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Network Engineer Principal_NASA_NICS

Job ID: 199427
Location: STENNIS SPACE CENTER, MS, United States
Date Posted: Oct 31, 2019
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: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate need for a Principal Network Engineer to support the NASA Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract at NASA Shared Service Center (NSSC) Stennis Space Center, Mississippi.  The NICS contract provides high quality integrated communications services for secure voice, video and data solutions and services to NASA customers worldwide.


Job Duties:

• Provide Tier 3 support for trouble calls related to Cisco network (wired and wireless) products

• Perform wireless site surveys including use of a spectrum analyzer

• Meet with customers to gather specialized networking requirements, especially related to wired and wireless networks

• Develop detailed implementation plans related to network projects

• Present proposals for implementation of network projects

• Participation in peer reviews of implementation plans and architecture 

• Develop operational training for designed services

• Communicate and collaborate in cross-functional teams with Network Engineering teams supporting other NASA locations

• Participate in Agency working groups 

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move switches/routers up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus


Education and Experience: Bachelor Degree plus certifications and a minimum of 14 years related experience is preferred OR a Master's and 12 years of experience OR a PhD or JD and 9 years of experience.

Required Certifications:  CCNA required, CCNP preferred.

Required Skills: 
• In-depth knowledge of Cisco networking products (Cisco 3700 and 3800 series switches, Cisco 6500 series routers, 9000 series switches, Wireless LAN Controllers) and VOIP/UCS
• Working knowledge of Cisco Prime, Solarwinds, CA Spectrum, StruxureWare, EXXI
• Knowledge of routing protocols (OSPF, BGP)
• Experience with general LAN technologies (CDP, 802.1q, 802.1x, 802.11, 802.1d, LLDP, port-security, etc.)
• Excellent communication and writing skills, including developing and presenting training materials, implementation plans, and diagrams
• Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Visio and Project
• Knowledge of and experience using Cisco Nexus switches (2K/5K/7K/9K) in NXOS or ACI-mode.   
• Basic knowledge of data center network design

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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