BW1093 Senior Network Specialist

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Bedford, MA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Sep 22, 2017
Job ID
Senior Network Specialist
Location: Bedford, MA
Clearance: Interim Secret/ DoD Secret

Position Description:

  • Provides technical guidance for managing and monitoring information systems operations. 
  • Designs, builds, and implements network systems. 
  • Monitors and responds to complex technical hardware and software problems. 
  • Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded systems performance. 
  • Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with systems design, integration and implementation. 
  • Provides routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network. 
  • Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance.
  • Work with a team of network engineers managing and maintaining a converged Gigabit Ethernet network infrastructure in support of 66 ABG/SC and their customers under Core Services
  • Design, install, configure and troubleshoot network infrastructure w/ minimal supervision, work with short timelines using latest networking technologies and provide excellent customer support for all network related services
  • Work on daily tasks and on-going upgrade projects to include operational support for routers, switches, IP address management, network management tools etc. Projects include design and integration of new networks into the existing architecture
  • Provide engineering support for classified and unclassified networks.
  • Assists in securing network systems to meet applicable DoD, AF and DISA compliance
  • Participates in system maintenance/optimization/performance activities of the enterprise infrastructure
  • Interface with vendors for warranty claims, hardware/software upgrades and other technology updates
  • Required to diagnose data troubles, open & route trouble tickets and handle customer support cases with third party subject matter experts through tier 3 contracted support constructs and ensure proper and timely resolutions
  • Be disciplined in approach to operational excellence and execute detailed record keeping for adherence to locally established and required military processes and procedures services which ensure that networks are compliant with applicable directives, publications, and/or guidelines as governed by external DoD agencies
  • Required to research technical issues and develop solutions using strong attention to detail
  • Support emergency operations on an as needed basis 24/7 & respond to all operational needs according to contract parameters
  • Hands-on experience in design/configuration/installation of Cisco/Juniper/Avaya product line of routers/switches, a must
  • Strong network debugging and network troubleshooting skills required
  • Working knowledge of Radius, DHCP, NMS - Orion NPM/NCM, Cisco ISE, Cisco Prime, wireshark etc. needed.
  • CompTIA Security + Certified  is a must ( from day 1 )
  • Security Clearance : Cleared to Secret or above in JPAS
  • Flexibility with hours – required
  • Strong working knowledge and excellent troubleshooting skills of Layer 3 & Layer 2 protocols in a VoIP environment is a must 
  • Knowledge of VoIP/Windows/Linux operating systems an added plus
  • Strong network debugging and troubleshooting skills required
  • Working knowledge of IP address Management/DHCP/Radius/Syslog/DNS is required
  • Knowledge of  VTC, Voice platforms is an added plus
  • Knowledge of W2K8/W2K12/IIS is an added plus
  • Good understanding of cabling (Fiber/CAT5E etc.) 
  • Knowledge of Firewalls/Proxies/UPS is required
  • Proficient with network hardware and related software
  • Critical thinking skills for problem identification and resolution
  • Create and maintain operational procedures, topology maps using Visio 
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Support emergency operations on an as needed basis 24/7 & weekend work maybe required as project or issues warrant 
  • Strong written, organizational and verbal communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to lift about 50+lbs required
  • B.S. Degree in IT, mathematics or comp sci or equivalent plus 4 years’ experience in a Network Engineering role.  An additional 4  years’ experience may substitute for the degree
  • CCNA/CCNP certification an added plus 
  • DoD 8570 Certification,
  • Years of Experience: 4 years w/Degree; 8 Years w/o Degree