Senior Network Engineer

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Position Title Senior Network Engineer
Position Type Full Time
Position Location EUROPE
Tracking Code 00612
Daily Responsibilities
  • Supports the medical mission of the DoD and ensures that the highly complex and technical requirements related to the infrastructure are addressed.
  • Identifies and resolves larger, more complex LAN/WAN network problems and issues, researches network-level problems using network management tools and is responsible for providing high-level installation, configuration, management and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN communication equipment for networked facilities.
  • Serves as the regional point of contact for network issues, configuration management and communications interconnection, addressing, and multi-protocol routing and network management.
  • Advises and consults with government staff, agencies and Contractor representatives involved with LAN/WAN design, network implementation and network management to ensure the LAN/WAN adequately supports the MHS mission and provides optimal performance.
  • Interfaces with and leads Network Specialists and internal or external organizations to resolve LAN/WAN issues.
  • Resolves technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the OSI model through the use of diagnostics and network administration tools such as Hewlett Packard (HP) OpenView, Cisco Works and Tivoli.
  • Understanding of Management Information Blocks (MIB) and MRTG to measure, plan and execute methodologies to ensure high performance levels and minimum downtime.
  • Responsible for the increasing levels of LAN/WAN security in maintaining the LAN – WAN barrier systems responsible for preventing unauthorized access to MTF systems.
  • Must be capable of establishing and configuring network firewalls, VPN devices (NetScreen knowledge desirable), and IDSs.
  • Provides recommendations to personnel in the field by making either a change to network level operations or an enhancement to the network (tuning or upgrade).
  • Studies vendor products to determine which components and configurations best meet the requirements of DoD and European MTFs.
  • Establishes and implements LAN/WAN procedures and standards to ensure compliance with DoD and European Regional Command objectives and policies.
  • Communicates with key customers on the status of all network support requests.
  • Continuously evaluates and resolves complex technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model through the use of diagnostics and network administration tools.
  • Provides proactive input on policies and issues related to standardization as well as develop and write policies and procedures that identify best practice solutions necessary for operations in support of the LAN/WAN.
  • Defines and establishes minimum standards related to LAN/WAN access and its impact on overall network operations.
  • Leads/participates on other projects and support as the need arises.
Required: Years of Experience (min)
  • 5 years of information technology experience
Required: Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related technical discipline.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) accreditation is desired.
  • Information Assurance Manager (IAM) Level III or equivalent certification, per DoD 8570.01-M, "Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program" (most recent version) is required.
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) is desired.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) are desired
Required: Experience
  • Clear understanding of TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, XDM, HTTP, SHTTP, SMTP, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND), EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, Point to Point Protocol (PPP), High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC), V.35, RS-449 and knowledge of the 803.2, 802.3, 802.5, 802.10, 802.11, 802.3u and 802.3z communications and Internet standards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of synchronous and asynchronous communications, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, ATM, ISDN, microwave and satellite communications.
  • Experience with various Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), cable testers, network sniffers and EIA/TIA cable standards and specifications are also desired.
  • Possess experience in routed, switched and shared LAN environments that operate such items as Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows NT/2K/XP, UNIX, LINUX, and OpenVMS and employ routers, switches, hubs and terminal servers as well as various local and long-haul ISDN, T1, T3, (European E1 – E3 desirable) satellite and ATM WAN connectivity that employs Codex and PairGain CSU/DSUs.
  • Experience with DoD Health Care Information Systems is highly desired and considered to be key to success.
  • Experience and skills shall include a range of assignments in technical tasks directly related to the proposed area of responsibility.
  • Expertise in Windows networks, Cisco Systems and HP Openview.
  • Capability and/or understanding of software scripting (e.g. Perl).
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with a broad audience to include Government officials, medical professionals and highly specialized technical personnel.
Required: Clearance
  • An Automated Data Processing (ADP) sensitivity level determination is required for this position. A “SECRET” security level designation is required for this position.

About Systems Plus

Systems Plus is headquartered in Rockville, MD with over 2 decades of experience providing Global Enterprise Management, Technology, Engineering and Professional services and solutions across Defense and Federal Civilian government sectors.

From Discovery to Delivery, Systems Plus brings a greater measure of confidence, commitment and value to our clients. With various Defense and Federal contracts across the United States, Europe and Pacific/Asia, we are driving innovation and excellence within the Special Operations Forces Components and Commands, Defense Health Agency, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, National Institute of Standards and Technology, House of Representatives and more.

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Interested individuals should email their resume with salary expectations and with a cover letter to or fax them to (301) 948-3918.