Routing Engineer

Location: 

Europa / Europe

Nato clearance: 

YES

Job description: 

LOCATION: Mons, Belgium
CLIENT: NATO
DURATION: 1 year with extensions
CONTRACT: Consultant
SALARY: Negotiable daily rate
CLEARANCE: NATO Cosmic Top Secret

TASKS:
• Provide 2nd and 3rd level operation and maintenance of Routing and Switching Elements managed by the NSII Routing and Switching Cell
• Advises on fault diagnosis throughout NATO Static and Deployable network environment utilizing a number of management platforms (e.g. HP Network Automation, Netscout, Intermapper, Splunk, CA Spectrum)
• Ensure that, on Routing and Switching elements throughout NATO sites, routine maintenance is performed
• Liaise and collaborate internally throughout the NCI Agency Service Line infrastructures and to external organizations for fault rectification activities as required
• Responsible to assist in the development and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures within the Routing and Switching Cell
• Coordinate with on-site personnel the implementation of Routing and Switching elements standardization and best practices
• Investigate and propose long term solutions to encountered equipment and configuration problems
• Operate and develop provided management tools and capabilities
• Ensure a common understanding of the available toolsets and method of utilization within the centralized and distributed user base
• Configuration, and evaluation, of test scenarios within the Reference Facility, pertinent to the area of Routing and Switching and network configuration problem resolution
• Prepare deployable network assets in accordance with the exercise plan
• Baseline deployable network assets at the end of an exercise in accordance with the standard configuration set
• Update baseline configurations as directed
• Coordinates and performs routing infrastructures configuration and maintenance activities for all NATO exercise scenarios

Job requirements: 

• A diploma from a vocational school in a communications related subject, or an equivalent level of work experience in the field of telecommunications
• Over 2 years' experience of CISCO Routing and Switching Elements
• Proven in-depth experience in LAN and WAN technologies OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, ISIS, GRE tunnels, QoS, VRF, STP, MSTP, RPVST, HSRP, Etherchannel, VSS, LT2P, VLAN, MPLS traffic engineering
• Working knowledge of operating network authentication and authorization systems and technologies (e.g. Secure ACS 5.x, 802.1x, TACACS+)
• A minimum of 2 years' experience with the configuration and operation of HP Network Automation
• A minimum of 2 years' experience with the configuration and operation of Network Monitoring and Event Management systems ideally Intermapper and Splunk
• 1 year experience in using Netscout nGenius Performance Manager
• Over 2 years' experience of working in a centrally managed network environment
• Proven experience in the use of an Incident Management System such as BMC Remedy
• A high level of knowledge of network, system and application level troubleshooting techniques
• Working knowledge of the Thales IP Crypto TCE 621
• 2 years’ experience with configuring and troubleshooting Cisco Router network using IP Crypto Thales TCE 621 as transport
• 1 year experience in a NATO environment
• Experience in implementing/commissioning network equipment and participate in projects delivering network capabilities
• Experience with IP Diffserv QoS in Networks
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Valid Cisco certification CCNP or higher

Additional information: 

• University degree in a field related to the function of the post
• 2 years' experience in all aspects of maintenance, repair, and operation of large complex multivendor IP communications networks and related equipment
• Knowledge and experience with commercial IPSEC encryption solutions such as Secure Virtual Tunnels (sVTI), SSLVPN, DMVPN, GETVPN
• Experience implementing and operating a multi-tenancy network environments (VRFNLAN)
• Experience with CA Spectrum
• Understanding of Firewall Technology and Concepts
• Familiarity with Performance Management principles, metrics and tools (e.g. MRTG, IPSLA)
• Hold one or more of the following IT security qualifications/certifications:
• CCDP: Cisco Certified Design Professional
•  CCIE: Cisco Certified Internet Expert