Sr Communications Engineer / Network Engineer

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Soft Tech Consulting Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Soft Tech Consulting is seeking a highly motivated, self-directed individual to fill the role of a Senior Communitcations Engineer/ Network Engineer. The selected individual will join a collaborative team environment and contribute to the project goals by working on the following:





Managing, configuring and troubleshooting Cisco VCS (video conferencing System) and VTC endpoints (DX70, DX80. SX10, SX20, MX300)

Managing, configuring and troubleshooting Cisco network devices: ASR/ISR routers, Nexus 9K switches, C4500switches and ASA5500 firewalls

Managing, configuring and troubleshooting VoIP and telephony issues in a multi-vendor (Avaya & Cisco) environment.

Managing, configuring and troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communication Manager (CUCM) and Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE)

Provides tier-3 level troubleshooting support for Network Operations Center

Monitoring network traffic, performance evaluation and capacity management using Solarwinds

Serves as the lead technical expert on networkinfrastructure support and maintenance activities across National Office, Regional offices, Satellite offices and all Disaster Recovery sites

Provides both strategic and tactical infrastructure planning for rollout/deployment of new IT services

Configures and maintains circuit provisioning operations, internetworking protocols that include but are not limited to: EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS and IPv6

Troubleshoots and maintains failover of WAN and LANnetworkinfrastructure for Disaster Recovery

Investigates and establishes access control and proactive networksecurity management solutions and policies

Plans and implements data communications components of agency migration to a consolidated data center.

Provides consistent review periodically on audit trails and system logs.

Provides expert recommendations regarding networkinfrastructure enhancements

Participates in design, testing, and deployment of networkinfrastructure projects

Installs and debugs advanced communication equipment and telecommunication services.

Troubleshoots network problems and outages

Participates in the investigation and establishment of access-security methods and policies to prevent unauthorized access

Assist with audits and department data calls

Refines the network access configuration for hardware devices and components

Leads the investigation and establishment of solutions for reducing network bandwidth utilization and contention.

Leads the development, implementation, testing, and maintenance of a WAN disaster recovery plan

Reviews system logs for audit purposes and report suspicious activity to Federal management


* Master's or Bachelor's Degree in a related area and 10 or more years of experience in the field, in related areas.
* Certification: CCIE preferred, CCNP required
* 10+ years of experience in managing high-end routing protocols, secure remote access, diverse networksecurity solutions
* Experience supporting TCP/IP protocols and multi-protocol routers.
* Familiarity with IT infrastructure environment and management policies

* Solid hands-onexperienceon the following areas:

* Demonstrated experience managing video traffic and voice over IP traffic using QoS.
* Demonstrated hands-on experience managing networksecurity, including perimeter and DMZ's, for large, complex organizations.

* Strong collaborative customer service skills.
* Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skills.
* Self-starter and able to complete tasks with minimal instructions and supervision.
* Experience in serving as a subject matter expert, liaison, or coordinator in support of operations and project support across functional areas.
* Expert knowledge deploying, managing and maintaining IPv6networks.
* Experience with dual stack implementation - coexistence of IPv4 & IPv6.
* Excellent verbal and written skills.