Senior Systems Analyst

Senior Systems Analyst

Job Description     As a member of a data center network operations team, provide day-to-day care and maintenance for a variety of network infrastructure equipment, including routers, switches, and firewalls. Specific tasks may include:

• Troubleshoot network-related service issues including outages, anomalous behavior, and slow response class of problems

• Configure network equipment and services. 
• Produce network implementation and migration plans. 
• Test and support network enclaves in various stages of deployment. 
• Audit and assess network enclaves against customer service requirements and best practices. 
• Assist in formulating network management strategies. 
• Produce and review technical documentation. 
• Provide recommendations to optimize network operation and performance. 
• Work with internal as well as customer project management and technical teams during design, development, and implementation phases of various network-related initiatives. 
• Perform other reasonable duties as assigned. 

Basic Qualifications     

• 5 - 10 years relevant work experience with telecommunications equipment, preferably with an ISP or datacenter 
• Professional level understanding and hands-on experience with TCP/IP as well IP routing protocols, especially OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP. 
• Professional level understanding and hands-on working knowledge of Cisco IOS. 
• Hands-on experience with at least 1 of the following Cisco platforms: 6500 series, Nexus 7k, 5k, and 2k. 
• Professional level understanding of common network security controls, especially firewalls and intrusion prevention systems. 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
Typical Minimums     

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 7 years of professional experience; or 5 years of professional experience with a related Master’s degree. Considered an emerging authority. 

Desired skills     

• Hands-on experience with at least two of the following firewall platforms: PIX / ASA, Fortinet, Stonegate, or Cyberguard 
• Professional level understanding and hands-on experience with GRE and IPSec. 
• Hands-on experience with CiscoWorks. 
• Hands-on experience with NetScout. 
• Hands-on experience with Cisco VSS technology. 
• Hands-on experience with Cisco / Tandberg VTC infrastructure equipment. 
• Hands-on experience with Cisco SSL-VPN technologies. 
• Hands-on experience with Linux, BSD, or AIX systems. 
• Hands-on experience developing scripts using various shells and other scripting languages (for example Perl, Tcl, Expect) 
• Good understanding of network and server virtualization.

  • Security Clearance     Top Secret eligible, Public Trust to start 




Washington DC