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Senior Network Engineer

Location: Maryland
Position City: Columbia
Position State:
Position Zip Code: 21045
Country: United States


We are seeking a Senior Network Engineer to support a multi-platform server environment including server and software installation, configuration, maintenance, configuration management, patch management, security compliance and troubleshooting:  

• Develop, document and maintain good operating practices and procedures associated with support and maintenance of server environments
• Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations
• Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems
• Lead strategic planning and development associated with system support 
• Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made
• Conducts system security configuration and testing based on organizational guidance, policies and procedures 
• Provide senior level support and communicate periodically with users on systems status, including system changes, problems, enhancements and potential impacts
• Designing, configuring and testing networking software, computer hardware, and operating system software
• Perform other related duties as assigned

Local Baltimore-Washington D.C.  and Long Distance travel may occasionally be required.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualified candidates must have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a focus in Information Technology or related field. Substitution of relevant experience for required education will be considered.

• 5-7+ years of experience of LAN/WAN engineering, maintenance, support & design
• CCNP and/or CISSP certification is a plus
• Experience with Cisco Firewalls, VPN appliance, switching support and troubleshooting techniques
• Ability to implement, administer, and troubleshoot network infrastructure devices, including wireless access points, firewall, routers and switches
• Solid understanding of LAN, WAN systems and user rights
• Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technology and products using documentation and internet resources
• Ability to work with all levels of staff within and outside of IT and outside the organization
• Strong problem determination and resolution skills
• Ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for design and planning network communication systems
• Experience with Linux operating system support and troubleshooting techniques
• Basic understanding of server back-up and restore processes
• Strong verbal and written communication skills to all levels of the organization
• Must be able to write procedures and technical content related to position responsibilities 
• Ability to create and maintain positive and professional business relationships with both internal associates and external customers
• Must work effectively in a team environment, multi-team setting, as well as independently
• Must know how to provide a status on assigned deliverables (i.e., estimate their work)
• Must be a U.S. Citizen
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Desired Skills and Experience

• Knowledge of Dell PowerEdge hardware
• Microsoft Exchange administration
• Basic Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle database installation and administration
• Basic understanding of LAN/WAN technologies

EOE M/F/Disability/Vet

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