Senior Network Engineer - NASA/GSFC - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Job Description:

We currently have a job opening for a Senior Network Engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. This is for NASA’s Mission Network supporting the International Space Station, JWST, Hubble, EOS, as well as most NASA Satellite Missions.  A Mission Network Engineer will be part of the NASA GSFC Mission Network Engineering Team. The Network Engineer will lead activities related to NASA Mission network total life-cycle support to include requirements gathering, designing, implementing, and maintaining. An understanding of network design, troubleshooting, and customer interactions are key requirements of any candidate.  The NASA Mission Network is made up of sites throughout the US and OCONUS composed of primarily Cisco and Juniper networking devices. The devices include Juniper – MX480, MX80, J6350, EX4500, EX4300, and the SRX family and Cisco – 3600, 2900, 2800, 6500, and others.




TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience


Required Skills:

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Well versed in Layer 2 (TDM and Ethernet) technologies.

  • Proficient in IPv4 addressing and Variable Length Subnet Masking.

  • Proficient in IGP and BGP routing on Cisco and/or Juniper platforms.

  • Hands on experience with Cisco and/or Juniper Routers and Switches

  • Ability to capture business requirements, and clearly, formulate strategies, design, and operational methodologies.

  • Ability to document and present each methodology with minimal supervision.


Desired Skills:

  • Juniper level JNCIP or Cisco Certification level CCNP

  • Knowledgeable of MPLS

  • Configuration of network devices using First Hop Redundancy Protocols (HSRP and VRRP)

  • A good understanding of IPv6 to include addressing and routing (OSPFv3 and IPv6 BGP)

  • Experience with Network Management Systems (NMS) such as HP- Openview, WANDL, HPNA, and HP NNMi

  • Linux system administration experience

  • Experience in QoS implementations on Juniper and Cisco platforms

  • A good understanding of Firewalls


Clearance Requirement:

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance