We are GDIT. General Dynamics Information Technology is seeking a Principal Network Engineer for our Air Force customer in Hampton, VA. If you are seeking an opportunity to support our nation's military, live in a place with low cost of living, low crime and on a program that has a lot of excellent opportunities within a Fortune 100 company - then this position is perfect for you!
The GDIT Air Defense Communications Service program and its employees have the responsibility of maintaining 99.999% availability for the DoD/Air Force Air Defense Communications Systems, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Analyzes customer requirements and solves unusually complex problems with highly innovative solutions
Provides expert knowledge for maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and telecom equipment
Provides expert knowledge for maintaining network integrity and connectivity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability
Analyzes, evaluates and plans method of approach and organizes means to achieve solution of complex technical problems
Develops advanced engineering ideas and guides their development into a final product
Develops advanced solutions to a variety of highly complex engineering problems
Perform highly advanced network/systems design, development, and integration from the start of a project life cycle to the end
Provides and applies advanced engineering to highly complex infrastructures including installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining network devices, telecom equipment, radio equipment, operating systems, application software, and system management tools
Provides and applies advanced engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis
Performs continual maintenance and provides advanced solutions for security, backup, and redundancy problems
Prepares and maintains documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects
Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes
Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency
Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed
Creates plans and configures systems for data communication networks
Designs and builds hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks
Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
Consults with executives and customers to deliver complex network solutions
May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals
May serve as a team or task lead
Recognized as an industry leader in network engineering
Active Secret clearance
History of working in a Cisco environment
BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ years of experience (or equivalent of total of 19+ years)
Must meet the certification requirement of DoD Directive 8140.01 and 8570.01-M
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or higher – (Highly Preferred)
Lack of valid/current certification would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for exceptional candidates with an extensive network engineering background.
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.
GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.
GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.