Network Engineer - Juniper Networks+ - NASA/JPL

Information Technology Pasadena, California


Take your career to new heights. Come join us at MORI Associates and help us support the most exciting projects at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

As a Network Engineer you will be part of a dedicated team of diverse professionals creating and supporting cutting edge solutions for our client’s critical missions. MORI is a mid-sized nationwide company founded in 1997 with the ideals that creating an agile organization full of innovative and passionate people will progress science and technology for all life on earth. We focus on offering a complete range of services from strategic consulting to the development of Information Systems and providing advanced engineering solutions. Now, let’s see if this opportunity is the right challenge for you.

We are seeking a Network Engineer with Juniper & F5 Load Balancing experience. The Network Engineer is in support of our I2S2 Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract, to provide institutional and flight customers with advanced networking solutions and support. As a Network Engineer, you will resolve one-off application and hardware integration issues, gather application requirements, implement standards, make best-practice recommendations, and find resolutions to complex issues, to and including mission critical systems resilient network connectivity within campus, and our business partners.

This job includes the following requirements:

Plans, designs, develops, and implements network engineering plans and wide-scale WAN / LAN network load balancing schemes for customers;
• Provides advanced knowledge in field in all customer interaction situations to resolve highly complex problems including receipt of specifications, design, test, and response to service requests;
• Performs network systems engineering including performance analysis, maintainability analysis, capacity analysis, and reliability analysis;
• Establishes contingency plans and anomaly resolution plans for complex computer networks;
• Debugs and tests load balancing, plans projects, and performs needs assessments;
• Prepares and oversees cost/benefit estimates, presentations, negotiations, installation, problem resolution, and multi-vendor product integration;
• May provide initial implementation support of networks to assure proper execution and provides resolution for system failures or degradation;
• Forecasts network needs and works with other information systems areas to develop policies and procedures to resolve the most complex and unique technical problems;
• Negotiates system requirements with users and resolves complex problem;
• Performs highly complex root cause analysis;
• Defines systems requirements and resolves highly complex problems;
• Implements networks and/or network applications;
• Applies highly complex network tools and performs analysis of various network technologies and network research;
• Provides problem and incident investigation and recommends resolution for highly complex problems;
• Performs complex and wide-ranging job functions and activities across disciplines;
• Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives and institutional goals have been met;
• Regular use of creativity and innovation to address critical issues;
• Analysis of situation or data requires identification, review and interpretation of highly complex factors as well as decisions as to policies, procedures and practices;
• Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions;
• Interactions normally involve presenting, validating and analyzing complex information;
• Initiates interaction with colleagues or functional partners outside own organization on a frequent basis;
• Frequent interaction with vendors, industry partners and other NASA centers;
Serves as an essential team member on teams inside or outside organization, project, activity or function.

Must be US Citizen or Green Card holder – to meet ITAR requirements. 

Minimum of 5 years of related experience with relevant BS degree; Masters degree in relevant discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience with the following requirements:

• 1+ years of enterprise F5 load balancing; 
- 2+ years of Juniper Network experience - switches, routers;
• 5+ years of experience in installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting WANS, and networking technologies;
• Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting LANs, WANS, and networking technologies;
• Practical knowledge of protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS, VRF, IPSEC, QOS, DNS, VTP, Broadcast, Multicast and GRE;
• Practical working knowledge of Juniper, Cisco, F5, and Palo Alto;
• Real-world understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in network and communications engineering;
• Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards of LANs and telecommunication interfaces; with a knowledge of network switch and routing protocols; familiarity of network services applications. Ability to perform problem identification, reporting, and resolution of task;
• Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Virtual Private Networks;
• Experience with network firewall technologies and security appliances;
• Experience with designing high traffic networks and security practices for Data Center Networks, which includes Loadbalancing, Firewall design, traffic engineering, Network redundancy, and Disaster recovery;
• Multidisciplinary knowledge regularly used in the application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts in network engineering and operations;
• Experience with network automation via a programing language;
• Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification or Juniper Networks Certified Specialist or higher.

Desired experience includes the following:  

  • Working knowledge of a programming language like Python, Shell, Bash, Perl, Java, API, Ansible, JSON, SOAP, Ruby, or REST;
  •  Extensive experience gathering requirements from different business units, stakeholders and engineering teams;
  •  Recent experience in systems engineering applied to computing or network architectures;
  •  Achievement in developing breakthrough solutions to challenging technical problems;
 Cross-functional Network Project Management experience a plus. 

MORI Associates offers comprehensive benefits including matching funds for 401K plans, and a 9-80 work schedule for most employees (every other Friday off).