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WSSC Water | Hiring | Sr. Network Engineer (Data) | BigDataKB.com | 08-04-22

Job Location: Laurel, MD

This is a non-merit system, employment-at-will, long-term contract position.

The Sr. Data Network Engineer is responsible for the architecture, implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting support of the network communications at WSSC Water. The Sr. Data Network Engineer will take on responsibilities in areas of administration, engineering, architecture, monitoring and troubleshooting of routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, load balancers and DNS and DHCP appliances and work collaboratively with IT team members on technology project implementations. Will also develop and maintain documentation, including addressing plans, network topology diagrams, rack elevation, data flows and variables.

Essential Functions
  • Designs, deploys, maintains, optimizes and troubleshoots enterprise class networks comprising of routers, switches, firewalls, and load-balancers
  • Plans and executes network changes, network hardware and software upgrades, refreshes and replacements
  • Provides technical and problem resolution support related to network hardware and software
  • Supports the existing infrastructure and assists in designing and deploying data network solutions in support of both business and technical initiatives
  • Utilizes network monitoring and management tools to evaluate the status of the environment daily, performs capacity planning, network analysis and optimization
  • Develops and maintains documentation, including addressing plans, network topology diagrams, rack elevation, data flows and other technical documentation in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Works with IT security and Enterprise Architects to architect and implement required network security infrastructure
  • Evaluates, selects and makes recommendations for data networking equipment, including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers and other hardware and software solutions, ensuring that these products support WSSC Water enterprise network initiatives
  • Delivers periodic reports concerning network metrics including, but not limited to, network uptime statistics, bandwidth consumption, network link utilization, and outages for both network links and network equipment
  • Provides project management for network upgrades and new installations
  • Works with ISPs and circuit providers to bring up circuits and to resolve data communications issues as they arise
  • Drives a vehicle to conduct WSSC Water business

Other Functions
  • Assists in the development and implementation of a preventive maintenance program
  • Provides support for cable plant management for data circuits in areas of testing, installations, and disconnections
  • Stays abreast of the latest trends in data equipment, technologies, and trends and make recommendations regarding user, design, and implementation based on analysis
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
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Work Environment And Physical Demands
Business casual office setting

Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
  • Advanced knowledge of network infrastructure components, including Citrix & Netmotion VPN, Cisco networking products, and various standard routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, etc.)
  • Advanced technical knowledge of networking and security, such as routing, DNS/DHCP, and CheckPoint and Palo Alto firewall configurations
  • Strong knowledge of network analysis, including understanding of the OSI model, packet decodes, common protocols, familiarity with analysis utilities, such as those for network performance monitoring and network protocol analyzers systems
  • Basic knowledge of cable plant design & implementation
  • Knowledge of Citrix application load balancing, QoS, VoIP solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of high-availability technologies and techniques
  • Knowledge of network and system monitoring technologies (SMNP, SolarWinds, etc.)
  • Knowledge of transmission mediums such as cloud-based Wi-Fi systems, Transparent LAN Services (TLS), fiber optics and microwave wireless communications
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Excellent skills in documentation of systems and procedures;
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Minimum Education, Experience Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related technical discipline
  • 5+ years experience configuring, deploying, maintaining, and testing Cisco IOS, Cisco NXOS based routers and switches and Cisco ISE experience in enterprise network operations, project applications, and project management
  • Hands-on experience with network routing protocols like EIGRP, BGP & OSPF; and switching technologies like Spanning Tree, EtherChannel, Port Security, and 802.1X, etc.
  • Experience in system monitoring technologies i.e. SNMP (i.e. SolarWinds, etc.) to proactively monitor infrastructure environments
  • Experience with application Citrix load-balancing and Citrix Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)
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OR
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 9+ years experience configuring, deploying, maintaining, and testing Cisco IOS, Cisco NXOS based routers and switches and Cisco ISE experience in enterprise network operations, project applications, and project management
  • Hands-on experience with network routing protocols like EIGRP, BGP & OSPF; and switching technologies like Spanning Tree, EtherChannel, Port Security, and 802.1X, etc.
  • Experience in system monitoring technologies i.e. SNMP (i.e. SolarWinds, etc.) to proactively monitor infrastructure environments
  • Experience with application Citrix load-balancing and Citrix Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

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