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Network Engineer Principal

Job ID: 2208755
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a highly qualified and self-motivated senior Network Engineer to support the US Space Force (USSF) Space Systems Command, Innovation and Prototyping Directorate. This individual will be responsible for the deployment, monitoring, and support of network infrastructure (IP based telephones, routers, switches, firewalls, and VPNs) and virtual server environments (servers, storage area networks, and VMware) and should be able to troubleshoot, install, implement and administer network systems. This individual will ensure planned testing activities are executed in accordance with AF, USSF and DoD published and directed guidelines. This includes but not limited to the configuration and maintenance of equipment including routers, switches, NTP servers, firewalls, copper and fiber communication lines. This individual will work on a team comprised of fellow network engineers, systems administrators, software developers and software testers who utilize lifecycle management frameworks to complete new IT projects and maintain existing infrastructure.

 Primary duties may include:

  • Installation, configuration, maintenance and removal of switches, routers, firewalls and telephones in operational and test environments
  • Apply knowledge of enterprise system monitoring and management tools (Solar Winds, WireShark, etc.) to analyze network activity and problems
  • Use and incorporate broad technical knowledge of the diverse business areas within the enterprise in the assessment of network engineering technologies, computing systems hardware and software protocols
  • Provide the customer technical guidance and direction in the design and implementation of network solutions using advanced understanding of network theory and maintaining specific enterprise network architecture
  • Establish overall strategic network standards and priorities to maintain the network baseline; recommend network design changes/enhancements; and analyze the optimization of network systems performance
  • Provide high-level technical advice and guidance to managers and technical resources through which network technologies can be utilized to meet current and future organizational needs.


Qualifications - External

Must possess an active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility

  • A Bachelor’s degree in science and technology related discipline such as Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university with 9 + years of experience. Experience will be accepted in lieu of education.
  • Must possess DoD 8570 baseline certification
  • Strong background in Designing, Building and Implementing Routing and Switching environments

Desired Experience

  • Solid foundational use and knowledge of Microsoft office tools
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security requirements in relations to DoD operating environments
  • Seasoned communicator with demonstrated record of success in leadership, followership, and working with contract representatives and government sponsors.
  • Ability to provide high-level summary of results and draw conclusions based on interpretation of data


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 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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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