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Company: Ignite Fueling Innovation
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

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Huntsville, AL US
New Cumberland, PA US (Primary)


Information Technology

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Bachelor's Degree

Security Clearance Required

Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance

Job Description

Ignite is an ISO 9001:2015 and CMMI Services Level 3 certified, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), headquartered in Huntsville, AL. By design, Ignite is a provider of professional services to customers in educational, federal, and commercial industries and in every action seeks to be the preeminent provider within this business space. Ignite upholds our values of competency, collaboration, innovation, reliability, and results through everything we do.

Ignite is currently seeking a driven, detail-oriented Senior Network Engineer to join our team supporting The US Army, in New Cumberland, PA or Redstone Arsenal located in Huntsville, AL. This position is onsite. Designs and plans network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, 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 and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and report on new communications technologies to enhance the capabilities of the network.

Responsibilities include:

  • Enable end-to-end transport of information through telecommunications networks via routing, switching, varying transmission mediums, and other means.
  • Expert-level design solutions for the current corporate LAN/WAN systems taking into account availability, scalability, security, and manageability as appropriate.
  • Network engineering on a broad range of programs providing overall support for various mission-critical networks.
  • Responsible for maintaining all documentation, read-line schematics, manuals, data flows, PPPs documents, SLA with third-party providers, including requirements documents analysis, design, development, integration, test, and implementation plans and processes.
  • Provide recommendations to Operations on what features to enable and how to use them.
  • Manage, maintain, and monitor, all networks within the US Army enterprise mission.
  • Provide Tier III support to Operations in support of the LAN/WAN services.
  • Respond to problem (architecture and design level) tickets associated with LAN/WAN.
  • Provide project-based engineering and ongoing enhancement engineering support for WAN/IWAN, LAN, and WAN acceleration.
  • Develop WAN/IWAN/SDN system analysis and design documents for ACE-IT corporate WAN and virtual architecture, for specific projects.
  • Perform assessments of business processes and design artifacts provided by Operations or service support staff.
  • Work with other departments in designing, staging configuration, implementation and support as applicable.
  • VoIP implementation and Support Current or former Cisco certifications - CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, etc.
  • Exposure to other network monitoring systems and IT Service Management Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Work, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Maintains and contributes to root cause analysis, incident and issue management, and redline architectures, and supports all modernization efforts.
  • Perform capacity planning and gives recommendations for hardware and software purchases needed to meet both current and future needs.
  • Install and configure VPN solutions utilizing Juniper technologies.
  • Maintain, configure, and patch network (Cisco routers, switches, VTC) and server hardware both physical and virtual (VMWARE), and migration to a virtual environment. Job Requirements

    Job Requirements and Qualifications:
    • A minimum of 5 years of work experience, Network Engineering.
    • Requires demonstrated knowledge of Army Network Administration/Engineering.
    • Experience with CISCO and Juniper Switching: STP, RSTP, MST, LAN tuning/ protection, VTP.
    • Experience with WAN and VPN Solutions, MPLS, DMVPN Phase1/2/3, IPsec, IPsec/GRE, iWAN and performance routing.
    • Experience with WAN Acceleration, SSL.
    • Experience with Network Hardware Design and Configuration, Network Troubleshooting, and Network Performance Tuning.
    • Experience with Cisco WAN/LAN/VLAN technologies and MPLS tagging.
    • Knowledge of ITIL Change & Configuration Management.
    • Knowledge of Multicast.
    • Experience with Network Access Controls (NAC) 802.1x Experience in Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for new technologies.
    • Familiarity with DNS/DHCP, IPAM (BlueCat), load balancers (F5), WAN Optimization, and Authentication Systems SSL VPN.
    • Experience with enterprise networks management tools such as HPNA, SolarWinds, ACAS, HBSS, Splunk, or similar technologies. Security Clearance Requirements:

      Must have an active Secret Clearance or the ability to obtain one.

      Education Requirements:
      • Education: Bachelors Degree in Network Engineer or related field and 36 months experience
      • Certifications: CCNA Security+ CE and two CEs.
        Other Requirements:

        Must be a US citizen and be able to obtain and hold an active Security Clearance

        We are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

Keywords: Ignite Fueling Innovation, Huntsville , SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER, Engineering , Huntsville, Alabama

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