Senior Network Engineer

iDirect - Herndon, VA3.3

VT iDirect is a leading ground systems provider to the commercial and military satellite industries, offering platforms connecting a variety of satellite constellations with an array of segment targets and use-cases, including passenger and business aircraft, cruise and shipping maritime vessels, and military and government assets. VT iDirect is in search of an experienced engineer to complement the IT operations team on our path to adopting modern techniques to gain greater efficiencies, decrease time to market, eliminate shadow IT and drive maximum value for the business. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge and experience that stretches across multiple applications, platforms and infrastructures. We are seeking a team player that has an eagerness to identify automation opportunities and implement them in a collaborative manor.

The candidate will be part of the team responsible for the design, implementation and continuous service improvement of the corporate data and voice network. The qualified candidate must have significant Cisco experience coupled with relevant experience in infrastructure/networked environments. The ideal candidate will have working experience with hardware (routers, switches, firewall, etc), network security practices, designing, planning and implementing LAN-WANs using the industry standard technologies. The candidate should help drive continuous improvement and growth of the company through strong skills and experience in data network technologies

Duties & Tasks

Take an active senior role in architecting, deploying, supporting and maintaining all aspects of iDirect’s global voice and data network.
Work with our engineering teams to ensure engineering development labs are able to support future product direction.
Running and leading network related projects.
Providing high level and detailed documentation.
Identify and take ownership for opportunities to automate repeatable networking tasks through creation and maintenance of scripts and tools.
Develop methods and tools to be used to test and implement new LAN/WAN equipment.
Mentor more junior staff in network administration.


Desired skills and qualifications:
Experience of LAN/WAN Protocols (dot1q, dot1x, LACP, OSPF, BGP, STP, VDC, SDN, ARP, QoS, UDP, DHCP, DNS, SSL, TLS, Trunking & Port Channelling and VPN solutions);
Experience of UC Products, ( CUCM/CUC/CUBE/UCCX/Jabber/Webex Cloud/Microsoft Skype/Webex Teams);
Strong knowledge of Cisco Wireless LAN Deployment;
Experience of configuring network attached storage, (SAN, iSCSI, vSAN);
Knowledge of SIP and H.323 Protocols Elements;
knowledge on dial plan/routing and Call Center environments;
Working practical experience of networking in physical, virtual and cloud environments (VMware, AWS);
Working practical experience configuring and maintaining switches, fabric interconnect switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers;
Experience of applying security principles to network design and configuration;
Previous experience with Cisco Unified computing, Nexus switches, Routers and Catalyst switches, with layer 2 and layer 3 features;
Must be comfortable working in a Windows/Linux/Unix environment;
Candidate should have experience working within a structured change management process;
Candidate must have excellent analytical and communication skills;
Must be available to work on occasional weekends and/or holidays as scheduled;
Experience dealing with customers during problem resolution and operating efficiently under pressure;
Degree in Computer Science, Electron