Principal Network Engineer (ETM) in Arlington, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

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Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and thats important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we cant turn into opportunity. And our work depends on  a Principal Network Engineer joining our team to support JSP-ETM activities in Arlington, VA

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a principal network engineer supporting JSP-ETM you will be entrusted to ensure the stability, integrity, and availability of the networking infrastructure and associated services. The position is involved with full life-cycle maintenance of a network infrastructure which includes incident response, capacity planning, testing, monitoring, performance tuning, enhancements, and integration of new services. The engineer must have the understanding and ability to implement and troubleshoot Cisco and Juniper products and services in a production environment using industry best practices. The position is in support of GDITs contract with the DISA Joint Service Provider located within the Pentagon and surrounding offices.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
A succesful candidate will be responsible for the health and maintenance of a large, complex networking infrastructure. This includes providing network administration and operational support to more than 8000 networked devices. The engineer will provide comprehensive network administration, security enhancements and remediation, and troubleshooting of network devices such as routers, switches, load balancers, WIFI, and VoIP. This position requires an understanding of best practices pertaining to network security and may require the development, deployment, and integration of network security services. Successful candidates should be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Additional responsibilities for the position are:

  • Provides problem and incident resolution, including dealing with software and hardware vendor technical support
  • Deploy and maintain network hardware, peripherals, services, and settings in accordance with industry standards and project/operational requirements
  • Works with load balancing team to provider layer 2/3 support.
  • Performs daily system monitoring; verifies the integrity and availability of networking hardware, services, systems, and key processes; reviews system and application logs
  • Documents and conducts changes during ASI windows
  • Provides on-call troubleshooting and issue resolution as required
  • Develops and maintains installation and configuration procedures
  • Collaborate with the Security team to identify and remediate application and operating system vulnerabilities
  • Acts as a liaison with other groups to provide information sharing pertaining to the needs of the diverse set of computer users supported by the client as a whole.
  • Develop scripts and other automation solutions to aid in the completion of migration and integration tasks.
  • Participate in capacity planning, performance discussions, and assist in the development and execution of disaster recovery exercises.
  • Review problems to understand the root causes of issues and ensure proper fixes are implemented
  • Provides phone support to users during the time of peak demand as needed.
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Bachelors degree or equivalent education and experience in lieu of degree

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  • 12+ years of related experience
  • Active TS/SCI
  • Must meet DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting, managing and monitoring the health of Cisco and Juniper routers and switches
  • Experience deploying, managing, and troubleshooting network systems, switching, and routing protocol standards such as: TCP/IP, ,MPLS, OSPF, BGP, SDN, and 802.1x.
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and NTP in a large multi-site environment
  • Experience designing, deploying, and troubleshooting load balancers from a L2/L3 perspective
  • Experience managing Cisco Prime/Junos Space
  • Experience with network security, including firewall, IDS/IPS, VPN, and vulnerability remediation
  • Experience using network management and analysis tools such as SNMP probes, and Network Sniffers or similar devices or programs.
  • Experience documenting network topology using Visio
  • Creating and documenting processes and creating work instructions
  • Experience working as a part of a large team and working directly with customers
  • Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience with supporting teleworkers and remote access technologies
  • Experience creating scripts to automate routine administration tasks
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Experience with NetScout, IBM NetCool and/or Solarwinds NMS products
  • Experience utilzing Remedy ITSM
  • Experience administering and troubleshooting server operating systems such as Linux, Windows, or UNIX
  • Expert knowledge in managing file systems using CIFS, iSCSI, NFS and NDMP protocols
 

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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