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What you’ll be doing...

This position will be supporting a custom Verizon built secure high performance wide area network for a US Government program. This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance.

This position will be the Senior level network test engineer that will be responsible for leading the effort for implementing and performing network performance testing to meet customer SLAs for acceptance.   This position will be required to develop and document test methodologies for meeting customer requirements. This position requires extensive knowledge of testing methodologies including RFC Y.1564 and RFC 6349 and has extensive experience with using various vendor testing platforms. The candidate must be experienced with using IPerf and creating testing scripts for aggregate synchronized testing of network elements. The position will also be responsible of creating and performing detailed test plans and develop test cases for various lab testing requirements.

Things you will be doing:

  • Gathering complex customer requirements.
  • Designing solutions.
  • Proving the solution viability by documenting user stories and test cases.
  • Building lab environments.
  • Running test cases.
  • Execution and development of Method of Procedure (MOP) and file creation, review and implementation.
  • Create and maintain detailed architecture documentation/drawings
  • Lead other engineers within the team to provide technical guidance and knowledge of the networks in various functional areas.
  • Develop requirements and guidelines for proactive capacity management on various platforms for performance monitoring, as well as capping guidelines for router platforms
  • Writing whitepapers and delivering presentations in response to customer requirements/interest in new technologies/products in support of customer networks.

What we’re looking for...

Communicating with others comes naturally to you. You know that different team members and partners have different needs and you flex your style and approach to be most effective. People trust you and come to you for advice and counsel. You make connections between data derived from different sources and synthesize it into one complete picture. You thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple highly visible projects with lots of competing priorities.

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of network testing methods including RFC Y.1564, 2544, 1731, and 6349.
  • Experience with using testing tools such as IPerf3 and scripting tests.
  • Experience with LinuxOS platforms/applications.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain government sponsored security clearance.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% as required by business needs.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • A degree.
  • Active US Government security clearance.
  • Experience in designing and implementing complex WAN solutions Proficient at Lab Testing.
  • Certification(s) such as: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE
  • Hardware skills: Cisco, Juniper
  • Software skills: IOS, IOS-XE, ASA
  • Test Application(s) experience: Spirent, Viavi, Anritsu, Visio, IXIA, IPerf, Nuttcp
  • Core networks experience - Internet and MPLS, WAN Optimization.
  • Architecture Skills.
  • Documentation skills: Visio, G-Suite, Jive, and/or MS Office suite.
  • Skills in the following: Data and IP Services (MPLS, VoIP, VPN), Managed Network Services (LAN, WAN, SDN), Managed Security Solutions, Data Center Confident in discussing technical requirements.
  • Knowledge of IP Networking including Virtual Private Cloud, VPN, SDN, DNS, Load-balancing, and Firewalls.
  • Knowledge of Protocol Analysis, Packet Capture, Wireshark, NetScout, Fluke, T-Berd and other Fiber test tools.
  • Project management and process improvement experience.
  • Routing & Switching configuration experience with Cisco platforms
  • Experience with the TCP/IP protocol suite aligning with OSI model
  • Protocol Knowledge - BGP, OSPFv2/v3, IS-IS, Segment Routing, QoS, MPLS, Ethernet,
  • Preferred hands on experience with IPv6 (Addressing, Subnetting, Troubleshooting)
  • Leadership capabilities to successfully achieve measurable results.
  • Experience working with data networking gear and troubleshooting data networking problems involving: TCP/IP, BGP, MP-BGP, OSPF, MPLS, IPv4, IPv6, L2VPN, L3VPN, SIP, and other advanced LAN/WAN technologies and concepts.

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