Network Engineering Senior Manager

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ102604

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACLC (T3)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Network Engineering Senior Manager, who is innovative, visionary, highly motivated, and can help solve challenging problems for our client.

In this role supporting the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), you will lead a team of eight network engineers, while serving as the voice of the Network Engineering program at the agency. 

You will also have responsibility for guiding the transformation of the network into the next-generation platform for innovation. You will help shape the strategic vision and priorities of the organization, while leading current initiatives, including a network backbone upgrade, align the program to a software-first operational approach with software-defined networking and provide key role in moving the program towards a Zero Trust framework.

This team is supporting network architecture, deployments, implementation and operations for multiple sites and data centers (including disaster recovery), 500+ devices, 23 buildings​, and 4,500 users at NIAID.

The ideal candidate enjoys managing a team and will find the challenges and opportunities provided by a fast-paced, customer-oriented environment satisfying.  If you want to work with a dynamic group of dedicated, technical professionals on a collaborative team that supports a life-saving mission of global importance, we encourage you to apply.  

In this role a typical day will include:

  • Providing technical direction in all aspects of network engineering from network design through implementation, as well as maintaining and upgrading network equipment and architecture.
  • Leading the Network Engineering team in delivering modern, high-performance network architecture, implementation, and support.
  • Overseeing capacity and performance planning, software upgrades on production platforms, new and renovated facility build-outs, and change management.
  • Managing routine changes, provisioning of services, deployments, fault isolation, service recovery, and incident analysis.
  • Reviewing network characteristics and recommending procurement of, and/or modifications to network components

To qualify, you will need these basic qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and 10+ years information technology experience and may include Systems Administration, Network Administration, Systems Engineering, or Network Engineering.
  • Minimum of five years network engineering and management experience 
  • Experience leading and managing a high-performing team of engineers and administrators
  • Good understanding of Cisco Routing, including OSPF, EIGRP & BGP routing protocols
  • Good understanding of Cisco Enterprise Campus and Data Center Switching, including Catalyst Switch platforms and Nexus 9K/7K/5K/FEX
  • Experience in managing and overseeing design and support WAN & LAN connectivity to multiple data centers and campuses
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent documentation skills, including experience writing implementation plans, design justifications and Visio network diagrams
  • Experience leading extensive troubleshooting and resolving complex network issues
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a NIH Public Trust

It would be great if you also had:

  • Cisco CCIE or CCNP
  • Juniper JNCIA, JNCIS or JNCIE
  • Cisco ACI and Cisco SD-Access experience
  • Public Cloud connectivity (AWS Direct Connect, Azure ExpressRoute)

This role is primarily onsite in Rockville but some telecommuting is permitted.


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 Texas or Montana 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.