IT Infrastructure Specialist, Principal Network Engineer

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When it comes to what you want in your career, if you can imagine it, you can do it at Parsons.  Imagine a career working with intelligent, diverse people sharing a common quest. Imagine a workplace where you can be yourself. Where you can thrive. Where you can find your next, right now. We’ve got what you’re looking for.

Job Description:

  • Collaborating with network architects to design and implement functional company networks.
  • Installing and configuring networking hardware.
  • Creating and implementing network security measures.
  • Managing and mentoring junior Network Engineering staff.
  • Conducting regular network performance tests.
  • Delegating networking maintenance tasks to junior staff.
  • Dealing with escalated network support issues.
  • Has a deep knowledge of new IT Infrastructure technologies, processes, methodologies and best practices.
  • Tracks technology and market trends to gain knowledge about new and existing technologies that could best serve Parsons enterprise architecture needs.
  • Applies deep infrastructure knowledge to identify and resolve significant issues with the most complex Parsons IT systems. 
  • Analyzes the business case for upgrading Parsons existing infrastructure technologies or implementing a new infrastructure solution, develops recommendations for expanding existing technologies or for introducing new ones and may present the business case to Parsons senior management and IT management.
  • Designs and integrates solutions that are consistent with the overall system architecture for a large and complex IT infrastructure. Utilizes design techniques that incorporate various system options, risks, costs versus benefits and overall impact to the enterprise.
  • Mentors other IT professionals on the solutions developed and expected impact.
  • Performs technical evaluations and proof-of-concepts that often include collaboration with vendors.
  • Creates and manages select technologies in infrastructure technology strategy.
  • Leads infrastructure projects, including investigation, design, build, implementation and project management. Works on multiple activities, either as a subject matter expert or project team leader.
  • Oversees the design and review of technical architecture for complex multi-platform solutions.
  • Performs post-implementation follow-ups to ensure infrastructure stability.
  • Analyzes high-level questions, issues and problems associated with the IT infrastructure, focusing on system design and implementation.
  • Develops and implements infrastructure security procedures throughout individual networks and infrastructure systems.
  • Provides expertise in translating highly technical design elements to practical implementation and solutions.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

4-year degree in Computer Science (or related curriculum) and 10-12 years of diversified experience applying multiple infrastructure technologies and working in more than one area of infrastructure technology (network, servers, storage, desktop, IPTelephony). Experience providing direction in business analysis, system architecture and major infrastructure applications and processes for a large global enterprise. Individuals with a 2-year degree and an additional 3 years of relevant experience can be considered. Those candidates without a degree will be required to have an additional 5 years of relevant experience for consideration.

Certifications:

Cisco Professional Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, etc) preferred.

AWS Certifications (Solutions Architect, Cloud Practitioner) preferred.

SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:

  • Previous work experience as a networking engineer.
  • Advanced knowledge of network operating systems including Cisco and IOS.
  • Knowledge of networking hardware including CPUs, wiring, and routers.
  • Familiarity with communication and routing protocols.
  • Familiarity with network analysis tools including LogicMonitor.
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills.
  • High level problem-solving and communication skills.

Understanding of Infrastructure components and protocols and how they fit into an enterprise architecture.

Knowledge and understanding of industry best practices and methodologies, especially those that are necessary to tie dissimilar components together into an aggregate system.

Solid understanding of project delivery within an Agile framework.

Strong technical understanding of global IT infrastructure architecture

An understanding of the strategic impacts of enterprise initiatives, the supporting IT systems and architecture. 

Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, recommend and implement methods, procedures and/or techniques for solving the identified problems while maintaining a “holistic” approach to IT systems architecture.  

Ability to facilitate the integration of all infrastructure technologies that will support the global reach of the Parsons enterprise.

Knowledge of the post-implementation environment and ability to follow-up implementation to ensure infrastructure stability.

Ability to comfortably and effectively collaborate with and influence management leadership and staff in making necessary technology decisions while driving towards a scalable, supportable IT architecture.  

Written and oral communication skills appropriate for the position, including the ability to speak with authority on technical issues in various professional settings and to persuade listeners regarding best approach to resolving user's problem (may include communication via telephone, in person, presenting to large groups, community events). Ability to write complex documents (may include policies and procedures and presentations).  Communicates with a wide variety of individuals (employees and all levels of management) throughout the organization and outside of the organization (i.e. clients, vendors

Ability to work independently with minimal direction or oversight.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Corporate team.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Corporate team.

We’re driving the future of the national security and critical infrastructure markets. Our employees work in a close-knit team environment to find new, innovative ways to deliver smart solutions that are used and valued by customers around the world. By combining unique technologies with deep domain expertise across cybersecurity, missile defense, space, connected infrastructure, transportation, smart cities, and more, we're providing tomorrow's solutions today.

Salary Range: 

$100,400.00 - $175,700.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!

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OUR MISSION

We’re committed to delivering innovative infrastructure, defense and security solutions to enable a sustainable, safer, smarter and more connected world.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.

PARSONS IN CANADA

Parsons has contributed to major infrastructure projects in Canada since the 1940’s, helping to design and build many well-known landscapes across the country, including the Regina Bypass, Turcot Exchange, Kicking Horse Canyon, Olivier-Charbonneau Bridge, and the Edmonton Light Rail Transit. Our markets are diverse, including Bridge, Tunnel, Road and Highway, Aviation, Rail and Transit, Smart Vehicle Solutions, Smart Mobility, Integrated Delivery, Environmental Remediation, Mining and Reclamation, and Water/Wastewater, as well as serving numerous industrial clients. The Parsons’ signature stands out and our achievements have been recognized via numerous awards for innovation and quality, particularly in long-span bridges, complex brigles, and major road networks expansions. Our teams work across Canada in many provinces, including Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Northern Territories and the Yukon.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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COMPETITIVE BENEFIT OFFERINGS

Financial Wellness

We care about your financial wellbeing. Parsons offers competitive pay and retirement plans to help you build wealth for the future while giving you the flexibility to diversify your investments.

Work Life Harmony

Balance in life is important and time away from the office is imperative to allow you to refresh and focus your attention on the things that matter to you. Parsons supports your time away by providing paid time off and paid flexible holidays.

Career Development

We are committed to fostering the personal and professional growth of our employees. Develop and advance yourself though our comprehensive training, educational and mentorship programs.

Veteran Support

We provide Industry leading benefits to support veterans and active-duty members to provide security for you and your family by offering robust leave and benefits; including paid active-duty military leave and paid time off when transitioning back to civilian life.

Mind & Body

At Parsons we inspire healthier habits, heathier minds, and a healthier you through our wellness program. Participate in our weekly Meditation Mondays and Wellness Wednesdays. Wellness, at Parsons, is more than just your annual checkup.

Health

Health is not a one size fits all. At Parsons, we offer a robust Employee Assistance Program as well as comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans through large, national carriers with the choice of regional PPO, HDHP, or HMO networks.

Want to learn more about the benefits eligible for the Parsons’ location you are interested in? Connect with one of our recruiters for further detail.

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