Network Solutions Engineer (Route/Switch)

Job Title
Network Solutions Engineer (Route/Switch)
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Baltimore,  MD
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Network Solutions Engineer (Route/Switch)

Fort Meade, Maryland Region
Must currently hold an active Top-Secret Clearance as well as SCI with Full Scope Poly

@Orchard LLC has been retained by one of the most important technology companies you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for the underlying networks supporting many of the innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile stream your favorite show), as well as critical infrastructure that keeps us safe and serves critical missions.

For more than 25 years, our client has been the global leader in networking strategy, and their technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies and government institutions in the world. The Government Services Division of our client supports the mission-critical infrastructure of some of the most important aspects of our National and International Security. If you believe in innovation, fail fast, learn fast, and wish for a start-up culture with the security of a major firm, all while serving the most important of missions, we need to hear from you!

As a Network Solutions Engineer (Route/Switch) you will
  • Leverage your strong understanding of Layer 2/3 Engineering and Provisioning and carrier ethernet architecture to develop network solutions based on Customer requirements including growth plans, capacity constraints, new features, and technologies.
  • Be responsible for creating complex step-by-step engineering methods of procedure to migrate, reconfigure, and modernize the entire customer's networks.
  • Deliver OSS, NMS, CES solutions, Complex DCN designs, Software customization framework, and development plans.
  • Stay abreast of new product engineering guidelines and keep current with the latest technologies to deliver optimum network designs to the Customer.
  • Provide timely support to Customers for questions/issues.
  • Communicate project status and escalate problems to the engineering team leader.
  • Proactively pursue methods or solutions that will improve the Customer network and/or Engineering processes.
  • Be responsible for validating and creating the Detailed Network Design (DND) that contains all the required settings and configurations needed to properly provision and turn up implemented equipment.
  • Act as a key technical interface to the Customer, plans, and engineers, and support network solutions/migration.
Your background will include:
  • Active TS/SCI/Full Scope Poly (Must have).
  • Working knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, or relative vendor equipment.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in working with Layer-2, and Layer-3 protocols.
  • BS degree in Telecommunications, Networking, or a similar technical field of study.
  • Security+ or any equivalent DoD 8570 (IAT Level II or higher).
  • A diverse Telecommunications background, with strong hands-on technical experience, and organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Willing to work onsite most days with possible travel time of up to 25% to meet client needs.
Other beneficial experience and knowledge:
  • Knowledge and experience with Layer-0, and Layer-1.
  • CCNA or equivalent Certification Project+, ITIL, Scrum master, or equivalent project management certification.
  • Current or Prior experience knowledge with the Ciena Product Family.
If you are excited by this opportunity and believe you have the experience and talent to be a success in the role, we need to hear from you!
The anticipated salary range is $125-215k per annum plus bonus eligibility. The salary information provided is a general guideline only. Salaries are based on candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations

Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, 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 other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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