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Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division has an opening for a Network Engineer.

 

Are you an exceptional network engineer who likes working on truly challenging projects? Are you passionate about the advancement of science and technology? Do you dream of designing, building and operating high-speed networks at international scale?


If so, consider joining the Network Engineering Group for Berkeley Lab’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). ESnet interconnects the U.S. national laboratory system, is widely-regarded as a technical pioneer, and is currently the fastest science network in the world. We’re a dynamic organization, highly-motivated and focused on results. Our mission is to accelerate science by delivering unparalleled networking capabilities, tools, and innovations. As an organization, we are small enough to be agile, but large enough to offer rewarding challenges on a global scale. ESnet provides innovative networking and collaborative services to national research laboratories and other Department of Energy sites, connecting them to research and education networks worldwide, as well as the greater Internet. We envision a world in which scientific progress is completely unconstrained by the physical location of instruments, people, computational resources, or data. If you share that vision, ESnet is the right place for you.

 

The Network Engineer will:


  • Consult and collaborate with ESnet users, ESnet site coordinators, and peer Research and Education (R&E), and Regional Optical Networks (RON) architecture, engineering and operations teams. Key activities include architecting, designing, developing, implementing and supporting network infrastructure and peering architectures and services to support science network and computing requirements.

  • Configure, troubleshoot and provide analysis of network protocols (including IPv4 and v6, BGP, OSPF, ISIS) and advanced IP network services (including MPLS, RSVP, VRF,). In addition, demonstrated skills in leading and developing, implementing automation (commercial as well as in-house developed) services and integrating them with ESnet’s Information Architecture.

  • Participate on project teams to successfully complete project scopes, on time and within project budgets.

  • Independently carries out on call support at tier 2 level on a rotating basis.


Additionally, the Network Engineer may:


  • Architect network infrastructure and peering solutions, and  lead architecture development initiatives.

  • Lead project teams, develops and executes project scopes, schedules and budgets.

  • Independently carries out on call support at tier 2,3, and 4-level on a rotating basis.

 

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of four years of related networking experience.

  • Experience configuring, troubleshooting and using IPv4/IPv6 routing protocols, preferably BGP, OSPF and/or ISIS in a WAN or LAN environment.

  • Familiarity and operational experience with research community data transfer tools (wget and cloud resources) and protocols (bbcp, ftp, gridftp, globus).

  • Understanding and experience working with networking technologies, including border technology systems (i.e., designated data transfer servers) and routing, switching and optical networking systems.

  • Familiarity and experience in configuring, troubleshooting and using IPv4/IPv6 routing protocols, preferably BGP, OSPF and/or ISIS in a WAN/LAN environment.

  • Demonstrated high level of collaboration skills with technical peers, vendors, and ESnet users, including international collaborations.

  • Familiarity with and experience developing software and proficiency coding in Perl, python and other scripting languages.

  • Project Management experience, specifically demonstrated expertise in developing technical project scope, schedule and budget.


Additional Desired Qualifications:


  • IP networking experience, in a WAN (preferably) or LAN environment.

  • Software development in a UNIX environment.

  • Project Management skills: demonstrated expertise leading project teams to successfully complete and develop project scope, on time and within project budgets.

  • Experience as a “Product Manager” for critical WAN networking services.

  • Previous responsible for technology lifecycle management (including alignment with budget), upgrade planning, SME for design, and any technical vendor/contributor management.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading committees, working groups and task forces to promote and develop standards in support of operations, engineering, and development activities in the Scientific Network Division as required.

  • Experience in establishing and leading initiatives to develop network architectures, service and capacity strategy including service level performance targets, and in coordination with budget planning efforts.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

 

Notes:


  • This is a full time, 2-year, term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.

  • Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Preference for work to be performed at Berkeley Lab’s main site, however considerations for remote location will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

 

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