Network Analyst – Engineering Operations

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Networks Analyst (IS Engineering Operations Analyst): Seeking an Information Systems (IS) Networks Analyst (IS Engineering Operations Analyst) to work as an integral part of the Network Engineering team helping to engineer networks and infrastructure services in the non-classified and classified environments. The IS Networks Analyst will provide strategic technical knowledge in anticipating and recommending emerging technologies and testing designs for introduction into the RAND corporate environment including the use of Cloud based technology. The selected individual will possess beginner to intermediate level knowledge in this role’s area of expertise and a 3-to-5+-year breadth of experience and skill sets to develop comprehensive solutions and process improvements. The selected individual will interact with management and provide reasoned approaches to systems and infrastructure improvements.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES AND ROLE: May perform all or a subset of the following duties: • Work independently as well as collaborate and engage other subject matter experts in developing solutions and resolving problems with a Team player outlook in a matrix environment desired. • Provide expertise in day-to-day work for data, voice, and WWW/LAN/WAN/WLAN environments. • Monitors network connections and assure network operability and security; monitor bandwidth and connectivity status of network devices; assure system stability, accessibility, and proper configuration of assigned technical systems and components. • Lead projects and technology implementations, network engineering and derive tactical solutions as assigned. • Provide help with technical staff, including the diagnosing and troubleshooting of systems networking, hardware, and software problems. • Verify integrity of data, voice, and WWW/LAN/WAN/WLAN networks: identify problems, determine solutions, and ensure proper implementation. • Based on user or company needs, evaluate, and recommend new or enhanced network hardware and software systems/technologies and network designs for maximum functionality, security, and minimal cost. • Analyze capacity requirements and–based on business needs–initiate, change, or move various data, voice and LAN/WAN/WLAN networks and systems. • Update role knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participate in professional organizations. • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS: • BA/BS degree (ideally in computer science, engineering, or mathematics). • Current Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is preferred • Security + preferred EXPERIENCE • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in a role implementing, administering, and troubleshooting LAN/WAN/WLAN environments. • Familiarity with technologies that align with future operations strategy is a plus; Microsoft M365, AWS/Azure cloud, DoD Classified Environments, SD-WAN, IaaS/PaaS, datacenter to cloud transition, Cisco DNA, Cisco Wireless Cisco Nexus’, Cisco routers, Cisco ISE as well as BGP and OSPF.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: • The selected individual must have the ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a DHS Fitness designation.