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Date Added: Sat 01/05/2021

Network Engineer

Salem, VA, US
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Job Type: Contract, FullTime

The client has designed, developed, and implemented a Traffic Operations Center in Salem to manage traffic in the Southwest Region of Virginia. This relies on a number of field devices to carry out its mission. These devices include but are not limited to permanent dynamic message signs (DMS), portable DMS, closed circuit television cameras (CCTV), traffic monitoring sensors and fog detection systems. These devices are integrated with an Advanced Transportation Management System which is the primary application used to manage incidents that affect traffic. Because staff rely heavily on the ATMS in carrying out their mission, it is imperative that the ATMS network is properly supported and maintained. Local candidates strongly preferred Position is located in Salem, VA. Candidates need to work ONSITE 100 in Salem, VA Interviews will be conducted via Skype or Google Hangout. The development of the existing network included the preparation of documentation related to the design and operation of the network. The Network Engineer shall review existing documentation and assess the completeness and accuracy of the documentation relative to the actual operating environment and update as necessary. The Network Engineer shall closely coordinate network activities as necessary. Activities may include attendance at IT staff meetings andor planning meetings. Any Network Engineer on-site will have full access to and significant privileges on systems. Therefore, the Network Engineer and all other contract staff are subject to a finger print criminal history background check prior to commencing duties. System and network security must be maintained. The responsibilities of the Network Engineer will include maintenance of all current network hardware and software as well as new hardware and software that will be installed in the future. These services will be primarily for central control room hardware, communications infrastructure and software. Field equipment maintenance is primarily performed by other personnel. However, the Network Engineer will be expected to provide support for the field equipment installation, maintenance and troubleshooting as necessary. This position will assist in the implementation and expansion of the fiber network architecture for the Southwest region. Typical duties expected of the Network Engineer shall include, at a minimum, the following Ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot routers, switches, (L2SW L3SW), VPNs, firewalls, and wireless access points Manage network security policies and procedures Coordinate splices and connections with various fiber providers Perform site surveys and document field configurations Maintain up-to-date fiber plant status using VDOT Geographic Information System (GIS) tools Provide other network related technical support as directed by the Regional Transportation Operations Manager (RTOM) or designee Participate in Configuration Change Board (CCB) meetings Develop reports Implement bug fixes, patches and upgrades Support the addition of field devices to the system Manage maintenance support agreements. Listed below are examples of long-termplanning duties the Network Engineer is expected to perform Hardware and software upgrades of network components. Network performance planning Network Capacity planning Component warranty monitoring Hardware lifecycle management Software version management Communications planning (local and wide area) Over time, additional field equipment will be added. The Network Engineer will be responsible for supporting the testing, configuration management, and troubleshooting associated with the integration of the new equipment with the central software. Work in the System Integration area may include writing specifications, preparing drawings, providing procurement support, and installing and configuring equipment. Specific duties related to procurement support include Support in determining equipment specifications, selection of equipment, and selection of models. Support in determining if vendor recommendations of equipment meet requirements. Assisting in commercial-off-the-shelf procurement decisions. Review of vendor proposalsbidssubmittals as required. Specific duties related to equipment installation and configuration include Unpack new hardware and inspect it for any signs of damage. The Network Engineer will record in the configuration management database the make, model, and serial numbers of each individual piece of equipment. Install the equipment in its intended location. The network hardware will be rack mounted. The Network Engineer will verify all connections to and from the equipment including power and communications connections. Setup and configure each piece of equipment. This may include the installation of an operating system or other COTS software. It may also include the setting of configuration parameters, such as IP routing parameters in the network switch. The Network Engineer will record any setup parameters used in configuring the equipment. Test the system configuration to verify that each piece of equipment is connected and configured as specified. Ability to perform manual labor, including lifting up to 40 lbs. Cyber Security is a rapidly increasing area of focus. The Network Engineer will be expected to be current with emerging security trends, issues and alerts. Other expectations include Ability to communicate known security risks and solutions to leadership in order to mitigate risks to business and technology partners as needed. Ability to identify, document, and recommend new or revised security processes, policies, and SOPs. Participate in knowledge sharing with other security engineers and partners. Interface with technical personnel from various disciplines to rapidly resolve critical security issues.
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