Sr. Network Engineer

Information Technology
in Tampa
, FL
Reference: 19-02085

Job Summary:

  • Perform technical duties within the IT department of the organization
  • Provide technical support and administration of the county-wide network infrastructure, inter-agency connections, and Internet/public facing connectivity and all associated security measures and equipment contained therein
  • Work with other IT staff members to facilitate efficient, reliable, and secure network operation and communication in adherence with organization standards and external audit requirements

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical support for all network equipment, network software, and network processes prioritized by internal Service Level Agreement (SLA’s) and guidelines
  • Support all circuits, interfaces, and cabling infrastructures required to provide enterprise wide connectivity (both intra and inter)
  • Plan and support all upgrades to network hardware and software to provide the maximum uptime/minimal interruption to the network or end users
  • Provide recommendations and plan proactively in support of security bulletins, known vulnerabilities, end of life/end of support notices, and predictive failure metrics
  • Produce, update, and maintain documentation in a secure fashion to facilitate knowledge transfer
  • Work at all layers of the OSI model, from receiving and rack-mounting network hardware to analyzing packet captures to assist with application level network flow issues
  • Practice continuous learning via self-study and classroom education to stay current in network technologies, security threats and best practices, and overall job-related knowledge
  • Perform other related duties as required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Advanced to expert level knowledge of the widely used protocols, routing protocols, and complex LAN/MAN/WAN designs and implementations
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge of edge security components; SEIM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, proxies, etc.
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge of current Cisco iOS features, commands, and best practices
  • Working to advanced level knowledge of current Cisco switch and router hardware and design best practices
  • Expert level knowledge of packet captures, interpretation, and network flow analysis in a problem solving mode
  • Advanced to expert level knowledge of wireless (802.11X, cellular) standards, design, network flow, administration, and support
  • Advanced level knowledge of security authentication technologies and Cisco network infrastructure management/administration systems
  • Working to advanced level knowledge of client and server operating systems (i.e. Windows, Linux) to include, at a minimum, network stack and interface configuration options
  • Working knowledge of multi-factor security systems and endpoint hardening (including MDM)
  • Skill in effective verbal and written communication in English with stakeholders, team, and end users in both technical and non-technical environments
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with team members, end users, and stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in a network administrator role supporting multiple sites and/or more than 3,000 users
  • Experience with working with a team of people handling the administration of large geographic networks; and US Citizen, no sponsorships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cisco CCIE certification preferred or multiple Cisco certifications with a level of experience and job duties commensurate to a CCIE certification
  • Firewall advanced certification or a level of experience and job duties commensurate to an advanced certification
  • Cisco wireless advanced certification or a level of experience and job duties commensurate to an advanced certification
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems released during the last 10 years
  • Experience supporting a large user base performing critical life safety functions or missions
  • Knowledge of military or para-military rank structure and chain of command
  • A verifiable track record of high productivity and ability to overcome obstacles in a professional manner

Additional Requirements:

  • Depending on the area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess various licenses or certifications at time of hire or within the probationary period, or obtain them within a specified period of time after hire or appointment to the classification
  • Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license at time of employment
  • Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months
  • No illegal drug use after 30 years of age
  • No felony convictions within lifetime
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation or update including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, and medical evaluation