Network Engineer Sr. Advisor

Clearance Level
Interim Secret
Network Engineering
Alexandria, Virginia
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Communication Network

Data Communication Networks


REQ#: RQ144252
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Network Engineer Sr Advisor

Transform technology into opportunity as a Network Engineer Sr Advisor 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.

Summary:  Designs, plans and builds communications networks. Configures routers and switches, and firewalls for LAN and WAN systems and VPN concentrators with appropriate network engineering and communications protocols. Coordinates LAN/WAN hardware/software improvements and/or enhancements. Monitors the network utilizing industry leading technologies. Provides innovative methods and technical solutions using the engineering design process. Plans implementation of enhancements. 


Job Description: 

  • Analyzes customer requirements and solves unusually complex technical problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative. 

  • Provides expert knowledge for maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks.  

  • Provides expert knowledge for network integrity and connectivity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability.  

  • Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.  

  • Creates plans and configures systems for data communication networks.  

  • Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network. 

  • Maintains current and advanced knowledge of progressive and advancing technology as assigned.  

  • Designs and builds the hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks.  

  • Provides expert guidance and leadership to less-experienced network personnel. 

  • May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager) 

  • May consult with executives and customers to deliver complex network solutions.  

  • Recognized as a subject matter expert in a specific technology. 


Desired Qualifications: 

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience 


Recommended Certifications: 

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CASP. 

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)  

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)  

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification - Security+ CE, ISC2 SSCP desired 


Clearance Level Required:  Secret 


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Working Knowledge or Familiarization of the following: 

Software: MS Office, Visio, Symantec Firewall, CyberGuard firewall, Cisco Nexus 1000v, Cisco ASA, Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, IOS XR, Nexus OS. Firewall, Netscreen Firewall, Sidewinder firewall, Cisco VPN client, Cisco ACS, SSH, Secure CRT, MS Exchange, Alterpoint, Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity server, ISS Real Secure, EtherReal, ESX Server, VM Ware NSX, IXIA Network performance testing applications. 

Hardware: Cisco AS5300s, Cisco VPN 3000s, Cisco ASA 5520, 5540, 5580, Cisco NAC Appliance, Cisco routers, 2800s, 3800s, 7200s,7600s, ASR 1006, ASR 9000, Cisco switches 2900s, 3550s, 3750s, 4500s, 6500s, Cisco VSS switch, Cisco Nexus 1000v, Cisco ACE module, NAM  module, Cisco IGESM 3110X, IBM H Series Chassis, Dell Servers, HP servers, Juniper NetScreen 5400, SRX 550-M, MX240, MX480, EX2400, Brocade SX 800, SX1600, MLX. KG175A, KG175D, KG175G, KG175X. 

Operating Systems: Cisco IOS-XE, Cisco IOS, Cisco CAT OS, Cisco ASA OS, Cisco VPN 3000 OS, MS-DOS, Windows XP, 2000, 2003, Vista, Linux OS, Sun Solaris 

Networking Technologies: STP, MSTP, Ethernet – 10 Gig Ethernet, VLAN, 802.1q, Ether-channel, Multi-chassis Ether channel (MEC), Virtual Switch System (VSS), ACL, 802.1x, RIP, ISIS, OSPF, EIGRP, iBGP, eBGP, VRF, VxLAN, MP-BGP,L2/L3 MPLS, MPLSoGRE, Frame relay, T1, E1, ATM DS3, OC3. 

● 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

#OpportunityOwned  #GDITLife 

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

10 + years of related experience

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

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.