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Network Engineer



Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024
A career in IBM Consulting is rooted by long-term relationships and close collaboration with clients across the globe.
You’ll work with visionaries across multiple industries to improve the hybrid cloud and AI journey for the most innovative and valuable companies in the world. Your ability to accelerate impact and make meaningful change for your clients is enabled by our strategic partner ecosystem and our robust technology platforms across the IBM portfolio; including Software and Red Hat.
Curiosity and a constant quest for knowledge serve as the foundation to success in IBM Consulting. In your role, you’ll be encouraged to challenge the norm, investigate ideas outside of your role, and come up with creative solutions resulting in ground breaking impact for a wide network of clients. Our culture of evolution and empathy centers on long-term career growth and development opportunities in an environment that embraces your unique skills and experience.

Your Role and Responsibilities
  • Work with Government engineers to develop and maintain the architecture.
  • Develop, deploy, and maintain Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for deployment and sustainment of the VMware NSX network architecture.
  • As applications are hosted on the solution, utilize IaC for the provisioning of the network foundation for customer enclaves.
  • Provide daily administration of the network to include patching and upgrading of all VMware network components in coordination with the full suite of VMware products.
  • Monitor health and utilization of the network resources and notify the lead when critical issues arise, and additional resources will be required.
  • Harden the network per commercial best practices and the required government cybersecurity controls.
  • Troubleshooting and root cause analysis of any hosting platform network issues.
  • Develop and maintain system, infrastructure, and process documentation (system diagrams, network topology, software configurations, device configurations, standard operating procedures).
  • Provide on-call support for triage and resolution of after-hours production incidents.
  • Make recommendations for improvements to security, scalability, manageability, and performance across the network enclaves.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Required Certifications:
  • Security+ or equivalent DoD 8570.01-M IA Tech Level II certification.
  • Must have (or obtain within 6 months of hire) any of the following:
    • VMware Certified Professional – Network Virtualization (VCP-NV)
    • VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Network Virtualization (VCAP-NV)
    • VMware Certified Design Expert – Network Virtualization (VCDX-NV) Other equivalent software defined networking industry certification
  • This position requires a Secret Security clearance or higher (US Citizenship is required)
  • Required Skills:
  • Senior level network engineer experience with at least five years of experience in implementing IT infrastructure systems, specifically focusing on networking infrastructure in enterprise environments.
  • Demonstrated expertise in VMware NSX, including design, deployment, and management.
  • Proficiency in network engineering, including LAN/WAN, routing, switching, and network security.
  • Familiarity with the VMware Suite of products: NSX, VSAN, vSphere, ESXi, ARIA, and other VMware tools.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex issues related to VMware infrastructure and network configurations.
  • Experience with network automation tools (e.g., Ansible, Terraform) and scripting languages (Python, PowerShell, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, VLANs, and MPLS.
  • Strong automation and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Working knowledge of DoD Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and the Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) process.