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Network Engineer Principal

Job ID: 2403405
Location: RESTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2024
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Network Engineer Principal to join our talented team. The ideal candidate shall be able to design, develop, and support the best in class IT Infrastructure in a cloud environment (AWS and Azure).  The ideal candidate should have excellent analytical and problem-solving and communication skills such as identification, risk analysis, solution generation, prioritization, goal setting and conflict resolution.  The selected candidate will report into the Network Solution Engineering Team.

This position is 100% remote nationwide.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience. Experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree
  • US Citizenship is required
  • Ability to configure networking equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls
  • Experience with Routing and Switching: VLAN, Spanning Tree Protocol, EIGRP, BGP, OSPF
  • Experience with Cloud Networking in AWS and Azure
  • Experience with DNS and government security practices.
  • Experience with Server Load Balancing (F5 Big-IP or cloud native)
  • Data Center Network Architecture
  • Expert understanding of networking technology (Switches; Routers; Firewalls; Load Balancers; Security Products (VPN; NAC; etc.). Experience with VPLS/MPLS is a plus.
  • Ability to solve complex systems problems quickly with little technical guidance and develop automated corrective measures.
  • Hands on experience with router, switch, and firewall configuration
  • Understanding of IP based platforms and addressing, DHCP, DNS, Cisco products and technology, client/server computing (Aruba experience a plus)
  • Familiarity with DoD Ports, Protocols, and Services (PPS), STIGs, and manual checklists
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communications skills; capable of interfacing with all levels of management, project managers, development engineers, Helpdesk team, and other technical and administrative departments.
  • Skilled in trending chronic problems, engaging in capability planning, analyzing security events, as well as preparing the corresponding documentation
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Quality of Service (QOS) deep-level architecture and troubleshooting

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional level vendor certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, CISSP, and JNCIA, AWS Certified Advanced Networking are highly desired.
  • Aptitude to program in an administrative language, as well as prepare, test, and deploy scripts aimed at improving efficiencies or correcting problems.
  • Ability to design and deploy Zero-Trust Network Access solutions,  Network Access Control solutions like Aruba ClearPass a plus.

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

We are approximately 24,000 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 For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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