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Category: Network Engineering Job Type: Contract
Job ID Number: 10488 City/State: Richmond    VA
Job Title: Network Engineer
Job Description: Location: Richmond, VA / Contract to Hire.

The Senior Network Engineer establishes the networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards while also taking ownership for end-to-end network project management and end-to-end project implementation management and support.

Local candidates strongly preferred.
Must be available for face to face.

Skills Needed:
  • Knowledge of LAN and WAN hardware including Juniper, Palo Alto, Load Balancing, cable and rack management, and UPS support.

  • Knowledge of network security best practices.

  • Ability to manage projects and execute objectives.

  • Ability to make recommendations to create corporate efficiencies for all activities.

  • Ability to take process/project ownership.

  • Ability to communicate with Senior Management both written and verbal.

  • Deep understanding of network protocols – IPSEC, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, CCC, Multi-link Point2Point, RIP, Layer 2 Stretch, DHCP, SNMP (and MIB), TCP, UDP.

Responsibilities:
  • Continuously exhibit and uphold Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication and Teamwork, Innovation and Customer Service.

  • Establish networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.

  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with the team on network optimization.

  • Support LAN and WAN hardware maintenance and support.

  • Complete network projects including writing project scopes, requirements analysis and documentation.

  • Secure network system by working with the Security Lead establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.

  • Complete network patching and upgrades.

  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

  • Accomplish information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

  • Report network operational status by gathering, prioritizing information, managing projects.

  • Provide on-call support, some multiple day travel required.

  • Perform Disaster Recovery support as related to networking.

  • Direct junior team members.

Education:
  • 4-year degree in Computer Science or Engineering required.

  • 10+ years’ experience network (routing, troubleshooting) engineering and network architecture preferred.

  • 7+ years’ experience local failover/disaster recovery preferred.

  • 5+ years’ experience with Juniper routers and switches required.

  • 3+ years’ experience with Palo Alto Firewalls a plus.

  • 2 years stretched layer 2 preferred.

For expedited response, please contact Karan at 804-673-5100 x 35
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