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Network Tools Engineer
Ref No.: 18-13782
Location: Ashburn, Virginia
Title: Network Tools Engineer
Duration: 12 Months (Possible Extension)
Location: Ashburn, VA

Client is looking for a Network Tools Engineers at our Ashburn, VA location. Network Tools Engineers will partner with other team members to test, plan and implement monitoring solutions for network platforms. This position will work in a lab environment to support all network element and tools integration testing.

  • 3-5 years of experience. No Senior level experience required.
  • Solar Winds tools experience is a must have.
  • Configuring routers, switches, firewalls, load balances to enable tool integration testing.
  • Must be able to work independently.
Job Description:
  • Install and configure all production network tools in a lab environment either on bare metal of in VMware environment.
  • Conduct integration testing of all network tools and routing, switching, firewall and load balancer platforms.
  • Administer and operate Network tools such as Solarwinds, Netscout, NetBrain, Nervecenter, Netcool and Netflow to support network surveillance, performance management, flow analysis and reporting
  • Updates Network tools with the latest security patch and ensure all vulnerabilities are remediated in a timely manner.
  • Collect data from production network to generate application flow data
  • Assists in root-cause analysis of complex problems involving network tools, application data and network systems
  • Create scripts to enable automation of network tools related test plans
  • Create and maintain test plan, test report and other related documentation
  • Provides subject matter expertise during major or high priority incidents
  • Configure Networking devices like Switches, Routers, Firewalls, Load Balancers to enable tools integration testing
Job Requirements:
  • Experience with installation, configuration and management of various network tools
  • Experience with Network monitoring tools including Solarwinds, Netcool, Nervecenter, NetBrain and Netflow.
  • Experience in Cisco, Arista, Checkpoint, Palo Alto and F5 platform configuration
  • Understanding of networking protocols (e.g. BGP4, OSPF, IPSEC, HSRP, 802.11, QoS)
  • Automation scripting experience with Python and Ansible
  • Possess good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to quickly analyze situations, identify problems, and provide solutions.
  • Ability to lead and drive projects to completion.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with network tools in a data center environment
  • Bachelor degree in computer science or a related field
Desired Skills:
  • CCNP or higher (CCIE highly valued)