Abile Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Position Location: Alexandria, VA
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree with communications focus or equivalent plus 10 Years of Experience in networking, architecture/design, development, and implementation of large scale WAN architectures; Cisco Certified Architect (CCAR), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE), or Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification and IAT Level 3 Certification or IAM Level 3 compliant professional certification (i.e. CISSP, CISM, GSLC, GCIH, CISA, GCED, or SCNA)
Abile Group has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Network Engineer supporting an Intelligence Community Customer. The right candidate will possess the following skills and capabilities and be ready to handle all responsibilities independently and professionally.
Must have proven ability to architect, implement and support network infrastructure solutions for routing and switching of diverse transport and data networks
In depth implementation and troubleshooting experience of networks using concepts/protocols such as BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, MPLS VPNs and emerging concepts such as Software Defined Networking
Experience with LAN and datacenter technologies such as Ethernet, Spanning Tree Protocol, First Hop Redundancy protocols
Experience implementing and troubleshooting WAN topologies using T-Carrier and Optical Carrier circuits.
Responsible for overseeing the configuring, managing, monitoring, and maintaining government Command and Control (C2) voice and video collaboration devices.
Subject matter expert for architecting, implementing, testing, and troubleshooting enterprise networks in support of common business applications and objectives.
Develops network architecture designs, studies and plans; supports design, test readiness, and operational readiness reviews
Provides senior program managers with recommendations on network engineering approaches and strategies for new and continued business
Develops, implements, and manages network engineering processes including configuration management and design standards to ensure compliance, relevancy, and sustainability
Performs capacity planning of the network by monitoring and analyzing network, performance and availability
Proactively researches and evaluates tools and technologies, as appropriate, to the network environment, while developing solutions to increase performance and lower the total cost of ownership
Provides Tier III support by providing trouble resolution of the network infrastructure and perform on-call duties and off-hours support when needed
Flexible with scheduled support of outages after hours and on weekends
Preferred Additional Skills:
BSEE, BSCE or BSCS with networking focus, and a minimum of 12+ year’s relevant networking experience
Minimum of ten (10) total years of experience in the architecture/design, development, and implementation of large scale Wide Area Network (WAN) architecture
Exceptional verbal, written (including the development of procedural documentation), interpersonal, and presentation skills desired
Experience with network and performance management tools, security tools and appliances, layer two technologies, wireless communications, cloud computing and telecommunications services and technologies is preferred
Experience working in a telecommunications carrier environment performing large-scale mission critical network implementations is a plus
Self-driven and resourceful in achieving goals independently as well as in cooperation with others
Flexibility to adjust to changing requirements, schedules, and priorities
The ability to socialize ideas, make recommendations, and gather team consensus to move forward
Working knowledge of networking fundamentals such as network protocols and common services (e.g., DNS, FTP, SSH, SNMP)
Previous experience supporting a Government and/or Department of Defense customer
Experience with application of DoD IAVAs, DISA STIGs, and NIST security controls