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Our Federal customer is seeking a Network (Datacom) Engineer (Infoblox Specialist) opening. The successful candidate will work with the team supporting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Please see position description below.

Place of performance:  REMOTE POTENTIAL TO BE HYBRID
• 3300 Lord Baltimore DR Baltimore, MD 21244 with potential to telework (currently remote)

Description/Responsibilities:
• Expert in INFOBLOX – Infoblox Certified engineer – certificates are required
• Integration concepts of InfoBlox into a multi grid enterprise solution across multiple datacenters.
• Act as the Senor Network Engineer to support an Infoblox DDI (DNS, DHCP & IP Management) Environment.
• In-depth knowledge of DDI.
• The role of the DDI / IPAM Network Engineer is primarily focused on the proper design and implementation of the global DNS / DHCP / IP Address Management (IP v4 & IP v6) framework.
• Extensive and recent experience of DNS in a large enterprise (Configuration and Management)
• Thorough understanding of DHCP, DNS, IP Addressing
• High degree of experience in the day-to-day configuration and Sr. level troubleshooting of IPAM DHCP and DNS.
• Experience in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Infoblox’s suite of products in a large enterprise environment
• Creating & modifying DNS zone files manually (forward and reverse zones)
• Integration of DNS and DHCP in Active Directory environment
• DNS record creation and deletion
• DHCP scope reservations and IP assignments
• Strong concepts in IP subnetting and IP management
• Demonstrates knowledge of a broad range of technology towers, e.g. Networking, Data Center Migration and Disaster Recovery.
• Deliver design of DNS, DHCP, and IPAM solutions.
• Drive delivery of DDI solutions, including project and implementation support.
• Knowledge of risk and controls landscape, ensuring company-wide standards are met
• Participate in change and incident management.
• Ensure that DDI system improvements and changes are implemented in a safe manner, ensuring backout plans are proven and tested.
• Help Identify and manage potential problems within the DDI Infrastructure and act to minimize the impact they may have on the environment.
• Investigation and diagnosis of incidents and problems relating to Infoblox DDI and related services.
• Investigate, diagnose and document incidents and problems relating to Infoblox DDI and related network services. Work with platform and application teams to resolve issues.
• Ensure the DDI Infrastructure is managed properly and maintain a quality of excellence as a result of the criticality.
• Infoblox appliance setup, configuration, Management dashboard, log servers, configuration backup, and patch upgrades
• Ensure backup & restore procedures for the DDI system are configured properly and are documented clearly.
• Create written standards and associated support documentation for DNS, DHCP and IP Management as well as DNS Client resolver standards to ensure proper failover for DNS clients.
• Create / Maintain diagrams of all IPAM Service environments: DNS & DHCP.
• Strong critical thinking and problem-solving, and the ability to, and the ability to debug complex-cross systems problems, and document root cause including remediation and detection
• Ability to collaborate with different technology towers to achieve common goals
• Self-driven with the ability to manage workload without direct supervision
• Executes within a customer-centric environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Exceptional Organizational Skills
• Ability to manage and prioritize tasks efficiently
• Work with other service areas’ Architecture, Engineering & Operations leads and technical specialists, as well as professional services staff from vendors to provide strategic DDI platform assistance for projects and special efforts.

Responsibilities:
• Seeking motivated technical professionals who specialize in providing Enterprise Infoblox DDI services.
• DDI Engineer/administrator would require at least 5 years of directly related experience supporting DDI operations and engineering. The position holder will be primarily focused on performing engineering, analytical, investigative and operational functions on Agency DDI environment; activities include Engineering, operation and maintenance of DDI platforms, monitoring, alerting, availability, and recovery
• Investigation and diagnosis of incidents and problems relating to DD I (Infoblox DNS, DHCP and IPAM) and related services
• Ensure the platforms and services are managed and maintained
• Help Identify and manage risks within the DDI platform

Preferred Qualifications:
• BS degree with 12-15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10-13 years of prior relevant experience. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
• Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results.
• Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of functions strategy and operations.
• Leads and manages works of other technical staff that has significant impact on project results/outputs.
• Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results.
• Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of functions strategy and operations.
• Leads and manages works of other technical staff that has significant impact on project results/outputs.
• Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results.
• Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of functions strategy and operations.
• Leads and manages works of other technical staff that has significant impact on project results/outputs.
• Prepare or ensure that appropriate network documentation exists, including operational instructions and diagrams using Visio.

Industry Security Certifications preferred: (Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE and CCIE LAB, CompTIA, AWS, CISSP, GIAC, Infoblox)

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