Network Engineer Skill Level 3 Network Engineer provides support to the Network Administration team by providing technical direction regarding the application of networks to Network and System Administrators. Provides guidance to monitoring and maintenance of the current infrastructure to improve system performance and transition to an automated system administration.
The Level 3 Network Engineer shall possess the following capabilities:
- Conduct inventories as directed (e.g., semiannually/annually) - Configure and maintain organization's network diagrams and accreditation - Integrate hardware and software to satisfy ISO 9000 requirements and other DoD/IC regulations (U) Oversee the deployment and sustainment to all network equipment - Establish procedures to ensure strict control of each item of keying material whenever the material is turned over from one shift to another or from one individual to another - Minimize network latency and maximize data throughput through design analysis and network performance monitoring tools - Implement specific network solutions to support server requirements to include load-balancing, VPN’s, firewall contexts, Traffic Shaping Voice over IP (VOIP), GRE Tunneling, IP Security (IPSec) IP Encryption and Media over IP (MoIP), and network address translation (NAT) where appropriate - Facilitate the implementation of high-speed, scalable, fault-tolerant network topologies as applicable to WAN and LAN design - Coordinate with the system engineering and dataflow efforts to ensure proper mission operations to minimize down time - Configure and optimize the network to connect various front-end and back-end components - Optimize end-to-end system performance and dataflow management - Design solutions, integrate, configure, deploy, test and provide ongoing maintenance for numerous types of network devices, interfaces and methodologies - Design, integrate, test and deploy Network solutions - Coordinate with appropriate dataflow organizations and end-customer recipients, follow-on data repositories and tasking organizations and mitigate potential adverse impacts on system-wide dataflow - Validate new and existing dataflow and data formats - Manage assigned tasks and provide guidance to junior Network Engineers - Apply Network Acceleration techniques such as Riverbed - Develop algorithms used in modules or incorporated into models associated with the research and development of technologies and systems - Resolve complex network problems, operate network analyzers, WAN test equipment and network simulators
Ten (10) years experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required. Bachelor’s degree in engineering or information systems management from an accredited college or university is required. Four (4) years of additional network engineering experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.