Jr. Network Engineer ( SRF 3504)

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi

REQ#: RQ89642

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

Created after 9-11-2001, the Department of Homeland Security  consolidated numerous agencies data centers for central management. General Dynamics Information Technology plays a key role in the Departments IT integration strategy through its Data Center-1 program. GDITs DC-1 program is committed to delivering an efficient, responsive, and mature data center operation through excellence in service delivery, performance, and continual service improvement.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintains routine data network hardware and systems; investigates, resolves and/or escalates network and hardware matters of significance; researches, analyzes and isolates errors; assists in assessing and updating older networks as needed and in accordance with specified plans.
  • Provides first line of technical support on data networks for internal and/or external customers; answers routine technical questions; recommends and implements approved course of action.
  • Installs and maintains data network including hardware and software.
  • Assists in design, implementation and maintenance of LAN and WAN networks in accordance with specified requirements
  • Prepares data network diagrams and drawings to document and assist in communicating current operation status of networks.
  • Performs data network configuration and configuration changes of various data network equipment such as routers, switches, intelligent hubs, multi-function switches…etc.

Required Qualifications/Skills

  • BA/BS or equivalent and 2+ years of experience is required. 2-5 years of experience is desired. Degree concentration in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field is desired.
  • Good knowledge of network routing and switching protocols                                         
  • Good understanding of firewalls and firewall rule contexts
  • Thorough understanding and/or experience with Variable Length sub-netting
  • Good understanding of OSI layers Prepares change request documentation as per customer requirements.
  • Strong background in IPV4 layer 3 and layer 2 switching
  • Enterprise experience is a must

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

  • Some hands-on experience in configuring switches
  • Ability to allow end devices to interface with the network by configuring layer 2 access and trunk switchports
  • Minimal experience or a good understanding of Nexus Operating System (NX-OS)
  • Strong understanding of the purpose and configuration of virtual LANs (VLANs).
  • Ability to configure and review spanning tree
  • Ability to look up Mac addresses and identify adjacent Network devices
  • Ability to create Switch virtual interfaces (SVI)
  • Ability to interpret routing tables on end devices and layer 3 switches
  • General understanding of stateful firewalls
  • Ability to configure access lists
  • Any Cisco, network or security certification is preferred.
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.