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Senior Network Engineer_NASA_NICS

Job ID: 196813
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 7, 2019
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking a self-motivated and knowledgeable network engineer well versed with the engineering and administration of multi protocol infrastructure, network security devices, zone-based firewalls, strong background in network, routing, switching, wireless technologies, IT security. 


Duties:

·         Work with a technical team of engineers to meet department goals.

·         Support Agency projects by participating in stakeholder meetings and design reviews to evaluate the impact to NASA HQ operations.

·         Support NASA HQ projects by collecting requirements, performing deep dive investigations on service impacting issues and create future corrective action plans for dissemination to other Network Engineering teams

·         Evaluate, test, and implement new solutions.

·         Maximizes network performance by implementing effective monitoring, and network capacity and IP (IPv4-IPv6) addressing within the network.

·         Secures network against threats by establishing and enforcing policies, performing penetration testing and proactively defining and monitoring access controls.

·         Participate in all required engineering meetings for the service lines that support enterprise network services across the NASA Centers.

·         Develop deployment procedures (within change management guidelines) and upgrade strategies for the network infrastructure.

·         Collaborate with other teams and contractors to resolve problems for any escalated engineering issues and provide support needed to troubleshoot network issues.

·         Plan, schedule, coordinate, and implement configuration changes, operating system upgrades, network maintenance activities that include firmware, hardware replacement and network infrastructure changes.

·         Create and maintain network documentation and connectivity diagrams using Visio, processes documentation and other documentation of live network environments for internal and customer use.

·         Communicate effectively with internal and external audiences with varying levels of technical expertise.

·         Provide input for security recommendations, policy changes, security plans and data calls.

·         Adhere to the organization’s policy and procedures.

·         Provide after-hours support for outages and maintenance activities.

Qualifications

Required:

·         Bachelor's degree in Network Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related subject (4 years experience in lieu of degree)

·         6+ years of proven, hands-on network engineering experience

·         Demonstrable mastery of networking standards and protocols (e.g., IPSEC, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS)

·         Hands- on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an eagerness to provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients

Desired Qualifications

 

Desired:


·         Advanced degree or continued education in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a related subject

·         CCNA/CCNP or (more advanced certifications highly valued)

·         Experience with wireless equipment such as point to point radios (i.e. fixed wireless, microwave)

·         Experience managing large scale network construction or installation projects

·         Experience working with metric, SLAs and five nine-uptime requirements.



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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