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Wireless Network Engineer (Remote)

  • Location: Herndon, 20171
  • Salary: $71.87 - $82.14 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Position: Wireless Network Engineer (Remote)
Location: Herndon, VA 20171 - Remote
Term: 7 months
Day-to-Day Responsibilities:  
  • Devise, plan, deploy, and improve wireless networks from the beginning to implementation by collaborating with vendors, managers, and network engineers.
  • Understand client requirements to be able to cater to their appropriate needs.
  • Manage firewalls, such as Juniper and FortiGate.
  • Handhold other in-house engineers to train them on wireless technologies, besides guiding other non-technical people.
  • Use tools to evaluate test tweak wireless products, such as routers, switches, hubs, bridges, virtual private networks (VPNs), and network amplifiers, among others.
  • Design and validate the performance, quality, and reliability of the RF link.
  • Design and implement WLANs and other wireless networks.
  • Write manuals and document current network procedures.
  • Make use of enterprise monitoring tools (SolarWinds and Splunk).
  • Optimize network performance by supervising performance, addressing network problems and breakdowns, and partnering with network engineers to optimize the network.
  • Develop and implement policies and classify and oversee access to protect network systems.
  • Make sure that all equipment, including servers and the other network products, are well-connected.
  • Devise and support radio frequencies (RF) link performance, reliability, and quality.
  • Enable data and system protection by developing and maintaining mechanisms for backing up and retrieval.
  • Collaborate with different teams to ensure the optimized performance of VoIP and other wireless telecommunication devices.
  • Work with the security team to evaluate threats, troubleshoot issues, and comply with appropriate security configuration standards of their organizations.
  • Design and deploy changes to the configurations of clients as per the applicable change management process.
  • Proactively handle all network security solutions.
  • Make use of testing and diagnostic tools to assess and modify equipment.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):  
  • Knowledge of Aruba software/hardware suite (Aruba Central, Clear Pass, Mobility Master) and 802.1x authentication.
  • Extensive knowledge of routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP).
  • Ability to evaluate and configure WLAN devices to maintain security hardening (STIG) and vulnerability mitigation.


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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