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Network Engineer - Secret Clearance

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Network Engineer - Secret Clearance
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Colorado Springs,  CO
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Network Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO

Secret Clearance Required


Talent Orchard LLC, a boutique talent acquisition consulting firm, has been contracted by a large defense contractor in their search for a Network Engineer in the Colorado Springs, CO area.


In this role, your responsibilities will look like this:

  • Configure, manage, monitor, and maintain the government network infrastructure – Juniper and CISCO
  • Manage network design, device selection, installation, configuration, optimization, and troubleshoot the government network
  • Evaluate and report on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
  • Evaluate LAN/WAN performance and capacities to identify problem areas or bottlenecks
  • Recommend and implement solutions, software and tools to improve network performance and reliability
  • Perform a variety of network management services related to the operation, performance, or availability of data communications networks
  • Responsibility for overall performance and availability of networks
  • Provide LAN/MAN/CAN/WAN consultant support with skill in network analysis, integration, and tuning
  • Analyze client LANs/MANs/CAN/WANs, isolate source of problems and recommend reconfiguration and implementation of new network hardware to increase performance
  • Conduct load balancing efforts to achieve optimum device use and network performance
  • Coordinate with systems or communications engineering to resolve hardware problems
  • Work with customers and operations staff in scheduling preventive and emergency maintenance to include resolution of customer tickets
  • Candidate will be required to support on call duty for responding to network outages.


Background requirements for the role:

  • Requires Active DOD Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree (or similar technical field) and 7 years relevant professional experience; or commensurate education and experience
  • 3 – 5 years of experience with networking technologies and concepts such as Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols, including Cisco and Juniper devices, VLANs, VPNs, LAN/WAN technologies, and/or routing & switching
  • Minimum Security+ce AND CISCO CCNA or Juniper equivalent certification required (Must be able to obtain Juniper certification within 30 days)
  • Experience analyzing, planning and designing successful local and wide area network infrastructures, routers, firewalls, switches, servers, and related hardware, software, and services
  • Commitment to maintaining the highest standard of customer service with outstanding written and oral communication



Talent Orchard LLC is an SBA (8A), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business, and Woman Business Enterprise Certified firm that provides the following services to clients in the commercial and public service sectors:

  • Human Capital
  • Professional Services
  • Accounting/Audit Readiness
  • Network/Cyber Security & IT Infrastructure
  • Software Development/Engineering


Established in 2010, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery.


To learn more about our exciting opportunities, please visit our jobs page at www.talentorchard.com.


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