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Secret Cleared Network Engineer

Our client, a large government contractor with offices in Linthicum, MD, is in need of a Secret Cleared Network Engineer for a 6 month contract to hire engagement. The Network Administrator will work onsite in support of the installation, support and ongoing operations of the network.

Day to day tasks:

  • Maintain efficient operation of LAN/WAN/VPNs. 
  • Plan, design, configure, and install network hardware in support of customer requirements.
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of networks and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, switches, gateways, etc.
  • Propose solutions to management to ensure all communications requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.
  • Create and ensure that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions.
  • Provide regular monitoring and network analysis regarding short- and long-range planning for in-house systems.
  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of network infrastructure and associated systems. 
  • Install and configure Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Implement and troubleshoot LAN technologies such as VLANs, Trunking (port tagging), Spanning-Tree, and Port Security.
  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.
  • Implement and troubleshoot WAN technologies such as EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, and telco circuits (T1, T3, OC3)
  • Interface regularly with customers and manage customer installation timelines and deliverables to help facilitate successful deployments.
  • Design and implement an enterprise network. 
  • Recommend data, voice, or video network investment options to management and customers based on results of independent assessment of current and future network performance, stability, and network management issues.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.

Required Skills

  • Associate’s degree with 7 years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of experience, or a Master’s degree with 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or Higher
  • Experience installing & maintaining Cisco brand networking equipment for both LAN & WAN configurations, not limited to IOS updates, port security, VLANs, routing protocols, IP filtering, and event logging.
  • Current Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar DoD 8570 security certification; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment. .
  • Ability to lift equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work after hours and on weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in IS related field.
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG.
  • Cisco CCNA , CCNP, or CCIE certification.
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (e.g., HBSS, Solar Winds, Splunk).
  • Experience using network analysis tools (e.g., Wireshark, Opnet, etc.).
  • Experience with Certification & Accreditation process.
  • Experience giving technical presentations to technical and non-technical attendees.