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Network Engineer II

Laurel, MD · Information Technology
This position requires that candidate hold an Active TS/SCI w/ Full Scope Polygraph Clearance.

Provides network engineering support for local and globally-distributed networks of varying sizes and configurations: management of a pool of virtual, mixed environments; remote health and status monitoring; design, sustainment, and enhancement of computer and system architectures; engineering support for lab systems, fielding of systems, and support of fielded systems; creation, sustainment, and enhancement of system documentation; and research support for the design of network systems
 
Responsibilities:
- Incorporate new technology into advanced development prototypes for next-generation front-end systems
- Provide engineering support for network processor research labs, fielding of systems, and support of fielded systems
- As required, provide system administration for both in-house equipment and that in the field
 
Qualifications:  
Possession of one (1) or more of the following certifications is required: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technically similar degree from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional network engineering experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree
- Within the last seven (7) years, a minimum of five (5) years experience establishing LANs, to include creation and configuration of common services
- Within the last seven (7) years, a minimum of five (5) years administering Linux systems, to include installation of servers using PXE (e.g. Cobbler/Kickstart), producing RPMs for custom software installation, and/or the installation of Ubuntu and RedHat
- Within the last five (5) years, a minimum of three (3) years experience with large system administration (>100 nodes) for geographically distributed systems of systems.
 
 Desired qualifications: 
- Demonstrated experience deploying FOSS files and Perl libraries
- Demonstrated experience with the hardening and securing of hosts and services
- Demonstrated experience with the reconfiguration & recompiling of Linux kernels
- Demonstrated experience with GUI development
- Demonstrated experience programming in C and/or C++
 
 DO Desired qualifications:
- Experience with Docker
- Experience with Kubernetes
- Experience with Cisco ASA devices
- Experience with Cisco ACI Infrastructure
- Experience with NetApp/SolidFire storage
- Experience with configuration management tools such as SaltStack or Ansible
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