• Type: Contract
  • Job #2293
Senior Network Engineer
Clearance:
TS/SCI with FS or CI Poly
Chantilly, VA
 
We are looking for team-members with creative talent who are ready to take on the challenge of Senior Network Engineer to work collaboratively in order to further advance cutting-edge technology, products, and services for a large Government agency to detect and mitigate insider threats.
 
The Insider Threat Detection program is manned by a multi-disciplinary team of system and data engineers, data scientists, software developers, intelligence analysts, and investigators to provide insider threat detection and counterintelligence services. This program provides an opportunity to further advance cutting-edge technology, products, and services for a large Government agency to detect and mitigate insider threats. This program takes data from multiple sources in any format (structured or unstructured), transforms it into interpretable fragments, and allow our engines to categorize, quantify, distill, and display results for human analysts to interpret. Team members work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The technology stack is built on cutting edge hardware and software with multiple Windows and Linux environments interfacing with multi-petabyte data processing and analytic platforms – all designed, built, and maintained by our team.
 
We are looking for a Senior Network Engineer that is a self-starter with the mindset that stays up to date with the latest tools and techniques. This is a challenging yet rewarding position that provides an opportunity to leverage cutting edge technologies in pursuit of a vital mission that protects people, sensitive information/technologies, and the national security posture of the USIC.
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The field of insider threat detection and mitigation is evolving and growing, and our program needs highly innovative individuals, please keep reading…
 
Roles and responsibilities potentially include:
  • Experience with any of the following Firewalls: Cisco ASA, Palo Alto Networks, Forcepoint StoneSoft, and McAfee Enterprise Firewalls
  • Experience with any of the following router/switches: Cisco ASR, HPE Comware, HPE ProCurve, Arista
  • Experience with network design for Hadoop, VMware, and Windows/Linux environments.
  • Comfortable working with other division network teams to identify connection points.
  • Experience with the management, configuration, change control, and incident resolution
  • Strong level of knowledge with LAN switching and VLANs including VRFs
  • Experience with deploying and maintaining network-monitoring tools, such as Whats UpGold
  • Working knowledge with Netflow and SNMP for monitoring the enterprise
  • Experience with OSPF, OTV, STP, VRRP, LACP
  • Experience with port security
  • Experience with VMware vSwitches and Distributed vSwitches
Required Experience and Qualifications:
  • The candidate should have network engineering and administration background
  • Candidates on a daily basis will work closely with a team of System Engineers and Administrators to maintain and enhance the customers Insider Threat big data security analytic network. Additionally you will work with external customer networks to identify ways to integrate and route data off their networks
  • Candidates should be capable of designing and implementing unique network solutions in a cross-domain environment
  • Candidates should be comfortable with identifying and implementing routing changes on perimeter firewalls
  • Candidates must be comfortable with independently designing and identifying network optimizations and implementing network changes
  • Must have strong network routing and troubleshooting experience
  • A strong candidate will have worked in a multi-vendor network with various routing equipment including firewalls
  • You will plan for network upgrades and work closely with team leads to forecast hardware procurements
  • You will have direct influence for future network design and implementations and the system scales and grows
  • Candidates must be self-starters, comfortable with spending time in a data center, and have the aptitude to work independently
Duties and Tasks:
  • Work closely with technical and non-technical Insider Threat Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to identify risks to the infrastructure and implement design controls to mitigate
  • Meet frequently with other division network engineers to develop a plan of action for integration
  • Work closely with System Engineering team to deploy new servers and participate in the design of new distributed infrastructures such as Hadoop
  • Create and update network diagrams (Visio)
  • Monitor router and firewall performance and remediate throughput issues
  • Patch and update router and firewall hardware
  • Identify single points of failure and comfortable developing and implementing a plan of action to mitigate
  • Examine current hardware and system designs to mitigate security findings
  • Develop and maintain change management plan
  • Write A&A documentation and ensure the systems operate in accordance with these security plans
  • Designs and plans network systems
  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture
  • Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
  • Provides technical analysis in data network planning, engineering, and design
  • Provides analysis for implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to network problems
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, hubs, bridges and gateways, etc.
  • Coordinates third party maintenance for network equipment and troubleshoots problems with department users and department network administrators
  • May develop uniform operation procedures
  • Conducts testing of network systems
  • Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
  • Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
  • Fully proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
  • Grasps and applies new information quickly
  • Fully proficient ability to handle more complex assignments
  • Develops solutions to a variety of difficult problems of considerable scope and complexity, using established precedents and policies
  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field
  • Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects
  • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives
  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions
  • Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives
  • Works under general direction
  • Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects
  • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts
  • Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Contributes to the completion of specific programs or projects
  • Requires fully proficient analytical, research and project management capabilities
Preferred/bonus skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a specialized area; or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.
  • DoD 8570.1M compliant
  • Network certification preferred (E.g. CCNA)
  • Experience with COOP and datacenter failover is a plus
  • Experience with Cross Domain Solutions (CDS) is a plus
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