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Opportunity to join JPL's IT Network Engineering Group as Network Engineer reporting to the Group Supervisor.
You will be the Deep Space Network (DSN) hardware cognizant development engineer for network routers, switches and supporting infrastructure
Designs, creates, and delivers hardware modification kits per DSN processes
Responsible for all aspects of development and transfer to DSN operations
Works with DSN System Engineers, Subsystem Engineers, and Operations Engineers to convert requirements into design and ensure successful delivery to operations
Generates DSN system documentation (drawings, installation procedures, interface agreements)
Maintains configuration control of design and deliver software to DSN repositories
Provides technical support in all DSN customer interaction situations (with both JPL and DSN personnel), including receipt of specifications, design, test, and response to service requests.
Implements highly complex network engineering plans by documenting, building, shipping, and verifying that DSN personnel installed the equipment to plan
Performs network systems engineering including performance analysis, maintainability analysis, capacity analysis, and reliability analysis.
Establishes contingency plans and anomaly resolution plans for complex computer networks.
Debugs and tests networks, plans projects, and performs needs assessments.
Prepares and oversees cost/benefit estimates, presentations, negotiations, installation, problem resolution, and multi-vendor product integration.
Forecasts network needs and works with other information systems areas to develop policies and procedures to resolve the most complex and unique technical problems.
Responsible for the implementation of networks; ensures that project timelines and budgets are met.
Defines systems requirements and resolves highly complex problems.
Implements networks and/or network applications
Applies highly complex network tools and performs analysis of various network technologies and network research.
Provides problem and incident investigation and recommends resolution for highly complex problems.
Works independently on key projects and assignments with only limited direction, typically receiving few or no instructions.
Frequent interaction with industry partners and other NASA centers.
Typically requires a Bachelor'ss degree in Computer Science or related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; Masters' degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 2 years related experience.
Advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting LANs, WANS, and networking technologies
Practical knowledge of protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS, VRF, IPSEC, QOS, DNS, VTP, Broadcast, Multicast and GRE.
Practical working knowledge of Juniper, Cisco, Palo Alto,
Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in network and communications engineering.
Advanced knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards of LANs and telecommunication interfaces; with a knowledge of network switch and routing protocols; familiarity of network services applications.
Ability to perform problem identification, reporting, and resolution of task.
Extensive knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Virtual Private Networks
Extensive Experience with network firewall technologies and security appliances
Multidisciplinary knowledge regularly used in the application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts in network engineering and operations.
Experience with network automation via a programing language.
Current Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification or Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate.
Extensive knowledge of DSN service capability development process and procedures
Working knowledge of programing knowledge Python, Shell, Bash, Perl, Java, API, Ansible, json, SOAP, Ruby, and REST.
Extensive experience gathering requirements from different business units, stakeholders and engineering teams.
Recent experience in systems engineering applied to computing or network architectures.
Achievement in developing breakthrough solutions to challenging technical problems.
Familiarity with the Aerospace community.