Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team as a Network Communications Specialist. This position is located in Suffolk, VA.
The Network Communications Specialist will support the Joint Training Enterprise Network (JTEN) 24/7/365 Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) and will be responsible for maintaining and administering the JTEN.
Primary duties will include solving issues to include, developing innovative solutions to technical problems to ensure the stability and integrity of JTEN services. Additionally, provide direct support to the warfighter training events with hands on COMMS establishment, monitoring and troubleshooting of a worldwide network of Juniper and Cisco routers, switches and ancillary equipment. Moreover, work closely with the customers of our network in order to identify potential issues and perform complex troubleshooting for routing IP switching and local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) protocols.
Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, and other network appliances
Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, and configurations
Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling JTEN objectives and processes
Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems, to include lifting and moving equipment.
Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records
Collaborate with Exercise Planners
Tracking and escalation of incidents
Ensure all issues are logged and documented
Quickly and professionally assess issues, and take steps to resolve
1.An Associate's degree. An additional 2 years' of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement.
2.A minimum of 7 years' of direct relevant experience.
3.The following certifications: Security CE and one of the following: Juniper - JNCIA, CNDSP, Cisco Certified, Technician (CCT), Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
4.The ability to work shift work.
5.Experience with the resolution of problems related to hardware and software, both application and operating systems.
6.A current Secret Clearance.
1.Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIS-ENT)
2.Network Operations Center Experience
3.Tier 1 and 2 Helpdesk Experience
4.Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
5.Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
6.Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
7.Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
8.Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
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