Journeyman Network Engineer - Cisco - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States





This is a network engineering position within the Vanguard Domestic Technical Services (DTS) Division supporting the Department of State. The qualified candidate will possess and apply rudimentary knowledge regarding the engineering and implementation of network transport solutions. The candidate must be capable of configuring, testing, implementing, and maintaining networking (LAN/WAN) technologies and devices.  The candidate must be capable of evaluating performance results, performing risk assessments, and recommending changes affecting network transport configuration/implementation. The position directly supports DoS on-site to provide network engineering services to over 100,000 customers globally.



Responsibilities include: 


  1. Works directly with the DoS customer to build, design, test and deploy enterprise network transport solutions utilizing Cisco routers/switches.

  2. Develop and deploy network engineering solutions in compliance with Enterprise Architecture standards.

  3. Participate in peer review of network configuration change requests prior to deployment.

  4. Implementation of configuration changes.

  5. Tier III Support and Maintenance activities.

  6. Service Requests: monitor, resolve, update and close service request tickets.

  7. Documenting network infrastructure components, drawings.

  8. Assist in developing and documenting procedures and processes.










Basic Qualifications:


  1. Basic understanding and analysis of network flows and OSI model

  2. Experience implementing medium to large network solutions

  3. Experience with Cisco network platforms: firewalls, routers, switches, wireless controllers and wireless access points.

  4. Knowledge of TCP/IP networking – switching and routing

  5. Bachelor degree in a computer science/computer engineering related discipline or relevant experience

  6. 2+ years IT security/network engineering support experience (Engineering, Tier II, Tier III, network infrastructure implementation and maintenance)

  7. Performs rack-mounting and de-installing communications equipment and associated cabling

  8. Experience working directly with Government customer

  9. Technical writing and documentation/diagram skills (MS Visio/MS Word/MS Excel)

  10. Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess a US “TOP SECRET” security clearance.