Cloud Network Engineer | Top Secret clearance

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Springfield, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Cloud Computing

Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud Security

REQ#: RQ145307
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Transform technology into opportunity as a Cloud Network Engineer with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Cloud Network Engineer, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Cloud Network Engineer joining our Defense Logistics Agency (DLA IOEE/IOSEE) program in Springfield, VA.

This is a hybrid position. At this time, the requirement is to come into the Springfield GDIT office once a week (Tuesdays). As this program supports SIPR work, the Network Engineer is expected to go into the DLA facility as needed to complete their SIPR work. 

The schedule will adjust depending on the amount of NIPR/SIPR work at a given time.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in cloud computing and a deep understanding of cloud infrastructure, cloud deployment models, and cloud security. The Cloud Engineer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our cloud infrastructure, as well as ensuring the availability, performance, and security of our cloud environment.

With minimal direction, provides support, analysis and research into exceptionally complex problems and processes relating to the subject matter. Serves as technical expert on executive-level project teams providing technical direction, interpretation and alternatives. Thinks independently and demonstrates exceptional written and oral communications skills. Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Guides the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role. Develops technical solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Work is performed without appreciable direction. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment. Expertise is in a particular area of Information Technology (e.g., Information Systems Architecture, Telecommunications Systems Design, Architecture, Implementation, Information Systems Integration, Software Development Methodologies, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Systems Management).


  • Planning, performing, and documenting laboratory assessments of hardware and software for both the classified and unclassified DISN Services to ensure proper connectivity and operations between the DLA WAN, the DLA's NOC, and DISA's NOCs.

  • Coordinating with the government customer to create a Technology Assessment Plan (TAP) to include the objectives, scope, equipment and configurations, technical approach, procedures, schedules, and roles and responsibilities required to complete the DLA LAN technology refresh and upgrades. These assessments may include independent cost estimates.

  • Preparing After Action Reports (AAR) that document the approach taken, results, recommendations and supporting rationale.

  • Identifying new and emerging network capabilities as well as developing product evaluation and selection criteria.

  • Familiarity in a DoD Hosted Cloud Environment with expert level experience working with cloud native technologies.

  • Developing system evaluations methods and procedures.

  • Producing formal documentation of recommendations for executive briefings.

  • Ensuring interoperability between DLA WAN and DISN network equipment and services.

  • Planning and tracking of implementation tasks.

  • Extensive experience with enterprise network design and sustainment, to include routing, switching, data center, and cloud technology areas.

  • Creating necessary supporting configuration artifacts such as network maps, detailed designs, test plans, operations readiness test reports, device configurations, and maintenance processes and procedures.

  • Providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) engineering services to the government customer.


  • Security Clearance Level: Active Secret with SSBI or Top Secret

  • Required Experience: 8 years

  • Required Certifications: DoD 8570 IAT Level III Compliant Certification; Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise (CCNP-E) certification; Computing Environment Certifications; Must be able to obtain the following certification within 6 months from hire date: CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA).

  • Required Technical Skills: Hands-on experience with Azure, AWS and/or Cloud

  • Location: Springfield, VA and Hybrid.


  • Preferred Security Clearance Level: Top Secret

  • Preferred Certifications: Azure Fundamentals certification; AWS Cloud Practitioner certification; Comp TIA Cloud+ Certification; Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) Certification; Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert -Enterprise Infrastructure (CCIE-EI) Certification; CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA) Certification


  • 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

8 + years of related experience

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


Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise - Cisco Systems

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

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.