Network Engineer- Acentia/ Maximus

NETWORK ENGINEER #1794-368/ Washington, DC


•Acentia is now a MAXIMUS Company. Please visit the MAXIMUS website to view additional job opportunities. 

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Network Engineer

Tracking Code 1794-368

Acentia, a MAXIMUS Federal Company is a premier provider of technology and management solutions providing state of the art software modernization, information and identity assurance and service optimization for Healthcare, Financial and Regulatory markets.

 Acentia, a MAXIMUS Federal Company, is seeking a Network Engineer to join our team supporting a large Federal Client in Washington, DC.

 The Network Engineer is a mid-level position focusing on the installation, configuration and maintenance of a robust local as well as wide area network that includes firewalls, switches, routers, wireless, IVR and other network devices.

 In addition, the Network Engineer will:

  •  Implement and document control lists
  • Monitor access points
  • Install and monitor intrusion detection systems and firewalls
  •  The candidate will need to be proactive, with a broad base of knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge in a very robust, leading edge organization.
  •  Ideal candidates will have experience in more than three technology areas identified above as well as the ability to quickly learn new technologies in a dynamic enterprise environment.


  •  Design, install, configure and maintain a secure, reliable, scalable and robust network infrastructure, including firewalls, switches, routers, wireless, IVR and other network devices
  • Develop, implement and document access control lists on routers, firewalls, wireless and other network devices
  • Design, install, and monitor effective and streamlined perimeter defense systems including intrusion detection systems, firewalls, etc., and enhance rule sets to block sources of malicious traffic
  • Maintain, monitor and optimize the existing remote access solution
  • Remediate findings noted in the Network Infrastructure and Security Assessments
  • Provide Tier-3 technical support for service and incident requests escalated from the Enterprise Service Desk. Complete resolution by the specified times in the SLA
  • Maintain a detailed and accurate on-line documentation of all policies, procedures, configuration, and network topology layouts of the network infrastructure. Documentation and procedures shall comply with DOL CSH requirements


Technical Skills Required : Candidates should have experience in the following areas and be able to demonstrate competence – in three or more of the following technologies:

  •  Network / Internet Connectivity
  • Network Security – Firewalls, Intrusion detection, incident response and escalation, security policy articulation and compliance checking
  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  • Network performance evaluation and optimization
  • Infrastructure Project Management
  • IPv6

 Additional Technologies of Interest

  •  Microsoft Windows Server 2007
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • DNS
  • SNMP

 Cloud Computing

  •  Windows Server 2008/2012 R2
  • Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Services
  • McAfee Host Based Security Systems
  • Virtualization (VMware and/or Microsoft HyperV)
  • Microsoft Terminal Services Server
  • Windows Clustering
  • Networking
  • Common Backup Software
  • Common Datacenter Hardware (HP, Dell etc.)

  Should understand and be comfortable with the following concepts:

  •  ITIL
  • Configuration Management
  • Release Management
  • Change Management
  • Windows Server 2008 and 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2008
  • COOP and Disaster Recovery
  • Backup and Recovery Strategy
  • Enterprise Cloud

Minimum Experience:Two to Three years of experience in IP network architecture and secure network architecture.

Skills and Qualities

  • Strong written and verbal communication, with good analytical and organizational skills
  • Strong network documentation skills
  • Ability to follow process and procedural guidelines
  • Ability to serve in a leadership role in all assigned projects
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Motivation to expand technical horizons


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or other IT related field
  • CCNP, CCNA; Microsoft MCSE certification is a plus


  •  Must be able to qualify for Public Trust Clearance per contract requirements
  • Credit Check as per contract requirements

 Physical Requirements

  •  Regularly required to move about for extended periods of time; frequently required to move about to access facility equipment such as fitness machines, weights and other fitness equipment/office machinery
  • Will be required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 25 lbs+
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time

 Work Environment

  •  Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area
  • The noise level in this environment is low to moderate

 Acentia, a MAXIMUS Federal Company takes pride in a positive and friendly atmosphere with the drive to succeed. We are looking for people who will contribute to our culture with a positive attitude and the ability to multitask and problem solve. Come join us!

For more details about Acentia, a MAXIMUS Federal Company follow this link or visit our to learn more!

  •  Applicants authorized to work in the United States are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor applicants needing work authorization permits at this time
  • Relocation will not be offered
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a background investigation
  • EEO/AA employer; we welcome diversity at Acentia. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, pregnancy, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information/history or any other personal characteristic protected by law.Acentia welcomes all individuals with disabilities and protected veterans

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Job Location-Washington, District of Columbia, United States



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