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Jacobs Network Engineer in Chantilly, Virginia

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Network Engineer to work onsite in Chantilly, Virginia. This role will be responsible for design, engineering, testing, evaluation, and performance analysis for an MPLS WAN network.

Duties will include:

  • Diagnose hardware and software problems and replace defective components.

  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.

  • Monitor the performance of computer systems and networks to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

  • Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures and maintain control records.

  • Configure, and test hardware, networking software and operating system software.

  • Prepare technical proposals for presentation to the customer's engineering review boards for adding new technologies to the network.

  • Perform a full range of upgrades in accordance with existing network architecture.

  • Review user requests for upgrades or additions to the network to assess impact on network performance and provide advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach to meeting user requirements.

  • Perform long term O&M activities to include tier 3 troubleshooting and problem resolution.

  • Utilize complex network analysis tools to identify and correct problems in the network.

  • Prepare troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels.

  • Provide fault management for the network and supports performance management functions.

  • Respond, isolate, and resolve network troubles. Monitor alarms and alerts to identify network elements causing network degradation or failure.

  • Maintain logs and records associated with reported problems or situations.

  • Execute reporting functions and data input associated with network management.

  • Monitor security posture of the network, report suspected violations to designated authority.

  • Coordinate with configuration management and implementation teams.

  • Perform operator-level maintenance on components for network management systems.

  • Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), customer's Internet Network, Intranet, and other data communications systems or a segment of network system.

  • May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph required

  • Candidate must have 16 years of experience that can be a combination of work history and education. This equates to a Doctorate and 8 years of experience OR Masters and 10 years, Bachelors and 12 years, Associates and 14 years or HS and 16 years.

  • Security+ or CISSP certification

  • Juniper network certification: JCNIA

  • Protocols: OSFP, BGP, and MPLS-VPN

  • Hands on Juniper router engineering and/or operation background


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