Sr. Network Engineer

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Posting title
Sr. Network Engineer

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
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.
Labor Category: Network Engineer III

Job Description:
We are seeking a Network Engineer in support of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to provide institutional and flight customers with advanced networking solutions and support. As a Network Engineer you will resolve one-off application and hardware integration issues, gather application requirements, implement standards, make best-practice recommendations, and find resolutions to complex issues, to and including mission critical systems resilient network connectivity within campus, and our business partners.

• Plans, designs, develops, and implements network engineering plans for wide-scale WAN / LAN firewall security schemes for
• Provides advanced knowledge in field in all customer interaction situations to resolve highly complex problems including receipt of specifications, design, test, and response to service requests;
• Performs network systems engineering including performance analysis, maintainability analysis, capacity analysis, and reliability
• Establishes contingency plans and anomaly resolution plans for complex computer networks;
• Debugs and tests firewalls, plans projects, and performs needs assessments;
• Prepares and oversees cost/benefit estimates, presentations, negotiations, installation, problem resolution, and multi-vendor
product integration;
• May provide initial implementation support of networks to assure proper execution and provides resolution for system failures or
• 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;
• Regular use of creativity and innovation to address critical issues;
• Analysis of situation or data requires identification, review and interpretation of highly complex factors as well as decisions as to
policies, procedures and practices;
• Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and
determining appropriate resolutions;
• Interactions normally involve presenting, validating and analyzing complex information;
• Initiates interaction with colleagues or functional partners outside own organization on a frequent basis;
• Frequent interaction with vendors, industry partners and other NASA centers;

Required Skills:
• Must be a US Citizen
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• 5+ years of experience in firewall installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting;
• 5+ years of experience in Network installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting;
• Practical knowledge of protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS, VRF, IPSEC, QOS, DNS, VTP, Broadcast, Multicast and GRE;
• Practical working knowledge of Juniper, Cisco, F5, Pulse Secure and Palo Alto
• Practical working knowledge virtual chassis technology, mc lag, VPC, VDC, and VSS
• Practical working knowledge of cloud (AWS and Azure) networking and interconnects (transit gate, direct connect, vpc peering)
• Understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in network and communications
• Working knowledge with various Layer 2 interconnect technologies, including but not limited to L2VPN and EVPN/VXLAN.
• Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards for firewalls, WANs and LANs and telecommunication
interfaces, with a working knowledge of network security and network security practices, support of a Security Operations Center,
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;
• Working knowledge of NAC 802.1x, and Certificate base authentications deployments;
• Experience with designing high traffic networks and security practices for Data Center Networks, which includes security, traffic
engineering, network redundancy, and disaster recovery;
• 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 programming language;
• Current Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification or Juniper Networks Certified Internet professional

Desired Skills:
• Working knowledge of a programming language like Python, Shell, Bash, Perl, Java, API, Ansible, JSON, SOAP, Ruby, or REST;
• 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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