Network Engineer - TS with Full Scope Poly (FSP)

Information Technology Fairfax , Virginia


Position at Windward Consulting

Windward Consulting is at the forefront of Service-Centric IT. With strategic consulting, unparalleled technical expertise and our proven Windward Service-Centric IT Roadmap, we help our clients align the core competencies of process, organization, information and technology to run the most sensitive and mission-critical IT environments in the world.

Our consultants solve our clients’ most challenging problems, uncovering answers to questions they didn't even know. Only apply if you have a thirst to learn new technologies and thrive in a fast paced environment. We Work with the US Government as well as Fortune 500 clients, and our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within one of our cutting edge clients solving complex technical challenges then we are looking for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about technology and have a "roll up their sleeves mentality". Here at Windward we offer numerous opportunities to expand your experience in various areas depending upon your aptitude and interests. Our employees are not only passionate and driven, but strive to ensure customer quality is delivered consistently and effectively.

As a result of our continued success, we are seeking a Network Engineer to join the Network Engineering Group within one of our Government clients. The Network Engineer will conduct design, development, testing and documentation in support of e
ngineering solutions, upgrades, and modifications of the client’s IP/MPLS network to satisfy services growth and expansion in accordance with organizational objectives.

The organization this position supports manages a system of integrated telecommunications networks in an effort to provide secure, reliable, and robust communications capabilities to United States Government Departments and agencies operating from Diplomatic and Consular facilities outside of the United States. Some of the services they offer their end customers include terrestrial, satellite and internet services, international direct-dialing, and Voice over IP (VOIP).

Job duties:

  • Plan and coordinate major IP/MPLS network initiatives in accordance and collaboration with the architectural objectives of the organization.
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend new network equipment and technologies in support of the network.
  • Provide IP/MPLS network support of new and existing services and features.
  • Utilize monitoring, performance analysis, network management techniques, software and hardware equipment to troubleshoot and isolate escalated issues, outages and network enhancement efforts.
  • Troubleshoot IP/MPLS network problems quickly and help provide sound engineering solutions by maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the existing IP/MPLS Network architecture, topology, and configuration details.
  • Support engineering level escalations for all operational outages in the client?s IP/MPLS network.
  • Meet regularly with other network team leads and engineers to plan and coordinate efforts, and communicate changes.
  • Provide internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to management and departmental clients.
  • Develop and execute contingency plans for network software and hardware upgrades.
  • Analyze current products and recommend changes/upgrades to management.
  • Keep abreast of relevant technologies and maintain selected technical certifications.
  • Document engineering solutions in accordance to in-house standards including but not limiting to the following documents: Detailed Engineering Requirements, Detailed Reference Design, and deliver detailed Integration Test Plan documents.
  • Conduct quality, comprehensive LAB tests to prove viability of proposed engineering solutions.
Required Qualifications:
  • In depth understanding of IP networking including routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS)
  • Working knowledge of IP/MPLS network QoS technology (RSVP, Queuing, and Traffic Policing).
  • Working knowledge of IP/MPLS network security / Firewalls.
  • Working knowledge of Cisco and Juniper routers, switches, and firewalls.
Desired Qualifications:
  • CCIE/JNCIE or equivalent demonstrated experience
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree with 8 years of experience, Masters with 6 years, PhD with 4 years, or Associates with 10+ years of related experience
Security Clearance:
  • Active Top Secret clearance with Full Scope Poly (FSP) is required
  • Must be within five years of the last clearance investigation.
Work Location:
  • Fairfax, VA

Windward Consulting strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

Windward Consulting is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

WINDWARD CONSULTING GROUP, INC. (WINDWARD) PROVIDES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT REGARD TO AN APPLICANT’S COLOR, RACE, SEX, PREGNANCY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS, OR ANY OTHER CHARACTERISTICS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW. WE WILL CONSIDER THIS APPLICATION ACTIVE FOR 90 DAYS AFTER OUR RECEIPT. THEREAFTER, YOU MUST REAPPLY IF FURTHER INTERESTED IN EMPLOYMENT. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE, I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FALSIFICATION, MISREPRESENTATION OR OMISSION OF ANY FACT ON THIS APPLICATION (OR ANY OTHER ACCOMPANYING OR REQUIRED DOCUMENTS) OR PROVIDED ORALLY, WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL OF EMPLOYMENT OR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT, REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR HOW DISCOVERED. The application will be given every consideration, but its receipt does not imply that the applicant will be employed. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application and any supporting documents. I authorize Windward to secure information about my experience from former employers, educational institutions, government agencies, or any references I have provided, and for those parties to provide information concerning my experience, and I hereby release all parties from any liability arising from such investigation. In exchange for the Company’s considering my application for employment, I hereby authorize my former employer to release to Windward any personnel information and records, favorable or otherwise, which my employer has kept regarding my employment, including my work performance. I understand that Windward may retain photocopies of my records for its files, whether I am offered employment or not. I hereby release all parties, including my former employer and Windward from any liability arising from the release, review and retention of any records pertaining to me.