Network Engineer

Job Description

This selected individual will be part of an integrated team engaged in planning and implementing solutions in support of multiple geographically distributed systems in a complex network environment. He/she will plan, implement, and support system engineering requests to meet operational needs, as well as engineering, deploying, and maintaining capabilities that are new to the environment.

Responsibilities include:
The selected individual will be responsible for server/router/firewall configuration and security management of an environment that includes networking equipment from several different manufacturers, as well as Windows/Linux servers, databases, VMware and security hardware & software. The network includes local and geographically dispersed LAN enclaves connected by WAN links. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Developing network security requirements and policy and translating requirements into specific device configurations.
  • Providing network administration support for development, deployment, and problem identification and remediation of the enterprise network environment.
  • Providing enterprise LAN support, working closely with the IT service provider teams to ensure customer requirements are considered and supported by the evolving LAN/WAN architecture.
  • Planning and implementing IT enhancements and undertaking project work.
  • Identifying and correcting WAN hardware, software, and circuit problems.
  • Identifying and correcting hardware and software issues on servers, clients, and networks
  • Providing in-depth analysis on existing network and server configurations and developing plans for system enhancements.
  • Examining system data and implementing enhancements to improve reliability and performance.
  • Planning and implementing IT enhancements and undertake project work, to include configuring servers, clients, storage devices, and network components.
  • Planning and managing system installs and upgrades for networks and servers (hardware and software).
  • Providing detailed analysis and trouble-shooting guidance for real-time system crisis.
  • Supporting system engineering requests to meet operational needs.
  • Proposing, designing, testing, and installing capabilities that are new to the environment.
  • Providing technical assistance to companion work groups in support of overlapping projects.

Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field. Additional years of experience can be substituted for Bachelor's Degree.
  • Must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.
  • Must have experience providing direct assistance to users.
  • Must possess excellent written and communication skills.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
  • Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.
  • Must have experience with the following systems: Linux/Windows, Cisco Systems, Juniper Systems, and Networking: Switches, Routers, Firewalls, LAN, WAN.
  • Must be able to support planned, after hours activities on occasion and may be responsible for providing after-hours support for network administration, operations, and maintenance problems on occasion.

Preferred:
  • CCNA preferred.
  • CCNP+ preferred.
  • Experience documenting and providing information for security accreditation and certification.
  • Experience with Data Center design and configuration (e.g. rack and stack, power, placement, etc.).
  • Thorough understanding of standards-based engineering drawing packages.
  • Thorough knowledge of networking essentials in a professional office atmosphere.
Typical Education & Experience

Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 10 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related technical field. Additional years of experience can be substituted for Bachelor's Degree.
  • Must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.
  • Must have experience providing direct assistance to users.
  • Must possess excellent written and communication skills.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
  • Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.
  • Must have experience with the following systems: Linux/Windows, Cisco Systems, Juniper Systems, and Networking: Switches, Routers, Firewalls, LAN, WAN.
  • Must be able to support planned, after hours activities on occasion and may be responsible for providing after-hours support for network administration, operations, and maintenance problems on occasion.


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.


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