Softworld Network Engineer in Alexandria, Virginia
Alexandria , VA
Employment Type: Contract to Hire
Job Number: 232905
Interface with senior level client to collect and clarify requirements
Researches, evaluates, and recommends new computer network equipment and technologies.
Manage network communications testing, installation, and support for network appliances
Mentor and provide guidance to other networking team members
Provide recommendations to enhance and improve network performance to WAN/LAN Branch Chief and Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Troubleshoot network infrastructure systems as needed
Perform system engineering design, integration, and implementation tasks and activities
Evaluate, design, document, install, implement, test, perform problem isolation and resolution, monitor, tune, and set standards.
Provide client consulting and training on the interfacing and use of the network facilities.
Utilizes monitoring, performance analysis, network management, software and hardware equipment to trouble shoot and isolate problems, gauge network performance, and trace data and protocol activity.
Provides internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, company management and departmental clients. Assists in internal training programs.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Configure network routers, switches and wireless controllers for WAN/LAN connectivity (Cisco preferred, Juniper also)
Develop network designs and comprehensive site analysis
Firewall design and configuration (Cisco ASA, FTD, and Palo Alto preferred)
Root Cause Analysis support
Troubleshoot, diagnose, investigate and resolve issues with network connectivity and latency
Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or related degree. (In lieu of education – candidate must have 4 years of network engineering experience of Medium to Large WAN network experience: functions and concepts of a wide area network, designing WAN/LANs and network engineering:
Experience with Cisco routing/switching configuration and troubleshooting to the CCIE level, ASRs, ISR 4Ks, Cisco NGFWs, and F5 Load Balancers
IP experience (to include sub-netting and routing), IPV4/IPV6
WAN Optimization (Riverbed preferred)
ACI Datacenter Experience
Cisco Wireless (8540, 5520, Office Extend, and Meraki)
Routing experience required (BGP and OSPF preferred, EIGRP also)
Cisco DMVPN concepts
Software Defined WAN and LAN experience
Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
Adept in using troubleshooting and performance management tools such as HPNA, Riverbed SteelCentral, NetScout, IXIA,, etc.
Deep packet capture and analysis experience
Data Center Migration experience
Cloud Networking Experience (AWS, Azure, and others)
End to end application mapping
Software Defined Networks (SDN)
Certifications/Skillsets: CCIE, Security+, CCNA Security, CySa +