Network Engineer III at Tanager, Inc. in Woodlawn, Maryland

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a leading Woman Owned Small Business systems integration company providing innovative solutions in areas of Information Assurance, Cyber Security, Insider Threat, Helpdesk Services and Information Technology. Tanager is currently looking for a Network Engineer III position is located in Woodlawn, Maryland. This position may require from 25% to 50% travel to various domestic customer locations.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Public Trust - Prefer candidate to already possess an active Public Trust; will consider candidates with the ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance. Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident.


  • Network Engineers will report to Project Managers and Service Delivery Managers.

  • Surveys network requirements of remote field offices (approx.1950 sites) and campus building. Define network/wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment, cables, adapters and configurations needed to upgrade buildings and sites to established standard.

  • Analyze current network configurations and determine implementation requirements.

  • Configure routing protocols, complex switch networks, and Fabric Path configurations.

  • Prepare network equipment for deployment by loading appropriate software and configuration setting according to pre-engineered design templates.

  • Plan, prepare and execute site survey for WLAN/NAC implementation.

  • Assemble required equipment, cables, adapters, etc. and arrange delivery to site for installation.

  • Upgrade configuration of existing network equipment to support new features and functions.

  • Manage field installation contractors while they are on-site and provide all technical details to complete site surveys and installations.

  • Continually review customer's network and practices looking for opportunities to enhance network functionally, performance and reliability.

  • Assist in the evaluation of potential network products or technical solutions. Test LAN/WAN/WLAN/NAC equipment software (i.e.: IOS, CatOS)

  • Contribute to the development of network documentation, including diagrams, standards, specifications and operating procedures.

  • Monitor for opportunities to enhance the customer's network/system performance or reliability, and to improve the customer's service delivery practices.

  • Perform on-going management of network installation and upgrade projects. Maintain deployment schedules. Provide guidance to team members. Provide status metrics to Government customer and client management.

  • Provide third-level support and troubleshooting of network problems. Periodically provide after-hours and weekend support.

  • Maintain and extend expertise in applicable areas of network and computer hardware and software technology.


  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of relative experience, Master's degree and 3 years of relative experience, or 9 years of relative experience in an IT field in lieu of a degree.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Written

  • 3 years of hands-on network experience

  • 2 years of hands-on experience configuring routing protocols and switching configuration in medium to large enterprise networks

  • Demonstrate an understanding of network connectivity for physical and virtualized servers and Storage Area Network (SAN)

  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical topics to management and non-technical audiences, as well as interface with the customer on a daily basis

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Passed the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Written examination.

    • Passed VMWare Data Center Virtualization or End User Computing examination.

    • Hands-on experience with Cisco NXOS.

    • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and learn skills necessary to complete job

    • Prior hands on experience with Cisco networks.

    • Knowledge of Wide Area Network technologies.

    • Knowledge of Local Area Network technologies such as Ethernet, wireless LAN as well as the physical media and equipment associated with each.

    • Knowledge of IP routing protocols and implementations.

    • Mature, self-motivated, adaptable and able to work well in a group environment

    • Ability to develop and execute detailed written plans for tasks and projects

    • Experience in conducting analysis and documenting use cases and detailed requirements