Sr. Network Engineer

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Network Engineering
Springfield, Virginia

REQ#: RQ104946

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, cyber security is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.


GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Network Engineer with TS/SCI security clearance joining our team to support  our intelligence customer activities in Springfield, VA.


 In this role, a typical day will include:

Support customers Data Center network, application delivery, and network security environments to include operations and maintenance (O&M), system integration/deployment and solution development/design.  Provide tier III SME level support within the incident management process. Work independently with project stakeholders, system owners, project managers, and technical staff to deploy or enhance IT solutions. 

  • Coordinate with project staff for solution development and deployment while managing project aspects within applicable technical area of responsibility. 
  • Collaborate with system engineers across teams and disciplines to ensure solutions meet established technical goals and are deployed within established timelines. 
  • Evaluates new network technologies and makes recommendations to stakeholders regarding the integration of these technologies into the existing network. 
  • Develops and implements methodologies for analysis, testing, and support of LAN and WAN networks 
  • Diagnose hardware and software problems and replace defective components. 
  • Support operations and maintain activities and administer networks including hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations. 
  • Ensure systems are integrated with existing performance and availability management framework. 
  • Schedule and coordinate systems changes within the established change management framework. 
  • Evaluate new system hardware and software to ensure optimal integration with existing hardware and compliance with customer standards. 
  • Prepare technical proposals for presentation to the engineering review boards for adding new technologies to the network. 
  • Perform a full range of upgrades in accordance with existing network architecture. 
  • Review user requests for upgrades or additions to the network to assess impact on network performance and provide advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach to meeting user requirements. 
  • Perform long term O&M activities to include tier 3 troubleshooting and problem resolution. 
  • Interface with external tier 4 support staff and vendor support as required for problem resolution. 
  • Utilize complex network analysis tools to identify and correct problems in the network while maintaining logs and records associated with reported problems or situations. 
  • Prepare troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels. 
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures (SOP) for use by technical support staff. 
  • Provide fault management for the network and supports performance management functions. 


  • SME level understanding and experience with dynamic routing protocols to include OSPF and BGP. 
  • Professional or expert level certifications ( at a minimum CCNP or JNCIP) – CCIE / JNCIE preferred.
  • SME level understanding of data center switching technologies.  Familiarity with EVPN, VXLAN, Cisco vPC and RSTP is a plus. 
  • Experience with both Cisco and Juniper hardware and operating systems is a plus. 
  • Understanding and experience analyzing TCP/UDP application flow using external network analyzers along with built-in network switch/router diagnostic tools. 
  • Familiarity with DOD STIGs. 
  • Experience with MS Visio and documenting network architectures and application flows. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 
  • Effective at communicating technical ideas through presentations, documentation, meetings. 
  • Learn and evaluate new technologies. 
  • The candidate will be responsible for managing their own projects from start to finish so initiative, time management, and attention to detail are critical traits and skills. 
  • 10 years of experience preferred with several years focusing specifically on data center networking and technologies

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.