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Latitude, Inc. Network Operations Engineer (Cisco)(Must be US Citizen and Clearable) in Norfolk, Virginia

Our Client is seeking Network Engineering support to a dedicated enterprise Navy training network, In this position you will be a member of a network engineering and operations team supporting an enterprise Navy training network distributed globally to 50 sites and 120 ships.

  • Responsible for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting network connectivity and infrastructure on a worldwide enterprise managed network

  • Support the operation and maintenance of multiple networks across different classification levels and ensure continuous network connectivity is maintained to customers and sites

  • Support the Network Operations Center and support the use of the network by customers executing modeling and simulation events, exercises, and war games as well as administrative use including evening and weekend support

  • Participate and oversee the physical installations and network configurations at local and remote CONUS and OCONUS sites and ships

  • Establish and maintain connectivity of an ATM, IP, and MPLS network in support of modeling and simulation events, new installations, and continuous operation of the network.

o The operations center functions as the helpdesk for network operations support and provides troubleshooting of network connectivity including WAN circuits, equipment failures, router configurations, switchport configurations, firewall access control lists, VoIP device registrations and configuration, cryptographic device configurations and keying material.

  • Coordinate with Navy, DISA, and commercial circuit providers for implementation and troubleshooting; maintaining Information Assurance compliance including IOS upgrades, network device configuration changes, firewall ACL verification and changes; and supporting remote sites in restoring network failures due to equipment failures, cryptographic device modifications, or Keymat expiration and loading

  • Report and maintain documentation of the physical and logical network architecture, IP addressing, networking capabilities, and service level performance of the sites as well as documentation on proposed changes or modifications

  • Implement, maintain, and enhance network health and status monitoring capabilities including site status, bandwidth utilization, physical and logical errors or alarms, logging, active performance monitoring, and VoIP and other data transport quality of service monitoring.

o Additional duties include support for additional network engineering tasks as directed; development of architectural and technical briefs on the design, capabilities, and functional operation of networking technologies and projects for peer-review with Network Engineering and other divisions; and development of network engineering equipment lists and Bill of Materials.

Education:Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline, Plus 0-2 or more years of demonstrated experience in network operations and support. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for more than 4 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Certifications: -Must have a current Security + to begin employment -Must have a current CCNA or higher to begin employment -Candidates who do not currently have the one or both certifications may still be considered and will either need to obtain the certification prior to employment OR for the right candidate, within 90 days from start of employment -Candidates with both certifications highly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Strong experience in installing and troubleshooting WAN and LAN network equipment including ATM and Ethernet WAN circuits, routing (BGP/EIGRP/OSPF), VLANs, and switchport configurations.

-Strong experience in monitoring, maintaining, troubleshooting and configuring ASA firewall access control lists.

-Strong ability to troubleshoot network issues at the protocol/packet level using sniffers, protocol analyzers, netflow, logging, etc.

-Strong technical network troubleshooting and critical thinking skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems

-Strong knowledge of Cisco Internetworking including IP addressing (subnets, CIDR), switching (VTP, VLANs, 802.1q, IGMP, etc..) and routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, PIM, multicast, etc.) and Cisco IOS.

-Strong knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model, frame and packet structure, (OSI, frames, packets etc.).

-Experience with NSA Type 1 KG cryptographic devices and keymat particularly KG-175D and KG-75

-Experience in an operations center environment including help desk, customer communication, trouble ticketing, and issue resolution.

-Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines

-Experience with network and performance monitoring tools (Cisco SLA, What's Up Gold, PRTG).

-Familiarity with Cisco VoIP, including PoE switches and Call Manager.

-Must be willing to work periodic shifted schedules include evening, night, and weekend. (8 weeks per year)

-Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS (1-2 times per year)

Clearance -Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance


Security Clearance: Secret