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Principal Network Engineer

Job ID: 2213697
Location: HANSCOM AFB, MA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Senior Network Engineer to be lead our networking team at Hanscom AFB, MA. As a leader of the networking team, you'll be providing installation and management support to a Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) system and integration lab at Hanscom AFB, MA

The CSfC and lab development and integration is part of a greater project to provide key design, installation, and research support to successfully implement a multilevel security (MLS) system meant to allow greater collaboration between various government networks. This project is on the forefront of new technologies and concepts including zero trust architecture, and SAIC will design, build, and test systems meant to challenge the existing paradigm of the USAF enterprise network architecture. If you're looking to expand your career with high-value skillsets, please apply!

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Install and manage Cisco and Aruba VPN devices.
  • Configure and manage SolarWinds and Splunk system monitoring and auditing.
  • Manage Cisco firewalls, IPS, switches to maintain system functionality.
  • Help maintain ISC certificate servers to support VPN components.
  • Plan and integrate the CSfC system with the integration lab.
  • Troubleshoot and remediate hardware and network connectivity issues, including interfacing with vendors to resolve functional/security issues.
  • Participate in the change control board process for controlled and deliberate system changes.
  • Develop and execute test plans to demonstrate system adherence to functional requirements.
  • Configure network devices according to DoD STIG standards and vendor recommendations.
  • Perform functional and integration testing and provide recommendations to improve performance/security.
  • Install and configure remote site CSfC systems based on customer direction.


  • Bachelors and nine years or more experience; Masters and seven years or more experience; PhD and four years or more experience.
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II certification or above
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Experience with Cisco Nexus switches, Firepower Firewall/IPS, and Firepower Management Center (FMC)
  • Experience with Cisco ASR1001-HX routers
  • Experience configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco FlexVPN
  • Experience with Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure and protocols
  • Knowledge of U.S. Department of Defense security requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures

Desired Skills/Qualifications:

  • Experience with CSfC installations and deployments
  • Experience with configuring and deploying Aruba Mobility Controllers
  • Experience with certificate management

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.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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