Abacus Technology

  • Network Engineer I

    Job Locations US-MD-Woodlawn
    Posted Date 4 days ago(7/13/2018 11:11 AM)
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  • Overview

    Abacus Technology is seeking a Network Engineer to provide technical support for the Network Infrastructure Support Services (NISS) program at the Social Security Administration (SSA).  This is a full-time position. 


    Provide specific detailed information for next generation networking hardware, operating system selection, tools, and implementation techniques to meet customer’s requirements.  Survey network requirements of remote customer offices and campus buildings.  Analyze current network configurations and determine implementation requirements.  Plan present and future network capacity requirements.  Communicate with the customer, vendors, and sub-contractor to set engineering schedule.  Provide hands-on technical expertise to prepare network equipment, associated installation tools and logistic for remote installations.  Upgrade configuration of existing network equipment to support new features and functions.  Work with field installation contractors while they are on-site and provide all technical details to complete installations.  Support and troubleshoot scripting tool and the associated Application Programming Interface (API).  Support and troubleshoot the configurations created by the scripting tool to ensure accuracy to site specifications.  Work with teams, vendors, and contractors to determine the strategy for complex system changes, upgrades, and implementations.  Communicate technical procedures and processes to non-technical users.  Participate in problem-management reporting, resolution, and documentation in the Change, Asset and Problem Reporting System.  Develop and maintain NetWiki knowledge repository.  Implement, upgrade, maintain, troubleshoot, and support Catalyst and Nexus switch platforms by maintaining solid understanding of the switching technologies, remote management, and network topologies.


    1+ years experience hands-on network engineering experience.  Bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Must be CCNA certified.  CCNP training and/or certification desired.  Familiarity with Microsoft Server Operating System and related Microsoft Server Applications and Services is desired.  Hands-on experience with Cisco networks and knowledge of WAN technologies a plus.  Knowledge of IP routing protocols and implementations desired.  Knowledge of LAN technologies such as Ethernet, wireless LAN, and physical media desired.  Able to demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis.  Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Public Trust clearance.  Must be US Citizen or US Permanent Resident (green card holder).


    Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.




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