Network Solutions Engineer - Route / Switch

Job Title
Network Solutions Engineer - Route / Switch
Job ID
Vandenberg Space Force Base,  CA 93437
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Network Solutions Engineer – Route/Switch

Active DOD Secret Clearance Required
Santa Barbara Co, California – Vandenberg Space Force Base

@Orchard LLC has been retained by one of the most important technology companies you’ve ever 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.
Our client has an immediate need for an experienced Network Engineer, strong in Route/Switch engineering, with an active Secret clearance, to work on-site at the Vandenberg Space Force Base, formerly Vandenberg AFB.

Your Responsibilities will likely include the following;
  • Utilizing 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.
  • Creating complex step-by-step engineering methods of procedure to migrate, reconfigure, and modernize the entire customer's networks.
  • Delivering OSS, NMS, CES solutions, Complex DCN designs, software customization framework, and development plans.
  • Provide timely support to customers for questions/issues and communicate project status.
  • Escalate problems to the engineering team leader.
  • Proactively pursue methods or solutions that will improve the customer network and/or engineering processes.
  • Validate project input and create the Detailed Network Design (DND) that contains all the required settings and configurations needed to properly provision and turn up the customer’s equipment.
  • Act as a key technical interface to the customer, plans, and engineers, and support network solutions/migration, including weekly status reporting.
Your background will include the following;
  • An active DOD Secret clearance (Must have).
  • Working knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, or related vendor equipment.
  • Expert knowledge 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 hands-on technical experience, and organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to travel to other locations, travel time up to 25%.
  • Knowledge and experience with Layer-0 and Layer-1 are preferred.
  • CCNA or equivalent Certification, Project+, ITIL, Scrum master, or equivalent project management certifications are nice to have.
  • Current or Prior experience knowledge with Ciena Product Family a plus.

If this opportunity sounds like a good fit, or if you would simply like more information, please apply so that we can paint the full picture.
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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