Senior Network Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Network Engineering
Springfield, Virginia

REQ#: RQ44036

A Senior Network Engineer who will be responsible for supporting, implementing, and documenting network solutions.  Candidate will work with a team of engineers on projects to maintain, modify, and redesign complex architectures in an unclassified environment.  Candidate will act as a senior technical POC for a range of tasks on the project.  All work will be carried out for the Department of Defense; therefore, a candidate with a current active clearance would be highly preferred. 

This position requires expert technical background in the IT networking industry, in particular, aspects like configuration, implementation and troubleshooting of large complex DOD enterprise networks. Candidate will be working with a team of engineers to sustain, configure, document, and deploy an enterprise network for a DoD agency in alignment with DoD’s migration to JIE (JRSS, MPLS, ICAN, Cloud).

Primary duties include:

  • Leading projects involving multiple engineers of varying skill levels.
  • Providing technical assessment of requirements and definition from conception through implementation.
  • Training and mentoring other engineers as needed.
  • Troubleshoot network, server and storage issues.
  • Creating manuals, support documentation, and knowledge archives for all projects undertaken.
  • Optimizing existing networks, servers and storage by adjusting parameters, recommending improvements, and evaluating new technologies as they relate to the customer network.
  • Develop and sustain NMS tools and establish monitoring policies and signatures.
  • Participate in a rotating weekly on-call schedule.
  • Use ticketing system to create, update, and resolve tickets
  • Ensure proper capacity planning in concert with network, systems and storage architectural designs and migrations.

Required Skills

  • Expert hands-on working experience with as many of the following as possible: routers (Cisco preferred), Cisco Nexus switch platforms, F5 load balancers/application delivery controllers, and Palo Alto Firewalls.
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and associated routing protocols such as (M)BGP, OSPF, etc
  • Expert knowledge of MPLS protocols and services such as LDP/RSVP, L2 and L3 VPN technologies, etc
  • Strong knowledge of storage area network (SAN) design and implementation including FC, FCoE, and iSCSI.
  • Strong knowledge of DISA STIG guidance and experience implementing DISA STIGs to secure DoD enclaves for the above technologies.
  • Basic knowledge of Cloud technologies and architectures, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
  • Competence with MS Visio and Powerpoint to update and maintain network design documentation, and develop design plans to be populated among various engineering teams and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of JIE concepts such as Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS), MPLS, and Installation Campus Area Network (ICAN) standards is preferred.

Preferred Skills

  • Expert hands-on working experience with as many of the following as possible: compute and storage technologies including fabric interconnects, UCS, MDS switches, VNX arrays, and VMware deployments.
  • Strong knowledge with VMware based compute and storage technologies including: fabric interconnects, UCS B series, MDS switches, VNX arrays, and VMware deployments.
  • Knowledge with VMware ESXi 6.5 and later, vSphere Distributed Switches, vCenter, Platform Services Controllers (PSC), etc.

Required Experience

  • Experience developing and interpreting detailed installation instructions and supporting documentation to effect network design deployments.
  • Proven capability to lead engineering teams on complex deployments.
  • Excellent ability for clear and concise oral and written communication; capability to interface at multiple levels and successfully present technical information
  • Extensive experience with enterprise network design and sustainment, to include routing, switching, data center, and cloud technology areas.
  • Experience working within the parameters detailed via DISA STIGs.
  • Capacity to track, guide, and when necessary mentor multiple teams simultaneously.
  • Strict attention to detail; Adherence to rigid guidelines and processes; Ability to validate, update and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to work in a virtual team environment as well as independently
  • Cisco CCNP certification required, CCIE preferred in Routing/Switching, Data Center, or Service Provider areas.
  • VMware certification preferred.
  • 8570 IAT II compliance required (CompTIA Security +), 8570 IAT III compliance preferred (CompTIA CASP, CISSP, etc).
  • Current DOD Top Secret clearance required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry experience.
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.