Network Solutions Engineer (Systems/MCP)

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Network Solutions Engineer (Systems/MCP)
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Baltimore,  MD
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Network Solutions Engineer (Systems/MCP)

Fort Meade, Maryland
Must currently hold an active Top-Secret Clearance as well as SCI with Full Scope Poly

@Orchard LLC has been retained by one of the most important technology companies you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for the underlying networks supporting many of the innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile stream your favorite show), as well as critical infrastructure that keeps us safe and serves critical missions.

For more than 25 years, our client has been the global leader in networking strategy, and their technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies and government institutions in the world. The Government Services Division of our client supports the mission-critical infrastructure of some of the most important aspects of our National and International Security. If you believe in innovation, fail fast, learn fast, and wish for a start-up culture with the security of a major firm, all while serving the most important of missions, we need to hear from you!

As a Network Solutions Engineer (Systems/MCP) you will
  • Be responsible for the planning, implementation, and execution of the installation of our client’s Manage, Control, and Plan (MCP) platform.
  • Work in partnership with Sales Engineering, Account teams, and the customer to ensure the lifecycle of the customer's MCP engagement is completed from conception to final solution.
  • Develop test plans for customer network architecture and interoperability, ensuring the functionality and security of equipment and determining efficient equipment configurations suitable for customers and stakeholder requirements.
  • Prepare implementation plans based on the results of testing and provide expert engineering support in the deployment of the proposed improvements and modifications.
  • Assist the customer with troubleshooting, installation, and implementation with dedicated servers and MCP itself, remotely or in a restricted, secure environment.
  • Be the on-site face of our client, serving as SME for all customer project activities related to hardware and services.
Your background will include:
  • Active TS/SCI/Full Scope Poly (Must have).
  • Subject Matter Expertise in Linux
  • Demonstrated understanding of Linux security(STIGs/CIS)
  • Shell Scripting and PERL experience
  • Knowledge of automation/DevOps tools
  • BS degree in Telecommunications, Networking, or similar technical field of study
  • Security+ or any equivalent DoD 8570 (IAT Level II or higher)
  • Able to travel up to 30%.
  • On-site work is required - Experience working in highly classified environments with sensitive customers and assets.
Other beneficial experience and knowledge:
  • Current or prior experience/knowledge of the Ciena Product family.
  • Project+ or Scrum Master Certification.
  • Experience with Python, JSON, Ansible, or Chef and Puppet.
  • Knowledge and experience with Layer-0, Layer-1, Layer-2
If you are excited by this opportunity and believe you have the experience and talent to be a success in the role, we need to hear from you!
The anticipated salary range is $135-$225k per annum plus bonus. 
Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at

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