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Network Engineer


The Network Engineer (NE) performs tier three network support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. Network Engineers must be detail-oriented and have in-depth knowledge of networking hardware and software. Extensive experience in areas such as network design and implementation, LAN/WAN interfacing, security, Internet protocols and TCP/IP, as well as server and network infrastructure, is required. Candidates for the NE 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. The NE is also responsible for planning, modeling, simulation, design, installation, maintenance, management and coordination of the network. The NE 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. The NE keeps his or her technical skills updated and studies vendor products to determine those which best meet the Government’s needs. The NE provides guidance and direction for junior network support technicians.

Typical Duties include:

  • Engineering enterprise data, voice and video networks
  • 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
  • Provide high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, switches, bridges, and routers
  • Provide advice and training to end-users. Troubleshoot and resolve complex network related issues
  • Participate in customer exercises (e.g., COOP, network vulnerability, "red team/blue team", etc.

Qualifications/Education Requirements: 

  • Active DOD Top Secret security clearance with eligibility for SCI
  • DoD 8570 Certification - Security+ or CCNA Security (may obtain within 3 months of hire)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in the progressive network administration or engineering
  • Familiarity with military deployed and tactical communication environments

Preferred Skills: 

  • ITIL v3 Foundations certficiation 
  • Working knowledge of SCAMPI equipment, SDN-L/M gateways, and network encryption devices. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in EIGRP, STP, VTP, ACLs, and Layer 3 tunnels
  • Demonstrated proficiency in firewall and boundary protection device operations and administration
  • Understand change management procedures to include scheduling outages in advance
  • Strong troubleshooting background in networking and communications equipment
  • Strong communication skills (written & oral)
  • Ability to deal with customers at all levels in stressful situations
  • Ability to prioritize and dynamically re-task response and recovery actions as situations change
  • Recent experience with military cryptographic equipment


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