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Network Engineer - Government and Public Sector at EY

Network Engineer - Government and Public Sector

EY Chicago, IL Full-Time
At EY, you'll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we're counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

From strategy to execution, the Government & Public Sector (GPS) practice of Ernst & Young LLP provides a full range of consulting and audit services to help our Federal, State, Local and Education clients implement new ideas to help achieve their mission outcomes. We deliver real change and measurable results through our diverse, high-performing teams, quality work at the highest professional standards, operational know-how from across our global organization, and creative and bold ideas that drive innovation. We enable our government clients to achieve their mission of protecting the nation and serving the people; increasing public safety; improving healthcare for our military, veterans and citizens; delivering essential public services; and helping those in need. EY is ready to help our government build a better working world.

Our GPS Technology Organization is a structure within the US GPS practice that implements and maintains a new operate and technology model designed specifically to support U.S. defense and Government engagements.

**The opportunity**

We are looking for a Network Engineer within the US Government and Public Sector Technology. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering Network solution designs and architectures for key initiatives hosted in primarily in a cloud hosted government platform, and considering re-use, scalability and reliability in alignment with EY's mission and strategy.

You will holistically evaluate the network architecture and apply technical expertise to understand the business impact of a technical component, recommending and implementing new solutions, ways of working and technologies to meet business requirements. You will develop relationships across the business and EY Technology to understand requirements, apply technical knowledge of solution and technical architecture to solve business problems and work closely with other architecture and development teams to translate business requirements into technical solutions.

In this role you will also create reliable solution plans that include cost estimates and optimized delivery approaches by working with the business, multi-disciplinary teams including our peers in Technical Solution Management and Product Costing.

**Your key responsibilities**

+ Provide technical leadership & subject matter expertise to client engagements focusing on complex & innovative products and reusable assets within the context of Azure/Azure Gov Network services.

+ Design, deploy, scale and automate Microsoft Azure Gov Network

+ Actively participate in the design and network design reviews, defining essential details related to network implementation (e.g., connectivity, routing, filtering, protocols, DNS engineering), and sharing best practices in identifying and implementing solutions

+ Ensure relevant technical strategies, policies, standards, and practices are applied correctly across networks and network components

+ Work with the vendors to assess vendor products, understand vendor's delivery models and assist in implementing them

+ Set architectural direction and build consensus, mediate conflicts providing technical leadership and advisory services to the business.

+ Anticipate needs and potential objections and helping to create an environment which solicits positive contributions from all participants: Solution and Technical Architects, engineering teams, product manager, project managers, product analysts, test and project teams, Information Security and Operations

+ Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills that are required to operate as a leading member of global, distributed teams that deliver quality services and solutions

+ Guide others in resolving complex issues in solution architecture and solves complex, escalated aspects of a project

+ Monitor the progress and the quality of the project and reviews and develops due diligence to confirm the developed solution complies with architectural design

**Skills and attributes for success**

+ Advanced understanding of Azure/Azure Gov (Gateways, Firewalls, Network Security Groups, vWAN, vNets, etc.) architecture and components with specialized awareness of network services.

+ Self-starter with proven ability to develop creative solution that enable customers

+ Excellent IP and internet networking fundamentals

+ Advanced-level understanding of core networking technologies including: L2/L3 networking (OSPF, BGP, VLAN); firewalls; Azure network technologies (VNet, ExpressRoute, virtual network gateways),

+ Knowledge and/or past experience on Zscalar or Palo Alto network services

+ Knowledge and/or past experience on private and public DNS services

+ Advanced knowledge of concepts of load balancing, WAFs cloud networking, security, and automation as associated with this space

+ Highly analytical network troubleshooting skills utilizing packet capture/analysis packages such as Wireshark, etc..

+ Strong knowledge of cloud monitoring systems and best practices

+ Ability to analyze complex networking domains and write reusable code that simplifies and abstracts the underlying systems

+ Knowledge of cloud security controls including tenant isolation, encryption at rest, encryption in transit, key management, vulnerability assessments, application firewalls, SIEM, etc.

+ Interest and ability to research new and emerging technologies to better solve networking problems

+ Ability to navigate the EY organization to facilitate work beyond the immediate technical team

+ Ability to work across multiple projects with varied stakeholders.

+ Excellent project management, collaboration, interpersonal and communication skills

+ Strong collaboration abilities - willingness to share ideas, documentation, and leading practices

+ Conceptual and analytical skills - ability to extract, analyze, and document complex business and technical requirements/strategies

**To qualify for the role, you must have**

+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

+ 6+ combined years of experience of professional network engineering or development experience

+ Must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret Security clearance

**Ideally, you'll also have**

+ Knowledge of US Government & Public Sector federal standards, including DFARS, NIST 800-171, NIST 800-53, CMMC L3, Cloud Computing SRG, etc.

+ Experience with mission critical technology components with DR capabilities

+ Networking experience (TCP/UDP/IP)

+ Experience supporting peer teams and their responsibilities, such as infrastructure, operations, engineering, info-security

+ Cloud experience especially US Gov Cloud platforms, in particular Microsoft AzureGov

+ Some experience using Azure Devops/Ansible Tower to deploy network services in Azure

+ Experience with Domain Name Services (DNS)

+ Recent working experience with 3rd party Cloud-based Network Security providers such as Palo Alto and Zscaler (ZIA and ZPA)

+ Knowledge of one or more programming and scripting languages such as JavaScript, PowerShell, Bash, SQL, .NET, Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, PERL, C++, etc.

+ Delivered projects or initiatives using common methodologies especially Agile but also Waterfall, Iterative etc.

+ Experience with Agile & DevSecOps methodologies, including tools such as Azure Devops, Ansible Tower

+ Achieved one or more of the typical Networking Architecture certifications e.g. Microsoft, MS Azure Network Engineer Associate, AWS Advance Networking Certification, vendor certifications such as Cisco's CCNA, CCNP and security certifications such as (ISC)2, CISSP etc.

**What we look for**

+ Individuals with strong business and technical acumen who demonstrate drive, vision, teaming, and purpose and are passionate about helping our clients achieve their goals.

**What we offer**

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes medical and dental coverage, pension and 401(k) plans, and a wide range of paid time off options. Under our flexible vacation policy, you'll decide how much vacation time you need based on your own personal circumstances. You'll also be granted time off for designated EY Paid Holidays, Winter/Summer breaks, Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.

+ **Continuous learning:** You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

+ **Success as defined by you:** We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

+ **Transformative leadership:** We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

+ **Diverse and inclusive culture:** You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

**If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.**

**The exceptional EY experience. It's yours to build.**

**EY | Building a better working world**

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

EY is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer providing equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected basis, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with applicable law.

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