Network Design Sr Engineer (SRF 3509)

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Not Applicable, Virginia

REQ#: RQ67079 Network Design Sr Engineer (SRF 3509) (Open)

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Job Description
Job DescriptionGDIT is looking for a  Network Engineer to architect, implement, and maintain a Cisco network supporting the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  This Engineer will be responsible for architecting and implementing solutions that support the existing Cisco network infrastructure as we move towards Software Defined Network (SDN) leveraging Cisco ACI.Essential Job Functions 
  • Understanding of TCP/IP fundamentals (e.g. DNS, FTP, SSH, ACL, VLAN, DMZ, BGP),general networking technologies, network architecture and connectivity troubleshooting
  • Experience or exposure to a hosting providers, online services, or internet service provider environment is preferred. This time must include troubleshooting routing, switching, and load balancing in a complex networking environment.  Cisco experience required. ACI Preferred.
  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture
  • Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
  • Conducts testing of network systems. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
Basic Qualifications 
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelors degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
  • Eight or more years of experience in networks, LAN/WAN or management information systems
  • Experience working with network systems and networking principles, data, voice or video

Other Qualifications
  • Must have knowledge in network and switching protocols
  • Must be strong in firewalls and firewall rule contexts
  • Must have strong knowledge in Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS)
  • Strong network performance modeling and benchmarking skills
  • Strong communication skills to interact with team members, management, customers and support personnel
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Preferred Skills
  • Knowledge on F5 Load Balancers
  • Knowledge on WAN Optimization on VxLAN 
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN) Preferred
  • Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Certification Preferred
  • CCNA/CCNP Preferred

Program DescriptionCreated after 9-11-2001, the Department of Homeland Security  consolidated numerous agencies data centers for central management. General Dynamics Information Technology plays a key role in the Departments IT integration strategy through its Data Center-1 program. GDITs DC-1 program is committed to delivering an efficient, responsive, and mature data center operation through excellence in service delivery, performance, and continual service improvement. GDITs DC-1 program is committed to delivering an efficient, responsive, and mature data center operation through excellence in service delivery, performance, and continual service improvement.

The likely salary range for this position is $96,000 - $144,000. 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.

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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.