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GDC - Network / Firewall Engineer

GDC - Network / Firewall Engineer

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Bachelor's Degree
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8570 Compliant 

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SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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Experience in design and building out server and network rack for deploying IP networks for external connectivity.  Network engineer must be able to develop LAN/WAN designs, setup router/switch configurations, design/configure routing protocols, set up IP subnet schemes and configure firewalls. Network engineer must be able to exhibit strong communication, collaboration, as well as time and project management skills. Following additional skillsets:

  • Network and Firewall experience
  • Develop IP scheme and configuration for inter Rack solution to include external connectivity and security
  • Experience with network topologies such as Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, and GbE VLAN
  • Cisco Switch configuration
  • Palo Alto Firewall
  • Configure Server and Virtual Network
  • Understanding of Redhat, Windows and Virtualization networking
  • Securing Transport Layer
  • Both LAN/WAN understanding and configuration


SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.