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Network Administrator

St. Louis, MO
Abacus Solutions Group has an immediate opening for a Network Administrator supporting our Information Technology Operations (ITOPS) team in St. Louis, MO.  As a Network Administrator you will provide high-quality infrastructure, IT core platform, and IT application support services to the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).  This position will report to the Project Manager and collaborate with the other network and systems engineers on the team as well as other government resources.  The Network Administrator will administer and maintain the Employee Education Systems (EES) Enterprise WAN, which provides VA network connectivity for all locations, which are high volume/high availability systems that will require assisting the Infrastructure team in providing technical support.  As a Network Administrator on the team you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining network device configurations, updating network diagrams, responding to and resolving issues, and preparing written weekly and monthly status reports.  
 
Responsibilities
  • Maintain Wide Area Network (WAN) Diagrams
  • Maintain configuration database for all network equipment (router and switch configurations)
  • Monitor the WAN to troubleshoot and resolve alerts and capacity issues
  • Configure and manage Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Manage the demarcation site connectivity to the VA backbone
  • Coordinate all local acquisition and inventory activities related to the infrastructure
  • Maintain appropriate physical security controls, Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) protection, emergency power and environmental controls for WAN equipment installed at the facilities
  • Knowledge of IP Multicast, EIGRP, and WAN topologies preferred
  • Experience in both designing and implementing enterprise financial or healthcare solutions or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
 
Requirements
  • High School Degree or equivalent
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a High Risk Background Clearance positions require a full Background Investigation (BI)
  • Installing and configuring Cisco routers and switches, to include but not limited to, understanding IP addressing and subnetting, router ‘show’ commands, installing and configuring network management systems (Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Affiliation Computer Services (ACS), and the Orion Network Monitor) experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Troubleshooting procedures for restoring a network to optimal performance levels, network connectivity, planning network configurations for integration into the network and specifications for network interfaces to ensure optimal network performance experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Network analysis tools (Solar Winds, Paessler Router Traffic Grapher (PRTG), Secure Shell (SSH) Server, and Kiwi Tools) to identify network performance problems experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Ability to coordinate efforts with government personnel and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Ability to travel up to 25 % as required
  • Must be authorized to work for any employer in the US
 
Preferred 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other technical discipline; four (4) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
  • Active High Risk Background Clearance positions require a full Background Investigation (BI) or equivalent
  • Prior work experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 
  • CCNA and or CCNA certification
  • Microsoft Certification(s) 
  • One (1) year of Network Engineer experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Knowledge of IP Multicast, EIGRP, and WAN topologies 
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.  The EEO is the Law poster is available here.
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