Senior Cisco ACI Engineer

Akima   •  

Sterling, VA

5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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This position is responsible for all Cisco engineering, planning & transitioning our client’s legacy network infrastructure to private clouds. Perform O&M of the private clouds post transition.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the PM and Architect to transition functionality from legacy equipment to the organizations’ public and private clouds.
  • Plan, install, configure and manage customers’ physical and virtual networks.
  • Plans tasks to support STIG and DIACAP requirements in relation to law enforcement networks
  • Provide Network Operation and Sustainment support for the virtualized environment
  • Supports ntework transition activities from existing legacy infrastructure to new private.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for legacy environment as well as resources transitioned to private cloud environments
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the network infrastructure; coordinates and plans corrective action with customer and administration team.
  • Evaluates products and upgrades for appropriateness.
  • Executes tasks defined in the project plans & schedules using best practices in secure networking models and standards
  • Assist in the discovery process by capturing legacy requirements that must be transitioned to the cloud environments.
  • Develop and implements functionality based on provided guidance and requirements for private and public cloud services
  • Establish and comply with organizational standards and frameworks in creating and maintaining networks
  • Post development activities include Operations and Management (O&M) support. Compliance with all CM processes and procedures as elements evolved from dev to test to prod.
  • Collect and provide data/metrics that support any required SLA, MOU and MOAs
  • Assesses the alignment of network engineering design principles/trends with desired mission strategies and objectives, concept of operations, business processes, and technology standards
  • Coordinates with change management in collaboration with organizational governance
  • Serves as network administrator and manages all network services with commitment to implementing best practices in security, optimization, quality assurance cloud architecture, design, engineering, testing and implementation
  • Monitors and manages network operations and infrastructure services according to requirements specified in agreements with customer and stakeholders


 Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP; A CCIE or CCAr is a plus
  • Cloud Experience with Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)
  • Standard O&M practices supporting Layer 2 and 3 switches
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) is a plus
  • Virtualization Experience - design, implement, and manage networks
  • Experience mentoring junior staff and customer resources
  • Experience generating metric reports in support of outages and usage
  • Demonstrated networking skills with various operating systems
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be on-call
  • Ability to do limited travel (0 - 4 times a year)
  • Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must have a Secret clearance.
  • US citizenship is required.


  • Five (5) years or more years supporting IT/DevOps experience (2) of which in a cloud environment.
  • SIA Certification a plus
  • Experience working with virtualize platforms and networks a plus
  • Windows ##, RedHat and Ubuntu O/S experience a plus
  • Experience working in the Agile methodology
  • Experience working Application Development and Operations teams