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NOC Network Engineer

Job ID 3683 Date posted 03/27/2023

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University. BSA salutes our veterans and active military members with careers that leverage the skills and unique experience they gained while serving our country. Our organization fully supports service members transitioning from active duty to civilian life and pledge’s our commitment to actively hire veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military personnel who have been formally trained or have relevant experience obtained while in service may meet educational requirements and are encouraged to apply for job opportunities at BSA.

Organizational Overview

Network Services’ purview is to provide data communications that are highly available and robust in order to facilitate and support BNL research in the physical, biomedical and environmental sciences as well as in energy technologies and national security. Working closely with our users and other IT organizations, we provide reliable, fast and secure solutions that meet the needs of the many disciplines at the Laboratory. Network Services also provides the foundation underlying the critical services within the BNL campus including phone service, security, safety and monitoring.

Position Description

The Information Technology Division has an opening for a NOC Network Engineer.  This position requires the knowledge in various disciplines within IT Networking. The candidate will provide support in all aspects of Network infrastructure consisting of LAN/WAN, HW & SW, routers, switches, firewalls, management systems, and monitoring systems. This individual will primarily analyze and troubleshoot service requests and issues.  Implement Requests for Change and monitor the LAN/WAN devices including traffic and utilization trends. Document and audit cabling configurations. Maintain the UPS infrastructure supporting the network environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage network equipment such as Routers, Switches, Firewalls, and Access Points.
  • Configure, Implement, and Support all network components.
  • Provide troubleshooting and diagnostic support.
  • Analyze network problems and coordinate resolutions.
  • Participate in day-to-day Network Operations
  • Ensure that the performance and availability of the network infrastructure is maintained.
  • Maintain technical documentation of the network environment.
  • On-Call for after-hours and weekend support.
  • Assist in product evaluation to include network tools, hardware, and software.
  • Manage small projects with minimal supervision from start to finish.
  • Answer customer calls

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • CCNA or JNCIA, or equivalent certification OR BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience, preferably in in Computer Science.
  • Minimum of zero (0) to one (1) year of relevant job experience.
  • Experience with:
    • Network equipment such Arista, Juniper, and Cisco
    • LAN/WAN technologies and protocols, such as QoS, Spanning-Tree, BGP, and OSPF
    • TCP/IP and the OSI Model.
    • Firewall, VPN and Remote Access Technologies
    • Wireless technologies such as Aruba

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Familiarity with:

  • Programming languages such as Ansible, Python, PHP, or MySQL.
  • Network management tools.

Other information:

  • Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Valid state drivers’ license and the use of private car
  • Ability to obtain and retain DOE L or DOE Q clearance
  • Must be willing to:Understand, adhere to, and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of the Lab
  • Be "on-call" for after-hours support as needed
  • Work extended hours and critical Holidays

Environmental, Health, and Safety Considerations (Review Job Assessment Form (JAF)):

  • Lifting of 30 pounds
  • Climb a 6’ ladder

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans;
  • Dental Plans;
  • Vacation;
  • Holidays;
  • Life Insurance;
  • 401(k) Plan;
  • Retirement Plan;
  • Paid Parental Leave;
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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