Network Engineer (WAN Engineer) #2644


  • Washington, D.C., DC
  • Information Technology
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We are seeking a qualified candidate to work with the Veterans Administration’s Enterprise System Engineering/Capacity Management for Telecommunications team. The selected individual will serve as a member of a team that provides Enterprise level recommendations based on WAN evaluations, capacity projections, and application usage, to VA senior leadership on enterprise communications. Provide Tier4 escalation support when issues arise, deployment support for new technologies or architectures in the Washington, D.C. office

Work Experience/Skills Requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a large enterprise environment involving network architecture and management
  • Experience with Cisco router and switch administration
  • Understanding of capacity management/planning techniques and processes
  • An in-depth knowledge/understanding of carrier circuits to include, but not limited to T1, DS3, OC3, and Ethernet Transport Services.
  • Multi-address family BGP, OSPF, EIGRP knowledge is a must
  • Ability to interact with executive level Veterans Administrative staff
  • Desire to learn new technologies such as Cloud, 100G Metro-E, and SD-WAN.
  • Ability to work across multiple projects; provide written/verbal status updates on each project on a regular basis to the team lead, Program Manager and customer
  • Knowledge and understanding of Network management and application analysis tools is required (NetScout, SolarWinds) and (OpNet preferred)

Duties Performed:

  • Make architecture recommendations to support the growing needs of the VA
  • Test the recommendations for enterprise compatibility in the state of the art network design lab
  • Use existing Network Management tools to provide capacity management/utilization reports
  • Provide on-call escalation support in the event that an issue arises that cannot be rectified by the network operations team
  • Write white papers on new technology uses in the VA and how it will help support the mission of the VA

Mandatory Qualifications (Please list all Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills that are Required to get an interview. These mandatory qualifications should be non-negotiable based on your contract requirements)

  • Education / Experience: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline with 5 years relevant experience is required. 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • PWS Specified Certifications: This position requires privileged system access.  The applicant shall have six months to obtain an industry standard certification.
  • Miscellaneous: Duties may require traveling, being on call periodically, and occasionally working outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends)
  • Background Investigation: Must be able to pass a government Tier 4 High Background Investigation

Desired Qualifications (Please list all Education, Certifications, Experience, and Skills that are desired. These should not be disqualifiers, but rather nice to haves):

  • Education / Experience: 5+ years’ experience in a large enterprise environment involving network architecture and management 
    • Strong understanding of Networking
    • Strong understanding of Cisco CLI (IOS/XE/NX-OS)

Certifications:  CCNP capable or higher preferred

COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status.

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