Senior Network Administrator

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Posting title
Senior Network Administrator

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
DOJ/DEA/–Washington, D.C.
W2 with full benefits
1 year contract

Job Description:
•Manage and maintain the customer network, including managing the routing and switching environment; includes adding routes, adding VLANs, adding a switch, replacing a switch.
•Make firewall rule requests to the customer’s network organization
•Manage and maintain the customer Wi-Fi environment
•Participate in the annual assessment on ports and protocols enabled on the customer network
•Ensure the deployment of patches, or hot fixes, to network infrastructure devices
•Work in a rapid paced environment, work independently, and lead other team members in doing the same
•Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers
•Interact with users and evaluate vendor products
•Make recommendations to purchase hardware and software, with the goal of improving and increasingly automating operations
•Develop and monitor policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources
•Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures
•Apply security settings and other commercial security best practices
•Provide coaching and review the work of lower level technical staff
•Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule; also responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations
•The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate, and will focus on making sure that the customer’s IT needs are met quickly and effectively. He or she will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision.
•Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers on site and with staff in the main office in Washington, DC.

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of 10 years’ experience, or a Master's degree and 8 years relevant experience. Additional experience, and/or relevant certifications will be considered in lieu of degree.
•Leadership and mentoring experience
•Customer interface experience
•Extensive experience with network devices and network monitoring, including switches, routers and Wi-Fi devices
•Experience using Cisco Prime for Network Monitoring
•Working knowledge of Windows and Linux servers
•Working knowledge of NetApp and other storage devices
•Scripting experience
•System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration
•System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools
•Application of security settings and other commercial security best practices
•Experience with configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining virtual and cloud environments
•Excellent written and verbal communications skills
•Ability to multitask and function in a fast-paced environment

Desired Skills:
•Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification
•ITIL training and/or certification
•Past experience with the Department of Justice
•DOJ or DOD Active Clearance
•Exposure to SQL and Oracle and database concepts and installations
•ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with ServiceNow

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District of Columbia