Network Engineer

ValidaTek Washington, DC
ValidaTek, Inc. is an award-winning Small Business that provides high-security mission-critical IT services to the Federal Government. Our commitment to excellence in service delivery has resulted in dramatic growth and an expanding client base that includes several U.S. Federal Departments. The corporate infrastructure is robust and based on industry best practices as evidenced by our DCAA Approved accounting system, Top Secret (TS) facility clearance, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2011, and ISO 27001:2013 certifications, and CMMI Level 4 for Services (CMMI-SVC Level 4) and CMMI Level 3 for Development (CMMI-DEV Level 3) appraisals. We pride ourselves in being the best and only attracting and retaining the best talent to fuel our rapid growth. We promote a strong employee-focused corporate culture that provides a diverse, prosperous and rewarding place to work. We provide our employees with competitive benefits, educational assistance, and career growth opportunities. Every employee is valued for their contributions and we all take pride in helping our customers achieve their goals, which in turn contributes to the overall success of the company.

Role: Network Engineer

Position Description:

ValidaTek seeks a Network Engineer to support the Department of State in designing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting their growing network infrastructure. You will be part of a team that is responsible for designing and developing scalable, maintainable, highly available network architectures that meet business objectives.

Responsibilities:

* Support engineering, operations, maintenance and monitoring of the LAN at all the Passport locations nationwide

* Support monitoring and performance profiling of all LAN and WAN infrastructure that impacts business systems and services hosted in the data centers and deployed to 270+ sites worldwide

* Support incident and problem management for all network resources

* Engineering, operations, maintenance and monitoring of all data center network load balancing hardware

* Liaise with application, database, and infrastructure teams to troubleshoot and resolve issues

* Liaise with the ISSO and Diplomatic Security on all matters pertaining to network security

* Maintain strong relationships with key internal and external contractor and customer contacts to facilitate communication and collaboration

* Analyze network designs/implementations to ensure security and scalability to meet current and future needs

* Create/update network diagrams in Visio

* Perform other duties as assigned

Position Requirements/Qualifications:

* Requires direct recent/current network engineering and administration experience supporting the Department of State

* Experience directly supporting the Bureau of Consular Affairs is strongly preferred

Education and Certifications

* BS/BA in related field preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience

* Relevant technical certifications preferred

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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