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Lead IT Systems Engineer - Federal

Herndon, VA, USA | Lumen Technologies

  • Industry:
    Information Technologies
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Lead IT Systems Engineer - Federal will provide Tier 3 support and serve as a technical expert for the Customer sponsored Optical Network & Data Communications Network (DCN) and Internet Protocol (IP) backbone integral to the management of the network. The Network Engineer will reside on-site.

The Main Responsibilities

Develops and supports the transition plans associated with these activities and support laboratory-enabled execution activities – protection of the Optical Network & DCN will require analysis of vulnerabilities

Assumes operation and maintenance responsibility for the optical network – includes setup, configuration,and writing of scripts to ensure regular backup images are created

Manage all aspects of network operations related to performance and fault management

Provide technical support for network and system installation and maintenance

Coordinate with configuration management and implementation teams

Monitor network operations and security posture

Maintain network status and trouble logs

Identify and diagnose network problems

Identify network elements causing network degradation or failure

Determine and execute corrective actions on a real-time basis

Execute reporting functions and data input associated with network management

Evaluate trend analyses

Identify network performance improvement opportunities and forward recommendations to engineering for


Routinely evaluate the network baseline to identify and resolve unplanned changes to the baseline

Manage the network operations Quality Control (QC) program

Provide functional guidance, technical support, and training to network operations staff

What We Look For in a Candidate

Bachelors degree in Engineering, Electronics, Software, or Networks, or a related technical or vocational education or equivalent experience

Six or more years applicable work experience

Demonstrated experience with SONET based, metro fiber networks, next-generation DWDM systems and IP based systems

Previous experience with broadband circuit maintenance/restoration, provisioning databases and circuit activations

Previous experience and ability to relate technical issues to management and Government personnel

Prior experience with Nortel, Cisco, Ciena and Tellabs suite of optical network equipment and network management systems


Ability to interface in a professional manner with management and customer is essential

Flexibility with regard to work levels and shift accommodation is imperative

Security Requirements

US Citizenship required

Active TS/SCI with Poly

Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation)

Other Requirements

Must have a valid driver’s license have a clean driving record

Some local travel required

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