Network Engineer III – Tampa/REMOTE

Job Category: Network Engineer III - Tampa/REMOTE
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: remote

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumens network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

Job Summary

Engineer III – Federal (aka Network Engineer) performs tier three transport support in accordance with SOCOM Information Enterprise Operational Order. In addition to in-depth technical knowledge of Government transport systems (hardware and software) Network Engineer must have advanced troubleshooting and analytical skills, and be detail oriented. Network Engineer tests and analyzes elements of network facilities including: power, software, security features, communications devices, communications lines, modems, and terminals and is responsible for the overall integration of the enterprise network. Network Engineer is responsible for planning, modeling, simulation, design, installation, maintenance, management and coordination of the network. Network Engineer monitors and controls the performance and status of network resources by using software and hardware tools, as well as by identifying and diagnosing complex problems and factors affecting network performance. Network Engineer keeps their technical skills updated and studies vendor products to determine those which best meet the Government’s needs. Network Engineer provides guidance and direction for junior network support technicians.

Job Description

  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skill
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills with technical and non-technical users
  • Experienced Team Leading capabilities for small group tasks:
    • Coordinating and implementing network upgrades
    • Administrating operations of LAN/WAN-related network services
    • Troubleshooting and resolving LAN/WAN network problems
    • Solve chronic network performance issues
  • Extensive experience in areas such as:
    • Network design and implementation
    • LAN/WAN interfacing
    • Security and Internet protocols
    • TCI/IP
    • Server and Network infrastructure
  • Strong understanding of WAN Optimization technology
  • Experienced troubleshooting data center technologies including FabricPath, VDCs, and VRFs, as well as troubleshooting routing IGP and EGP such as OSPF, EIGRP and BGP
  • Working knowledge of 802.1x protocol and implementation
  • Possess a strong background in IPSEC tunneling, DMVPN, and NHRP
  • Establishing and operating network test facilities
  • Maintaining a secure transfer of data to multiple locations via internal and external networks
  • Working with vendors, the Government, carriers, and technical staff on network implementation, optimization and ongoing management
  • Define services from day-to-day operations and establish standards for service
  • Build Operations and Maintenance checklists to maintain service; build Tactic, Techniques and Process and Standard Operating Processes associated with service checklists
  • Serve as Operational Subject Matter Expert for future enhancement of network transport system
  • Serve as overall integrator of the enterprise network
  • Test and analyze elements of network facilities, including power, software, security features, communications devices/lines, modems and terminals
  • Monitor and control the performance and status of network resources by using software and hardware tools
  • Identify and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting network performance


  • TRAVEL: Some CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required
  • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lifting up to 25lbs. Extended periods of sitting
  • EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: Eight years of increasingly complex and progressive experience in computer systems and network engineering, including two years of specialized experience

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