Sr. Network Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC has an opening for a Network Engineer located in Vienna, VA.


Job Description

• This is a senior level position that will be responsible for managing the configuration, installation and on-going support of the Network Infrastructure which includes Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, Brocade switches, F5 load balancers, and Checkpoint and PaloAlto firewalls.

• The candidate for this position should have extensive hands on technical skills designing and deploying various network technologies.

• The scope of this position includes network design, equipment selection, implementation and support for all components.

• This position will need to be adept at monitoring the ongoing operation of the network and identifying potential issues and corrective actions as needed.

• Additionally, this candidate should have strong project management skills to ensure that all implementation details are identified and planned for to ensure seamless and successful implementation.


• Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS, NAC)

• Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations

• Work with the existing network administrators and engineers to manage, deploy, and troubleshoot firewalls, routers, VPN concentrators, and Network Access Control

• Assist with implementing new switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, and other network management/analysis/troubleshooting, and provide input for developing local operating procedures and policies as needed or requested.

• Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability

• Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning

• Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues





Bachelor's degree with 8+ years experience. 4 additional years of experience in lieu of degree will be considered.


• Hands on experience with Cisco and Brocade switches.

• Advanced level experience with at least two of the following: EIGRP, MPLS, BGP and OSPF

• Working technical knowledge of network switching protocols (STP, CDP, LLDP)

• Working technical knowledge of TCP/IP networks and standards (IEEE 802.1)

• Familiar with network topologies such as MPLS, Frame Relay, ATM, ISDN, etc.

• Solid understanding of OSI or TCP/IP model.

• Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

• Experience with Cisco ASA, Checkpoint and Palo Alto firewalls

• Knowledge of ForeScout CounterACT Network Access Control with extended modules

• Experience configuring and troubleshooting Cisco IPsec (AES 256), Firewall, IPS, route-maps, and ACLs

• Expert knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP network technologies; DNS, DHCP, TFTP, NAT, and SSL.

• Knowledge of cabling and wiring systems, design, and installation.

• Ability to operate tools, components, peripherals, and testing accessories.

Professional Certifications and Education:

• CCNP or Higher (CCIE and/or CISSP highly valued)

• Bachelor’s degree in a technical/business discipline or equivalent work experience.

Job Requirements:

• Enterprise Network Engineering experience (LAYER 2 and 3)

• Bachelors and 9 years experience, 4 additional years experience in lieu of a degree.  2+ Years of experience in a team leader role or senior position

• Participation in 24/7 on- call rotation is required for this role.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 7+ years’ experience managing network environment.

• 5+ years’ experience in a team leader role or senior position