Junior Network Engineer

Job Description:

Title           : Junior Network Engineer

Duration :  12 Months (High Possibility of Extension)

Location  : Frisco, TX


Job Details:

Highlights of Responsibilities:
Operations will range from access to edge devices in a campus environment of AFRL with a primary focus on network operations. Tasking will include configure, install, administer, maintain, secure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and documentation of networking equipment, tools, ancillary support equipment, network management systems, networked-based monitors, as well as network environmental monitors. Completion of escalated tickets. Configuration Management tasks, network maps, and system documentation are an important aspects of this position.

The candidate must have a strong familiarity with the operation and maintenance of Cisco and other networking equipment primarily the Access layer but also can occur at the Core layer. A candidate is able to work well in a team environment with strong communication skills to communicate high-level concepts to both technical staffs as well as the customer. This candidate must have an entry-level understanding of the following networking technologies and a strong willingness to learn. Core competencies should include:

Cisco IOS
SolarWinds Orion suite (SNMP Collection Station) (Preferred)
SNMP V3 configuration and MIB generation
Management of Access lists (Standard, Extended and Access Maps)
Protocol analysis via Wireshark or similar tools
Layer 2 Switching & Layer 3 Routing technologies and techniques
802.1x (Port Security) & Subnetting
Static NAT, IP summarization, Route-maps, Subnetting, Multicast, Quality of Service (QoS)
Cisco ISE
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) & Vlan Pruning
Cisco Prime Infrastructure & Environmental monitors (Preferred)
Planning & Network Design
Introductory knowledge of Microsoft, UNIX, and Linux experience
1-3 years’ experience administering and maintaining the above or similar networking equipment at the Access, Distribution, and Core levels

Available to work an 8-hour shift Monday – Friday between the hours of 0700-1700. Overtime or additional hours may be required evening, nights and/or weekends on an as-needed basis
Bachelors Degree required
DoD 8570 IAT II certifications as required (CompTIA Security+)
Secret clearance or ability to obtain one
CCNA Route/Switch certification within 6 months of hire
Microsoft Office tools to include Visio

Preferred Education and Experience:
Familiarity with DoD and US Air Force instructions and regulations on network security and operation a plus.
Experience operating and maintaining a DoD or Air Force Cisco network environment highly desirable.