Sr. Network Engineer

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Bethesda, Maryland

REQ#: RQ44531

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. We are seeking a Sr. Network Engineer to join our team in support of the Center for Information Technology (CIT) Network Services program at NIH in Bethesda. In this role you will help ensure the integrity of the NIH Network and perform regular upgrades, maintenance, and support. We are looking for critical thinkers and innovators with cutting-edge ideas.

What GDIT Can Offer You:

  • An opportunity to support the constantly evolving NIH community.
  •  Flexible work schedule around scheduled activities
  • An environment that promotes teamwork, career mobility, and challenging and rewarding work.
  • An opportunity  to gain exposure to the latest technology  

In this role, a typical day will include:

• Reviewing Service Now Network Service tickets.

• Performing Network Service maintenance.

•Meeting with Network Services team and customers to provide solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the integrity of Network Services.
  • Manage systems and workflows within the NIH Network that keep the Network running. This includes installing patches, updates and maintaining network stability, ensuring proper configuration standards and monitoring systems, power, and cooling.
  • Address the day-to-day refresh requirements
  • Manage and maintain all drawings to include rack elevations
  • Maintain good communication with customers
  • Create new VLANs and set up VPC’s
  • Assist with Requirements gathering
  • Perform basic routing
  • Rack and Stack equipment
  • Perform cabling of copper and fiber
  • Create Change Requests.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA or equivalent and five years related experience or a MS and three years related experience
  • Five years experience in network administration
  • In-depth understanding of communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP) and routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)
  • Familiarity with access control models and network security
  • Experience with network diagnostics, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. SolarWinds)
  • Solid understanding of network operating systems (JUNOS, Cisco IOS)
  • Sharp troubleshooting skills
  • Familiarity with Cisco Nexus and catalyst switches
  • Experience with Infoblox
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification (e.g. CCNP, CCDP)
  • Knowledge of coding languages for scripting (e.g Python, Perl)
  • Good understanding of port mapping and Port configurations
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Good understanding of DNS and the relationship to the equipment that is being used.
  • Good understanding of the VRF concept


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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.