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Jr. Network Engineer in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

**U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.**


Job Summary: The Network Engineer establishes the networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards while also taking ownership for end-to-end network project management and end-to-end project implementation management and support.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with the team on network optimization
  • Support LAN and WAN hardware maintenance and support
  • Complete network projects including writing project scopes, requirements analysis and documentation
  • Secure network system by working with the Security Lead establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access
  • Complete network patching and upgrades
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Accomplish information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Report network operational status by gathering, prioritizing information, managing projects
  • Provide on-call support, some multiple day travel may be required
  • Perform Disaster Recovery support as related to networking


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of LAN and WAN hardware including Juniper, Palo Alto, Load Balancing, cable and rack management, and UPS support
  • Knowledge of network security best practices
  • Ability to manage projects and execute objectives
  • Ability to make recommendations to create corporate efficiencies for all activities
  • Ability to take process/project ownership
  • Ability to communicate with Senior Management both written and verbal
  • Understanding of network protocols - IPSEC, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, Multi-link Point2Point, RIP, Layer 2 Stretch, DHCP, SNMP ,TCP, UDP


Experience and Education

  • 4-year degree in Computer Science or Engineering required
  • 2-3+ years' experience network (routing, troubleshooting) engineering and network architecture preferred
  • 1+ years' experience with Juniper routers and switches required
  • 1+ years' experience with Palo Alto Firewalls a plus


**U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.**