Senior Principal Network Engineer

Confidential Company  •  Arlington, VA

8 - 10 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18
Confidential Company
Arlington, VA
8 - 10 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/27/18

With over 50 years of combined legacy experience, everyday CSRA makes a difference in how the government serves our country and our citizens.  We are a body of 19,000+ smart and talented individuals inspired by the important missions of our customers, and we believe that by working together we can deliver exceptional solutions and services to enable the safety, security, health and well-being of our nation! Together, we are committed to a stronger and better future for America through next-generation thinking made real today. Think Next. Now. Tomorrow’s promises, delivered today.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation [FDIC] mission is to preserve and promote public confidence in the U.S. financial systems by insuring deposits in banks and thrift institutions for up to $250,000; by identifying, monitoring, and addressing risks to the deposit insurance funds; and by limiting the effect on the account and the financial system when a bank or thrift institution fails. CSRA provides the day-to-day operational services to FDIC in support of infrastructure, facilities, hardware, software, and systems. CSRA supports operational security, client support/help desk, data center operations, asset management, and systems engineering service areas. The FDIC Enterprise network provides its engineers with access to a plethora of cutting-edge technologies in the network field. It has a state of the art development lab to test new functionality, architectures, and equipment. Engineers are tasked with developing and deploying innovative solutions to meet business requirements - not managing day to day, same technology operations.

CSRA seeks a ­­­­­Senior Principal Network Engineer for the FDIC Infrastructure team. U.S. Citizenship and background investigation is required; you must have a current clean financial background.  (Though the position is 8-5 M-F, the role requires flexibility to support issues or planned activities after hours, weekends and holidays as needed.) Successful candidate must possess and be able to demonstrate technical skills and engineering attitude for success, dedication and commitment.

 Task and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain (LAN, MAN, WAN, Wireless) network infrastructure
  • Determine network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet those requirements
  • Conduct network modeling and analysis to construct a reliable, high-performance integrated network
  • Direct system installation
  • Select and install appropriate data communications components configured to meet current and future client's needs
  • Program routers, switches, and other network hardware
  • Configure DNS servers and appliances
  • Maintain firewall and manage security related to hacking
  • Define, document, and enforce system standards
  • Manage owned domain names
  • Design, recommend and implement new solutions to improve the resilience of network operations
  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problems and outages
  • Schedule updates and upgrades
  • Collaborate with network architects to optimize system performance
  • Engage in data network fault investigations
  • Secure network systems with policies that define and monitor access
  • Report network operation status based on project management and priority information
  • Implement, configure and optimize QoS, BGP, OSFP, VoIP,
  • Ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco and Juniper routers, switches, firewalls, SRX's, and Riverbed devices
  • Design and implement Enterprise communications platforms such as Avaya Telephony, Cisco UC, or Skype for Business

Business Skills:

  • Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams
  • Accountable to lead and guide the completion of major programs and projects
  • Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in technical and business discussions with clients, teammates, vendors, partners and /or upper level managers
  • Ability to manage and/or lead cross-functional teams for customer engagements
  • Proven success oriented professional attitude

 

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

  • Seven plus years of experience as a network engineer managing enterprise data center networks
  • Previous experience in IT, security or systems support, or network administrator positions preferred
  • Retain familiarity with various network types including LANs, WANs, WLANs, and VoIP networks
  • Deep understanding of networking protocols (e.g., IPSEC, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS)
  • Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model
  • Increase job knowledge through continuing education and professional development opportunities, attend conferences, and read professional industry publications
  • Open to being on call outside of regular working hours as well as occasional nights and weekends in the office
  • Possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Have high attention to detail
  • Be a confident communicator
  • Work well independently or as a senior network SME
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BS or equivalent + 20 yrs related experience, or MS + 18 yrs related experience

It would be great if you also had

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or higher
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • CompTIA Network+

Picture yourself in a place where your work can make a real difference in your life and the lives of those you love; where teams successfully collaborate and you have access to an array of resources to ensure your ideas can thrive. That place is CSRA - the largest provider of next-generation IT solutions and services to the U.S. government. As a CSRA employee, you get to be part of exceptional team supporting our nation’s most critical missions. We give you the tools to be successful; all you need to do is bring your best ideas, your energy and a desire to develop your skills, experience and career.

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