Senior Network Engineer

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Huntsville, Alabama

REQ#: RQ104926

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Senior Network Engineer (Planning and Design) 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Designs and plans complex network systems for LANs, WANs, and WLANs 
  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture 
  • Evaluates future needs of a statewide education network and Internet services  
  • Plans for upgrades or configuration changes as required  
  • Tracks network utilization patterns, including both bandwidth utilization as well as applications in use  
  • Evaluates new technologies for use in the network 
  • Maintains current understanding of evolving protocols, technologies, and applications 
  • Recommends updates or changes to the network to meet anticipated future demands  
  • Tracks and participates in community technical projects such as Internet2 and reginal Internet exchanges  
  • Provides ongoing instruction in network technologies and protocols to other team members and clients 
  • Provides mentoring and leadership to less experienced engineers  
  • Must be available for after-hours maintenances and will join the engineering on-call rotation 


  • Requires a minimum of 8 years’ experience in LAN/WAN design and troubleshooting, router, switch and firewall configuration, BGP4 administration, IP Multicast, H.323, and quality of service deployment. 
  • Must have extensive knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.   
  • Requires extensive, multivendor experience with leased, wide-area networks (Metro Ethernet, MPLS, SD-WAN, DWDM).  
  • Requires extensive experience with LAN technologies including all standardized speeds of Ethernet (10Mbps to 100Gbps).  
  • Must have the technical background and ability to self-educate and stay abreast of new networking technologies and trends.  
  • Requires strong presentation and communication skills.  
  • Requires a B.S. degree in electrical or computer engineering or computer science. Cisco, Juniper, or Palo Alto certification highly preferred.  

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

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.