We are seeking Senior Network Cloud Engineers to join our team to support our Internal Revenue Service (IRS) client located preferably in New Carrollton, MD or Martinsburg WV. The main focus for the engineers will be to architect and deploy cloud based solutions to support the migration of internally hosted client applications to external providers in the Cloud.
The Senior Network Cloud Engineers will perform network engineering, operations, administration, maintenance and troubleshooting on a large and complex network with an emphasis on Cloud based solutions.
Location – currently all staff are 100% remote due to COVID. Under normal work circumstances, these positions will require being on site at the IRS facility in Maryland or West Virginia. If in Maryland, it will also require going to the Martinsburg office once a week for Cloud team whiteboard meetings.
PROJECT SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES:
•Determine network product needs and costs to meet project requirements.
•Install, deploy, configure, maintain and troubleshoot network hardware/virtual instances and issues.
•Establish complex routing schema.
•Coordinate actions to ensure the implementation of networks that support mission requirements.
•Establish networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
•Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with network architects on network optimization.
•Secure network system by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
•Accomplish information systems and organizational mission by completing related tasks as needed.
PROJECT SPECIFIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
•Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university required; an additional four (4) years of related work experience can substitute for a degree.
•At least eight (8) years of related experience.
•At least five (5) years of network engineering experience to include network monitoring and troubleshooting.
•Operational experience working within either AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud.
•Experience with Cisco Routers, Switches and network technologies .
•Experience designing and deploying network and firewall infrastructure in cloud environments.
•Experience with network connectivity to CSPs (Cloud Service Providers).
•Experience with architecting and deploying with one of the following: AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud.
•Experience working with monitoring tools within a cloud environment.
•Experience with network automation.
•Highly proficient in network technologies and expert knowledge level of some of the following: Ethernet, VLANS, Firewalls, Load Balancers (LB); TCP/IP; BGP; MPLS; MIBS; IPSec; VPN; network security; and other Emerging Technologies.
•Ability to work as part of a team and ability to support multiple tasks at the same time.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
•Ability to work well independently or in a team setting.
•Ability to interface with all levels of management.
•Excellent time management, scheduling, and organizational skills.
REQUIRED - At least one of the following certifications OR 5+ years of Cloud Service Provider experience:
•AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty
•AWS Certified SysOps Administrator - Associate
•AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional
•AWS Certified Solutions DevOps Engineer - Professional
•AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
•AWS Certified Developer – Associate
•Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
•Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
•Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
•Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
•MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Microsoft)
•Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate
•Google Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer
•Google Certified Professional Data/DevOps Engineer
•Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect
•Google Certified Professional Collaboration Engineer
•Google Certified Associate Cloud Engineer
•CCSP – Certified Cloud Security Professional
•Cisco CCNP Cloud
•VMware VCP7 – CMA
•Experience designing and implementing network and firewall configurations.
•Experience with Palo Alto Firewalls.
•Experience with complex routing schema.
•Experience with F5 Load Balancers.
•Experience with scripting languages; i.e. Python.
•Experience with Ansible.
Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
•Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an IRS Minimum Background Investigation (MBI) clearance (active IRS Moderate Risk MBI clearance is a plus).
•Candidates must be a US Citizen or a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card status) for 3 years, and be Federal Tax compliant.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Design and implementation of network and cloud infrastructures
- Installation, maintenance and support of the network and cloud infrastructures
- Research and evaluate network technologies and tools to improve the operational efficiencies of a cloud-based environment
- Work with application owners\groups to ensure proper network and security standards are being followed for client projects and solutions
- Monitor network performance and take steps to ensure efficiency and up-time requirements are met
- Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent experience
- Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
- Exercises judgement in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
- Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise
- Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel as a team lead