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Sr. Network Engineer

Job Title
Sr. Network Engineer
Requirement ID
Pasadena,  CA
Other Location

Required Security Clearance:N/A

Required Education: High School or higher education

Required Experience

  • 5+

Functional Responsibility:

We are seeking a Network Engineer in support of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to provide institutional and flight customers with advanced networking solutions and support. As a Network Engineer you will resolve one-off application and hardware integration issues, gather application requirements, implement standards, make best-practice recommendations, and find resolutions to complex issues, to and including mission critical systems resilient network connectivity within campus, and our business partners.


  • Plans, designs, develops, and implements network engineering plans for wide-scale WAN / LAN firewall security schemes for customers;
  • Provides advanced knowledge in field in all customer interaction situations to resolve highly complex problems including receipt of specifications, design, test, and response to service requests;
  • Performs network systems engineering including performance analysis, maintainability analysis, capacity analysis, and reliability analysis;
  • Establishes contingency plans and anomaly resolution plans for complex computer networks;
  • Debugs and tests firewalls, plans projects, and performs needs assessments;
  • Prepares and oversees cost/benefit estimates, presentations, negotiations, installation, problem resolution, and multi-vendor product integration;
  • May provide initial implementation support of networks to assure proper execution and provides resolution for system failures or degradation;
  • Forecasts network needs and works with other information systems areas to develop policies and procedures to resolve the most complex and unique technical problems;
  • Negotiates system requirements with users and resolves complex problem;
  • Performs highly complex root cause analysis;
  • Defines systems requirements and resolves highly complex problems;
  • Implements networks and/or network applications;
  • Applies highly complex network tools and performs analysis of various network technologies and network research;
  • Provides problem and incident investigation and recommends resolution for highly complex problems;
  • Performs complex and wide-ranging job functions and activities across disciplines;
  • Work is evaluated upon completion to ensure objectives and institutional goals have been met;
  • Regular use of creativity and innovation to address critical issues;
  • Analysis of situation or data requires identification, review and interpretation of highly complex factors as well as decisions as to policies, procedures and practices;
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions;
  • Interactions normally involve presenting, validating and analyzing complex information;
  • Initiates interaction with colleagues or functional partners outside own organization on a frequent basis;
  • Frequent interaction with vendors, industry partners and other NASA centers;
  • Serves as an essential team member on teams inside or outside organization, project, activity or function.


  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
  • 5+ years of experience in firewall installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting;
  • 5+ years of experience in Network installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting;
  • Practical knowledge of protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS, VRF, IPSEC, QOS, DNS, VTP, Broadcast, Multicast and GRE;
  • Practical working knowledge of Juniper, Cisco, F5, Pulse Secure and Palo Alto
  • Practical working knowledge virtual chassis technology, mc lag, VPC, VDC, and VSS
  • Practical working knowledge of cloud (AWS and Azure) networking and interconnects (transit gate, direct connect, vpc peering)
  • Understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in network and communications engineering;
  • Working knowledge with various Layer 2 interconnect technologies, including but not limited to L2VPN and EVPN/VXLAN.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards for firewalls, WANs and LANs and telecommunication interfaces, with a working knowledge of network security and network security practices, support of a Security Operations Center, switch and routing protocols, familiarity of network services applications;
  • Ability to perform problem identification, reporting, and resolution of task;
  • Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Virtual Private Networks;
  • Working knowledge of NAC 802.1x, and Certificate base authentications deployments;
  • Experience with designing high traffic networks and security practices for Data Center Networks, which includes security, traffic engineering, network redundancy, and disaster recovery;
  • Multidisciplinary knowledge regularly used in the application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts in network engineering and operations;
  • Experience with network automation via a programming language;
  • Current Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification or Juniper Networks Certified Internet professional


  • Working knowledge of a programming language like Python, Shell, Bash, Perl, Java, API, Ansible, JSON, SOAP, Ruby, or REST;
  • Extensive experience gathering requirements from different business units, stakeholders and engineering teams;
  • Recent experience in systems engineering applied to computing or network architectures;
  • Achievement in developing breakthrough solutions to challenging technical problems;
  • Cross-functional Network Project Management experience a plus.

Working Conditions:

Work is typically based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Business work hours are normally set from Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required. Additional details on the precise hours will be informed to the candidate from the Program Manager/Hiring Manager.

Physical Requirements:

May be required to lift and carry items weighting up to 25 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the work day.

Background Screening/Check/Investigation:

Successful Completion of a Background Screening/Check/Investigation will/may be required as a condition of hire.

Employment Type: Full-time / Exempt


Metronome offers competitive compensation, a flexible benefits package, career development opportunities that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.  Benefits include, not all inclusive – Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, Paid Time-Off & Company Paid Holidays, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities.


An Equal Opportunity Employer:  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status. Metronome LLC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for employment, to assure that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to equal employment opportunity (EEO).  Metronome LLC shall provide reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities, unless Metronome can demonstrate that a particular accommodation would impose an undue hardship on business operations.  Applicants requesting a reasonable accommodation may make a request by contacting us.

Required Skills

See above