Senior Network Engineer

| Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Job Description

RESPEC’s Data and Technology Solutions Business Unit seeks a Senior Network Engineer that holds an active DOD/DOE clearance. We kindly request that only US citizens holding a DOD/DOE clearance (Q/L or S/TS) apply. The position is based in Albuquerque, NM. 

The Senior Network Engineer will: 

  • Deploy and provide ongoing support for Cisco routers and Catalyst switches, to include tier 2/3 troubleshooting and engineering (as needed), developing and updating standard operating procedures for network provisioning and maintenance tasks
  • Be responsible for the operation and maintenance of Cisco, Palo Alto devices and must ensure each change to the environment is clearly documented, to include creating and updating all related engineering documents, drawings, and IP addressing assignments
  • Operate in a remotely administered lights-out environment where equipment is deployed pre-configured and out-of-band access via OOB mgmt. and serial consoles is used when necessary, during circuit problem determination
  • Develop documentation to improve current network operating procedures
  • Draft configuration change control proposals for submission to the CCB
  • Create and update topology diagrams and associated documentation for each office location and network enclave
  • Install and operate open-source software to perform network performance testing and monitoring
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills and a solid understanding of how to quickly troubleshoot connectivity and performance issues that involve switches, routers, desktops, printers, and servers
  • Coordinate multiple open issues and interfacing with customers at all levels
  • Demonstrate self-initiative and be able to operate without supervision
  • Review log events and operate network management applications to perform fault detection, identify performance metrics, and generate reports to support specific service level requirements
  • Be flexible and have the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed to support planned and unplanned network maintenance and troubleshooting events

Qualifications: 

  • Mandatory: US Citizenship alongside an active DOE L/Q or DOD S/TS
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Security, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience supporting Gigabit Ethernet switched LAN networks with a working knowledge of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), 802.1q Trunking, 802.3ad LACP, Etherchannel, and 802.1x-based Network Access Control (NAC), NEXUS N-OX, FlexVPN, IPSEC over GRE tunnels.
  • Experience working with Cisco VOIP configuration
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP stack.
  • Experience supporting heterogeneous LAN, WAN, and 802.11 wireless networks.
  • Strong understanding of 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.
  • Experience with scripting network operation using Python or Ansible experience a plus
  • Recent experience in an enterprise or service provider environment deploying, troubleshooting, and documenting LAN and campus networks using Cisco network devices (Catalyst 3560/3860 and Nexus 5000 switches, Cisco ASR, ISR-series routers, and Cisco ASA security appliances with Firepower) Palo Alto 3000, 500 series utilizing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Cisco IOS command syntax.
  • Hands-on experience configuring any of the following MPLS, BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, Flex VPN and VRF's.
  • Experience with Wireshark, Ethereal, tcpdump or equivalent packet decoding tools. 

Compensation: Wage will be commensurate with education and experience. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, dental, holidays, paid leave, 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), continuing education, and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period. 

Interviews: Interviews will be made by appointment only. 

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

More Information on RESPEC
RESPEC operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Rapid City, SD, S Denver, CO, Lexington, KY, Roseville, MN, Albuquerque, NM and Richardson, TX. RESPEC was founded in 1969. It has 377 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, 401(K). To see all 1 open jobs at RESPEC, click here.
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