Entry Level Network Engineer

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Posting title
Entry Level Network Engineer

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

Job Description:
Provides technical support in the installation and maintenance of employer's or customer's Local Area Network (LAN). Assists in the evaluation of hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and telecommunications equipment. Installs and maintains complex networks that typically link numerous computing platforms, operating systems, and network topologies across widely dispersed geographic areas under the supervision of senior team members. Manages and monitors network performance. Monitors data communications to ensure that network is available to all users. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems to ensure minimal disruption of mission-critical applications. Maintains fault-tolerant systems and manages systems backups. Generally responsible for maintaining a simple network of 25 or fewer nodes, or for a section of a larger network. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Performs day-to-day tasks and a variety of complicated tasks under the direction of senior team members. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Work after hours and at other NOAA facilities maybe required periodically.

Required Skills:
•BS/BA degree (or equivalent) plus 0 to 2 years experience in related field.
•0-2 years of 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 CCENT / Juniper JNCIA-JUNOS Enterprise Routing & Switching desirable
•Knowledge of SolarWinds is preferred (but not a requirement)

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