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Tier 2 Network Engineer

Tier 2 Network Engineer

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By Light is hiring a Tier 2 Network Engineer to join our team supporting a Government customer at MacDill AFB. This position requires an active DOD Top Secret clearance.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, with branch offices in Hanover, MD, Chantilly, VA, and Silver Spring, MD, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Perform all duties of Tier 2 network engineer.
  • Configure Cisco routers/switches, firewalls, VLANs, MPLS, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, and QOS; NET APP, IOS-XR software, Cisco Call.
  • Develop network design and optimization plans to resolve complex performance, security, reliability and availability deficiencies or problems.
  • Advise Government leadership regarding the enterprise-level impacts of implementing new technology or equipment in the JCSE network.
  • Make recommendations regarding the evolution of the overall network architecture.
  • Perform root cause analysis of incidents and problems; develop solutions that prevent the incident or problem from recurring.
  • Identify system architecture issues or methodologies that must be corrected to prevent further incidents from recurring.
  • Perform proactive analysis and trend analysis to identify and resolve problems before they occur.
  • Investigate diagnosis and perform root cause analysis for enterprise level network problems.
  • Develop solutions consistent with JCSE’s change/configuration management processes for enterprise level problems.
  • Communicate with service providers and other non-JCSE entities as needed to troubleshoot, isolate and analyze complex issues or problems.
  • Participate in Configuration Control Board (CCB) meetings and technical exchange meetings when requested by the Government.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend solutions to ensure that JCSE’s networks retain the highest possible degree of security, reliability, availability and performance.
  • Perform detailed research of best industry practices and leading-edge solutions to JCSE’s future capability requirements as identified by the Government.
  • Perform analysis of alternatives for solutions to complex, persistent network problems in the current architecture or anticipated in future architecture.
  • Develop and provide documentation and implementation plans for upgrades and new capabilities.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Must have active DOD Top Secret clearance.
  • Must have CompTIA Security+ certification.
  • Must have CCNP Routing and Switching certification.
  • Knowledge of hardware/software tools required to correct network issues.
  • Experience with TCP/IP protocol stacks, wireless architectures and VoIP.
  • In depth knowledge on data, voice, and video networks.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field is desired


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities