Senior Network Monitoring Consultant-Extrahop

Information Technology VA, United States


Description

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.
 
Windward is seeking a Senior Network Engineer with extensive experience with ExtraHop to join our team.  A qualified candidate must have the ability to plan, prioritize, execute, and manage large enterprise Network projects and services. Candidate must be able to look beyond the immediate assignments and assist their leadership team to create strategic road map for the team and services. The role demands excellent project management skills, great interpersonal skills, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Responsibilities include working closely with other teams to align network initiatives with the collective IT strategy to ensure that we meet business goals.
 
Key areas of responsibility:

  • Analyze customer network topologies and application stacks; develop strategies to acquire high-value data from the wire.
  • Conduct root cause analysis of high-profile technology problems and advise customers on their resolution.
  • Develop custom tools using Python and JavaScript-based APIs to extend the functionality of the ExtraHop platform.
  • Develop customized data analysis to monitor changing technical and business conditions in real-time.
  • Create rich data visualizations to aid tactical investigations and realize strategic objectives.
  • Design and implement ExtraHop product deployments to maximize time-to-value and ongoing positive technical outcomes.
  • Create automated tools to streamline repeatable processes and maximize time spent building intelligent solutions.
  • Conduct hands-on learning sessions with key customer personnel.
 
Qualifications and experience:
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Possess a strong sense of ownership, responsibility and motivation
  • Passionate about technology, systems engineering and delivering high quality solutions while having fun
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including communicating technical issues to non-technical audiences
  • Flexibility to balance multiple assignments in a fast paced environment
  • Embrace and promote a continuous improvement philosophy
  • Understand highly available, resilient, and scalable Network infrastructure and services
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Information Technology, particularly networking and systems administration
  • Experience in customer-facing positions; excellent interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of core networking principles (layers 2 through 4 of the OSI model) and application protocols (HTTP, SQL, CIFS/NFS, HL7, Memcache, DNS)
  • Familiarity with principles of inter-networked applications and related technologies (HTTP, databases, caching, distributed systems, etc)
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python and JavaScript
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Independence, motivation, and desire for practice ownership 

Location: Vienna, VA

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field; or equivalent experience/ combination of education and experience.

Travel: No

Windward 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 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.