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Parsons Corporation Network Engineer Lead in Columbia, Maryland

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Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Network Engineer Lead to join our team! In this role you will get to work with a small team of experts to build networks that simulate various real-world scenarios and support the networks while simulated threat actors attempt to breach the network security to test and improve security techniques and practices. The network engineer will support automation for quick deployment and redeployment of both physical and virtual systems as needed to support the simulation environments. Will additionally support programs in maintaining already existing networks.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Configure and optimize physical and virtual network firewalls, routers, and switches.

  • Develop and implement network backup and recovery procedures.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain automation to build/rebuild network environments.

  • Diagnose network connectivity problems.

  • Install and maintain network infrastructure device operating system software.

  • Install or replace network firewalls, routers, and switches.

  • Monitor network capacity and performance.

  • Patch network vulnerabilities to ensure information is safeguarded against outside parties.

  • Test and maintain network infrastructure including software and hardware devices.

  • Monitor network and report suspicious activity during simulated attacks.

  • Configure and maintain Type 1 Inline Network Encryptors.

  • Configure and maintain cross-domain solutions

  • Perform other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

  • Support and provide oversight to other networks and teams supported under the same Org as needed.

  • Apply advanced principles, theories, and concepts.

  • Contribute to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

  • Work on unusually complex problems and provide solutions that are highly creative.

  • Work under consultative direction toward predetermining long-range targets.

  • Provide advice and counsel to the organization in area of expertise.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph

  • Bachelor’s degree OR High school diploma and 7 years’ experience as a Network Engineer

  • Experience with Cisco IOS and PAN-OS

  • Active DoD IAT Level III certification (e.g. Network+, CISSP, CCSP, GCIH, GCED, CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA; reference for current list of approved certifications)

  • Ability to demonstrate cyber/IT related experience with attention to detail, customer service, oral and written communication, and problem solving.

  • Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

  • Works on unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly creative.

  • Works under consultative direction toward predetermining long-range targets.

  • Provides advice and counsel to the organization in area of expertise.

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Cisco certification preferred but not required.

  • Certified Ethical Hacker preferred but not required.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI w/Polygraph

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

Salary Range:

$117,000.00 - $210,600.00

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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