• Senior Network Engineer

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 day ago(1 day ago)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Information Technology - Network Engineer
  • About NFF

    Incorporated in 1996, NFF is the only Cisco Gold Partner headquartered in the District of Columbia with Advanced Specializations in all major IT disciplines. In addition to Cisco, NFF holds key strategic partnerships with VMware, NetApp, Microsoft, Riverbed, and many System Integrators. NFF is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. NFF has been ranked in Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list since 2007. From Presidential Inauguration Network Design to an Enterprise Architecture Design for 85 Agencies and 45,000 Users, a Nationwide IP based Video Tele-Conferencing Implementation, or an Emergency Network Infrastructure Management Design, NFF is building what’s next.


    We provide a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance.

    About this Position / Responsibilities

    Our client is seeking a Senior Network Engineer with strong leadership skills as well as strong expertise in network integration design. 

    The Senior Network Engineer will support the delivery of IT Infrastructure solutions by spending the majority of time on client consulting and architecture engagements. This Architect will perform assessment, planning, design, and implement network infrastructure solutions including routing/switching, load balancer, firewalls, optical, WAN, LAN and other infrastructure components. Using complex design principles and methodology to ensure cost-effective and optimal use of resources and technology without jeopardizing network integrity.


    Required skills and experience include proven Infrastructure Architecture skills with a focus in Enterprise Networks in area such as Data Center Networking, Cloud Migration & Operations, WAN/ LAN circuits, Software Defined Networking/ Environment. Experience with the use of architecture methods for solution design and deployment is required.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities


    • Evaluate alternative technologies and architectures in relation to client Communications’ infrastructure needs. Interface with management and vendors to develop and implement new solutions to meet business requirements.
    • Design and manage the rollout of critical network infrastructures to support client Communications and services, on both a strategic (long term) and tactical (immediate term) level.
    • Perform analytical, technical, cost analysis and CAPEX development work in the planning, design, installation and on-going administration and management of client data networks.
    • Ensure that network infrastructure is fully documented and performing as required for internal and customer SLA guarantees and expectations by means of specific metrics and measurements.
    • Contributes to departmental activities and programs by accomplishing related tasks as needed.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Ideal candidate will have skills/knowledge in the following areas:

    • Leadership – Expert in leadership skills in front of the customer and within own team.
    • Enterprise Network design methodology – Networking, Application firewalls, optimization and overall solution design for Data Center and implementation skills for the designed system.
    • Must have at least 8 years’ experience in leading and developing integrated technical infrastructure solutions.
    • Must have at least 8 years’ experience in Core/Distribution/Access or Collapsed two-tier network systems.
    • Technical – Network solutions for: Data Center Network Architecture, Cloud Operations Azure, AWS and VCloud, WAN/LAN, SDN, NGFV, Load Balancer, Firewall, PON and Wireless.
    • Technical - Enterprise network architecture, design and implementation for both IT and OT (operating technologies)
    • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN support and engineering design for voice, data and video networks at Access, Aggregation, and Core network locations
    • Thorough understanding of modern TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies including but not limited to: MPLS, IS-IS, OSPF, BGP4, STP, RSTP, 802.1x protocols, Superior knowledge, skills and experience with Cisco routing hardware, software, protocols etc.
    • Strong working knowledge of structured cabling systems, network facilities, electrical, UPS, etc.  Ability to work alone as an individual contributor, as a technical lead and as a participant in a team environment.
    • Router, Switch and IP configuration experience is required.
    • Current Certification in one or more of the following: CCNP/CCIE, CCDP, Check point certified security Administrator/Expert CCSA/CCSE R.80


    Education/Experience Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Network Engineering with five or more years directly related experience in a telecommunications service provider network. (Proven technical experience may be substituted for educational requirement)

    NFF Disclosures

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. NFF is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and affirmative action. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your gender, race and ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. This information will not be shared with hiring managers, will be kept separate from your application data and will not affect any employment decisions.


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