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Job Category: Engineering
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: Remote
Citizenship: United States



Lalaith Astor Technical Consulting House (LATCH) provides technical consulting services to the US Federal Government. We provide dependable high-quality solutions as well as innovative architecture, engineering, and functional designs. Our core values enable us to bring unique viewpoints as we approach our work such as understanding and adopting the client’s mission; delivering technical solutions that are aligned to client goals, objectives, and budgets; empowering customers through Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) services; and producing high quality, value-driven work products.

At LATCH, you’ll work with clients and a leadership team that empowers our people to think audaciously, welcomes differences, encourages pride in our work while exposing and solving emerging challenges to meet impactful commitments


The Network Engineer will work with an enterprise network architecture and engineering team to support our Federal customer. They will support projects to upgrade, modernize, and support the migration of a Wide Area Network (WAN) communications infrastructure supporting over 1200 field sites and multiple Program Directorates.

Responsibilities and Duties

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Interface with customers to collect and clarify requirements
  • Manage network communications testing, installation, and support for the LAN/WAN system
  • Mentor and provide guidance to other networking team members
  • Identify and diagnose problems affecting network performance using software and hardware tools
  • Provide recommendations to enhance and improve network performance
  • Troubleshoot network infrastructure systems as needed
  • Perform system engineering design, integration, and implementation tasks and activities, including coordination of personnel, hardware, software, budget, facilities, and/or equipment
  • Interface with vendors when necessary during outages or periods of degraded system performance
  • Evaluate, design, document, install, implement, test, perform problem isolation and resolution, monitor, tune, and set standards.
  • Provides client consulting and training on the interfacing and use of the network facilities.
  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends new computer network equipment and technologies.
  • Utilizes monitoring, performance analysis, network management, software and hardware equipment to trouble shoot and isolate problems, gauge network performance, and trace data and protocol activity.
  • Provides internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, company management and departmental clients. Assists in internal training programs.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Provide for Tier IV escalation support of CBP’s Enterprise Wide Area Network Infrastructure
  • Configure Cisco network routers, switches and wireless controllers for LAN/WAN connectivity
  • Develop network designs and comprehensive site analysis
  • Cisco Firewall design and configuration
  • Root Cause Analysis support
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, investigate and resolve issues with network connectivity and latency
  • Troubleshoot multiple MPLS networks in a highly secure environment

Knowledge and experience with:

  • IP experience (to include sub-netting and routing), IPV4/IPV6
  • Riverbed WAN Optimization
  • Fusion Center
  • Cisco Office Extend
  • BGP experience required
  • EIGRP and OSPF routing
  • Cisco DMVPN concepts
  • Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP)
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
  • Adept in using troubleshooting and performance management tools such as Cisco Prime, Riverbed SteelCentral, NetScout, Gigamon, Cisco Prime, etc.
Desired Qualifications and Skills

It is desirable that the candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Must have a DHS Suitability Clearance
  • One or more certifications in the field
  • 10+ years of network engineering experience of Medium to Large WAN networks
  • Functions and concepts of a WAN, designing LAN/WAN’s
  • Experience with Cisco routing/switching configuration and troubleshooting to the CCNP level, ASRs, Generation 2, 1900-7600 routers, Cisco NGFWs, and F5 Load Balancer
  • Cisco ACI experience
  • Deep packet capture and analysis experience
  • Data Center Migration experience
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) CSR configuration
  • Microsoft Azure/Office 365
  • End to end application mapping
  • Software Defined Networks
Work Location



Bachelor’s Degree


$140,000 – $150,000


LATCH’s benefits program offers a comprehensive range of choices which include:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, familial status, military status, age, disability, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.

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