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Principal Network Engineer

Arlington, VA
•Provide architecture/engineering expertise for network implementations, cloud environment integrations, project designs, and standards development, as well as onboarding new tenants •Provide administration/support for intelligent DNS routing between enterprise locations/data centers, as well as plan and implement upgrades (includes installation of new equipment) •Implement approved authentication and certificate management controls
•Use caching (static html content) for the enterprise infrastructure environment (hardware, software, and configuration components) and supported tenants
•Support deployment options
•Configure self IPs, port lockdown, and network routes
•Configure remote logging to Splunk
•Adhere to change management processes and procedures
•Troubleshoot, configure, upgrade, maintain, and monitor the load balancer network architecture (performance, configurations, traffic flow, application monitoring, CPU capacity/utilization)
•Analyze network alarms and identify sources
•Coordinate with on-site support personnel while troubleshooting
•Use enterprise service management tools to initiate, respond, and track service requests •Create reports and analyze performance metrics
•Develop processes/procedures and related engineering documentation for troubleshooting and quickly identifying issues
•Perform reach back to OEM Vendors to de-conflict operational issues with known operating system bugs and security alerts
•Partner with the information security personnel to assess potential exposure to vulnerabilities, identify mitigation plans, and ensure compliance with enterprise security baselines and standards •Evaluate modern technologies to optimize network efficiency and review/provide recommendations to improve the network
•Inform management in a clear, concise, and timely manner of any customer or technical issues •Be responsive and decisive on adjusting architecture as customer requirements and technology evolves

Required Qualifications:
•5+ years primary role operating, troubleshooting, installing network routers and switches •5+ years primary role directly designing, architecting routed and switched networks up to and including enterprise sized networking solutions.
•2+ years as senior or lead engineer in planning, designing, and building software defined networks
•3+ years DoD environment
•At least one nationally recognized certification for senior network administrators/engineers/architects tied to the proposed solution’s routers and switches
•IAT Level III in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M •IAT Level III certification •Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering or Equivalent; Master’s degree preferred
•Configuring and installing various network devices and services •Monitoring network performance and resource utilization, trending, capacity planning •Use of current and emergent network design principles and protocols •Experience with network virtualization technologies
Experience with multi-tenant network architectures
•Familiarity with a width variety network routing and switching equipment devices from multiple vendors
•Scripting languages such as Pearl, Python, coding for network threshold events.
•Active or current Secret clearance

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