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Senior Datacenter Network Engineer (DC Network VA or MD) in Reston, VA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/10/2018

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Job Description

At Presidio, we think, architect, implement and support the practical reality of IT every day.  We bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver IT excellence and support the answers to our clients’ IT challenges.  As one of the largest IT-as-a-Service solution providers in the U.S., we combine experience and stability with regional expertise and the unique ability to cover local and global business needs. For more information about Presidio visit our website at
Presidio, ranked 24 on the CRN VAR500, is the leading provider of professional and managed services for advanced IT solutions. Our services and solutions enable our clients to maximize their return on investment in data center/virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility and networking technology. More than 1,800 Presidio professionals serve over 5,000 clients in all 50 U.S. states, Europe and Asia. Presidio addresses the complete technology lifecycle – helping clients in the private and public sectors plan, design, integrate, operate and optimize IT infrastructure. Presidio solutions are developed with strategic partners, including Cisco, Microsoft, AWS, VMware, EMC, Netapp and leading OSS vendors. Our unique capabilities and approach to serving our clients have translated into a track record of success. 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Data Center Network Engineer to join our Reston, VA, or Fulton, MD, Professional Services team.  A Senior Data Center Network Engineer perform complex technical installation and design of network equipment, including routers, switches and other devices common in the datacenter. This role is specifically to help maintain and grow Presidio’s customer software defined network infrastructure that supports critical applications and services in the Virginia, Maryland, DC area.
Required Skills
  • 5+ years of relevant experience  
  • Active Cisco® CCNP/CCIE certificate or equivalent experience
  • Active VMware® VCAP6-NV certificate or equivalent experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Solid documentation experience with Microsoft® Visio, Word, and Excel
  • Ambitious and goal-oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete
  • Ability to understand and break down complex networks with minimum supervision
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Remote position combined with occasional regional travel 
  • Must be a US Citizen
Required Capabilities/Experience:

Extensive knowledge and experience of Core Routing and Switching configuration, and troubleshooting using Cisco Best Practices:
  • Routing Protocols—OSPF, EIGRP, BGP
  • Experience with network overlay technologies like VXLAN, OTV and EVPN/BGP.
  • L2 / L3 Architecture and Design
Ideal candidate will have experience and demonstrate expertise in at least one or more of the following areas:


  • Data Center / Core design, configuration, and implementation utilizing Cisco Nexus Architecture (9K, 7K, 6K, 5K, 3K, 2K)
  • Nexus Advanced Features (i.e. LISP, OTV, VDC, VPC, VXLAN, ACI)
  • NSX
Strongly Desirable Skills/ Aptitude:
  • Experience with a configuration management tool similar to Ansible
  • Strong desire to automate repetitive tasks
  • Ability to script in a programming language
  • Programmable network knowledge 
Presidio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
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RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Presidio has a strict PSL in place and will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through the Presidio portal.  Candidate Resumes/CV's not submitted through the Presidio portal or submitted directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and will be treated as gifts and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.