Network Engineer

  • Ascent,
  • Ashburn, VA
Contract Independent, Contract W2, 12+ mos
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Our reputable client, a leader in the payments industry, has an opening for a Network Engineer to join their team. This is a 12 months contract with potential extensions in Ashburn, VA or Denver, CO.  


Must have skills: 3-5 years of Routers and Switches experience. Manager wants to see candidates from enterprise data centers and not mom and pop shops. Must have Cisco/Arista routers and switches with Cisco Nexus experience. Any ASR model experience is a must, but prefers ASR 1000 and ASR 9000. Communication and Documentations skills are critical. IP routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP

Nice to have skills: CCIE, CCNA, and CCNP certification is preferred.

Roles and responsibilities: True engineering role and need to be independent no hand holding. Help design and implement large enterprise networks.

* Implement, and provide ongoing support of network systems of high complexity using Cisco and Arista network technology.

* Serve as a technical resource for hardware installation, configuration, and operational support of these networks’ routers, switches, load balancers, WAN optimizers

* Provide 3rd level technical support to  clients and to technical teams within  to resolve network issues and to support the implementation of new network solutions

* Ensure full compliance of  Key Controls and Technical Service Requirements for all network architecture, designs, and implementations both past and present

* Ensure all changes go through appropriate review, change control, and acceptance before implementation

* Provide highest level of technical consultancy to ensure problem resolution is achieved in the shortest possible timeframe

* Work with the Information Security Office to ensure solutions deployed meet  Security Requirements and provide technical assistance for investigation and analysis of security alerts


* At least 3 years related experience in infrastructure/network environments including planning, documenting and implementing LANs and WANs using latest technology

* At least 3 years of experience in a Network Engineering role

* CCIE certification or equivalent, and/or a Bachelor's degree preferably in Engineering is preferred

* Expertise on IP Technologies and extensive knowledge of LAN technologies such as Spanning-Tree.

* Engineering knowledge of network hardware, specifically Cisco routers and switches and Arista Switches with a strong focus on data center technology such as Cisco Nexus.

* Extensive experience and expertise on IP routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP

* Knowledge of Cisco encryption technologies (IPSec, SSL), and hot standby protocols HSRP and VRRP

* Advanced understanding of TCP/IP network protocols, including common application protocols

* Experience in high-availability networks in load-balanced, n-tier application environments

* CCIE, CCNA, or CCNP Routing and Switching certification preferred

* ITIL certification preferred


Posted By

Matthew Delacruz

Dice Id : itca001
Position Id : 17-02408
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