Network Engineer

    • Washington, DC

Our client in Alexandria / Arlington is looking for a strong Network Engineer to join their dynamic and driven team. They're ideally looking for an individual who comes from a smaller environment and has managed the entire Network independently. The technologies below are crucial. The ideal candidate will also have a service oriented mentality, excellent communication, desire to grow, MOTIVATED, ambitious, someone who keeps up with industry. If you are someone who loves to get in the weeds and own your network, you should apply. Will pay 130K but is flexible with comp.

Ideal candidate will have the experience listed below:

  • 5 years' experience with bachelors (8 years without)
  • Must have managed a network by themselves and be able to speak to their experience
  • Expertise with:
    • Cisco routers and switches (phones and firewalls), Palo Alto
    • Wan Protocols
    • IP subnetting and layer 2 technologies (VLAN, STP, and vPC)
    • Layer 3 Interior Gateway Protocols such as (EIGRP, OSPF)
    • Troubleshooting of layer 2 and layer 3 network issues
  • Must have CCNP (could be recently expired) if no CCIE - desired: CCIE, Security+, or CISSP

  • Job Description/ Technical Skills:
    design, configure, & maintain multi-office network infrastructure ; Troubleshoot & resolve network issues or outages + conduct root cause analysis ; Configure & manage firewalls + VPN client software ; Update firmware & make configuration changes ; Recommend changes + improvements to the network while expanding ; Participate in the planning + implementation of disaster recovery processes & procedures ; Monitor and report on system performance + health ; Create, maintain & update network diagrams + documentation ; Work with outside vendors & carriers to maintain + troubleshoot existing services + implement new services ; Maintain company corporate wireless network

    Skills - Technical
    Expert knowledge: IP subnetting + layer 2 technologies (i.e. VLAN, STP, and vPC) ; Layer 3 Interior Gateway Protocols (i.e. EIGRP, OSPF, and Exterior Gateway Protocol BGP) ; Troubleshooting layer 2 & layer 3 network issues ; Cisco routers & switches including nexus ; Cisco IOS command-line interface

    Advanced knowledge of:
    WAN protocols (i.e. Frame Relay, PPP, ATM, and MPLS) ; Firewalls/IDS/IPS, (ASA and Palo Alto) ; Network performance monitoring software (SolarWinds); Cloud-based DNS-layer security --> Cisco Umbrella; Cisco Identity Service Engine 2.4 ; Implementing network security processes, standards, & controls ; Network design using industry best practices ; Multi-factor authentication mechanisms ; Wireless technologies

    Knowledge of:
    Cisco Unified Presence ; Network load balancers (Kemp)

    Location: Washington, DC

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