RICEFW Technologies is looking for a VDOT – Structured Cabling Network Engineer – Richmond, VA – ONSITE
VDOT Structured Cabling Network Engineer ONSITE **Local Richmond, VA candidates required due to onsite requirement **Candidates must possess a clean driving record (this will be verified) as their job involves field work within the state of VA, driving either a leased or a state vehicle **Candidates must maintain insurance coverage during this engagement (this will be verified) **Candidate must be able to pay for room/board while travelling – to be reimbursed by VDOT. Gas card provided for gas only **Travel may include some overnights, with notice **ONSITE interviews strongly preferred VDOT’s Information Technology Division is seeking an IT professional to provide network cabling services for the department which at times, requires statewide travel, occasionally overnight to perform cabling work. The selected candidate as part of the Network Support Team will design, implement and perform network/voice cabling to include engineering and deployment of new data and voice networks for the VDOT networks; will work with vendors to develop and implement solutions; will develop policies and guidelines related to all aspects of network systems based on telecommunications standards and best practices; review and update policies and guidelines; troubleshoot major network failures; analyze networks for capacity and errors; manage vendor relationships and telecommunications support agreements and validate network billings. The selected candidate will also design, direct, review and validate agency-wide cabling improvements and changes; research technology trends for network support area; and assess and implement telecommunications technologies for applicability to VDOT. Experience in network engineering to include analysis of network requirements and performance for a large scale network. Experience in data and telecommunications to include installing, testing and inspecting deployed communications systems. Experience installing, migrating, and supporting critical, multi-site networks. Proficiency using MS Teams, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. CompTIA Networking + is preferred but not required. Working knowledge with WWAN, CradlePoint / NetCloud preferred. Coordination and interaction with multiple vendors for problem resolution and diagnosing networking issues. The candidate should also have working knowledge of the following networking tools; Fluke Versiv with light meter, netAlly AirCheck G3, netAlly nXG, iperf3, nmap, wireshark, traceroute, and PRTG. Knowledge of wire-line and wireless communications technologies and standards, including fiber optics, T1, DS-3, MPLS, cellular / 5G, CDMA, TDMA, VoIP, TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, IP networking concepts (subnetting, routing, etc.) Cisco, and Nortel. Ability to manage all phases of network installation and administration; to research and document communications technologies, topologies and trends; and to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with internal and external customers. This position requires the ability to travel statewide, sometimes overnight to perform cabling work. Experience with Comdial, VoIP and PBX phone systems. Experience with VITA wiring contracts, state procurement guidelines for network cabling services, as well as managing, preparing job specs and performing overall inspections of work performed by a state hired SWAM vendor are desired. Required/Desired Skills Skill Required /Desired Amount of Experience Consultant Experience Consultant Last used Experience in data and telecommunications to include installing, testing and inspecting deployed communications systems. Required 5 Experience in Installation, maintain and support of critical, multi-site networks. Required 5 Knowledge of wire-line and wireless, including fiber optics, T1, DS-3, MPLS, cellular technologies, CDMA, TDMA, VoIP, 5G, TCP/IP, UDP,ICMP,IP Networks Required 5 Working knowledge of networking tools, such as; Fluke Versiv with light meter, netAlly AirCheck G3, netAlly nXG, iperf3, nmap, wireshark, traceroute, Highly desired 2 Intermediate skills in using Microsoft Office products, Outlook, Word, Excel and Visio. Highly desired 1 Experience testing copper and fiber Required 1 Questions No. Question Consultant Answer Question1 Commonwealth of Virginia security policies prohibit the use of offshore IT contractors. Do you attest to the fact that your candidate will physically reside within the US for the duration of the assignment? Question2 Please list candidate’s email address. Question3 In what city/state does your candidate PERMANENTLY reside? Question4 Is your candidate able to interview onsite, if requested? This is REQUIRED. Question5 Does your candidate agree to work onsite every day? This is REQUIRED. Work may be in Richmond or another VDOT office around the state but all work is ONSITE. Question6 Does your candidate possess a clean driving record? This will be verified Question7 Does your candidate commit to maintain insurance coverage? This will be verified. Question8 Is candidate available for some statewide travel including some overnights (with notice)? This is REQUIRED. If not, please do NOT submit. Question9 How soon after an offer can your candidate start?