Network Engineer, Federal

Hitachi Careers
 Reston, VA

Hitachi Vantara Federal

Hitachi Vantara Federal combines technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers' experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Hitachi Vantara Federal elevates your innovation advantage by combining IT, operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. Join our team and our employee-focused culture and help drive our customers' data to meaningful customer outcomes.

The Role/Candidate: Network Engineer

The successful candidate will have a strong technical background experienced in designing and deploying network LAN, WAN, firewall - VPN solutions across a global infrastructure. Candidate will be experienced in driving technology solutions and improvements.

Role location: Chantilly, VA (onsite 5 days per week)

Clearance Required: TS/SCI with ability to obtain CI poly

Job Responsibilities:

Provide issue escalation support for critical incidents and problem management activities including fault isolation, troubleshooting, and resolution support for critical issues.

Review customer networks, network infrastructure changes and migrations to improve network performance; participate in implementations of complex enterprise network environments

Complete service requests, network implementations, migrations, and other change management engineering activities

Performs proactive management, configuration and monitoring of the network infrastructure and network systems (e.g., circuits, firewalls, switches, routers, VPN).

Schedules, plans, and performs periodic scheduled maintenance to ensure systems are operating at optimal levels and running on the latest stable code

Recommends and implements network standards to support the enterprise network infrastructure.

Conducts routine capacity planning and identifies recommendations on network infrastructure and network systems.

Ability to troubleshoot complex networks, analyze configurations and perform packet analysis. Perform root cause analysis and implement resolution; escalate to Tier 3 Network Engineers if unable to resolve.

Maintain inventory of networking hardware and software.

Produce quality detailed operational documentation to cover all aspects of infrastructure deployments and systems (architecture, topology, maintenance, troubleshooting, disaster recovery)

Ability to work effectively as a local/remote team member providing support to local and remote locations as needed.

General On-Site Services:

Product software release planning and documentation

Assistance with installation of software upgrades

Understand, troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve End User issues

Define, manage, and execute problem resolution plans and communicate closure/resolution to technical support teams and End Users

Audit and evaluate current IP Network deployments, providing recommendations on design, configuration, and code.

Provide onsite assistance for deployment of new technologies, and network modifications.

Provide and review best practice recommendations for architecture, design, management and operation of the customer's infrastructure.

Assist in the delivery of technology proof of concepts.

Desired Skillset:

Certifications (required, minimum one): CCNA, RCNA, JNCIA-Junos, JNCIS-ENT

Certfication (Required): 8140/8570.1m compliance (Security+ minimum or at least willing to obtain within 30 days)

5-7 years combined experience with: networking, firewalls, load-balancers, best practices / standards, security / STIG requirements, design life cycle and documentation

Ability to lead complex, large-scale network projects from initiation and planning through execution and closing.

In-depth experience and understanding of L3 protocols to include MPLS VPN, BGP, OSPF, QoS, IP Addressing, DNS/DHCP, firewalls, multicast (PIM-SM / PIM-DM) and L2 protocols such as spanning tree, RSTP, MSTP, IGMP, 802.1x.

In-depth experience with load-balancing methodologies and application delivery controllers (Brocade, F5, Cisco, Citrix)

Must have operational and deployment experience with Cisco/Brocade/Juniper routing and switching products.

Firewall experience a plus.

Experience with network management platforms (ie. Solarwinds, BNA, Network Node Manager, etc.) and protocols such as SNMP, Sflow, Netconf, Software defined networking is a plus.

Occasional domestic and international travel may be necessary

Strong Technical Leadership, teamwork, collaboration and communication skills (oral and written)

As part of our overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, Hitachi Vantara Federal requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements under applicable federal, state, and local law. If you have any questions about this policy or require an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief, please contact Jennifer Shelton, Director Human Resources.

Our commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality.

Hitachi Vantara Federal is committed to building a strong, inclusive culture that embraces diversity in our business. We will foster a sense of belonging by:

Recruiting, retaining, developing, and mentoring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization.

Listening and providing opportunities for feedback to create an environment that values employees' perspectives and unique experiences.

Striving to hold ourselves accountable as an organization, as individuals, and as leaders to learn, grow and continue to evolve our DEI strategy.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.