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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2105239

Network Engineer

ICF seeks a Network Engineer to support a Department of Homeland Security client that serves as the research and development arm of the Department as it fulfills its national security mission.

The Network Engineer will support a dynamic team supporting one of our Federal customers, providing expertise towards network engineering solutions and services across a variety of platforms and technology.  You will also provide a high level technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations.   The ideal candidate will possess an inherent interest in learning the latest technology and proven ability and the self-motivation to learn quickly and solve engineering problems.

Work location: Washington, DC

What you will do:

  • Initiate, design and drive engineering solutioning for related projects such as: Resilient transport solutions for critical, geographically dispersed enterprise network and systems, TCP/IP (v4 and v6) ,PLS, Virtual switching and routing, VoIP, IPSec and SSL VPN 

  • Administration of application systems, network access and security, performance measure collection

  • Reporting on pre/post maintenance operations metrics, outage reports, and root case analysis 

  • Management of emergency preparedness and IT disaster recovery planning, execution of COOP exercises 

  • Management of servers, asset inventory control, A/V and web conferencing, IT training and education, wireless voice and data services 

  • Oversee automation of system health reporting, including network and system infrastructure  

  • Work in tandem with Cybersecurity and O&M stakeholders to solution, resolve and drive technology and IT modernization initiatives

  • Provide high level network troubleshooting, testing and updating standard code versions and device templates as well as remediating security findings.

  • Support on-boarding and integration of approved cloud applications which support virtual security services, to connect optional security services to government cloud environments. Supports migration of existing cloud access point applications.

  • Identify resources required for network designs, including upgrades, expansions, and enhancements (building, core, and Data Center).

  • Configure and install network hardware and software to meet requirements and conform to technical Design Standards.

  • Provide in-depth engineering analysis of telecommunications alternatives (VoIP) for government agencies in enhancement design for medium and large-scale telecommunication infrastructures.

  • Monitor and responds to hardware, software, and network problems.

  • Provide the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals).

  • Utilize software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance.

  • Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes technical improvements to the network.

  • Provide level of effort estimates to project managers as requested in order to develop project schedules 

  • Provide services for operations, maintenance, network infrastructure, capacity management, reporting and IT enhancements 

  • Provide ad hoc and planned user support, including transition to operational support, and troubleshooting and root-cause analysis 

  • Design, build and implement with standard build guidelines, harden and work with Information Assurance to remediate findings after IT Security scans 

  • Install networking gear in racks and connect to infrastructure 

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), "As Is" documentation, Installation Instructions and any other required O&M transition documentation as required 

  • Work with Infrastructure Engineering team members to meet requirements and deadlines 

  • Provide Tier II and Tier III end-user rollout and troubleshooting support as directed 

What you will need:

  • BS + 8 years of experience; OR Masters Degree + 12 years experience; OR 15+ years of network engineering experience 

  • Experience with VoIP, enterprise wireless solutions such as Cisco WLC & Cisco Prime and VPNs

  • Experience in peering with ISP services and enterprise routing designs 

  • Experience with designing, deploying and managing IEEE 802.1x network authentication, managing proxy services and deploying virtual switching architectures

  • Experience designing and implementing cloud routing designs (AWS/Azure) to include setup and configuration of cloud routers

  • Experience designing and implementing of data center class transport infrastructures and developing standard operating procedures

  • CCNA certification

  •  U.S. Citizenship required (required by federal government for position)

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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