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Principle Network Engineer- Network Architecture
Aurora, Colorado
Direct Hire Position
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Applied on March 30, 2020
Job Id #40078 Posted January 16, 2020

We have a professional Principal Network Engineer opportunity available in the Hardware and Infrastructure Organization in Aurora CO. This position will perform Network Architecture, Design and implementation of network topologies and security components for a large scale Network. The Ideal candidate will have a CCNP or related Certification; several years of architectural design experience, as well as experience creating engineering design artifacts from requirements for large scale network systems. The qualified individual should possess knowledge and experience with network technologies, services, operations, and security practices.
US Citizenship and able to obtain a DOD Secret Clearance is required.

Required Skills:

  • 8+ years of relevant experience directly related to network architectural design
  • Solid Network Architect experience with in-depth understanding of network topologies, technologies and associated services, management, operations, and security practices/techniques
  • Strong understanding of multilevel security and authentication
  • Experience with LAN and WAN design, implementation, diagnostics, performance and management
  • Experience developing technical documents
  • Experience working with subcontractors
  • Proven communicator with Leadership, Peers and Subordinates
  • Experience with Data Center LAN design, Implementation, diagnostics, performance and management
  • Familiarity and ability to understand configurations of:
    • Cisco ASA firewall experience with Contexts, filters, SSL VPN
    • Cisco ISR Router experience with GRE and IP Sec tunnels as well as ACLs, OSPF, NATs, HSRP
    • Cisco LAN Core and Distribution switches, experience with ACL’s, routing, hardening
    • Cisco Nexus experience with VPC
    • Familiar with TCP, and secure protocols

Desired Skills:

  • Current DOD-S Security Clearance
  • Network Certifications such as CCNP/CCIE
  • Knowledge/experience with SAN and WAN implementations
  • Knowledge/experience with DoD Network Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and IA hardening requirements and implementation
  • Knowledge of ISP/ASP model and related SLAs
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement firewall ACLs
  • Experience working at DISA and DoD facilities
  • Configuration Management policies and tools

Required Education (including Major):
Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and 8+ years of related work experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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