Network Engineer

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03-16-2018
Since its founding in 2000, TeleSolv Consulting has been committed to helping organizations solve complex problems. Our solutions integrate sound management principles with the most appropriate technologies to assist senior executives in effectively managing programmatic, schedule, and technical risks.
Position Summary:
Position requires experience and deployment support for the integration of technologies into WMATA’s network.  Contractor will be responsible for the secure deployment and full integration of new and existing network systems across the Customer’s organization.  This job category will have three (3) levels:  entry, mid-level and Senior. Based on the interview results, the Customer will make the determination of which category a candidate will be assigned. 
Position Responsibilities: 
  • Manages, owns, tracks, escalates, communicates and coordinates problem resolution and escalation processes up to problem resolution.
  • Carrying out tactical and operational plans including planning for growth, providing input for strategic planning and anticipating requirements where possible.
  • Analyzing and defines network requirements and configurations, optimization, and support for network servers, routers and switches.
  • Preparing operational reports including trouble resolution and analysis, project status, equipment and network requirements/inventories.
  • Monitoring network capacity and performance, diagnoses and resolves complex network problems.
  • Configuring and maintains network backup and recovery procedures.
  • Adhering to IT policies and procedures (e.g., SDLC, COOP).
  • Assuring the rigorous application of information security policies, principles and practices in the delivery of network services. 
Knowledge Abilities and Skills:
Current 1T-NCS standard based equipment and telecommunications data and voice transport and services. 
  • Basic Project Management Proficient in service and equipment installations including knowledge of project management and presentation programs (e.g., Microsoft Project, Visio Professional 5.0).
  • LAN Switching technologies including a detailed understanding of all Ethernet standards: Ethernet Layer 1 wiring speed and duplex, RJ-45 pinouts and CAT6 wiring, CSMA/CD, basic switch port configuration; VLAN configuration and management including VPT, 1SL and 802.1q trunking.
  • Detailed understanding of the spanning tree protocol to include PVST+, MST, Portfast, uplinkfast, backbonefast, rootguard and BPDU guard.
  • 1Pv4 addressing including IP address structure and subnetting, VLSM subnet allocation, CIDR, private addressing and NAT.
  • IPv6 technologies, including a detailed understanding of IPv6 addressing and Address types, IPv6 neighbor discovery, neighbor and router advertisement and neighbor and router solicitation, unicast reverse path forwarding and IPv6 unicast routing protocols.
  • IP Services including ARP, Proxy ARP, DHCP, HSRP, VRRP and GLBP, Network Time Protocol (NTP); SNMP; Syslog.
  • MPLS Technologies, including provisioning MPLS routers via LDP, understanding of the LIB, LFIB as it relates to MPLS provision and path determination, tracking and troubleshooting.
  • MPLS VPN implementation including a detailed understanding of MP-BGP, Route Distinguishers and route targets.
  • EIGRP routing including configuration of EOGRP routers, authentication, route filtering, offset lists and troubleshooting stuck-in-active routes.
  • OSPF routing including a detailed understanding of the OSPF database, configuring neighbors using different network types, the hello process, the OSPF path selection process, configuration of stubby areas, NSSA; configuration of OSPF costs and clearing of the OSPF process; OSPF route filtering, virtual link configurations and OSPF authentication.
  • BGP routing including the configuration of iBDP and eBGP peers; BGP message types, neighbor states, injecting routes and prefixes into the BGP table; detailed understanding of BGP attributes; use of route reflectors; understanding of the BGP path selection process.
  • OcS technologies including congestion management and avoidance, software queues and Cisco switch hardware queues, CBWFQ and LLQ basic features and configuration, WRED operation, LAN switch congestion Management and avoidance with a particular emphasis on Cisco 3750 series, 6500 series and 7600 series switches; shaping and policing concepts using shaping and policing terminology and the underlying mechanics of shaping and policing configuration and operation.
  • IP Multicast technologies including a detailed understanding of the IP Multicast structure, distribution of IP Multicast traffic with IGMP, IGMP v2 and Version 3 implementation, IP multicast routing with particular emphasis on Sparse mode routing protocols.
  • Cisco router and switch security concepts and implementation including simple password protection for the CLI, AAA Authentication, Authorization and Accounting, Layer 2 security including Port Security, dynamic ARP inspection, DHCP snooping, IP source guard, 802.1xauthenticiation, storm control, Layer 3 security including IP access lists, RPF checks, TCP SYN Flood protections.
  • Proactive and team player.
  • Work independently representing agency to other agencies.  Accurate and timely status report (written and verbal).
  • Configure, manage and troubleshoot multi-protocol network elements throughout the OSI stack to ensure effective end-to-end communications IMPLS, OSPF, BGP, Firewalls, Access list, VPN internally and externally.
  • Configure, manage and troubleshoot VOIP and multi-media (video) distributed systems and platforms, to include access and trunk gateways, media servers (voicemail and unified messaging), E911 interconnect and session boarder control.
    • Comprehensive FCAPS management experience with following:  Circuit management (T-I, analog, digital) installation and cabling; problem isolation; SolarWinds and other NMS systems; Support; Operations Center; Help Desk; Cisco Works (and other systems as required); Trouble tickets:  Service Center, escalation, assignment groups, resolving outages, scheduled and unscheduled, notification.
    • Communicate effectively at all levels.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Data Communications, Telecommunications
  • Electrical Engineering or related field with three (3) years of experience in enterprise technology leadership.  Certifications in enterprise networking electronics and systems (voice and/or data).
  • Understanding of the ITIL operational best practices is preferred.
  • Certifications in enterprise networking electronics and systems (voice and/or data) are preferred.  Understanding of the ITIL operations best practices.
  • Project Management Certification (PMI) or 1- 2 years of large scale enterprise project management
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license issued from jurisdiction of residence and ability to legally operate a motor vehicle in MD, DC and VA.
  • Must have a CCIE or JNCIP.
  • Certification from a major voice communication system manufacturer, or other equivalent/applicable technical certification.
  • Formal training and experience in Project Management, estimating, cost and schedule management, variance reporting and electronic project management tools such as Primavera, MS Project and Project Scheduler.
  • Familiarity with Internet access, e-mail and web hosting technologies.
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