Senior IT Specialist ( Network Systems Support ) in Bethesda, MD

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Battelle Memorial Institute   •  

Bethesda, MD 20814

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 55 days ago

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle's work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.


  • Reviews and analyzes all information technology regulations, guidelines, polices in order to inform and advise Information Manager, NDC and other Departments within the NDC of current requirements and impending changes.
  • Analyzes current operations and systems in order to improve system performance.
  • Develops technical specifications and acquisition documents and plans budget resource requirement, training, and system implementation.
  • Maintains complete configuration, via automated database, of current automation andcommunication capabilities of NDC.
  • Evaluates network software, hardware, and communications link, specification and installation.
  • Plans for and installs original, upgrades or new releases of existing software for network management purposes.
  • Performs staff studies to recommend organizational improvements, which could be accomplished with automation, and recommends alternative courses of action, when warranted.?
  • Liaison with contracting officials during contract negotiations and monitors installation of new equipment, software, and information technology security.?
  • Defines requirement for communication resources and equipment to support network capabilities.
  • Researches compatibility between computer hardware, software, network and security.
  • Serves as the Network Operations Subject Matter Expert in all matters pertinent to automation and system improvements.
  • Stays abreast of new developments in equipment and applications by maintaining contact and attending weekly meetings with IMD, reading professional publications, visiting manufacturers, and attending equipment demonstrations, seminars and conferences.
  • Reviews and make recommendations concerning acquisition of new equipment, software, special devices, and equipment modifications.
  • Incumbent identifies the need for user training for information technology products.
  • Log of changes made to Networking switch configuration.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science and 5 years' experience working in Cisco Network environment or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of Information Technology (IT) hardware, and software systems presently in place in supported community.?
  • Knowledge of mainframe hardware and operating software and personal computers software.?
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, and Excel.?
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to apply analytical and evaluative methods concerning effectiveness of program operations.
  • Minimum CCNA (or equivalent) certification
  • Minimum Security+ (or equivalent) certification
  • Demonstrate CCNA (or Equivalent) level network technology and support experience
  • Experience with enterprise level firewall: emphasis on the Cisco ASA product line
  • Experience with enterprise level and virtual switching; emphasis on the Cisco 3850x and VMWare ESXI
  • A thorough working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols, Access Control Lists, IP Addressing/Subnetting, and LAN technologies?
  • Experience with SAN/NAS storage; emphasis on EMC and Cisco Nexus products?
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain CompTIA Security + certification.

Valid Through: 2019-10-17