Network Engineer

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Organization: Department of Education
Location: Washington, DC

Terms: Full Time Employment
Salary: Based on experience, education and certification
Clearance: Secret/Public Trust (6C)

Job Description

Serves as a project team member responsible for cyber security tool deployment ensuring the successful network design, installation, operation and maintenance of network based security tools. 

  • Researches, evaluates, designs, tests, recommends, communicates, and implements new security tools, software or devices in support of existing network architecture. 
  • Reviews, recommends, and implements network security approaches for data, software applications, hardware, and computer installations.
  • Provides technical consultation in new systems development, new package evaluations and enhancements of existing systems.
  • Prepares functional specifications from which systems will be procured and implemented.
  • Participates in the technical design, development, testing, implementation and maintenance of systems and tools deployment and enhancements.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts systems tests, monitors test results, and takes appropriate corrective action to ensure successful implementation of all tools.
  • Executes any required upgrades, patching, and configuration designs necessary to maintain all appliances with the correct security posture and continuous availability. 
  • Prepares technical user guides as required. 
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies and tools as assigned. Serves as the SME for specific tools within the portfolio. 
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Prepares and maintains enterprise-class network diagrams.

Required education and Skills



Desired skills and certifications

  • Bachelor of Science; 3 years of experience.
  • Network architecture design experience to include router configurations.
  • Hands on” experience with network engineering down to the command line as well as troubleshooting.
  • Experience deploying and installing network based security tools and applications. 
  • Network engineering background similar to what is expected of a CCNP.
  • CCNA Certification Required
  • Some knowledge/experience with the installation and maintenance of security tools used in a security operations center (SOC) to include one or more of the following: 
  • Network Risk Monitoring: RedSeal.
  • Intrusion Detection System: SourceFire.
  • Web Application Firewall: Imperva. (Application support only.).
  • Data Loss Prevention: McAfee (Application support only).
  • Network Access Control: ForeScout CounterAct (Application support only).
  • Security Information Event Management: Splunk.
  • Other desired certification: CCNP; Security +; CISSP