Federal - Network Engineer at Accenture (Washington DC)

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Columbia, Maryland

We are:
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It's what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world's leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast-the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 10,000+ dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

You are:
A Network Engineer who will provide network support for project/program management activities, work with teams to identify designs to meet requirements, perform implementations and operationalize new and existing functionalities in the environment. You will review the environment for efficiencies and recommend solutions to enhanced efficiency and functionality in the environment. You will ensure that solutions are compliant with the AFS security standards, all documentation is updated, and will perform/support operations during handover of new functionality.

The work:
  • Designs, implements, and supports LAN/WAN networks and systems.
  • Develops and maintains network system and service configurations.
  • Documents and troubleshoots network and system issues.
  • Creates and maintains network diagrams and documentation.
  • Tests and evaluates network systems and services to reduce problems and make improvements.


Here's what you need:
  • Bachelor's degree, with 8 years of relevant experience. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Must have CompTIA Security+
  • Must have CCNA or higher Cisco professional certification
  • Five (5) years experience with Cisco routing and switching design and configuration
  • Three (3) years experience deploying and managing encryption devices
  • Three (3)years experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Visio


Bonus points if you have:
  • Experience with network management and monitoring toolsets such as NetScout, Wireshark, ExtraHop, SolarWinds, etc.
  • Familiar with Windows server configuration and operation
  • Experience maintaining network baseline configurations
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Familiarity with Classified Computing and Information Assurance best practices
  • Possess Cisco CCNP or or CISSP equivalent industry certification
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time


As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $80,300 - $112,399 and information on benefits offered is here

COVID-19 Update

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Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

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All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.
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Accenture operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA, Austin, TX, Irving, TX, Washington, DC and New York, NY. Accenture was founded in 1989. It has 456553 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 893 open jobs at Accenture, click here.
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