Network Engineer

Arlington, VA, 1099, W2

Our Client is supporting a U.S. Government customer on a large mission critical development and sustainment program to design, build, deliver, and operate a network operations environment; including introducing new cyber capabilities to address emerging threats. They are seeking a Network Engineer to support the design, development, and deployment of a new DevOps infrastructure and advanced cybersecurity capabilities.

Hybrid options are available for this role. Shift work is expected.


  • Collaborate with Agile Scrum tams as a key contributor responsible for the implementation of advanced network communications and cybersecurity capabilities, including the selection of hardware and software and the design of infrastructure services required to enable the cybersecurity capabilities
  • Maintain current knowledge of hardware and software applications
  • Work with engineering to develop high quality technical documentation, including user guides, test plans, and contract deliverable items and supporting product line training
  • Backup and restore network device configuration
  • Break fix actions/O&M
  • Upgrade network equipment
  • Process Port Open Requests – Implement required firewall policies
  • Sustainment of ISA networking architecture
  • Some installation work; Cable/equipment rack
  • Monitor the status of the network and respond to issues/tickets requests that occur using network monitoring and performance tools


  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Network Engineering or a related discipline. A Master’s degree in a related discipline may substitute for 2 years of experience. A PhD may substitute for 4 years of experience. 10 years of experience (for a total of 18 or more years) may be substituted for a degree.
  • Desired Certifications: Infrastructure-related certification preferred such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA-Junos), Juniper Networks Certified Specialist Security (JNCIS-SEC); Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification
  • 8+ years of professional networking experience
  • Must be able to work first shift schedule
  • Must be able to travel domestically
  • Must be able to support on-site work
  • TCP/IP networking, VPN encryption, firewalls, and SNMP-based network management experience
  • In depth knowledge and advanced troubleshooting experience in regard to Layer 2 functionality and protocol in a Cisco/Juniper environment
  • Experience with troubleshooting and implementing Layer 3 routing protocols over a multi-site environment in a Cisco/Juniper environment
  • Must have strong knowledge of configuring and troubleshooting IPSEC VPN and firewall architecture
  • Must have a strong knowledge of LAN/WAN protocols

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