Applied Insight

  • Network Designer

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/10/2018 10:00 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1187
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    At Applied Insight, we leave no stone unturned in solving our customers’ technology challenges. Supporting the Federal Government with the strongest mission focus, our solutions empower people to collaborate more effectively in delivering services vital to the nation. Our unique approach to information technology considers people first. We make it our job to understand our customer’s mission and the user’s reality right from the start, combining technology and process to deliver what customers really need to succeed – from adaptation to innovation – drawing on our long experience of supporting the US Defense, Intelligence and Federal Civilian communities.

     

    Applied Insight (AI) is seeking a Network Designer in Chantilly, VA.

    Responsibilities

    The Network Designer will determine user requirements and design specifications for computer networks; plan and implement network upgrades; analyze and organize the corresponding hardware and software combined solutions through network modeling and planning; and design, test, and inspect the NRO's computer data communications systems. These systems include wide area networks (WANs), local area networks (LANs), and internets. 

    • Adjust network sizes to meet volume or capacity demands
    • Communicate with customers, sales staff, or marketing staff to determine customer needs
    • Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades
    • Determine specific network hardware or software requirements, such as platforms, interfaces, bandwidths, or routine schemas
    • Develop and implement solutions for network problems
    • Develop conceptual, logical, or physical network designs
    • Develop procedures to track and report network availability, reliability, capacity, or utilization
    • Develop or recommend network security measures, such as firewalls, network security audits, or automated security probes
    • Estimate time and materials needed to complete projects
    • Evaluate network designs to determine if requirements are met efficiently and effectively
    • Monitor and analyze network performance and data input/output reports to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning
    • Participate in network technology upgrade or expansion projects, including installation of hardware and software and integration testing
    • Prepare detailed network specifications, including diagrams, charts, equipment configurations, and recommended technologies
    • Research and test new or modified hardware or software products to determine performance and interoperability
    • Communicate with vendors to gather information about products, to alert them to future needs, to resolve problems, or to address system maintenance issues
    • Coordinate installation of new equipment
    • Coordinate network or design activities with designers of associated networks
    • Design, organize, and deliver product awareness, skills transfer, and product education sessions for staff and suppliers
    • Develop network-related documentation
    • Explain design specifications to integration or test engineers
    • Develop plans or budgets for network equipment replacement
    • Prepare design presentations and proposals for staff or customers
    • Supervise engineers and other staff in the design or implementation of network solutions
    • Use network computer-aided design (CAD) software packages to optimize network designs

    Qualifications

    • Current Active TS/SCI clearance and CI Poly is required. Candidates without a poly can be considered but will be required to take one prior to starting
    • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience
    • Over 2-4 yrs experience working with switches, routers, hubs, and media convertors
    • Familiarity with the following technologies: LAN/WAN knowledge, Cisco, Brocade and Dell Force 10 switches. ASA Firewall
    • Able to define project tasks and coordinate work with other project team members
    • Proven problem-solving skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be a strong team player
    • Certification Requirement: CCNA, CCDA, Security+, Network+, or A+

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