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Network Engineer

Company: Criterion Systems
Location: Washington
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At Criterion Systems, we developed a different kind of business-a company whose real value is a reputation for excellence built upon the collective skills, talents, perspectives, and backgrounds of its people. By accepting a position with Criterion Systems, you will join a group of professionals with a collaborative mindset where we share ideas and foster professional development to accomplish our goals. In addition to our great culture, we also offer competitive compensation and benefit packages, company-sponsored team building events, and advancement opportunities. To find out more about how Criterion can help you take your career to the next level please visit our website:www.criterion-sys.com.Criterion Systems is a Military/Veteran Friendly Company therefore we encourage Veterans to apply.
Criterion Systems, Inc., is seeking a results-oriented, self-motivatedNetwork Engineerto support a Department of Commerce (DOC) contract at the Federal Customer site in Washington, DC. Your primary duties for this position include (but not limited to) troubleshooting complex network issues involving various levels of complexity and participating in network architecture design discussions, planning, feasibility and cost studies. Must have extensive knowledge of Internet, computer, routers, switches, firewall, etc.
Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Provides specific implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Conducts testing of network design. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
Network Engineer with experience in network engineering, network operations, network performance tools/analysis, project management, and systems integration. The successful candidate will operate in a team setting, collaborating with the Network Operations staff on projects and troubleshooting complex issues, as well as providing O&M support during core business hours and will be required to share on call duties with other teammates.

  • Plan and/or execute the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, training and maintenance of hardware and software systems, network cybersecurity, load-balancing, and alternate routing/continuity of operations

  • Plan and/or execute all network infrastructure upgrades, ensuring all data interfaces and transit points are compliant with FIPS and FISMA standards.

  • Install, maintain, and enhance network and systems equipment, services, and/or maintain technical documentation or procedures as needed.

  • Manage and load balance network/systems resources for optimum performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability.

  • Implement and maintain security protocols, procedures, software patches, and tools to ensure compliance with the agency's established configuration baseline.

  • Develop, document, and/or maintain systems administration standard operating procedures.

  • Analyze, troubleshoot and/or resolve hardware/software interface and interoperability problems.

  • Ensure systems availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency.

  • Install and integrate systems fixes, updates, and enhancements.

  • Ensure the rigorous application of information security and information assurance policies, principles, and practices in the delivery of systems administration services.

  • Maintain an archive of network/systems configuration documentation for equipment in the agency.

  • Develop, maintain and archive disaster recovery documentation per the agency's standards and support all objectives for continuity of operations.

  • Monitor and analyze audit logs, report any irregularities to management.

  • Provide on-call support after hours and weekends. Requires carrying on-call phone.


    • US Citizenship

    • Minimum of an undergraduate (Bachelors) degree in Information Technology, Information Systems Management, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited University. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    • Minimum six years' experience with the following technologies, services, and protocols:

    • Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems Management, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited University. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

    • Experience with Cisco hardware implementation, maintenance, and support.

    • Knowledge of WAN, LAN, TCP/IP, Firewalls, Routers, Switches and troubleshooting these devices.

    • Experience implementing Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs).

    • Knowledge of Azure cloud systems management.

    • Experience with Wireless technologies and Cisco Wireless LAN deployment is preferred.

    • Understand application transport and network infrastructure protocols (SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, WINS, NTP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, CIFS, LDAP, and Microsoft AD) and their relationship to user applications.

    • Written and oral communications skills with a particular emphasis on the ability to provide documentation for network projects and troubleshooting.

    • Experience working in a classified environment.

    • All applicants for this position must possess a Top Secret Clearance or be clearable to the Top Secret level

    • Must be able to work onsite part of the time in DC each week

      Criterion Systems, LLC. and its subsidiaries are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination at all levels of our organization. We believe in treating all applicants and employees fairly and make employment decisions without regard to any individual's protected status: race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex/gender, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, marital/parental status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), age, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit https://careers-criterion-sys.icims.com/.
      Job LocationsUS-DC
      ID 2023-2620
      Category Information Technology
      Type Regular Full-Time

Keywords: Criterion Systems, Washington DC , Network Engineer, Engineering , Washington, DC

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