Network Engineer - Active TS/SCI required

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Systems Engineering
Bluemont, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM

Network Protocols

VMware ESXi

REQ#: RQ175271
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to serve as a critical component of our nation’s safety and security. Make an impact by using your expertise to protect our country from threats.

Job Description

GDIT is seeking a Network Engineer to support secured communications for our Homeland Security client in Northern, Virginia. Role will be responsible for a wide variety of telecommunications platforms.

Must be local to the office. Some telecommuting allowed.


Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Manage the configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and deployment of Cisco networking equipment.
  • Plan, configure, test, and implement new network architecture elements associated with LAN/WAN expansion and existing customer base augmentation.
  • Provide configuration and administration support for data center assets
  • Manage inventory control documents and life cycle maintenance schedules associated with operational equipment.
  • Provide administration, maintenance, operations, and customer support to Microsoft Windows workstations, VOIP phone, and video teleconferencing (VTC) equipment.
  • Receive, transport, load, and configure communications security
    (COMSEC) keying material for secure communications equipment.
  • Provide feedback and guidance in developing solutions to unique mission requirements involving replacement, upgrades, and augmentations to existing communications capabilities.
  • Document standard operating procedures, routine tasks, updates to systems information in manuals, diagrams, reports, and flow charts.
  • Assist directly in logistics operations pertaining to acquisition, receipt, relocation, and deployment of equipment.

The ideal candidate will meet most the following criteria:

  • Firm grasp of IP routing and switching technologies with special emphasis on carrier ethernet architecture, 802.1ad and 802.1Q-in-Q switching, and multiprotocol label switching/dense wavelength division multiplexing (MPLS/DWDM) transport capabilities.
  • Understanding of authentication technologies such as RADIUS and TACACS+
  • Working knowledge of Windows 10, Windows Server 2019, Windows active directory, and Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM).
  • Familiar with technical configuration and operation of High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptors (HAIPE).
  • Understanding of site design and equipment integration based on established deployment operating procedures and requirements.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted standards pertaining to technical writing/documentation associated with operational requirements documents, standard operating procedures, and quick reference guides.
  • Knowledge of administration of ESXi hosts and VMware virtual environments.
  • Experience in troubleshooting complex communications problems using specialized testing equipment such as spectrum analyzers, optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR), bit error rate testers, network traffic analyzers, and packet inspection equipment.
  • Understanding of network protocols such as ICMP, IGP, BGP, FTP, SSH, DNS, SRTP, SIP, and DHCP.
  • Knowledge of general principles of electrical circuits, fabricating and splicing of electrical connectors, and testing electronic equipment using digital multimeters.
  • Understanding of solutions procurement process to include assessment of alternatives, requirements analysis, budget restrictions, and implementation constraints.


  • BA/BS or equivalent with 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Available for travel within the continental United States for periods of time up to two weeks in support of mission activities.

  • Possesses an active TOP SECRET/SCI clearance and possesses eligibility requirements to access classified information.

  • Must pass DHS/FEMA suitability screening.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to articulate complex mission information to members of U.S. Government’s leadership.

  • Be capable of establishing and cultivating friendly relationships with partner agency personnel, third party equipment providers, and sibling programs.

  • Must be self-sufficient and capable of maintaining required operational tempo when working autonomously or with minimal supervision.

  • Work location will be Bluemont, VA with limited travel to Washington, D.C. and offices in the DMV area. 

  • Work hours are flexible, but staff must meet minimal requirements on a weekly basis. 

  • CONUS travel is at the request of the customer and may not be flexible under some circumstances.


● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $108,800 - $147,200. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.