Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions:
In depth knowledge of the structured cabling standards and best practices for copper and fiberoptic connectivity for indoor and outdoor applications. Ability to install, configure, and maintain network equipment, including switching (Cisco & Dell), routing (OSPF & BGP), wireless (Wi-Fi and cellular based); and rugged industrial grade hardware (Moxa, Digi, CradlePoint). Extensive network security knowledge, Palo Alto firewall administration, TrendMicro Intrusion Prevention System management. In depth knowledge of Windows networking in relationship to Active Directory environments, including DNS, DHCP, RADIUS. Networking implementation in support of the virtualization technologies based on Hyper-V and VMware. IP-based Storage Area Network fabric administration. Large scale and distributed UPS system administration and support. Knowledge of the network performance monitoring tools (SolarWinds) and technologies (NetFlow), as well as network mapping tools (NetBrain). Ability to conduct network traffic analysis with industry standard tools (Wireshark). Knowledge of the IaaS cloud connectivity technologies such as VPNs and dedicated circuits (ExpressRoute). Apply critical thinking to quickly identify problems and implement solutions with minimal downtime. Utilize software and hardware diagnostic tools to identify, diagnose, and repair complex problems affecting system availability and performance. Using logic and wholistic analysis, identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Be able to qualify decisions with solid reasoning and justification. Ability to multitask and perform a multitude of administrative and engineering tasks at one time unsupervised. Effectively collaborate in a team environment or work independently as needed. Provide mentorship to others and perform knowledge transfer as required. Maintain awareness of advances in information technology and developments in cyber security realms. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong work ethic is required.
Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions:
Proficiency in using listed technologies, software applications, and cloud services is essential for adequate performance in the assigned job duties. Advanced troubleshooting and problem-solving skills associated with hardware, software, services, and systems are expected.
Training and/or Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Systems or a related field. Certifications and applicable job experience may be counted in lieu of education requirement.
Over 10 years of network management and administration experience with progressively escalating responsibilities, with at least 5 years of network systems project implementation experience. Knowledge of networking protocols and technologies; in depth knowledge of the TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP; IP addressing; LAN management; VLAN administration; Wi-Fi management in the enterprise setting; WAN implementation; routing (OSPF and BGP); site-to-site and endpoint VPN; network support in a Windows environment utilizing Cisco (or equivalent) network components. Proven experience managing Palo Alto (or equivalent) next generation firewalls. Networking support for virtualization environments; Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2 networking. Experience working in environments that utilized Change Management and other ITIL concepts is a plus.
Licenses or Certificates:
Virginia Driver’s License
- This position is classified as essential personnel.
- Must be able to pass federal government background screening process for local military installation access
Work requires high-speed operation of keyboard devices. Also requires lifting and transferring of computer equipment as needed. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. Duties may require some seasonal overtime.