Network Engineer Sr_NASA_NICS - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is looking for a Senior Network Engineer for the NASA NICS program in Huntsville, AL.


Job Description:   

A successful candidate will serve as a Senior Engineer for the NASA NICS Enterprise LAN Service Line. This position will fill a key role in helping lead the architecture and design of NASA’s LANs across the entire Agency. 

  • Developing target architectures for LANs to be used at all NASA centers
  • Working with engineers across the Agency to help guide the evolution of networks in alignment with established standards
  • Testing and development of approved networking products for use on the NICS contract
  • Management and support for NASA’s Enterprise Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) environment including over 40 appliances supporting all NASA centers.
  • Planning for the insertion of new technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Testing and validation of new designs and software upgrades in NASA’s lab environment prior to deployment into production
  • Development of detailed Release and Deployment Packages (RDP) to be implemented by the Network Operations Center (NOC)

Required Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written skills and be able to present technical information in formal presentations to both internal and external customers.  
  • Candidate must have extensive experience with Cisco or Juniper campus networks. 
  • Extensive working knowledge of LAN network design, network access control (NAC), IPv6, routed data protocols and hardware platforms.   
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, able to develop technical guidance documents and multitasking between multiple ongoing projects to ensure customer requirements and timelines are met.
Desired Skills:       
  • Advanced vendor certifications such as CCNA/CCNP/CCIE.
  • Experience with Cisco ISE and Cisco Software Defined Access (SDA).  
  • Additional experience supporting large-scale networks in an enterprise environment is preferred.   


Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree in related field with 10 years of related experience or High School Diploma and 15 years of related experience.
  • Years of experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust.