Senior Network Engineer

Herndon, VA 20171

Posted: 11/09/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -112023-17887 State: Virginia

Job Description

Senior Network Engineer

Location: Herndon, VA

Industry: Dept. of Defense

Salary: $150-$170k + STI

Employment Type: Direct Hire

Clearance: Active TS/SCI with FULL SCOPE POLY Required


  • Bachelor s degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 5-8+ years of experience in developing Layer 2/3 network architecture and/or modeling or similar experience
  • Experience in Capacity Planning and Performance modeling, forecasting, and tuning for Distributed Systems (preferably encompassing Layer 1-3)
  • Must have significant experience and be knowledgeable about Telecom networks Outside Plant and Transmission; will need to have forecasting, and modeling skills in addition to being grounded in analysis of the traffic data generated in both access and aggregation networks
  • Experience in applying big picture view of telecom networks (Ethernet, IP, SONET, switching, wireless, microwave, satellite), the technologies, process and systems used to evaluates new technology, analyzes trends, and identifies resource needs
  • Experience required in accessing and manipulating AutoCAD based documentation
  • Must have in-depth technical knowledge and experience with OpNet/netTerrain and/or other specialized programs
  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of developing capacity Planning and Performance metrics
  • Strong working knowledge of application tuning techniques and tools
  • Interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills: effectively and efficiently gathers, understands, and clearly articulates both customer and internal requirements and expectations to desired outcomes
  • Must have a valid driver s license with a clean driving record as some local travel is required
  • Must be a US Citizen due to Clearance requirements.
  • Must have an active TS/SCI FSP clearance


  • Efficiently manages time based on continual evaluation of priorities; meets deadlines with high quality deliverables reflecting complete understanding of expectations; able to multi-task with laser-like focus
  • Take overall accountability for customer relationships, provide "account management" functionality, and act in the capacity of a solution provider. Communicate with customers effectively, on a proactive basis, and manage expectations
  • Capture all details of current and future development and installations enabling engineering oversight
  • Ensure timely provisioning of cost-justifiable services that meet the current and future needs of the customer
  • Reduce the risk of degraded availability of mission-critical services
  • Provide up-to-date insight into available capacity and risk factors
  • Simulate and model effects of proposed projects and requested changes to the infrastructure prior to implementation
  • Review briefing for trends requiring engineering attention and make recommendations
  • Produce ad hoc resource usage reports, deliverables, and performance metrics analysis and reports suitable for all levels of mission support
  • Quality Assurance: to include the review of engineering documentation and analyzing OSP requests for network impacts
  • Engineering Studies and Analysis: specific studies will include trading off modeling tools and other engineering tools to improve operational efficiency
  • Perform second level problem determination using monitoring and data collection tools in capacity related disciplines
  • Analyzing performance data identifying bottlenecks and recommending alternative resolutions
  • Enable planning of future network innovation through modeling and simulations
  • Incorporate new technologies and product innovation into forecasting and modeling
  • Apply various engineering design, build processes, and network operations and support processes as needed; map processes and inter-linkages
  • Coordinate with operations, sales and other departments in the company
  • Vendor management and integrating vendor support into technical and process functions of the engineering
  • Additional duties as assigned

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