Network Engineer

in Colorado Springs, CO

Network Engineer Job

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  • Job Location

    Colorado Springs, CO 80917, US

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    Information Technology

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    Contract to Perm

Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Network Engineer to join our team at our client’s site in Colorado Springs, CO.

Description of Duties:  

The Network Engineer supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the Integrated Research and Development for

Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract.

The candidate will:  

  • Be responsible for daily hands-on operating and maintenance, monitoring, troubleshooting, restoral and testing of C2BMC networks
  • Perform site surveys, supporting development of technical solutions
  • Configure, install, test, and sustain IT network and boundary protection devices and systems
  • Perform data collection and validation of network services and devices
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing,  such as routers, firewalls, switches, etc.

Basic Requirements:  

  • Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 12 years of
  • general experience; Associate' s degree and 10 years of general experience; Bachelor' s degree and 8 years of general experience; Master' s degree and 6 years of general experience 
  • Must have 6 years of experience in Directory Services (e.g. Windows 2000+ AD, LDAP, DHCP); Operating Systems (e.g. UNIX, Windows, MS Exchange); Internet Protocols (e.g. DNS, HTTP, SMTP, SSL); Firewall configuration and troubleshooting; Multiple network types (i.e. LAN, WAN, VxLAN, SDN); or Managing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Telecommunications infrastructures 
  • Must be familiar with IP addressing, subnetting, and DNS 
  • Must have a current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (Security+ CE, CySA, etc.) or higher 
  • Must have, or able to obtain, an active DoD Secret Security Clearance 

Desired Requirements:  

  • Have experience with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) mission and MDA systems and networks 
  • Have experience with Cisco or Juniper routers, switches, firewalls, OSPF, network address translation, SNMP, Syslog, VRF, PIM, multicast, Type I encryption devices and network timing systems 
  • Have a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Juniper Networks Certified Associate (JNCIA) certification 
  • Have experience with network monitoring 
  • Have experience with SolarWinds Orion network management software suite 
  • Have experience with VMware virtual computing 
  • Have experience with Microsoft Visio diagramming 
  • Have an understanding of various development life cycles such as the Systems Engineering life cycle, ITIL, etc. 

Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.

EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities

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Who We Are

Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.

We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.

Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.

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