Position: Network Security Engineer
Duration: 12 months (extension possible)
Location: Cary, North Carolina, USA 27513
Responsibilities may include:
•Proactive Monitoring of customer networks management tools to identify network anomalies and faults within the USARC network
•Responding and perform Tier I and Tier II triage of the network alarms utilizing the available network tools and systems
•Create customer trouble tickets on outages identified via network management systems and tools
•Test and isolate physical level circuit issues
•Telco Local Loop and customer in-house wiring
•Test and repair hardware issues in the customer WAN/LAN environment
•Coordinate multiple vendor dispatches for repair at the customer premise
•Provide customer status of ongoing issues; communicate via phone/email/ticket notes with customer POCs
•Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for customer support of complex and diverse systems in a 7 X 24 environment.
•The successful candidate will work to ensure network and network management environment is reliable to meet predefined service levels.
•The candidate will perform testing and diagnostic procedures on various vendor equipment and circuit testing according to published standards and will assemble and/or tests transmission equipment and monitor housekeeping alarms per specifications.
•Work with LECs on loop acceptance. Test and troubleshoot supported products, perform customer facing hot cuts. Handle calls from internal/external customers in an ACD environment.
•5 to 7 years WAN/LAN Networking experience or Network Security preferably in a network operations management center
•Understanding of ITIL terminology – ITIL Certification preferred
•Experience with VoIP required
•The candidate must have previous experience; possess excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Telecommunications/Electronics Certificate; Cisco Certification is desirable; Cable/Wire Certification; knowledge of the following tools:
Computer Associates (CA) Service Desk
•Must have valid and current DoD SECRET security clearance
•Must be flexible to work in a 7 X 24 environment across all shifts including weekends and holidays.
•Experience with Cisco and Juniper routers and switches is required
•DOD 8570.01 Compliance required
•Security+ Certification required
•Technical Certifications required
•The candidate must pass multiple drug tests in addition pass a security clearance and background investigations. The ideal candidate should also demonstrate, as it would apply to network transport and multiplexing, a general working / in-depth knowledge of Cisco equipment.
•The candidate must possess a minimum of 5-7 years experience.