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Network Engineer – Jr
Ref No.: 17-09240
Location: Rockville, Maryland
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Position: Network Engineer – Jr
Location: Rockville, MD 20857
Duration: 5 year Contract


• Support network operations, maintenance and engineering including all aspects of the Connectivity Infrastructure, Client Network Admission control, Firewall support, VPN Support (IPSEC tunnels and remote access), troubleshooting advanced issues, implementing advanced technologies, performing upgrades to systems, deploying new systems and providing recommendations for enhancement to the computing environment.
• Support the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers.
• Write and review change management plans, performing the network changes, collecting artifacts and updating relevant databases and informing management of the outcome.
• Providing support in response to system user requests for assistance.

Required Experience:

• Minimum of 5 years of network support work experience with expert knowledge of routing and switching, 10G fiber optic/Ethernet cabling, understanding of the Internet, Ethernet and possess troubleshooting and triage experience.
• Experience configuring TCP/IP and protocols on network devices, activating/deactivation/testing ports.
• Experience with Cisco IOS and NX-OS.
• Experience with upgrading code on network devices such as Cisco Switches and routers.
• Strong understanding of Networking OSI Model.
• Understanding of Layer 2 switching, VLAN's trunking technologies, Aggregation (LACP, PAGP, VPC, MEC; VTP; and STP,(R)PVST(+), MST.
• Experience planning and executing network changes.
• Experience using routing protocols such as EIGRP, BGP and OSPF
• Knowledge of wireless network services and protocols.
• Experience managing switches, routers, network taps, load balancers.
• Experience with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and metric based reporting.
• Ability to take a packet capture and read/interpret results.
• Ability to install routers/switches/UPS batteries in IT closets and/or data centers.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience with CISCO Prime and WhatsUpGold
Experience creating CSR, Certifications, DNS entries
Experience with Client networks
ServiceNow experience
Solarwinds experience
Network Monitoring Experience

Preferred Skills:
• Experience managing Cisco Client.
• Experience managing and support Cisco ASA VPN (IPSEC tunnels and Remote access).
• Experience managing Cisco ASA Firewalls
• Experience managing Palo Alto Firewalls

Bachelor's degree in Information Technology/Systems, Computer Science, engineering or an additional 2 years of experience can substitute for a Bachelor's degree.

Cisco CCNA.