Senior Network Engineer SME - Key (Active Top Secret Required)

Alexandria, VA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: TS
  • Req ID: 2024-11703


Job Summary:

Akima Data Management is currently seeking a Senior Network Engineer Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join the team and his responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:

The ideal candidate will possess extensive experience in designing, implementing, and managing complex network systems. As a subject matter expert, you will provide guidance and support to both technical and non-technical team members.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Network Design and Implementation:

  • Design, implement, and maintain robust, secure, and scalable network architectures.

  • Ensure the network infrastructure meets performance and reliability requirements.

  • Network Management:

  • Oversee day-to-day network management, including monitoring, troubleshooting, and performance optimization.

  • Technical Leadership:

  • Lead network-related projects, providing guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and technicians.

  • Security:

  • Implement and maintain network security measures such as firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection/prevention systems.

  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices.

  • Documentation:

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive network documentation, including design diagrams, configuration details, and standard operating procedures.

  • Collaboration:

  • Work closely with IT teams, departments, and external vendors to ensure seamless integration of network services with other systems and applications.

  • Continuous Improvement:

  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry trends.

  • Recommend and implement improvements to enhance network performance, security, and reliability.

  • Support:

  • Provide advanced technical support for network-related issues, including after-hours support as needed.

  • Serve as the SME for the installation, configuration, and administration of CISCO, Stratix, Juniper, and/or Aruba devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.

  • Collaborate with team members to analyze and resolve user problems and perform preventative maintenance.

  • Possess advanced knowledge of TCP/IP network design and support, including LAN, WAN, and SDN networks, routing, and subnetting.

  • Perform duties associated with PWS section 5.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Telecommunications, or Management Information Systems.

  • Alternatively, candidates with 10 years of documented relevant experience will be considered.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in network engineering, with at least 5 years in a senior or lead role.

  • At least 8 years of documented experience relevant to this key position.

  • In-depth knowledge of networking protocols and technologies (e.g., TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, MPLS).

  • Experience with network hardware and software from major vendors (e.g., Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet).

  • Proficiency in network design, implementation, and troubleshooting.

  • Strong understanding of network security principles and practices.

  • Familiarity with cloud networking (e.g., AWS, Azure) and virtualization technologies (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V).

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to accuracy and quality.

  • A minimum of Top-Secret Clearance is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certifications such as Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or similar.

  • Experience in large-scale enterprise environments.

  • Knowledge of scripting and automation tools (e.g., Python, Ansible).

Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience in producing, managing, and maintaining network architectural drawings and schematic diagrams.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience providing installation support for network applications.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience performing network monitoring of the network to include all assets.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience providing technical support, advice, and troubleshooting for utility network operations with a 99.999% target network uptime.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience producing documentation for use in configuration, repair, and troubleshooting of hardware, software, and network operating systems.

  • Demonstrate 8 years working with TCP/IP in Software Defined Network (SDN) design.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience troubleshooting, resolving, and communicating networking issues to other employees and management.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience installing and configuring network equipment.

  • Document 8 years of experience regarding the ability to analyze and evaluate networks, identify issues, and provide solutions to ensure networks are operating efficiently.

  • Document 8 years of experience managing several projects simultaneously from design to implementation.

  • Document 8 years of experience communicating technical information to other technical team members and coworkers in other departments who may not have knowledge of networking technical terminology.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience developing and documenting processes and procedures for day-to-day operations.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience in task automation using scripting.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience implementing and maintaining patch versions and Department of Defense (DoD) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) levels on all network servers and workstations.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience utilizing the DoD Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) to update, manage, and track the implementation of information security requirements for IT assets and resources.

  • Demonstrate 8 years of experience supporting DoD Information Assurance Risk Management Framework (DIARMF).

  • DoD 8140 IAT Level II Certification is required.


Job: Information Technology

Travel: None

Organization: ADM - Akima Data Management

Clearance: TS

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11703