Position: Network Engineer Location: Raleigh, NC Duration: 12 Months Job Summary: Client is seeking a contractor to provide highly technical consulting services to support new initiatives and provide on-going support of critical LAN systems. New initiatives include a technology refresh of the Domain Name Service (DNS) and replacement of the network management software. On-going support is required to monitor, troubleshoot, and resolve highly technical problems at the client Office LAN, Remote Services Center, and 90 Local and Branch Offices. Critical LAN systems include: firewalls, core switches, distribution switches, content services switch that manages access to DES web servers, switches that support DES production database servers, DNS, and DHCP. Additionally, this position will be expected to coordinate troubleshooting efforts with ITS affecting ITS-provisioned WAN services. The selected contractor will be assigned to the DES Network Engineering Technical Support Team and collaborate with the Help Desk, and with systems administrators supporting mainframe computing, UNIX host platforms, and Windows server host platforms. This will support multiple assignments using knowledge, skills, and abilities that are demonstrated in the following network technologies: Cisco Systems 6500, 4500, 3500 series switches Local office LANs using Cisco Systems 3500 series switches Packet Capturing and Protocol Analysis Content Switching Technologies - Cisco Application Control Engine ASA series Firewalls, VPN services, AAA Services Network Management Applications: Ciscoworks LMS, DHCP, DNS, Nagios Internet Content Filtering and Proxy Services using Websense, 802.11 Wireless LAN Controllers, Access Points & Bridges Requirements for the design analysis, testing, development, and implementations of existing and new technologies: Network Design/implementation for improved throughput and security between development, test and production networks Firewall Administration - Including modification and cleanup of ACL rules Content switching for load balancing WWW application servers Work as team member with systems administrators to evaluate architecture proposals for impact on network security design and operation Support the installation and provide configuration support of HP & Cisco Blade System Switches Required Skills: Candidate must be capable of demonstrating the following: Minimum of five (5) years experience supporting complex, fast Ethernet, Layer 3 switched/routed LAN's Thorough knowledge and experience with configuring, supporting Cisco Virtual Switching System environment Minimum of five (5) years experience supporting ASA firewall, VPN Concentrator, TACACS administration. Minimum of three (3) years experience supporting DNS/DHCP environments Minimum of five (5) years experience supporting network management applications and protocol analysis and packet capturing tools Minimum of three (3) years experience supporting IP Telephony & VoIP operations on a complex data network. Preferred Skill: Cisco network certification
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