Senior Network Administrator

Central Research - Lowell, AR3.0

The Senior Network Administrator serves as the primary network firewall, switch, router, and security system administrator for Central Research, Inc. (CRI). The Senior Network Administrator will design, support and maintain the CRI network and security systems to include installing, patching and maintaining the network and security systems.

Responsibilities & Duties:
Responsible for both the internal and external security of the company’s information systems
Must be able to identify, initiate and influence changes to the company’s network and security profile, structure, and performance and protection as needed to ensure safety of assets and resources
Oversee the day-to-day operation of computer networks
Responsible for contributing to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance program, certification, and accreditation processes
Responsible for enterprise core networking design, support and maintenance for Cisco Routing, Firewall and Switching multiple locations
Responsible for enterprise WAN networking with experience in MPLS and ability to evaluate, solution and work with carriers to get appropriate quotes
Perform troubleshooting, using a consistent methodology and tools to diagnose network issues
Monitor network performance and resources, proactively increasing network uptime
Maintain IP scheme and manage DHCP scopes and DNS records
Act as an escalation point for other support teams and participate in the on-call rotation
Assist the team with Call Manager, MITEL Telephony, dialer and SIP support
Intermediate level knowledge of firewall management, access list control and NAT preferably with Cisco ASA
Ability to upgrade and patch firmware on network infrastructure as necessary
Manage network circuit and internet provider vendor relationships
Perform tier 1 and 2 work tasks in security administration
Familiarity with PCI, FISMA, NIST compliance, controls, and reporting
Create and update network documentation using Visio
Participate in providing security training to new hires
Participate as a key SME with disaster recovery planning and testing
Monitor the company’s intrusion detection and prevention system in response to technological advances in order to maintain top-level security and protect the company’s information from theft, disruption and denial of service
Participate as a key SME within the Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) and reviews reports of any incidents, evaluates response, and recommends modifications to protocols as required.
Contribute to the compliance and audit maintenance program
Communicate, interpret and implement National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requirements
Protect company's value by keeping information confidential
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
8+ year’s cumulative network experience; including network and security administration
Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking, routing protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS)
Firewall security management, IPS/IDS, DLP, network vulnerability scanning (internal/external), SIEM, data encryption, and two factor authentications
US Citizenship is required per the contract
CNA or CCNA certification
Must be able to obtain and retain a 6C Suitability clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree
Cisco UCS (Unified Computing System) experience
3 years of security administration experience
An individual with the ability and willingness to expand skillsets into security management is desired
Ability to lead technical teams in the installation and turnup of networks or other technical projects

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Working knowledge of PCI, FISMA, ISO, NIST is required
Understanding of GLBA, SSAE-16, and ISO 27001, with ability to articulate and discuss specifics of these certifications is required
Working knowledge of ITIL core processes
Thorough knowledge of advanced networking switching and routing technology
Thorough knowledge of firewall technology and network security
Advanced knowledge of Cisco routers, switches, wireless, and voice
Advanced knowledge of LAN/WAN infrastructure protocols
Understanding of network management processes and applications Knowledge of routing and routing protocols, specifically BGP, OSPF and EIGRP
Experience with wireless networks and controllers encompassing Aruba or Cisco hardware
Experience with Firewall policies and rule sets for Cisco ASA
Ability to access and interrogate infrastructure for risks and to determine if we are exposed to vulnerabilities based on review of system profiles such as versioning and patch levels
Ability to access and evaluate FISMA authorization and accreditation
Must possess excellent communication and writing skills
Good troubleshooting and interpersonal skills
Ability to effectively interact with staff and management as a team and/or work independently
Strong organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills with an emphasis on attention to detail
Proficiency with using Microsoft Office applications
Must be able to prioritize
Forward thinking and adaptable to evolving technology
Must be able to work independently with little supervision as well as collaborate with peers in a team setting
Strong sense of responsibility and ownership
Other Information

Must be available to travel
Must be willing and able to work outside of core business hours, as needed

Equal Opportunity Employer:
Central Research is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Click here to view the Equal Employment Opportunity Posters.

If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please call 703-382-1970.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact our recruiting office at (703) 382-1363. This telephone line is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job. It is intended to describe the general nature and work responsibilities of the position. This job description and the duties of this position are subject to change, modification and addition as deemed necessary by the Company.

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