Applied Memetics LLC

Network Engineer

US-VA-Fairfax
Job ID
2015-1410
Category
Engineering

Overview

Applied Memetics LLC (AM LLC) is seeking a Network Engineer  to provide on-site technical support to the Veterans Affairs (VA) administration. The successful candidate will support the Office of Information Technology (OI&T) to identify and remediate existing and future vulnerabilities.

 

The Network Engineer plans, supports and evaluates complex existing network systems and make recommendations for resources required to maintain and/or expand service levels. This resource will provide highly skilled technical assistance in network planning, engineering and architecture. Also provides and develops technical standards and interface applications; identifies and evaluates new products; provide solutions for network problems. Interfaces with internal/external customers and vendors to determine system needs. Plans and incorporates how new network resources and applications will exist on the network. Provide monthly metrics for network availability and bandwidth usage as well as other metrics as requested. Responsible for network capacity planning. Use network management tools to discover, map and maintain the network. Responsible for network equipment OS and version upgrades. Responsible for conducting research of new technologies and implementation strategies. Monitor and maintain network interfaces to insure its highest level of performance and makes modifications and enhancements as needed. Responsible for documenting procedures and keeping network diagrams and related material up to date. Handle escalated user problems, questions, and request on network issues. Work with other groups within IS to resolve network related issues as needed. Leads and directs work of other Network Engineers.

 

 

Responsibilities

Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the Federal Government's second largest cabinet agency with 320,000 employees. When viewed from an information technology (IT) perspective, OI&T is one of the nation's largest consolidated IT organizations with: 


-$3.1 billion budget (FY12) 
-Nearly 7,500 employees 
-More than 300,000 desktop computers 
-Approximately 30,000 laptop computers 
-Nearly 450,000 email accounts 

The Continuous Readiness in Information Security Protection (CRISP) program began as a VA-wide initiative launched in March 2012 to address MWs by concentrating on: 

-Managing appropriate access control for users and reducing out-dated personnel clearances 
-Testing contingency plans for data breaches 
-Providing information security training for users, contractors, volunteers 
-Developing initial baseline configurations 
-Improving data-center web application security

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, electronics engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required. and 5 years of experience
  • 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Ability to facilitate and coordinate efforts with key government and non-government stakeholders
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Demonstrates strong quantitative, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Must work well within a time sensitive environment

 **Experience working in Federal Government environments is preferred.**

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