typical data center environment.