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If you are looking for an opportunity to be involved with a team of individuals who are working within the DOS and Fortune 500 company 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.
If you're looking to take your Network Designing skills to the next level. Look no further..... This is a very strategic role with one of our DOS customers. We are looking for the best and the brightest to fill this position. The Expert Network Designer will be responsible for the following.
Must possess an active TS/SCI Fullscope Poly
11+ years of experience as a Network Designer with system maintenance release experience.
Determine user requirements and design specifications for computer networks. Plan and implement network upgrades. Design, test, and inspect the NRO's computer data communications systems. These systems include wide area networks (WANs), and local area networks (LANs), and internets. Analyze and organize the corresponding hardware and software combined solutions through network modeling and planning.
Adjust network sizes to meet volume or capacity demands
Communicate with customers, sales staff, or marketing staff to determine customer needs
Communicate with vendors to gather information about products, to alert them to future needs, to resolve problems, or to address systems maintenance issues
Coordinate installation of new equipment
Coordinate network operations, maintenance, repairs, or upgrades
Coordinate network or design activities with designers of associated networks
Design, build, or operate equipment configuration prototypes, including network hardware, software, servers, or server operation systems
Design, organize, and deliver product awareness, skills transfer, and product education sessions for staff and suppliers
Determine specific network hardware or software requirements, such as platforms, interfaces, bandwidths, or routine schemas
Develop and implement solutions for network problems
Develop conceptual, logical, or physical network designs
Develop disaster recovery plans
Develop network related documentation
Develop or maintain project-reporting systems
Develop or recommend network security measures, such as firewalls, network security audits, or automated security probes
Develop plans or budgets for network equipment replacement
Develop procedures to track and report network availability, reliability, capacity, or utilization
Estimate time and materials needed to complete projects
Evaluate network designs to determine if requirements are met efficiently and effectively
Explain design specifications to integration or test engineers
Monitor and analyze network performance and data input/output reports to detect problems, identify inefficient use of computer resources, or perform capacity planning
Participate in network technology upgrade or expansion projects, including installation of hardware and software and integration testing
Prepare design presentations and proposals for staff or customers
Prepare detailed network specifications, including diagrams, charts, equipment configurations, and recommended technologies
Prepare or monitor project schedules, budgets, or cost control systems
Research and test new or modified hardware or software products to determine performance and interoperability
Supervise engineers and other staff in the design or implementation of network solutions
Use network computer-aided design (CAD) software packages to optimize network designs
Ability to analyze, evaluate, design and recommend network and cabling infrastructure architecture.
Ability to develop and prepare complex technical documents, reports and proposals.
Ability to effectively diagnose, isolate and expediently resolve complex problems pertaining network systems configurations.
Ability to effectively monitor program/project development.
Ability to explain protocols, technical procedures and processes clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Ability to translate technical terminology in terms understandable to management and technical staff and resources.
Considerable knowledge of Project Management concepts and principles.
Considerable knowledge of bandwidth application requirements, routing through network devices or Public Network Extensions.
Considerable knowledge of network operating systems.
Project planning and management skills, including scope of work, time estimation, and resource assignment.
Strong analytical and conceptual skills; ability to create original concepts/theories for various projects.
Strong interpersonal skills to resolve problems in a professional manner, lead working groups, negotiate and create consensus.
Thorough knowledge of new network architectures and implementation of networked computer systems emphasizing multiple platform environments.
Thorough knowledge of the TCP IP protocol suite, IP subnets and masking, and routing protocols.
Education: General equivalency guidelines for education, certifications, and experience are provided below; however, these guidelines do not immediately qualify someone at a particular level. Skill levels for an individual are based upon a combination of education, training, and experience, e.g. someone may have 20 years of professional experience; however they may only be qualified as Full Performance based upon the expertise needed to perform the work within that category.General equivalency guidelines for education, certifications, and experience are provided below; however, these guidelines do not immediately qualify someone at a particular level. Skill levels for an individual are based upon a combination of education, training, and experience, e.g. someone may have 20 years of professional experience; however they may only be qualified as Full Performance based upon the expertise needed to perform the work within that category. General professional years of experience may be substituted for specialized years of experience at a ratio of three (3) years of general experience within an occupation for one (1) year of specialized experience. Relevant certifications will be considered equivalent to three (3) months of specialized experience. An Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill will be considered equivalent to eighteen (18) months specialized experience. A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill will be considered equivalent to three (3) years specialized experience (total equivalency is not cumulative when combined with an Associate's degree). A Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of five (5) years when combined with a Bachelor's). A Doctorate in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of seven (7) years when combined with a Master's and a Bachelor's).
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.
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