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Senior Network Engineer

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Job ID: 448467
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jul 23, 2019
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Shift: Day Job
Travel: None
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Description

SAIC, in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - Office of Information Technology (OIT), will deliver enterprise Architecture and Engineering Services (AES).  These services will include design, engineering, and implementations for the entire USCIS global enterprise. SAIC is looking for an AES team experienced and proven in terms of technology and IT modernization in the US Government Enterprise space.
The Senior Network Engineer provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations. Provides support in the translation of business requirements into telecommunications (e.g., LAN, MAN, WAN, Voice and Video) requirements, designs and orders. Provides in-depth engineering analysis of telecommunications alternatives for government agencies in support of their strategic modernization efforts and telecommunications enhancement design for medium and large-scale telecommunication infrastructures. Provides interface support to telecommunications end users, telecommunications operations personnel, and telecommunications strategic program management. Monitors and responds to hardware, software, and network problems. Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals). Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance. Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network.
May design, analyze, plan, modify, and maintain networks and network components supporting data, voice and/or audio communication activities.  Prepares the analysis of short/long term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling.  May conduct network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies as well as internal studies of network performance and traffic analysis.  May evaluate new technology. Duties may include providing specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture; providing information for hardware and software selection; and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Conducts testing of network systems. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
This role requires demonstrated experience with Cisco hardware and OSPF, BGP, MPLS, Spanning Tree, and Network Trunking Protocols; demonstrated experience with Cisco Works, NetQos, Riverbed Steelhead, F5 load balancers, and Infoblox; demonstrated experience coordinating activities across large scale organizations and multi-functional groups. Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations. Provides support in the translation of business requirements into telecommunications (e.g., LAN, MAN, WAN, Voice and Video) requirements, designs and orders. Provides in-depth engineering analysis of telecommunications alternatives for government agencies in support of their strategic modernization efforts and telecommunications enhancement design for medium and large-scale telecommunication infrastructures. Provides interface support to telecommunications end users, telecommunications operations personnel, and telecommunications strategic program management. Monitors and responds to hardware, software, and network problems. Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals). Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance. 
 

Qualifications

Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more of experience, Masters and twelve (12) years or more experience, PhD and nine (9) years or more experience.  Additional years of experience may be considered for candidates with Associates degree. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical degree.
A minimum of seven (7) years of subject matter experience deploying WAN/LAN, Routing, Switching, Optimization and some exposure with Cloud Service Providers. 
Experience designing mission critical LAN/WAN/CSP infrastructure.
Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills required
Strong critical thinking, complex problem solving, appropriate judgment, and decision-making skills
Possess superior technical aptitude and effective written and verbal communications skills.
Proven experience with managing and using DevOps concepts.
Five years of experience with the following:
Cisco Hardware experience  
Cisco Works 
OSPF, BGP, MPLS, Spanning Tree and Network Trunking protocols
NetQos
Riverbed Steelhead
F5 Load Balances
Infoblox
SD-LAN, SD-WAN, LAN, MAN, WAN, Voice and Video
Certifications:  
· CCNP or proven equivalent experience
 
DESIRED: 
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE); and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) preferred but not mandatory.
 
 Must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a DHS EOD or BI clearance


Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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