C5AD Network Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (www.gdit.com)


  full-time   employee

United States

Position Description: The C5AD Network Engineer provides design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting functions for physical and virtual voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks in support of the Joint Staff J6 Deputy Director, C4 and Cyber Integration (DDC5I) C5 Assessments Division (C5AD) mission and Persistent C5 Environment (PC5E).

  • Plans network layouts, installs components, and configures services to meet project requirements
  • Analyzes network topologies, traffic, and capacity requirements for monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting during events
  • Between project execution events, and as part of the network team, responsible for operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of networks of varying classifications, to include implementing security configurations, performing network diagnostics, and identifying required corrective actions
  • Implement DISA STIG (Security Technical Implementation Guide) requirements for device operating systems, services and roles
  • Conduct daily maintenance activities including log reviews and connectivity checks to maintain the infrastructure in a project-ready state; troubleshoot issues
  • Physically install devices in equipment racks and user workspaces
  • Occasionally travel in support of network events

Preferred Skills (one or more of the following):

  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) or Network Professional (CCNP) Security Track
  • Experience in applying security policies and controls (802.1x, ACS, STIGs, encryption devices)
  • Experience with IP routing (including OSPF, BGP, EBGP, IBGP, BSR, and MPLS protocols), switching, and multicast
  • Proficiency with Linux Firewalls and IP Tables
  • Proficiency with Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewall devices, Flex VPN devices, and/or Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)
  • Experience with wireless networks, radio frequency spectrum, and/or satellite communications.
  • Experience with DoD cyber operations (USCYBERCOM, Navy Fleet Cyber, etc.)
  • Experience in designing data communications networks, federating networks, implementing VLAN separation, and working in virtualized environment (e.g., VMWare, VSphere, Virtual Switch)


  • Educational equivalence is five (5) years of related experience in network analysis and administration in maintaining and managing computer systems that are used to support multiple computer operations at the same time; and
  • Must possess experience in the following (may be concurrently obtained) and must have been obtained within the past five (5) years:
    • Two (2) years’ experience in high-speed communications, communications engineering, and video teleconferencing, using current commercial and military communications equipment and protocols
    • Two (2) years’ experience interfacing computer equipment with Ethernet (wired and wireless / 10M to 10G), Fibre Channel, satellite, ATM, SONET, T1, or higher conventional and fiber optics circuits.
    • Two (2) years’ experience working with bridges, hubs, routers, switches, tunneling techniques, trunking, modems, multiplexers, and military and commercial encryption devices (hardware and software based).
    • Three (3) years’ experience in the design, installation, integration, configuration, and maintenance of local area networks using workstations, servers, gateway, hubs, routers, bridges, ATM switches, and other data communications architectures.
  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance and be eligible for Top Secret
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Certified DOD 8570.1-M IAT Level 2

Work Location:  Joint Staff J6 C5 Assessments Division, Suffolk, VA


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.