Network Engineer

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Posting title
Network Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be US Citizen and Registered for Selective Service
On going contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
•Installs and maintains complex networks that typically link numerous computing platforms, operating systems, and network topologies across widely dispersed geographic areas
•Evaluates hardware and software suitable for large, complex networks
•Tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements
•Tests and implements interface programs
•Develops security procedures
•Manages network performance
•Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems to ensure minimal disruption of mission-critical applications
•Maintains fault-tolerant systems and manages systems backups
•Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures
•Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
•Performs a variety of complicated tasks
•May lead and direct the work of others; typically reports to a project leader or manager
•A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
•Work after hours and at other NOAA facilities maybe required periodically

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree
•4-6 years of relevant experience
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•Must be highly detail-oriented
•Must be organized, timely, and customer service oriented
•Adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and change
•Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
•Goal-driven and self-motivated attributes are a must
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills
•Requires outstanding interpersonal skills

Desired Skills:
•Experience working on satellite ground systems is preferred (but not a requirement)
•Cisco and/or Juniper certifications desirable

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