Position Description

Network Engineer
Work Location Seattle, WA
Exemption Status Exempt
Full Time or Part Time Full time
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The mission of the National Weather Service (NWS), an agency within the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), is to provide weather, water and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, and its adjacent waters and oceans to protect life and property and to enhance the national economy. The Weather and Climate Infrastructure Services (WCCIS) contract supports the NWS's Central Processing and Information Dissemination portfolios. The contract is managed by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO).

WCCIS supports NCO's mission which is to deliver national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to a broad range of users and partners. These products and services respond to user needs to protect life and property, enhance the nation's economy, and support the nation's growing need for environmental information.

Position Description - 100% Remote Work
Will support the installation, implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of agency wide-area networks (WANs) and local-area networks (LANs). Assist in designing and managing the WAN infrastructure and any processes related to the WAN. Provide Production Support of the Network, including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution client Networks. Provide second level problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of problems. Support the dispatch of circuit and hardware vendors involved in the resolution process. Support the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers. A working knowledge is desirable in various software systems and architectures, communications protocols: and network hardware devices. Specific activities will include:

  • Define, design, plan, and implement LAN/WAN infrastructure changes including cabling, switches, routers, and firewalls, Layer 2 and Layer 3 design, and network configurations.
  • Operate and maintain all network hardware and software.
  • Plan and execute network migrations, network OS upgrades, network hardware upgrades, firewall implementations and VPN installations.
  • Provide in-house technical training to staff on a continuing basis.
  • Monitor network activity including, but not limited to, network equipment health, data transfer rates, network connectivity, bandwidth consumption, and security intrusions.
  • Create, maintain, and disseminate system documentation and Standard Operating Procedures for network maintenance activities.
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve problems with Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems.
  • Maintain and operate communication devices and services including Network
  • Management tools, equipment and software, and telephone support lines (such as the 1-888-OPSnet line).
  • Deliver monthly reports concerning network metrics including, but not limited to, network uptime statistics, bandwidth consumption, network link utilization, and outages for both network links and network equipment.
  • Configure and operate CISCO Unified Communications server (Call Manager) in support of enterprise wide VOIP Phones and DVTCs.
  • Configure Quality of Service (QOS) over a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network to support classes of service and voice/video traffic.
  • Provide the on-call and after hours support as required.

Required Skills
6+ years of network engineering experience or related. Ability to work under general supervision. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures. Ability to provide technical oversight or supervision of others.

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.


  • Virtualization environments and tools such as VMWare, vCenter
  • Linux
  • SolarWinds
  • Active CCNA/CCNP certification
  • Active CCIE certification

BS in engineering, computer science, related discipline, or equivalent.

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