Position Description

Network Engineer - NOAA Satellite Systems
Work Location Suitland, MD
Exemption Status Exempt
Full Time or Part Time Full time
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Position Description
ERT is seeking a Network Engineer to provide support for NOAA's Satellite Control missions. Duties will include support for mission operations, routine maintenance, troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and assistance to implement tech refresh and integration for new subsystems. The Network Engineer will plan and coordinate tasks, identify dependencies, mitigate risks, execute least-impact procedures, perform analysis, implement configurations, and create and update documentation and diagrams. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform routine tasks and execute procedures to operate and maintain network infrastructure hardware and software.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve operational problems in the LAN/WAN infrastructure.
  • Support integration efforts for architectural improvements, new subsystems, migrations, OS upgrades, hardware upgrades, and others.
  • Document configuration changes in the configuration management system.
  • Monitor and report device health and status, bandwidth utilization rates, uptime, outage and anomaly tracking, and threat detection/prevention.
  • Document problem resolution activities in the ticketing system.
  • Review and maintain documents and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provide on-call and after-hours support when required.

Required Skills

4+ years of experience leading to:

  • Knowledge of fault-tolerance and high-availability, stateful failover, open standards solutions, system performance, and Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • Knowledge of Next-generation firewalls (NGFW), security zones, and defense-in-depth
  • Configure, optimize, and troubleshoot routing protocols including OSPF and BGP
  • Configure, optimize, and troubleshoot network protocols including VRRP (or HSRP), STP, LACP, MLAG (or vPC), Dot1q, and others
  • Knowledge and familiarity with cabling standards such as TIA/EIA, ISO/IEC, IEEE, and others

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and have lived in the United States for a minimum of 3 of the past 5 years to be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to access the applicable government facility/systems. 

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

All full time employees are eligible for the following benefits upon starting: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Time Off, and 11 Paid Federal Government Holidays.

Work is to be completed on-site at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, MD. 

ERT is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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