IBM Senior Network Engineer (Radford, VA) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products.
Your Role and Responsibilities
Work location: Radford, VA (candidates must be local/willing to relocate)
The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies.
This position is for a Network Administrator focused on the implementation and sustainment of both NIPR and SIPR switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers and network management tools. Responsibilities include: network management/analysis/troubleshooting, developing and maintaining local operating procedures and policies, and monitoring the ongoing operation of the network
This work location for this role is at the client site in Radford, VA. Candidates must be clearable to DoD Secret clearance. An interim DOD Secret clearance or higher level clearance is required to begin work on Day 1.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
CompTIA Security+ (Or equiv. IA cert) and Cisco CCNP
5+ years of Network Administration
5+ years of configuring and maintaining switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers and network management tools
Experience with network management, analysis and troubleshooting tools
Experience with Data Center Management
Ability to train junior team members
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication abilities
Experience in patch management
Experience in implementing and maintaining DISA STIGs or equivalent security management Strategies
Experience in the deployment of firmware and security configurations using automation Continued in additional comments.
Experience with development of project documentation to include standard operating procedures, project plans, and network diagrams
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
5+ years of Cisco switch management experience
Experience with the Cisco Nexus (9K, 7K, 5K, and 2K) line and Cisco Catalyst line
Experience with Cisco ASA/Firepower firewalls and Palo Alto firewalls
Experience with F5 load balancers
Understanding of Data Center technologies and experience with maintaining a Data Center for a medium to large data center.
Able to develop best practices for maintaining firmware and STIGs using automation and scripting.
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