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Sr. Network Engineer
Ref No.: 19-00064
Location: Rockville, Maryland
We are looking for a Senior Network Engineer who is responsible for serving as the company's lead in architecting, designing, developing, implementing, securing, and maintaining communication networks within the corporate and enterprise environments. This position ensures the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for customers and staff. Additional responsibilities include network monitoring/analysis, network security, project management, and documentation as it relates to the network environment. These duties will be accomplished by directing and coordinating activities personally or through other staff in a 24X7 environment. Incumbent will also be responsible for driving continual service improvement in this role.
  • Supports network operations, maintenance and engineering including all aspects of the connectivity infrastructure, firewall support, and VPN support (IPSEC tunnels and remote access).
  • Analyzes, plans, diagrams and implements network enhancements and upgrades.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves network outages and performance related issues.  Provides technical expertise for network performance and configuration.
  • Schedules network conversions and cut-overs.
  • Participates in leading and defining best of class security practices for enterprise networks. Monitors and maintains network usage and security.
  • Responds to the needs and questions of staff and customers as they relate to network performance and connectivity.
  • Coordinates upgrades/supports with outside vendors.
  • Maintains a backup of all configurations and code.
  •  Responds a 24x7 emergency pager on a scheduled rotating basis.
  • Supports the escalation and communication of status to company management and internal customers.
  • Writes and reviews change management plans, performs the network changes, collects artifacts, updates relevant databases and documents the outcome.
  • Develops and maintains architectural documents, guidelines and procedures in support of Bright's network policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Serves as the technical lead for project based assignments.
  • Interacts with ISP's, telcos, and any third parties required to accomplish essential job functions.
  • Manages and maintains domain name registration with multiple providers.
  • Responsible for traveling to multiple Bright MLS locations to perform the essential duties of this position.
  • Performs other duties that are reasonably assigned and associated with the role to support the overall needs of the business.
 
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 10 years' experience in an IP-based enterprise network environment as a network engineer or architect.
  • The candidate must possess expert knowledge of TCP/IP, Internet protocols, Ethernet and be highly skilled at both troubleshooting and triage of all issues.
  • Broad experience with network monitoring equipment, traffic flow analysis, network security, performance tuning and fault tolerance architectures is needed.
  • Ability to analyze, debug, track and resolve network performance and security issues is required. Experience with the following technologies is preferred, Cisco Nexus and Catalyst switches, Client Procurve switches, Cisco ASA Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls, F5 LTM and GTM, Dell SonicWall VPN, Cisco Wireless Solutions, RSA Secure ID, APC power and cooling.
  • Must be experienced and proficient in managing IPS/IDS, switches, routers and firewalls.
  • Proficiency in managing F5 load balancers is required.
  • Experience with Cisco IOS and NX-OS is required.
  • Experience with regular device life cycle maintenance including activities such as upgrading firmware on network devices such as Cisco Switches and routers is a must.
  • Must have a strong understanding of Networking OSI Model.
  • Familiarity with network management, traffic and monitoring tools such as Solarwinds and Netflow are needed.
  • Detailed experience with Layer 2 switching, VLAN's trunking technologies, Aggregation (LACP, PAGP, VPC, MEC; VTP; and STP, (R) PVST(+), MST is also required.
  • Experience planning and executing large scale network changes is a must.
  • Experience using routing protocols such as EIGRP, BGP and OSPF is needed.
  • Experience with wireless network services and protocols is required.
  • Experience with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and metric based reporting is required.
  • Detailed knowledge of network and security concepts, best practices, and technologies including IPS/IDS, DDoS, IPSec, SSL, DNS, DHCP, routing and switch, IPAM, NAT, etc. is needed.
  • Relevant network certifications (CCNP, CCIE, etc.) are preferred, or equivalent knowledge required. Experience in AWS Cloud platform and its features which includes EC2, AMI, EBS, CloudFront, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, S3, IAM, Route53, SES and VPC is required.
  • Experience in implementing AWS solutions with regard to initial deployments and ongoing support of existing instances and environments (security, storage, systems, etc.) is needed.
 
  • Incumbent must have strong problem-solving skills, keen attention to detail, analytical ability, strong communication, planning, and organization skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must.
  • Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot is also important.
  • Ability to work independently in addition to working closely in a team environment is required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a detailed understanding of fundamental principles, concepts and techniques related to a technical area, including the impact on peripheral business areas.
  • Ability to perform advanced packet/protocol analysis throughout the seven layer OSI reference model is required.
  • Proficient in Visio diagram software is also required.
  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks with little instructions and significant independent judgment is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is required. 
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