Network Operations Engineer

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Posting title
Network Operations Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
Estimated duration of 18 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Some travel required.
Labor Category: Network Engineer III

Job Description:
We are seeking a Network Operational Engineer efforts. The Network Engineer is in support of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to provide institutional and flight customers with advanced networking solutions and support. As a Network Engineer, you will engineer tools and automation solutions to resolve operational complexities and proactively identify network roadblocks, implement change and documentation standards, and identify gaps in best practice configuration, and find resolutions to complex issues, to and including mission critical systems resilient network connectivity within campus, and our business partners.

• Develop tools to help identify and expediate problems resolution by breaking down the network complexity and providing key indicators of problem area.
• Configuration compliance/standards - develop and maintain new and existing configuration standards for entire network. Validate and remediate to compliance
• Research and implement solutions to proactively improve the network/platform
• Develop lab and tools to test new implementations, verify code upgrades and deal with new hardware. Maintaining a functional lab in order to reduce the time it takes for other engineers to verify their changes.
• Maintaining documentation library and develop standards for engineering updates
• Involved in weekly change review to align change to documentation, follows testing criteria
• Performs network systems engineering including performance analysis, maintainability analysis, capacity analysis, and reliability analysis;
• May provide initial implementation support of networks to assure proper execution and provides resolution for system failures or degradation;
• Forecasts network needs and works with other information systems areas to develop policies and procedures to resolve the most complex and unique technical problems;
• Negotiates system requirements with users and resolves complex problem;
• Performs highly complex root cause analysis;
• Defines systems requirements and resolves highly complex problems;
• Implements networks and/or network applications;
• Applies highly complex network tools and performs analysis of various network technologies and network research;
• Provides problem and incident investigation and recommends resolution for highly complex problems;
• Performs complex and wide-ranging job functions and activities across disciplines;
• Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives and institutional goals have been met;

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• 5+ years of experience in installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting WANS, and networking technologies;
• 3+ years of network firewall technologies and security appliances;
• Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting LANs, WANS, and networking technologies
• Practical knowledge of protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS, VRF, IPSEC, QOS, DNS, VTP, Broadcast, Multicast and GRE.
• Working knowledge with various Layer 2 interconnect technologies, including but not limited to L2VPN and EVPN/VXLAN.
• Practical working knowledge of Juniper, Cisco, F5, Palo Alto, Pulse Secure
• Practical working knowledge of cloud(AWS and Azure) networking and interconnects, transit gate, direct connect, vpc peering
• Real-world understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in network and communications engineering.
• Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards of LANs and telecommunication interfaces; with a knowledge of network switch and routing protocols; familiarity of network services applications. Ability to perform problem identification, reporting, and resolution of task.
• Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Virtual Private Networks
• Experience with enterprise F5 load balancing engineering
• Multidisciplinary knowledge regularly used in the application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts in network engineering and operations.
• Experience with network automation via a programing language.
• Working knowledge of a programming language like Python, Shell, Bash, Perl, Java, API, Ansible, JSON, SOAP, Ruby, or REST;
• Current Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification or Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate.

Desired Skills:
• Extensive experience gathering requirements from different business units, stakeholders and engineering teams;
• Recent experience in systems engineering applied to computing or network architectures;
• Achievement in developing breakthrough solutions to challenging technical problems;
• Cross-functional Network Project Management experience a plus.

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