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Principal Network Engineer

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Job ID: 2210062
Location: MACDILL AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 21, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


This position provides Engineering Support to the USCENTCOM on MacDill AFB.  This individual will provide engineering support to provide network engineering and management support of networks at headquarters and in theater.   The Network Engineer is responsible for surveying, designing, implementing, testing, training and documenting worldwide enterprise class networks in support of our warfighters.

This engineer is viewed as an expert in network technologies and must be able to turn customer requirements into functional solutions by coordinating and providing  network troubleshooting guidance to forward units; identify, diagnose, and resolve complex problems affecting network performance; provide planning and engineering guidance to network planners at engineering conferences; and develop and maintain network SOPs and TTPs.


  • Research, analyze, recommend and implement new technologies, standard processes, tools and techniques
  • Researches, evaluates and stays current on emerging tools, techniques and technologies; maintain skills and capabilities through education, training and hands-on experience
  • Perform mentoring and training tasks for peers and customers as required; transfer project knowledge to other team members and customers as required
  • Participate in design and peer reviews


Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Expert level of understanding of VLANs, trunking, Quality of Service, static/dynamic routing and high availability configurations
  • The ability to isolate and resolve network performance and communication issues to ensure maximum up time and reliability
  • The ability to excel in a fast paced, demanding environment where each day provides a new set of challenges under short time constraints involving complex network configuration and/or troubleshooting requirements
  • Knowledge of U.S. Department of Defense security requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Secret clearance required, with the ability to attain a TS/SCI Clearance

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical discipline and 9+ years of experience as a network engineer OR the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience
  • CCNA Certification Required

Desired Education and Skills:

  • CCNP Preferred
  • Working knowledge of Cisco VOIP and Nexus platforms a plus

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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