Previous Job
Senior Network Engineer
Ref No.: 17-02349
Location: Reston, Virginia
Position Type:Contract to hire
Pay Rate : $ 140,000.00 - 175,000.00 /Year
Senior Network Engineer

Job Description:
The candidate will work collaboratively with other operations and architecture groups to define standards and best practices, redesign and re-engineer network components when needed, and will participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation for trouble resolution. The candidate will further work with the information security organization to assist in the detection and mitigation of security events.
The candidate should be comfortable maintaining infrastructure with 100% uptime requirements, and should be readily able to communicate with downstream customers regarding maintenance needs, platform capabilities and service degradations.
The candidate must be an expert in the areas of internet routing protocol operation, network analysis and statistics generation, vendor and hardware/software selection, peering & transit issues, security mechanisms, attack mitigation, capacity planning, router, switch and firewall configuration, troubleshooting, and end-to-end network engineering.

The individual should be highly motivated; results oriented; have excellent communication, writing, presentation, and troubleshooting skills.  The candidate should have experience interacting with senior management on complex technical issues.

To qualify for this opportunity, candidates must have the right balance of the problem-solving abilities, technical hands-on analysis and operation skills and have the ability to document existing infrastructures.

  • Bachelor or Masters in Computer Science (or equivalent knowledge), preferably with 5+ years of industry experience in large/carrier networks.
  • The candidate must be extremely knowledgeable and conversant with modern Internet routing architectures, including BGP, OSPF, MPLS and IS-IS.  Further, the candidate must be familiar with complex layer 2 ethernet topologies and associated protocols, including 802.1q, 802.3ad, 802.1d, 802.1w, 802.1s, pvst+ and 802.3af.  The candidate should be familiar with GRE tunneling. 
  • The candidate should have experience dealing with complex multivendor layer 2,3 and 4-7 environments, including Cisco, Juniper, Foundry, NetScaler and CheckPoint.  
  • Experience with stateful firewall deployments and IPSEC is desirable, as is some experience with DWDM and optical switch administration.
  • The candidate should be comfortable designing systems and configurations to detect and mitigate complex and often unpredictable traffic anomalies, to include the use of IDS/IPS devices, packet sniffers, flow-based tools and traditional MPLS and BGP-based traffic engineering measures. 
  • The candidate should have experience in negotiating and managing relationships governing worldwide transit, transport and peering arrangements, and should understand the associated intricacies of capacity planning and cost recovery. 
  • The candidate should have experience developing network management tools to analyze traffic characteristics, assess network and device health, and assist with implementing tool interoperability. 
  • Desired languages:  PERL, JavaScript, C/C++. 
  • Experience with Linux system administration and Client Network Automation (OpsWare), is desired.
  • The candidate should have a fundamental knowledge of DNS and its associated operational requirements.
Third Party Applications Not Accepted