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Network Engineer

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Information Technology/Computing | livermore, CA | 06/07/2022

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Network Engineer with expertise supporting diverse enterprise network architectures, including implementation and operations. You will be responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining network hardware and software across a variety of enterprise network environments. This position is in the Enterprise Infrastructure Services Division (EIS) within the Computing Directorate, in support of the Livermore IT Program (LivIT).

This position will be filled at either the 393.1 or 393.2 level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

 In this role you will

  • Perform complex network administration tasks to configure, operate, and maintain network equipment including switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, and other equipment.
  • Provide troubleshooting and operational support for multiple datacenter, campus, and WAN networks.
  • Design and implement WAN, campus, and datacenter networks utilizing advanced network technologies such as EVPN VXLAN, MPLS, and MVPN.
  • Collaborate with Cyber Security Team to implement comprehensive network security architectures, policies, and monitoring.
  • Collaborate with vendors to evaluate network products and services.
  • Thrive in a fast paced and challenging environment, with multiple competing priorities, while managing to maintain sound judgement and excellent customer service.
  • Perform occasional work outside normal business hours in order to provide support for network operations and maintenance activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities at the 393.2 Level

  • Design and deliver advanced, customized networks, in alignment with customer requirements and enterprise network strategies.
  • Ability to work independently to configure and effectively utilize network management and monitoring tools.
  • Diagnose, resolve, and document highly complex network problems.

Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or the equivalent combination of technical training and related experience.
  • Extensive experience in network system design, configuration, implementation, documentation, and operations.
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of and experience with network routing and switching, including OSPF or IS-IS, BGP, and Spanning-tree.
  • Familiarity with common network automation frameworks such as Ansible and Python.
  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of and experience in firewall configuration and maintenance, particularly Palo Alto NGFW and Cisco ASA.
  • Working knowledge of edge port security features, such as 802.1x.
  • Proficient interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to work independently and interact with customers and team members.

Additional Qualifications at the 393.2 Level

  • Extensive experience developing advanced architecture solutions.
  • Highly advanced troubleshooting skills and experience solving problems by analyzing protocol interactions collected in packet traces.
  • Experience training and mentoring team members in network engineering and architecture.

 

Qualifications We Desire

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional Certifications (CCNP), or comparable industry certification from another vendor.
  • Experience with network overlay technologies such as GRE, IPSec, MPLS, and VXLAN.
  • Experience with Network Access Control and policy engine software such as Cisco Identity Services Engine.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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