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Senior Network Engineer - Data Operations


Applied Network Solutions, Inc – “ANS” is a technology company with extensive experience solving difficult problems or issues within the network and cyber domains. Members of our team design and develop the next generation of enterprise networks creating solutions that protect our National assets, critical systems and our way of life. We are looking for thinkers, people want to be all they can be, dedicating themselves to the mission, while striving to create innovative solutions and real outcomes that will always exceed our customers and clients expectations. It’s a noble pursuit. Do you have what it takes to be an ANSer? Come talk with us...

Position Description:

The Department of State, Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) Telecommunications, Wireless, and Data (TWD) Division provides its users with mission-critical domestic LAN/WAN data services across multiple locations in the DC Metro Area and remote locations. In support of these services, the Data Operations Engineer works with a team of data O&M (Operations & Maintenance) engineers who support data LAN/WAN services, with a particular focus on small project engineering initiatives (Telecommunications Service Requests – TSRs) as well as day-to-day O&M of the network. Engineering support includes planned service interruptions, planned equipment installations, and infrastructure support for data services. The Data OPS Engineer reports directly to the Domestic Telephone and Data Services Branch (DTD) team manager. The Data OPS engineer may be called upon to provide technical mentorship/guidance to some of the more junior members of the group of technical engineers. The well-qualified candidate will possess and apply sound network engineering (LAN/WAN) principles. The candidate must be a self-starter, well versed in network engineering practices in the following: routing, switching, encryption, troubleshooting, LAN/WAN protocols (Layer 2, VLANS, Layer 3, TCPIP, VLSM, BGP, OSPF, MacSec, DMVPN, IPSEC, etc.). The candidate will be well versed in: circuits (TDM, IP Ethernet, MPLS), cloud computing environments, a complete understanding of the OSI model, traffic flows, network traffic analysis using tools which collect NetFlow data as well as packet capture tools (e.g. Wireshark), SNMP monitoring and configuration tools (Cisco Prime, NetMRI, HPNA - by way of example).


  • Deploy and maintain primarily Cisco routing, switching, and encryption devices in a large enterprise environment consisting of thousands of nodes domestically within the National Capital Region (NCR) and in other CONUS locations outside of the DC metro area

  • Plan, develop, install, configure, maintain, support and optimize all network hardware, software and communication links across the domestic network within the NCR and CONUS locations

  • Construct, test, and implement integrated network, hardware and software solutions, distributed computing solutions, and/or physical and logical communications networks.

  • Participate in day-to-day orders for LAN/WAN Service Requests for new installs at State Annexes for new installs and upgrades (Telecommunication Service Requests -- TSRs) within the NCR and domestic locations within the greater DC metro region

  • Provide technical input on high-level network designs, platform sizing, infrastructure system design and the application of new technologies

  • Participate in occasional Special Projects which are larger in scope and number of users (multiple CER build-outs and 1000s of users) within the NCR supporting various State bureaus

  • Write and execute detailed network implementations; generate a bill of materials, and basis of estimates

  • Address Remedy trouble tickets to include Move, Add, and change requests for the data network unassisted

  • Analyze system logs to identify potential issues hardware, software, configuration, and lifecycle management

  • Provide network performance statistic and reports and recommend technical enhancements to the network


  • Test and implement new hardware and software revision/feature sets/patch evaluation and trade studies to include periodic (annual) tech system refresh.

  • Interface with others on system infrastructure problems and advises management on technical problems, priorities, and methods

  • Ensure customer satisfaction with the resolution or circumvention of hardware, software, and/or circuit problems, including the assessment of bandwidth requirements based on empirical data

  • Apply extensive industry and enterprise knowledge to identify and recommend integrated solutions, products and services to support the enterprise's accomplishments of business goals or technical needs.

    • Research, evaluate, and stay current on emerging tools, techniques and technologies.
    • Contribute to systems infrastructure plans based on an understanding of the customer's organizational direction.
    • Contribute to the creation of new policies and procedures for Maintenance Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan.
  • Update system and process documentation, produce user guides, diagrams, and SOPs as needed.


  • Bachelors and 8 years or more of related experience or 12 years of related experience with no

    degree to include:

  • 5 years of core routing and switching experience.

  • Implementation of networking best practices

  • Extensive Cisco background

  • LAN/WAN/MAN design and migration experience with a focus on WAN services (IP Ethernet,

    MPLS, TDM, Point-to-Point)

  • Very strong understanding and ability to implement Cisco router, switch, and ASA products

  • Experience conducting site surveys and organizing the documentation into an Engineering plan

    that can be used to

  • Expert skills troubleshooting ACLs (access-lists), IPv4 and IPv6 issues across varying protocols

    such as OSPF, BGP, Static Routing

  • A detailed understanding and be capable of implementing various routing protocols to include

    OSPF, BGP, and static routes

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral skills.

  • The ability to conduct research on networking products with various vendors to accommodate changing customer


  • The ability to work in a team-oriented collaborative environment while being highly motivated to

    take the lead on projects.


  • CCNA or CCNP preferred or equivalent (JNCI) - Desired


  • Secret required to start with eligibility to obtain TS or TS/SCI.

Applied Network Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


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