Immediate need for a Network Security Engineer with experience in the IT Industry.
This is a 12+ Months contract opportunity with long-term potential located in Gaithersburg, MD. Please review the job description below.
Job ID: 19-06197
Technical lead for large scale enterprise. Leads technical workgroups and/or functions as a technical expert.
Resolves and makes decisions on complex and high-risk issues.
Performs research, analysis, design, creation and implementation of infrastructure systems to meet current and future user requirements.
Directs Service Providers to modify and maintain existing systems to address changes in business processes.
Ensures Service Providers achieve contracted service delivery outcomes.
Monitors multiple projects by Service Provider to successful completion, maintaining scope within the time and budget constraints.
Responsible for designing efficient and optimal networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, intranets, and other data communications systems.
Education and Experience Required:
Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience/certification
5 years experience in information technology infrastructure leadership
8 years of experience as a Network Engineer with 5+ years in direct hands on role placing emphasis on implementing architectural standards, engineering designs, and project cutovers.
Must have the ability to multitask in a high-energy environment.
Expert level of knowledge of Cisco Data Center Architecture including Nexus 9K, 7K, 5K, 2K, WLC and IP Services.
Experience with firewalls, network load balancers, and WAN optimizers.
Strong understanding of MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, LAN/WAN network design, TCP/IP, wireless networking and network problem resolution including packet capture analysis.
DNS implementation and support experience
Ability to comprehend, analyze and research problems of a complex nature, contributing to problem resolution decisions and operational recommendations.
Proficient with high availability planning, component redundancy design and implementation.
Ability to design a large-scale enterprise network using standard best practices.
Demonstrated history of excellent communications and writing skills with the ability to facilitate technical designs and architecture discussion with stakeholders.
Cisco certifications including CCDP, CCNP are preferred.
Technical leadership experience in a multi-sourced SLA driven environment
Project management skills
Excellent communication skills and problem-solving ability.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others.
Ability to manage the details and compliance with standards and expectations.
Technical infrastructure operations, administration, or engineering work history
Experience with Network Management tools for performance, fault and capacity management, topology mapping, application dependency mapping, application performance and configuration management.
Good understanding of Cisco wireless infrastructure; Cisco WLC, ACS, various model access points, multiple SSID with various access list and QoS at the wireless network.
Design, test, and inspect Network systems and services
Experience supporting large complex global network operations
Strong understandings of DNS using Infoblox Grid architecture
Experience with Quality of Service in various data/voice network implementations.
Good understanding and working knowledge of TCP/IP, netflow, access-control lists, policy-based routing, performance routing (PfR), peering, and DNS.
Experience with Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES:
As an individual contributor or member of a project team support successful project and change implementations
Provides time critical technical leadership, oversight, governance and tactical direction for Network services related to client solution delivery
Provides technical input to the overall department architecture and operational governance models
Conducts research and reviews the design / implementation of Network infrastructure components to validate standards and SLA compliance
Make contributions to the introduction of Network solutions that enhance the operations and cost structures of the client environment
Create and make available project documentation with a focus on communicating technical features and functions of solutions
Participates in the evaluation and selection of Network infrastructure services products
Works closely with department leadership and service providers to support alignment of plans with solution delivery
Supports audit responses and governance based on client standards ensuring proper alignment on projects and major initiatives
Leads analysis of the current environment to detect critical deficiencies and recommends solutions for improvement
Leads analysis of reported outage events to determine potential impact on the in-place network infrastructure & architecture
Utilizes capacity modeling and data to align systems state and future planning with department strategy and goals
Informs project teams of necessary modifications and costs of Network infrastructure services to accommodate goals
Consults with Service provider teams to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical elements to accommodate infrastructure needs
Oversees and produces configuration documentation of task level Network engineering specifications, diagrams and configurations
Participates in and suggests improvements to standards configuration, change management processes and practices
Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects and tasks
Take a leadership role on network infrastructure projects to configure routing and switching elements including designing and troubleshooting
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:
- Networking, Security, Infrastructure exp.
Our client is a leading IT organization and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply online for immediate consideration.