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JRSS - Intermediate Network Engineer

JRSS - Intermediate Network Engineer

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Education Requirement 
Bachelor's Degree
Security+ce, Examples: Security+, CCNA, CCNA Sec., CCNP, CCNP Sec.
Experience Level 
8570 Compliant 

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As a Intermediate Network Migrations Engineer, you will be responsible for overall oversight of a community of interest within JRSS to prepare that COI for migration. This position orchestrates the project end-to-end; Analyzes discovery information and determines requirements for migration; Provides gap analysis at the start of the project; Assists team members (Senior Network Engineer-Lead, other Team memebrs) and reviews results. Deconflicts inconsistencies between engineering implementation plans (EIPs ) and directs changes to EIP authors; Maintains current network diagram for COI/Base (end-to-end); Controls all variables and allocations e.g. IP Addresses, VLANs, VRFs, shims, process IDs, etc. Defines migration requirements to Tools and CND teams. This includes acceptable deadlines tracked by PM; Tracks task status against ASI schedule and adjusts implementations as required.


A Subject Matter Expert that has experience in architecting and deploying IP networks within medium to large datacenter environments. Intermediate network engineer must be able to develop LAN/WAN designs, setup router/switch configurations, design/configure routing protocols, and set up IP subnet schemes. Network engineers must be able to exhibit strong communication, collaboration, as well as time and project management skills. This is a consulting position that focuses on customer-facing (production) infrastructure.

  • Must have experience with at least two of the following: 
     1. Cisco MPLS. (Multi Protocol Label Switching)
     2. BGP routing. (Border Gateway Protocol)
     3. Experienced with in-depth protocol analysis with tools such as tcpdump.
  • Develop LAN/WAN network designs to accommodate a data center migration
  • Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience with LAN/WAN setup, TCP/IP protocol, routing/switching configurations and firewall technologies.
  • Experience with Cisco routing/switching platforms and IOS.
  • Experience with network topologies such as Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, GbE VLAN, and SONET.
  • Experience in implementing converged networks to include VoIP, VTC and QoS methods
  • Demonstrated knowledge with content switching and load balancers
  • Troubleshooting complex network issues such as performance analysis, protocol problems, hardware failures and WAN/LAN connectivity issues.
  • VoIP component configuration and deployment experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with Juniper platforms is a plus.
  • Have a general knowledge of systems and enterprise storage technologies.
  • Participate in the implementation of agreed upon solutions and strategies.
  • Troubleshoot technology issues, using various internal and external resources.
  • Generate innovative approaches and solutions to recurring tasks or problems.
  • Document technical problems, resolutions, and processes for assigned tasks and projects.
  • Participate in testing and evaluation of new technologies to ensure compatibility and functionality.
  • Follow policies and procedures for change and incident management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently as required.


Six to eight years of progressively responsible network engineering hands-on experience with Cisco platforms. Candidate must have CCNP certification (CCIE is a plus). Candidates should have technical experience in all of the following areas: Microsoft Windows Server 2K3/2K8, UNIX/Linux (SUN/Redhat) or database (Oracle/MS SQL 2005+). Individual must have high degree of skills with the MS Office toolsets.


Applicant must possess refined critical thinking skills, should be a self-starter, may direct the activities of other team members, diplomatic, multi-task capable, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable. Prior experience in a government consulting services environment is preferred.




Bachelor’s degree in a Business Management or MIS related field.



Must have and maintain an active DoD Secret security clearance.


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.