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Federal - Network Engineer

Job Location: VA - Springfield

Regional Description: Southeast

Job Number: 00613387


- Job description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:  Springfield, VA

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.   

The Network Engineer will have experience working in highly available Data Center environments. It is a full-time position supporting the day-to-day operations and engineering of the network. As the Network Engineer lead you will oversee the installation of networking hardware in addition to maintaining, supervising and troubleshooting the existing network. Network administrators work to install and maintain a network on which a company's information and communications are stored and transmitted. This could include local area networks (LANs) and wireless Internet networks. Cisco administrators have experience specifically in Cisco software and technology products. When a problem arises, the administrator must work quickly to determine a solution and maintain the system's security. Cisco administrators also monitor the company's network and let their superiors know about any emerging requirements or necessary updates. Working under the direction of the Network Operations Manager/Network Architect; this position requires excellent technical, customer service, and organizational skills to support network operations for customer connections, administrative personnel, and staff.  This position requires the ability to function successfully in both team and independent work environments.  

Duties will include: 
  • Performing a wide range of network administration duties including installations, debugging, maintenance, upgrades, and general support for Cisco, Juniper, HP, Nortel, and Extreme network equipment.  
  • Evaluate, test, and deploy all software and hardware upgrades to the networking infrastructure. 
  • Assist in the configuration and deployment of core and peripheral network devices, which will require continuous learning of new devices (i.e. Nexus switches, ASR routers, and long haul optical equipment). 
  • Proactive monitoring of all network devices, services, and servers using a combination of tools to ensure high availability and SLA’s.   
  • Collect and review network utilization data for capacity and planning purposes  
  • Assist in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.  
  • Interface with vendors for procurement & maintenance of all IT infrastructures. 
  • Manage & troubleshoot network and Internet connectivity throughout the organization.
  • Work closely with the fellow tech team members to provide end-user support and issue resolution.  
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of emerging tools and technologies.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend technologies to support business requirements.   
  • Rigorously create and maintain documentation for all processes and procedures.  
  • Collaborate with and support the work of other staff engaged in similar functions   
  • Provide emergency 24 x 7 on-call support on a rotating basis. 
Basic Qualifications:
  • 3 to 10 years experience and a B.S. degree.  Bachelor of Science (BS) can be substituted with an additional 4 years of related experience
  • 3 years direct experience required in the management and administration of network infrastructure - routers, switches, etc. - in a high-availability or e-commerce infrastructure 
  • 3 years experience with layer 2 network protocols switching, including but not limited to: 802.1Q tagging, STP (and its variations), LACP, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience with IP subnetting 
  • 2+ years of experience with layer 3 network routing, including but not limited to: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP
  • 2+ years of layer 4 IP protocol suites (TCP, UDP, ICMP, GRE, etc.) 
  • 2+ years of experience with access technologies such as LDAP, AD, RADIUS, TACACS 
  • 2+ years direct experience in management and administration of the F5 BIG-IP product line including Load-balancing, iRules and SSL termination. 
  • Experience in DNS 
  • 3+ years of experience working in structured change management processes 
  • US Citizenship 

Preferred skills:

  • Cisco System Engineering, ICP, CompT

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


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