Senior Hardware Engineer [2021-139]


Essential Functions:

• Collaborate with internal project team and vendors to design and implement a new network environment to support system virtualization, DMZ (demilitarized zone) and other supporting network functions for the space launch ranges

• Assist in developing processes and procedures for administering and supporting the new network environment

• Build, configure and maintain network environment including routers, switches, physical firewalls, virtual firewalls, load balancers, network security devices and other network equipment

• Observe subcontractors and vendors performing installations and configurations

• Collaborate with system engineers to transition existing systems into the virtualization environment and ensure network functionality

• Provide hands on support for network environment

• Coordinate the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects

• Apply advanced methods, theories and research techniques and assist in the development, implementation and documentation of processes and procedures to ensure compliance with business practices

• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

• Excellent time management and organization skills, with the capability to manage multiple competing priorities

• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, partner, and collaborate with team members

• Aptitude to pick up new concepts and technology rapidly and the ability to explain it to all stakeholders

• Analytical and creative problem solving skills for design and testing of systems

Required Experience:

• Experience in complex IT environments which incorporate traditional and non-traditional IT services

• Experience supporting 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure

• Experience in transitioning organizations from standalone to virtualized environments

• Experience with system security and best practices

• Experience provisioning and operating Security networking equipment, including IDS/IPS, Antivirus, WAF (web application firewall), AAA (authentication authorization accounting), Firewall, Security Gateway, VPN (virtual private network), and SIEM architectures

• Knowledge of VMware network administration concepts, practices and procedures

• Experience administering network environments in a 24x7x365 mission critical environment

• Familiarity with securing server environments in a regulated industry

• Preferential experience includes:

• Applicable Certifications:

- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

- VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization (VCP-NV 2020)

- Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)

• Experience with supporting enterprise datacenter hardware and software including:

- Dell VXRail platform

- VMware NSX

- Cisco: Nexus platform, Catalyst platform, Cisco Data Center Network Manager, Secure Network Server, Identity Services Engine

- F5 load balancers

- Palo Alto: physical and virtual firewalls, IDS, WildFire

• Experience in complex, multivendor networking environments

• Experience designing and implementing security infrastructure in highly secure environments

• Experience designing cyber solutions in virtualized environments

• Experience with DoD Federal Risk Management Framework (RMF)

• Familiarity with DISA STIGs and RMF/DIACAP frameworks

• Applicable certification(s) including:

- Network+

- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

- Microsoft Certified System Associate/Expert (MCSA/MCSE)

- Juniper Networks Certified Associate (JNCIA)

• Experience in the following areas:

- System and network device scripting

- Automated device configuration tools

- DoD NOTAM and STIG compliance

- Database Server security

- Windows and Linux security

- Host based firewalls

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

• Ability to lift 30 lbs.

• Ability to travel on occasion (less than 10%)

• Security+ certification or other DoD 8570 Certification or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of start date

• The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization

• Valid U.S. Driver’s License required

• This position is not eligible for telecommuting on a full time basis

Bachelor Degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems, or related STEM field

2+ years

Patrick SFB




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