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Senior Network Engineer

Job ID: 2300525
Location: HANSCOM AFB, MA, United States
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2023
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: Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Senior Network Engineer for a fully remote position.

SAIC is providing key design, installation, and research support to facilitate a successful implementation of 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, and SAIC will design, build, and test systems meant to challenge the existing paradigm of the USAF enterprise network architecture.

The Senior Network Engineer position will act as a research and experimentation role to test out different cloud-based technologies, tools, and architectures as specified and as alternatives to the customer’s specified designs. This position will be part of a highly technical team in order to research, experiment, and report on commercially available DevSecOps tools, environments implementing DOD and industry standards to include but not limited to evaluating and implementing customer selected Zero Trust (ZT) and MLS solutions.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Explore, analyze and report on applications, alternative ZT and MLS solutions or other areas for improvement to the current and recommended customer’s baseline.
  • Demonstrate suitability of the customer’s IT environment by exploring specific improvements.
  • Collaborate with the team capturing best practices to develop software including development of ZT architectures and MLS capable/aware applications.
  • Compare current system capabilities to proposed ZT enablers and create a technical suitability matrix to highlight the potential benefits of adoption of new methodologies, architectural changes, and software security tools to enable ZT architectures.
  • Examine and evaluated existing and emerging networking security and DevSecOps  methods/systems/tools/technologies/architectures and recommend enhancements.
  • Assess ZT implementation in an objective network, and assess ZT components.
  • Using the DoD Cybersecurity Architecture Review (DoDCAR) process, NIST SP 800-207, MITRE ATT&CK framework, and industry best practices, analyze and identify the thread gaps and the resulting changes to explore enhancements to the customer’s MLS and ZTA solution.
  • Explore, analyze, and report on applications as well as complementary and alternative MLS and ZT solutions, and identify other areas for improvement in the customer’s baseline.
  • Perform gap and trade-off analyses to weigh the potential benefits of integrating the proposed changes and outline relative risk and benefit to community of interest operations.
  • Develop a research, experiment and test plan schedule and test criteria for viable MLS and ZT alternatives.
  • Execute testing on MLS and ZT alternatives IAW the developed test plan and criteria.
  • Analyzes system designs for risks to data confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors and five (9) years or more experience; Masters and three (7) years or more experience; PhD and (4) years related experience.
  • 5 years of network engineering experience
  • At least 2 years of experience with virtualization platforms
  • Solid understanding with practical experience working in an Agile environment.
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 Certification, such as Security+ CE or CCNA Security
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure and network infrastructure protocols
  • Solid understanding of secure cloud-based tenets as detailed in NIST SP 800-207.
  • Experience in developing test plans and criteria for commercial products.
  • Able to rapidly research and experiment on relevant commercial solutions in a lab environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written).

Preferred Experience, Education, and Certifications:

  • Experience and familiarity in available commercial solutions enabling MLS and/or incorporating ZT tenets.
  • Familiarity with cloud architectures and solutions such as but not limited to AWS or Azure.
  • Familiarity with Cloud One, Platform One, or FENCES.
  • Familiarity with DoDCAR process and MITRE ATT&CK framework

One or more active certifications in the following:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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.

Overview

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 approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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