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Network Engineer Principal

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  Oct 2, 2022
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  20254

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph is required.

 

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace.

 

We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

The Advanced Technology & Information Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides scientific, engineering and other experts that work with our customers to solve their hardest problems and advance state-of-the-art technology.  Our data solutions professionals deliver enterprise processing, analytics, exploitation and management, as well as information technology hardware that provide actionable information for warfighters and decision makers.  In addition, our subject matter experts provide world-class technology and operational insight that help organizations advance the boundaries of knowledge and accomplish their missions. 

 

Network Engineer Principal

 

Network Engineer position supporting a government mission focused team.  Primary role is providing Network Engineering expertise for the design, integration, test, deployment and sustainment of strategic/tactical mission focused data acquisition, processing and forwarding capabilities supporting National policy and Warfighter decision makers.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Design, enhance and support the client’s enterprise/mission network infrastructure.
  • Utilize thorough knowledge of the following platforms to ensure stable operations throughout the network:
  • LAN, CAN, WAN, MAN solutions (switches, routers, firewalls)
  • Network monitoring, troubleshooting, performance optimization and reporting
  • Wireless, video conferencing and IP-based voice solutions
  • Network protocols (routing, VLAN, VPN, port security)
  • Load balancing and WAN acceleration solutions
  • Provide technical guidance to ensure stable system configuration and maintenance support.
  • Execute advanced troubleshooting skills and tools to address network performance issues.
  • Establish and maintain customer configuration management and documentation requirements.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

 

What You’ll Need:

 

  • Related Bachelor’s and 12 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 18 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Associate’s, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for additional years of experience.
  • Related certifications may count towards years of related experience.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph required.
  • Current Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification or higher.
  • Current CompTIA SEC+ or CCNA-Security certification or higher.
  • Experience with Cisco routers and switches.
  • Experience with VLANs, VPNs and routing protocols.
  • Experience supporting Data Center networks and applications (Nutanix and/or VMware).
  • Experience with using protocol analysis tools, such as Wireshark, for raw packet analysis is desired.
  • Experience with Cisco ASA, McAfee or Palo Alto firewalls a bonus.
  • Python/BASH shell scripting experience desired.

 

Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

Working Conditions:

 

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies.  Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.  This includes the use of some CBD products.  A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. 
  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel to CONUS and OCONUS government and non-government locations may be required.

 

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

 

Relocation for this position is available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $139,500 - $192,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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