NANA Regional Corporation Senior Cisco Engineer (Active Secret) in Sterling, Virginia

Senior Cisco Engineer (Active Secret)


Cloud Lake is a provider of services to today’s Big Data and Cloud market with one crucial difference: our services are highly-specialized, data-centric services. This enables us to focus laser like on helping our government and commercial customers quickly and cost effectively harvest, analyze and leverage the greatest possible value from the increasingly vast amounts of data they are acquiring and need to manage.

Cloud Lake’s strategic partners include leaders in virtually every area of IT strategy, implementation and management.


This position is responsible for all Cisco engineering, planning & transitioning our client’s legacy network infrastructure to private clouds. Perform O&M of the private clouds post transition.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works with the PM and Architect to transition functionality from legacy equipment to the organizations’ public and private clouds.

  • Plans, installs, configures and manages customers’ physical and virtual networks.

  • Plans tasks to support STIG and DIACAP requirements in relation to law enforcement networks

  • Provides Network Operation and Sustainment support for the virtualized environment.

  • Supports network transition activities from existing legacy infrastructure to new private.

  • Develops and maintains standard operating procedures for legacy environment as well as resources transitioned to private cloud environments.

  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems with the network infrastructure; coordinates and plans corrective action with customer and administration team.

  • Evaluates products and upgrades for appropriateness.

  • Executes tasks defined in the project plans & schedules using best practices in secure networking models and standards

  • Assists in the discovery process by capturing legacy requirements that must be transitioned to the cloud environments.

  • Develops and implements functionality based on provided guidance and requirements for private and public cloud services

  • Establishes and complies with organizational standards and frameworks in creating and maintaining networks

  • Posts development activities to include Operations and Management (O&M) support. Compliance with all CM processes and procedures as elements evolved from development to test to product.

  • Collects and provides data/metrics that support any required SLA, MOU and MOAs.

  • Assesses the alignment of network engineering design principles/trends with desired mission strategies and objectives, concept of operations, business processes, and technology standards.

  • Coordinates with change management in collaboration with organizational governance.

  • Serves as network administrator and manages all network services with commitment to implementing best practices in security, optimization, quality assurance cloud architecture, design, engineering, testing and implementation.

  • Monitors and manages network operations and infrastructure services according to requirements specified in agreements with customer and stakeholders.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP; A CCIE or CCAr is a plus

  • Standard O&M practices supporting Layer 2 and 3 switches

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA Security) is a plus

  • Virtualization Experience - design, implement, and manage networks

  • Experience mentoring junior staff and customer resources

  • Experience generating metric reports in support of outages and usage

  • Demonstrated networking skills with various operating systems

  • Ability to work flexible hours and be on-call

  • Ability to do limited travel (0 - 4 times a year)

  • Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

  • Must have a Secret clearance

  • US citizenship is required


  • Five (5) years or more years supporting IT/DevOps experience (2) of which in a cloud environment.

  • SIA Certification a plus

  • Experience working with virtualize platforms and networks a plus

  • Windows ##, RedHat and Ubuntu O/S experience a plus

  • Experience working in the Agile methodology

  • Experience working Application Development and Operations teams

  • Cloud Experience with Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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Job: Information Technology

Primary Location: US-VA-Sterling

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: CLO00197