Senior Network Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Network Engineering
Chantilly, Virginia

REQ#: RQ99207

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Senior Network Engineer to help support our milCloud 2.0 program and report weekdays onsite in Chantilly, VA. This position will require rotating on-call and after hours maintenance windows support (as needed) to include occasional travel to other site locations. Due to the type of access this role entails, telecommuting is not allowed. 

A Senior Network Engineer is a seasoned networking professional capable of applying sound engineering practices, good judgement and technical skill to achieve both short and long-term goals set by the Network Manager. The Senior Network Engineer is capable of accepting tasks that describe the target state, functional and/or technical objectives of the task, without necessarily being presented a step-by-step execution plan. The Senior Network Engineer formulates the plan to achieve the objectives, including any necessary testing and research, on paper and then executes against that plan. The plan may be executed as an individual or by creating an ad-hoc team. Ultimately, performance in this position is measured by the quality of solutions, efficiency of implementation, and extent to which risks are identified and managed.

The Senior Network Engineers responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzes customer requirements and provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate complexity.

  • Performs maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks.

  • Maintains network integrity and connectivity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability.

  • Configures systems for data communication networks.

  • Supports the design, installation, and build of hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks.

  • Troubleshoots and support daily operations including responding to and resolving incidents.

  • Maintains current knowledge and documentation of relevant technology as assigned.


  • Active DoD Top Secret security clearance (or IT1 with current SSBI/T5 investigation)

  • Bachelors Degree in related technical discipline OR equivalent work experience in lieu of degree

  • 5 years experience supporting network engineering

  • Experience performing maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks.

  • Must have hands-on experience with one or more of the following networks: Cisco Nexus/ASR, Palo Alto, VMware NSX

  • Experience with troubleshooting network connectivity and performance issues 

  • Experience with data center/enterprise operational maintenance support

  • Solid understanding of network fundamentals, TCP/IP routing and switching

  • Understanding or knowledge of cloud networking concepts

  • Experience in Cisco routing & switching working around ASR platforms

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to work with business partners, engineering, operations and vendors

  • Quick learner, detail oriented, demonstrable thoroughness and strong ownership of work

  • Able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment (high sense of urgency)

  • Strong time management and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a virtual team environment as well as independently

  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to report onsite as designated above, to include rotating on-call and occasional after hours support


  • Network certification, to include one or more of the following:

     >  Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing and Switching (CCNP R&S)  **strongly preferred**
     >  Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) 
     >  Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
     >  Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
     >  CompTIA Security+ ce 
     >  CompTIA Network+ ce
     >  VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
     >  AWS Certified Advanced Networking
     >  Juniper Networks Certified Enterprise Routing and Switching Expert (JNCIE)

  • Familiarity with F5 or VMware systems

  • Experience with WireShark, PRTG, SolarWinds


This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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.