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General Dynamics Information Technology Senior Network Engineer - Juniper and Cisco in Arlington, Virginia

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:

Public Trust

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:

No Active Clearance Required

Suitability:

Public Trust

Job Family:

Network Engineering

Job Description:

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a an experienced Senior Network Engineer ­­­­­­­­­­for the FDIC Infrastructure team in Arlington, VA. U.S. Citizenship and background investigation is required; you must have a current clean financial background. (Though the position is 8-5 M-F, the role requires flexibility to support issues or planned activities after hours, weekends and holidays as needed.) Successful candidate must possess and be able to demonstrate technical skills and engineering attitude for success, dedication and commitment.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] mission is to preserve and promote public confidence in the U.S. financial systems by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for up to $250,000; by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the account and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails. GDIT provides the day-to-day operational services to FDIC in support of infrastructure, facilities, hardware, software, and systems. GDIT supports operational security, client support/help desk, data center operations, asset management, and systems engineering service areas.

Task and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain (LAN, MAN, WAN, Wireless) network infrastructure

  • Determine network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet those requirements

  • Conduct network modeling and analysis to construct a reliable, high-performance integrated network

  • Direct system installation

  • Select and install appropriate data communications components configured to meet current and future client's needs

  • Program routers, switches, and other network hardware

  • Configure DNS servers and appliances

  • Maintain firewall and manage security related to hacking

  • Define, document, and enforce system standards

  • Manage owned domain names

  • Design, recommend and implement new solutions to improve the resilience of network operations

  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problems and outages

  • Schedule updates and upgrades

  • Collaborate with network architects to optimize system performance

  • Engage in data network fault investigations

  • Secure network systems with policies that define and monitor access

  • Report network operation status based on project management and priority information

  • Implement, configure and optimize QoS, BGP, OSFP, and VoIP

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications:

  • Seven plus years of experience as a network engineer managing enterprise data center networks

  • BS or equivalent + 5 yrs related experience, or MS + 3 yrs related experience

  • Previous experience in IT, security or systems support, or network administrator positions

  • Retain familiarity with various network types including LANs, WANs, WLANs, and VoIP networks

  • Deep understanding of networking protocols (e.g., IPSEC, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS)

  • Solid understanding of the OSI and TCP/IP model

  • Ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco and Juniper routers, switches, firewalls, and Riverbed devices

  • Increase job knowledge through continuing education and professional development opportunities, attend conferences, and read professional industry publications

  • Open to being on call outside of regular working hours as well as occasional nights and weekends in the office

  • Work well independently or as a senior network SME

  • Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams

  • Accountable to lead and guide the completion of major programs and projects

  • Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in technical and business discussions with clients, teammates, vendors, partners and /or upper level managers

It would be great if you also had:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or higher

  • CompTIA Network#GDITpriority

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services, simulation, and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

T elecommuting Options:

Some Telecommuting Allowed

Work Location:

USA VA Arlington

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We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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We connect people with the most impactful client missions, creating an unparalleled work experience that allows them to see their impact every day. We create opportunities for our people to lead and learn simultaneously. From securing our nation’s most sensitive systems, to enabling digital transformation and cloud adoption, our people are the ones who make change real.

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