Senior Network/Systems Engineer

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Updated: December 12, 2017
Job ID: 213377
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Senior Network/Systems Engineer to support the IT Operations Department located at Corporate Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF IT Services designs, deploys and manages information systems used throughout Foundation supported administrative, laboratory, and clinical activities. The Senior Network/Systems Engineer, as part of the IT Operations team, designs, maintains and monitors networks and network related services supporting HJF research and administrative activities under the direction of the Director, IT Operations who establishes and provides general guidelines and overall priorities. The Senior Network/Systems Engineer works independently; establishes internal priorities, work schedules and goals and uses her own initiative and sound judgment. Work is evaluated based on results achieved towards established goals and requirements, timeliness, application of sound business practice and efficient use of resources.


  1. Act as the primary network engineer for HJF supported business and research information systems employed in the US and overseas.
  2. Act as the Foundation's senior technical resource for network and network related systems, services and appliances.
  3. Design, install, configure support and maintain wired and wireless network hardware, software and related services including switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points and associated controllers, network access control and other network management, performance and security devices, appliances and software.
  4. Work in conjunction with systems applications and database administrators to provide the best performance and availability for RIF systems and networks.
  5. Work in conjunction with information security staff to continually improve the security posture of FIN's systems and networks,
  6. Properly document Foundation network infrastructure and systems and manage change in an orderly fashion.

Required knowledge skills and ability:

  • Experience and expertise as a network architect designing, configuring and managing networks' of moderate complexity and scale providing local (wired and wireless) and wide area connectivity including VPN, VLAN, QoS, and VoIP services over switched and routed networks.
  • Advanced skills in Ethernet switched and routed networks and related performance tuning, troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Advanced skills with network device management and monitoring, including excellent command line skills and facility with UNIX/Linux operating systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to work with a wide variety of personnel of varied technical knowledge.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree with 10 or more years of related experience.

Physical Capabilities: Able to communicate verbally, ability to write and prepare documents in a variety of forms, ability to move within the work site, ability to travel to and move within supported sites.

Required Licenses Certification or Registration: Vendor training/certification preferred (e.g. Cisco CCIE) but not required.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Incumbent reports to Technology Officer Work

Environment: Office environment; some local travel is required.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.