Senior Network Engineer - Firewall

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Network Engineering
Annapolis Junction, Maryland

REQ#: RQ63619

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

Eagle Alliance is currently hiring for an Senior Firewall Network Engineer to support our client in Annapolis Junction, MD

The Senior Firewall Network Engineer brings specialized skills and focuses on technical aspects of vendor data center network architecture and operations. The engineer will work daily alongside engineering staff at site to become thoroughly familiar with unique processes and requirements relative to the DoD specific configurations and challenges.  Engineer will assist in the overall performance, deployment, and maintenance of global data center network environment.  Engineer will work alongside of fellow engineering team members to mentor, knowledge share, and develop new DCN solutions.


  •  Active TS/SCI with a current polygraph required
  • 5 years’ experience plus bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Security+ Certification required or CCNA Security
  • Networking experience with TCP/IP, PCAP, Layer 2/3 networking, SSL
  • Fluency in the following tools: Fluke, Wireshark, Gigamon, Riverbed, HPNA, Netbrain
  • Familiarity with STE/STN and CCRI compliance
  • Experience working in cloud (private/hybrid) environments, especially Azure
  • Experience supporting Palo Alto Networks products

  • Experience in troubleshooting connectivity issues for both services and applications

  • Experience communicating and collaborating in a team setting

  • Experience in designing/deploying/implementing next generation firewalls and leveraging new technologies for improve security posture

  • Ability to act in a client/customer-facing capacity

  • Hours: 40hrs/wk / On-call (some travel may be required) 

Typical Firewall Engineer activities include:

  • Analyzing network and firewall configurations
  • Assisting with firewall inventory tracking and management
  • Reviews PCAP data for network troubleshooting and optimization
  • Troubleshooting connectivity issues and supporting operations
  • Developing firewall operating procedures
  • Evaluating technical specifications for interoperability
  • Service benchmarking
  • Assisting in the ongoing definition of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the network and services.
  • Design/implement/migrate new next generation firewall solutions
  • Collaborate w/project manager and frameworks to coordinate/maintain schedule
  • Keep project stakeholders abreast of updates and issues
  • Cultivate industry/solution provider certifications as needed
  • Perform regular system maintenance in support of IAVA vulnerabilities/CCRI compliance/code upgrades 


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 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.