IT Engineer V Specialized (Cisco Network Engineer) – Reston, VA


  • 5+ years of hands on experience in networking
  • Working knowledge of cloud Networking (AWS preferred)
  • Automation experience (Ansible, Python)
  • Understanding of:
    • IP Routing OSPF, EIGRP and BGP
    • Cisco Routing & Switching Platforms – Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, NX-OS
    • Campus / WAN Design Architectures, and related
    • Network Proxies
  • Experience working with information security practices, software, and hardware.
  • Ability to work with cross functional teams and achieve tasks
  • Experience with Agile and NetDevOps tools and process
  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP


Duties include assisting and leading technical network engineering projects (incl. PLAN, DESIGN, BUILD, TEST and HANDOVER phases). – Interface with stakeholders to develop requirements, promote simplification, standardization and innovation and to ensure risk are understood and minimized – Design and verify the technology solution meets business and technical requirements. Designs should also be in compliance with Fannie Mae’s enterprise architecture guidelines, technology standards and methodology, and security standards. Designs should also include day 2 support requirements such as monitoring, performance and capacity metrics, SLAs, resiliency and disaster recovery plans. – Develop and document an integrated test plan for certification of technology solutions and application design in compliance with existing best practices – Assist with the implementation of technology solutions. – Provide operational handover, technology training and development of user guides and knowledge artifacts – Support 3rd level incident and problem management activities – Support improvement initiatives to simplify and standardize the environment, including the adoption of new processes, tools sets and engineering methodologies like Agile and NetDevOps.

Required Skills (top 3 non-negotiables):
1. AWS (networking)
2. Routing and Switching (Cisco)

What you like to see on resumes? (nice to have)
1. Automation experience (ansible, Python)
2. Cisco and/or certifications


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