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Senior Network Engineer

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Job ID: 197269
Location: VICKSBURG, MS, United States
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2019
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 Teleworking: No

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Job Description


** Relocation Assistance available for Qualified Candidates with an Active Secret clearance **

** This position is in Vicksburg, MS **

In support of the High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Integrated Technical Services (HITS) task order contract, Team SAIC provides program management and technical support necessary to advance the services, capabilities, infrastructure, and technologies in the HPCMP, Department of Defense (DoD) Supercomputing Resource Centers (DSRC) supercomputing centers. Team SAIC is looking for a Senior Network Administrator to support our network team and work along the side our leading HPC staff working to solve DoD’s most critical mission challenges at the Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Mississippi


Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for the configuration, maintenance, and installation of network infrastructure and promotes consistancy in processes and documentation by maintaining network diagrams, documentation and labeling of network components and cabling. Participates, as directed by the capability team lead, in root cause analysis and management escalation activities

Maintains technical expertise in all areas of high speed (40Gb/s or greater) network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switches, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network and makes recommendations to the Capability Team Lead and ERDC Site Lead on network infrastructure upgrades. 

Serve as mentor to less experienced network administrators and participate as a full member of the HITS Enterprise Network Capability Team participating in meetings and assisting with network activities at other centers as requested.


Education Requirements:

Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience; Additional years experience in lieu of degree

Required Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to work closely with other IT disciplines such as system administrators and security staff.
  2. Ability to develop and maintain clear and extensive documentation of the network enclave including detailed network topology diagrams, network cabinet elevations, wiring diagrams and  procedures for the operation and maintenance of the network enclave.
  3. Ability to work with little oversight to accomplish network infrastructure installation, configuration and maintenance.
  4. Possess strong verbal/written communication skills.
Desired Skills and Abilities
  1. Brocade Core and Edge routers/switches

  2. Juniper Firewall installation, configuration and policy management

  3. Arista Systems Routers and Switches

  4. Running of both copper and fiber cables to connect systems and infrastructure servers in an HPC environment at speeds of 40Gb/s or greater

  5. General  knowledge working with CISCO networking technogies

  6. Basic UNIX/LINUX system skills

  7. Microsoft Visio and entire Office suite


  1. DoD TS SSBI clearance desired.  DoD Secret clearance with the ability to obtain a TS required

  1. DoD 8570 Certification compliance – Baseline (Security+, Network+, etc) and Computing Environment (BCNP, BCNE, CCENT, CCNA, CCIE, etc) certifications

  1. May require occasional after hours support and response to emergency situations for problem resolution

  2. 10% or less travel


Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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