Network Engineer Senior
Location: Reston, VA
The Network Engineering Senior will be part of the Network, Security and Voice Team within the Information Technology Division. This position is responsible to provide engineering leadership and support for the delivery of multi-site enterprise and data center network environments; including the evaluation, design, implementation and troubleshooting of network and security infrastructure technologies and solutions.
Your work falls into four primary categories:
oEngage with Architecture, Information Security and Business areas. Partner with Architecture, Information Security and Business areas to define technical solutions to complex business issues that align with target state architecture and conforms to corporate best practices.
oProvide technical guidance to the project team. Lead design and network solution reviews.
oBusiness Communication. Engage with internal teams, project teams and business areas to discuss issues and document or explain technical solutions in a simplified meaningful way.
Design and Build
oUnderstand Business Requirements, participate in Requirements Analysis, design and build complete network solutions based on Requirements and Architecture, prof or concepts if necessary, develop, test and deploy.
oUnderstand and advocate Network, Security and Voice standards, reference architectures and robust/scalable/secure Network, Security and Voice infrastructure, its outcome and ongoing results.
oProvide technical guidance, develop design documents, perform product installation, upgrades and certification, implementation plan, deployment and troubleshooting support.
oDiagnose, solve and provide root cause analysis for hardware and network related issues.
oOn-call on a rotation schedule but also be available to assist Network Operations during major issue or outages.
o Coordination with Operations team for the design, build and production readiness of Network, Security and Voice infrastructure solutions supporting mission critical production environments.
oProvide design documents, schedule hand off meetings with operations and assist in troubleshooting issues.
oSupport other engineers by providing technical information, reviewing designs and making recommendations.
oMentor junior members in the operations team and engineering teams.
oHelp coordinate project deployments with other engineers and make schedule recommendations.
•Bachelor’s degree in information technology, engineering, computer science, related field or equivalent experience.
•5 years of relevant experience in IT Network Engineering and Operations.
•5+ years in a senior level engineering role engaged with IP network technologies including LAN switching, BGP/OSPF routing, VPLS/MPLS, Quality of Service, traffic engineering, server load balancing and network-security design and delivery for large scale multi-site data center environments.
• 5+ years of experience with the design, configuration, implementation and troubleshooting of Arista, LXLAN, EVPN, Cisco IOS and Cisco Nexus Switches and Routers, Cisco Wireless, Cisco ASA VPN, F5 Networks LTM/GTM, Palo Alto Firewall, Cisco Identity Service Engine, Sourcefire IDS/IPS, Bluecoat Proxy.
•Understand High Availability and Disaster Recovery concepts as apply to Network and Security designs.
•Experience with Arista network equipment and CloudVision.
•Experience with cloud deployments, hybrid cloud models and colocation data centers.
•Experience with NTP, RADIUS/TACACS+, DNS and DHCP infrastructure design.
•Experience with network visibility and monitoring using Gigamon GigaVue and Opnet solutions.
Key to success in this role
•Works under minimal supervision. Able to provide technical guidance to the team.
•Good communication and team player.
•Strong written and oral communications skills.
•Proactive in nature with customer satisfaction as primary goal.
•Innovative in providing solutions, likes to take on challenges with calculated risk.
•Quick learner of new technologies and tools.
Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess
•Customer Focus – Engage with internal Single Family business partners to learn and deliver on their needs.
•Partnership – Align with several IT partners, including the Architecture, Infrastructure, and Support teams in delivering easily maintainable solutions.
•Drive for Execution – Focus on results that meet the business and corporate needs and moves the company to its future desired state