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Principal Network Engineer

Job ID: 2404707
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Apr 2, 2024
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: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

SAIC is seeking a Principal Network Engineer to support the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific (NIWC PAC) Messaging CB ISEA. The work will be conducted at the Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific (NIWC PAC) San Diego, CA, Old Town Center. The SAIC Team provides a full range of engineering, technical support, management, and logistics services in support of the Messaging programs. Support of these systems includes technical support for installations, providing systems and software engineering, software development and infrastructure as code, integration and testing of hardware and software functions, and testing of new baselines and/or new capability of messaging systems.

JOB DUTIES: 

  • Support the analysis and engineering, system architecture, system analysis and design, interface and data architectures, validation and verification, systems integration, system & op. performance analysis, requirements, and network engineering of the implemented networks.
  • Candidate will provide a high level of network engineering expertise in the development, research of components, functionality, and schedules to provide recommendations to the customer.
  • Perform analysis of short/long term capacity and bandwidth needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling.
  • Develop Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) and perform trade space analysis
  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture; providing information for hardware and software selection; and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Perform testing of network systems.
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, load balancers, and security products (e.g. VPN, NAC, etc.).
  • Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Maintain and document lab systems, provide support for testing, and provide status of progress to the customer.
  • Candidates will have experience and familiarity with virtualization (VMWare) and MS environments and possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to lean new technologies quickly.

Qualifications

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelors 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; years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Required skills:

  • Candidate should have strong computer and networking skills and demonstrate a working knowledge of current applicable military and commercial standards and specifications.
  • Aptitude to program in an administrative language, as well as prepare, test, and deploy scripts aimed at improving efficiencies or correcting problems.
  • Detailed understanding and knowledge of Network Security Components and Protocols for firewalls deployed at Operating System and Enterprise Level;
  • Knowledge of, and hands on experience implementing IT and Cyber Security best practices
  • Understanding of Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) to lockdown network equipment
  • Candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e. Visio, Project, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Word).
  • Excellent Communications Skills are imperative.

Required clearance:

  • Active Secret Clearance. Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance post hire.

Required certifications:

  • Current CompTIA Security+ at a minimum.
  • Professional level vendor certifications such as CCNP, CCSP, CISSP, JNCIP, and JNCIE are highly desired.

Target salary range: $150,001 - $175,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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.

Overview

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 saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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