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Jacobs Senior Network Engineer in Columbia, Maryland

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Your Impact:

Jacobs is seeking a Senior Network Engineer who will support several projects for IC and DOD customers. This positions will be located in Columbia, MD.

Duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Providing technical assessment of requirements and definition from conception through implementation

  • Survey network requirements of remote customer offices, campus buildings, and Data Centers. Define equipment, cables, adapters and configurations needed to upgrade buildings and sites to established standard

  • Analyze current network configurations and determine implementation requirements

  • Configure routing protocols, switched networks, and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances Firewalls with Firepower services

  • Prepare network equipment for deployment by loading appropriate software and configuration setting according to pre-engineered design templates

  • Assemble required equipment, cables, adapters, etc. and arrange delivery to site for installation

  • Upgrade configuration of existing network equipment to support new features and functions

  • Manage field installation contractors while they are on-site and provide all technical details to complete installations

  • Continually review the customer's network and practices looking for opportunities to enhance network functionality, performance and reliability

  • Assist in the evaluation of potential network products or technical solutions

  • Test LAN/WAN, Firewall and IPS equipment software (i.e.: IOS, NXOS)

  • Contribute to the development of network documentation, including diagrams, standards, specifications and operating procedures

  • Monitor for opportunities to enhance the customer network/system performance or reliability

  • Monitor for opportunities to improve the customer service delivery practices

  • Perform on-going management of network installation and upgrade projects and maintain deployment schedules

  • Provide guidance to team members and provide status metrics to Project Managers

  • Provide support and troubleshooting of network problems

  • Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.

  • Maintain and extend expertise in applicable areas of network and computer hardware and software technology

  • Development of high-level and low-level design documents







Here’s What You’ll Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in associated technology field and 5 years of relative experience, Master's degree in associated technology field and 3 years of relative experience, or 9 years of relative experience in an IT field in lieu of a degree.

  • 7+ years of hands-on network experience

  • 5+ years of hands-on experience configuring routing protocols and switching configuration in medium to large enterprise networks

  • Secret security clearance required

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security certification

Desired Qualifications:

  • Understanding of network connectivity for physical and virtualized servers and Storage Area Network

  • Hands-on experience with Cisco IOS, NXOS

  • Hands-on experience with Cisco ASA and Firepower Services IPS (Configuration of Access policy, service policy NAT, license management)

  • Experience with Cisco networks

  • Knowledge of Wide Area Network technologies

  • Knowledge of Local Area Network technologies such as Ethernet as well as the physical media and equipment associated with each knowledge area

  • Knowledge of IP routing protocols and implementations

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis

  • Willing to travel. Team members typically travel less than 5% per year

  • VMWare Data Center Virtualization or End User Computing experience

  • Experience with Software Defined Networks (SDN) solutions across WAN (SD-WAN), campus (SD-Access), and network virtualization

  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) is a network administration product that enables the creation and enforcement of security and access policies for endpoint devices connected to the company's routers and switches. The purpose is to simplify identity management across diverse devices and applications.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills with a keen attention to detail

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.







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