Network Engineer III

Empower AI Inc.
Published
September 16, 2022
Location
Lakewood, CO
Category
Job Type

Description

Overview:

Empower AI is AI for government. Empower AI gives federal agency leaders the tools to elevate the potential of their workforce with a direct path for meaningful transformation. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Empower AI leverages three decades of experience solving complex challenges in Health, Defense, and Civilian missions. Our proven Empower AI Platform® provides a practical, sustainable path for clients to achieve transformation that is true to who they are, what they do, how they work, with the resources they have. The result is a government workforce that is exponentially more creative and productive. For more information, visit www.Empower.ai.
Empower AI is proud to be recognized as a 2022 Military Friendly Employer by Viqtory, the publisher of G.I. Jobs. This designation reflects the company’s commitment to hiring and supporting active-duty and veteran employees.

Responsibilities:


Empower AI:
DIGIT is looking for a Network Engineer to support the design, implementation, monitoring, management, change management, software upgrades, problem/incident resolution, and root cause analysis of network circuits and devices as part of a large technology refresh initiative. The Network Engineer shall focus on implementation and coordination of wired and wireless network equipment across hundreds of sites across the globe, remotely coordinating the work from the place of performance in Denver, Colorado. Additionally the Network Architect may be required to perform Level / Tier 2+ Network Engineering and Administration of applicable networks to include Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN), Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), and Data Centers assigned by GSA.

Responsibilities:

The Network Engineer shall perform the following (to include but not limited to) activities:

  • Oversee and implement switch provisioning (configuration) and implementation across multiple sites, including coordinating cutover logistics and change management.
  • Establish network monitoring for newly installed and replaced equipment.
  • Support and operate Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) sites
  • Support and maintain network equipment and configuration (routers and routing).
  • Manage the LAN/WAN routing protocol between the routers and perform port management, network capacity management (including planning and trending).
  • Manage WLAN infrastructures to include access points (WAPs), wireless LAN controllers, and integrations into Software Defined Access (SDA) infrastructures.
  • Utilize and implement network orchestration tools and techniques to facilitate automated and consistent configurations, management, testing, deployment, and operations of physical and virtual devices within the network.
  • Manage status, errors, and inbound and outbound traffic statistics of all routing interfaces, bandwidth utilization, and errors of all inbound and outbound LAN/WAN circuits.
  • Escalate issues to vendor and third-party entities, as necessary and directed by the Government.
  • Produce knowledge base articles and SOPs.

Qualifications:

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 4 – 9 years of experience.
  • Experience supporting industry standard software products.
  • Experience as a remote worker demonstrating time management and self discipline.

  • Public Trust clearance or ability to obtain.
  • ITILv4 Foundation training and certification (no later than December 31st, 2022).
  • Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments.
  • Assignments may be broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks.
  • Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems.
  • Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.
  • Work is performed under minimal supervision.


Desired Qualifications:
  • Proficient in configuring the following protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, and Static routes.
  • Familiar with SD-WAN architectures such as Cisco (Viptela), and VMware (VeloCloud)
  • Design network architecture for Software Design Access / Software Defined Networks, utilizing Cisco DNA Center.
  • Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) or Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts, including holidays as scheduled.
  • Shall possess the ability to communicate in both oral and written forms, demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff as well as clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.
  • Familiarity with the following technologies: Active Directory, Windows, ServiceNow, Network Monitoring Systems (Solarwinds), Cisco Prime, LAN/WAN control protocols.
  • Security+ certification.


Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to do the following:

  • As a remote position, personnel are expected to maintain their home workspace in a safe manner, free from safety hazards.
  • As a remote position, personnel are expected to appear on camera for meetings with co-workers and government partners via video chat.
  • As a remote position, personnel are expected to maintain standard working hours per the DIGIT contract and to be available for meetings, Agile ceremonies and other collaborative efforts during working hours.
  • Personnel are expected to ensure the protection of proprietary company and customer information accessible from their home office consistent with the company’s expectations of information security.
  • Communicate verbally and respond to verbal communications in person, over the phone or by video chat.
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly in writing, primarily utilizing a keyboard.
  • Sitting for long periods.
  • Viewing computer screens for long periods of time.
  • Travel minimally, 10% of the time.

About Empower AI:

It is the policy of Empower AI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Empower AI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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