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Network Engineer in Columbia, MD at Eliassen Group

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contract to Hire
  • Location:
    Columbia, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

We have a new exciting Network Engineer position based out of Columbia, MD working with one of our prestigious clients.

We will accept corp to corp or w2 contractors. For our w2 consultants, we offer a great benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, 401k with company matching, and life insurance.

Responsibilities of the Network Engineer:

  • The Network Engineer II is responsible for the technical design/architecture, configuration and implementation of core elements that comprise the company’s enterprise data and voice networks
  • The ideal candidate will serve as a technical consultant within multiple project teams, and be responsible for the effective and timely delivery of networking and unified communications solutions to meet the defined needs of the organization
  • The position is considered to be the resident technical expert within the network/telecom space
  • Assist with planning, design and implementation of large enterprise network solutions to support the enterprise
  • Work in conjunction with multiple project team members to refine project-specific requirements and meet project deliverables within the networking space 
  • Provide tier-3 level technical support to resolve networking issues with a strong focus on customer service
  • Create and maintain comprehensive technical design documentation for proposed and implemented solutions
  • Work with Solutions Architects to assist in technical evaluation of potential new technologies and vendor selection
  • Support the Network and UC Operations Teams by facilitating effective service transition and process development
  • Perform other duties as assigned/necessary
Requirements of the Network Engineer:
  • At least 10 years of experience managing and supporting large-enterprise infrastructure/network environments - designing, planning, documenting and implementing LANs and WANs
  • CCNA, CCNP, CCIE or CWNA preferred
  • Current knowledge of network security technologies – including, but not limited: Cisco ASA; Cisco Sourcefire IDPS, FTD; Cisco ISE
  • Current knowledge of S2S VPN configuration, and maintenance support
  • Hands-on experience with network hardware, specifically Cisco routers and switches (6500/4500/Nexus 2K, 5K, 7K, 9K - 2800/2900/4300)
  • Advanced knowledge of IP routing protocols such as EIGRP and BGP
  • Advanced knowledge of enterprise-level WAN and Internet circuits configuration, and maintenance support, along with inter-data center connectivity
  • Intermediate knowledge of Blue Coat Secure Gateway proxy administration; Blue Coat Client/UA
  • Experience using packet capture software such as Wireshark and other sniffer tools; ability to perform comprehensive network performance analysis
  • Advanced understanding of TCP/IP network protocols, including common application protocols
  • Experience with Cisco wireless technology – Cisco Prime management, Cisco 5520 internal/external controllers
  • Strong experience with core data center and campus environment networking technologies
  • Strong experience with Solarwinds
  • Preferred experience with managing Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) 10.x
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently
  • Strong vendor management skills
  • Ability to effectively elicit/provide information to and from appropriate individuals (including, but not limited to, supervisors, co-workers, clients) via strong communication skills; proficiency in the English language may be required Must haves: Basic routing and switching experience Firewall (understand the logic/can speak the language) IDPS (intrusions and proxying) Cisco ISE
Job ID:  315976

Keywords:  Network Engineer, CUCM, Cisco, IDPS, Firewall, CCNA, CCNP, CCIE

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
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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