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Adapt Forward Cloud Network Engineer in Charleston, South Carolina

Cloud Network Engineer

Position Location: Charleston, SC

Position Type: Full-Time

Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret

Position Summary: Cloud Network Engineer SME (NetOps) position is to plan, design, deploy, and continue to support a mission critical project for the Military Health Systems under the Defense Health Administration. Secondary responsibilities for the position include the deployment and continued support of enterprise network infrastructure systems in the areas of Route/Switch, Security, and Load Balancing. Technologies utilized by the Network Engineer SME include: Ruckus 7750/7450/6610, Cisco Catalyst 4500/9300/ 9500, Cisco Nexus, Cisco ASR/ISR Routers, Palo Alto Firewall, IDS, IPS, F5 BIP-IP, Citrix Netscaler and Cisco ISE. The position also requires demonstrated competence in LAN/WAN technologies, BGP, OSPF, Spanning Tree, and Software Defined Networking. Last, the Network Engineer (SME) is responsible for the coordination of cross-functional teams in relation to the deployment and support of the physical/virtual network infrastructure, which includes technologies such as VMWare, Linux, Windows Server, physical Servers, and enterprise storage arrays.

Roles and Responsibilities:AdministrationExamples of the administrative responsibilities for the Cloud Network Engineer (SME) include, but are not limited to the following:? Attending planning sessions to understand business and technical requirements.? Recommending cost-effective, technically feasible network solutions that meet initial capacity requirements, provide long-term scalability, and anticipate future growth and performance needs.? Adhering to and follow change management policies that facilitate a stable, well-documented network infrastructure that meets organizational requirements. This includes the creation, submission, review, and periodic representation of complex changes in weekly change management meetings.? Documenting projects, support actions and other administrative artifacts to serve as reference material for fellow engineers and management staff.? Ensuring incidents and service requests adhere to established service level agreements (SLAs).? Pursing professional development opportunities through certifications, training, or conferences that enhance both technical and non-technical skill sets relevant to their role within the organization.? Submitting written and verbal status reports as requested to management staff.

Network AdministrationThe Technical responsibilities of the Cloud Network Engineer (SME) include the design, deployment, upgrade and support of the enterprise and facility network infrastructure. Examples of required skillsets and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:? Demonstrating a solid understanding of the OSI and TCP/IP network models and provide examples.? Supporting and maintaining F5 platforms with focus on LTM, ASM and SSLO modules.? Demonstrating an ability to craft and understand Big-IP, F5 iRules.? Supporting and maintaining Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco CSR/ASR/ISR, and F5 Multiple functions.? Supporting and maintaining Cisco Identity Services Engine for TACACS, RADIUS and NAC.? Understanding of BGP, OSPF and LISP routing technologies.? Demonstrating experience as a Systems Engineer to include network design, documentation, installation, operational support, and configuration of network devices such as servers, routers, switches, workstations, associated software tools, and cabling in a LAN environment.

RequirementsRequired/Desired Skills? Experience deploying and troubleshooting Load Balanced services (SSL Certificate Management, DNS).? Experience supporting and maintaining F5 Big-IP load balancers to include set-up, maintenance, upgrades and replacement of the latest generation of F5s.? Experience in custom SSL, ciphers, and LTM traffic performance optimization.? Experience working with F5 Service Chain function.? Intermediate knowledge of networking and systems administration; and the ability to troubleshoot problems? Experience with TCPDump, Wireshark and analyzing network traffic.? Knowledge and experience working with Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and associated technologies preferred ? Proven skills in discussing and planning application architecture with cross-functional application, business, technical teams and third-party vendors.? Should be capable of organizing, tracking and managing multiple projects and deadlines? Preferred applicants will also be familiar with government information assurance standards including DISA STIGs, NIST 800-53, IAVAs management, auditing and accreditation processes.? Technical writing skills.

Other Requirements? US Citizen? B.A or B.S. in a degree such as Computer Science, Information Systems or Information Technology or 7 years related experience.? Minimum of 4 years of experience with F5 or Citrix platforms or minimum of 1 year of experience with Cisco ACS/ISE.? Experience or desire to learn and work with Cloud technologies: AWS, Azure, milCloud and OCI.? Experience working in a health care environment.? Must have or be willing and capable of obtaining within 60 days a qualifying security certification, which could be CCNA-Security, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE or SSCP? Must be able to obtain Secret security clearance.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Company Overview

Adapt Forward is a cybersecurity solutions provider for some of the nation?s most valuable information systems. Leveraging advanced threat assessment technology and experience in building high-level information security infrastructure, we develop adaptive solutions uniquely tailored to our customers? business objectives to protect sensitive data against sophisticated threats in an increasingly complex security environment.

Summary of Benefits

  • Comprehensive Physical Wellness Package, including Medical, dental, vision care, plus flexible spending accounts for health- and dependent-care are included in our standard benefits plan.

  • 401k Retirement Plan with Matching Contribution is immediately available and vested

  • Annual Training Budget to be used for conference attendance, school enrollment, certification programs, and associated travel expenses.

  • Ten Federal Holidays, plus three weeks of PTO/vacation/sick leave that accrues at a rate of ten hours per month.

  • Employee Assistance Program: Counseling/legal assistance and other employee well-being programs are also offered.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Adapt Forward is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, sexuality, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Adapt Forward promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.