IBM Senior Network Administrator in RICHMOND, Virginia
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This position is for a Senior Network Administrator focused on the implementation and sustainment of both NIPR and SIPR firewalls. 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, Virginia. Candidates must be clearable to DoD Secret clearance. An interim DOD Secret clearance or higher level clearance is required on Day 1.
Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population.
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Required Technical and Professional Expertise
5 – 7 years of network administration
Experience with Palo Alto firewalls
Experience with network management, analysis and troubleshooting tools
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
Experience with development of project documentation to include standard operating procedures, project plans, and network diagrams
Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication abilities
Strong troubleshooting and documentation skills
Interim DoD Secret clearance/DoD Secret clearance is required in Day 1.
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
3-5 years of Cisco switch management experience
Experience with the Cisco Nexus (9K, 7K, 5K, and 2K) and Cisco Catalyst switches
Experience with Cisco ASR routers
Experience with F5 load balancers
Experience with data center management
Ability to train junior team members
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