Network Engineer, Tier II in Aberdeen, MD at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/13/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Ready to join the Parsons team and apply your technical skills to difficult assignments in support of national defense challenges?  Want to take your skills to the next level working on tough projects that will make a huge impact?

Parsons is seeking a talented Network Engineer with experience managing a wide array of network devices to join our team and support the DoD at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.  The qualified candidate should possess excellent interpersonal communication and project management and multi-tasking skills along with an ability to zoom in and properly assess (scope out) problem situations while maintaining the big picture perspective. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Configure and administer network switches, routers, access control devices and monitoring platforms

  • Manage, maintain, upgrade and configure current and future hardware platforms to support the SDREN WAN and DREN ancillary equipment such as Juniper, Palo Alto, TACLANE, and Brocade switches.
  • Configure and maintain Solarwinds Orion network management tools, and JIRA ticketing system software or any other network management tools deployed or as directed.
  • Handle and/or delegate network issues, incidents, and requests that relate to the network.
  • Implement SSL/VPN and network monitoring support requirements.
  • Perform in-depth network services monitoring and troubleshooting using commercial network and performance tools.
  • Evaluate and deploy new services and functions as needed.
  • Support disaster recovery router and switch IOS management.
  • Required Experience/Skills:

  • IAT Level II baseline certification (Security+, CSSP, CCNA Security).
  • OS Certification;  Must have within 3 months of Start Date (JNCIA-Junos required)
  • BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or equivalent practical experience and 2+ years of experience.
  • Working knowledge of a wide range of datacenter technologies including:
    • Local (LAN) and wide-area networks (WAN)
    • NAS and/or SAN storage technologies
    • Oracle technologies
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Server
    • Firewalls
    • VPNs
    • Network protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, WINS, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, etc.
  • Experience in Network Administration, Network Protocols, and troubleshooting/resolving Network related issues
  • Experience in Network Security, Intrusion Detection, and Server Monitoring.
  • Proficient in configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting BGP and OSPF routing protocols.
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting Juniper firewalls
  • Experience with IPv4 and IPv6 routing, multicast, and jumbo frame configuration on network and firewall platforms as well as maintaining Cisco ASA remote access VPN appliances.
  • Proficient in producing proper network diagrams using PowerPoint, Visio, or similar applications.
  • Preferred Experience/Skills (Not Required):

  • Proficient in configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Juniper MX-series routers and SRX firewalls.
  • Proficient in configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper, and Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Proficient in configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting BGP and OSPF routing protocols.
  • Proficient with monitoring and workflow tools such as Solarwinds and ServiceNow.
  • Ability to create, modify, and troubleshoot Linux-based scripts on switches or hosts.
  • Excellent technical, communication (written & oral), and time management skills.
  •  Other Requirements:

  • US Citizenship
  • Active DoD security clearance, Secret or higher, ability to obtain Top Secret SSBI.

Must be eligible to obtain and maintain, or currently possess Secret clearance.

Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.