Network and Security Operations Engineer

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Your primary responsibility is to ensure GNOSC (Government Network Operations and Security Center) customers receive professional service and prompt response to their needs.  You will support the 24x7 Floor Operations / Service Desk function for our managed network services customers – this means initiating and working Incident Management tickets, responding to trouble calls/emails from customers, establishing secure portal access through secure certs and/or RSA token management, and security surveillance/analytics as assigned by the shift lead.  The position is full time – eight hours per day supporting the Day Shift from our Cary, NC location. 


  • Learn:   physical topology and logical design for the customer’s network and security implementations; customer and Verizon-provided equipment across major vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, CheckPoint, IronPort, FireEye, BlueCoat, etc.


  • Communication:  answer all in-coming calls in a timely, professional manner; provide status to the customers on the progress of their incidents within the prescribed amount of time per the SLA.


  • Monitor:  use various surveillance systems responsible for reporting the health of the devices for GNOSC customer equipment, and act upon faults when necessary.


  • Troubleshooting:   examine potential security threats via log analytics; learn physical layer and logical problems fault isolation methodologies on customer/carrier networks utilizing remote access tools.


  • Interact:  directly with other Verizon network and security engineers/groups, Local Exchange Carrier groups, vendor/partners, GNOSC Advanced Technical Support, and customer teams. 


Experience dealing with customers during service requests, problem resolution and operating under service level agreements. Hands-on experience in configuring and troubleshooting network or security devices, OR experience on a service desk team handling incident management/triage tickets through such standard tools as Remedy or other systems.  Understanding of networking protocols such as IPVPN, TCP/IP, UDP, IPSec.  Solid understanding of IPv4.  Good understanding of DNS, NTP, Firewalls, ACLs.

==> Want to Impress?

  • One active technical certification – Cisco, Juniper, A+/Sec+/Net+
  • Experience with network management and/or performance analysis tools.
  • Experience with Security Analytics tools (SIEMs such as ArcSight, Splunk) 
  • College degree (two or four year)

*This position requires the ability to obtain a government issued security clearance; an active clearance is highly desirable*

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