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Cisco Network Engineer

Bethesda, MD

Job Type: Contract To Hire
Job Id : 308884
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Position Summary

Our client is an international information technology and solutions consulting company. The company is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the United States through the delivery of innovative, next-generation IT solutions. They are currently seeking a Cisco Network Engineer to join their dedicated team.

This position has a great benefit package that includes Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance for those who qualify.

Responsibilities of the Cisco Network Engineer:

  • Serve as an expert in network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing (routers, switches, firewalls, gateways)
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to quickly address network vulnerabilities or implement new system features
  • Document all work performed and customer communications in the help desk ticketing system
  • Provide enterprise monitoring across all systems; respond to alerts and provide daily operational status
  • Create and update network diagrams, Standard Operating Procedures, and process documentation 
  • Conduct packet capture and analysis to combat performance issues
  • Design, deploy, and review Cisco ACI network hardware to ensure optimal performance
  • Provide weekly reports to supervisor

Requirements of the Cisco Network Engineer:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Engineering related field and 5 years of experience; or, Master's degree and 3 years of experience
  • At least 5 years of experience supporting Cisco and VMware platforms
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and support L2 and L3 networks in a hosting environment
  • Highly skilled in automation, scripting, and SDN technologies
  • Prior ticketing experience such as ServiceNow or Remedy
  • Experience supporting networks in VMware environments
  • Experience with Cisco NX-OS and ACI implementations
  • Knowledge of web application firewalls; Palo Alto firewalls
  • Knowledge of Cisco VoIP Telephony
  • Knowledge of networking in AWS and Azure Cloud
  • Knowledge/experience with Storage Area Networks
  • Experience with Cisco NX-OS and ACI implementations
  • Experience with Wireshark or related packet capture analysis tools
  • Experience supporting Cisco ACI and UCS environments
  • Experience supporting backup hardware and software (StoreOnce, Veeam)
  • Experience with wire data analytics solutions (ExtraHop, Splunk, DynaTrace)
  • Ability to write clear and concise documentation 
  • Strong work ethic and desire to work in a team-based environment
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle multiple concurrent projects to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Keywords: Cisco Network Engineer, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Gateways, Automation, Scripting, SDN, ServiceNow, Remedy, VMware, Cisco ACI, Cisco UCS

Job ID: 308884

About Eliassen Group:

Eliassen Group provides strategic talent solutions to drive our clients’ innovation and business results. Leveraging nearly 30 years of success, our expertise in IT staffing, Agile consulting, creative services, managed services, and life sciences enables us to partner with our clients to execute their business strategy and scale effectively. Headquartered in Reading, MA and with offices from coast to coast, Eliassen Group offers local community presence, deep networks, as well as national reach. For more information, visit http://www.eliassen.com.

Eliassen Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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