Sr. Network Design Engineer

Location: Blacksburg, VA
Date Posted: 02-07-2018
We are seeking an Network Engineer to provide technical expertise to perform network architecture development, design, and test efforts for research and development group. Design networking solutions and be able to present the data to influence design.

This position will work with the R&D engineers to design, build, deploy, test, support and document network designs.

Responsibilities
  • Assist with OS setup and operation of computers
  • Offload and process data
  • Develop web-based tools for annotation of vehicle sensor data
  • Successfully manage and operate all servers
  • Perform functional, cost-benefit and risk analysis to support design changes.
  • Support of various internal R&D Networks including:
  • Planning, engineering, forecasting, implementing, and identifying resource requirements for complex network systems.
  • Perform COTS hardware and software integration and test.
  • Provide security sensitive solutions for advanced WAN, LAN, and converged network technologies.
  • Provide ongoing network performance feedback; may conduct investigations at customer sites in order to diagnose and troubleshoot product issues.
  • Work directly with the R&D staff to implement various network environments, collect data to direct decisions or support directions
  • Recommend enhancements to the network operations and design where appropriate.
  • Document and coordinate the communication of changes, technical and procedural, that affect the end user community.
  • Document the design and implementation of network solutions.
  • Develop and track metrics, benchmarks and success criteria to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of various network implementations.

 
Competencies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • 5 - 10 years of experience in related field
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ever changing environment
  • Well-versed in common scripting languages
  • Experience working in Linux environments
  • Experience with a broad array of IT-related tasks
  • Strong understanding of networking and routing
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience in the following areas is a plus:
  • Cisco Router and Switch Configuration
  • Ubuntu Linux Administration
  • High-Speed Networking Design
  • Petabyte-Scale Storage Deployment
  • SQL Database Management
  • Dynamic Web Application Development
  • Windows Domain Administration

Due to government contracting requirements, U.S. Citizenship is a firm requirement.
 
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