Published: September 14, 2017
Job Type
Based on Experience


Senior Network Engineer  (12910) URGENT

Job Description

The Sr. Network Engineer performs on-site or in-house servicing, repairs and/or installations of customer-owned products. Provides technical support to customers on operational or maintenance aspects of system equipment and serve as customer contact on technical and service-related problems.

  • Maintain a complex government network consisting of primarily Cisco routers and switches (3-5K network devices)
  • Ensure network connectivity throughout the LAN/WAN infrastructure
  • Support all VPN services, to include the provision, monitoring and management of methods for remote users and mission partners to securely connect to the NIPRNET, SIPRNET and JWICS; including dedicated site-to-site VPN connectivity on a shared public IP network and compliance with and adherence to industry and Internet-based standards for security to create and preserve privacy, data integrity, and authenticity
  • Ensure full interoperability and a seamless connection between all internal and external systems to include, but not limited to, DISN Video Services -Global (DVS-G), NIPRNET, SIPRNET, and JWICS
  • Maintaining a secure transfer of data to multiple locations via internal and external networks
  • Working with vendors, the Government, carriers, and technical staff on network implementation, optimization and ongoing management
  • Provide detailed network documentation

The Sr. Network Engineer is also responsible for the analysis, administration and support of voice, video, and/or data communications networks.

  • Analyzes, administers and maintains voice, video, and/or data communications networks
  • Manages the usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks
  • Maintains network security and ensures compliance with security policies and procedures
  • Establishing and operating network test facilities
  • Evaluates hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and related equipment
  • Participates in the development and implementation of network-related procedures and standards
  • Participates in and may lead aspects of major network installations and upgrades
  • Interfaces with vendors to ensure appropriate resolution during network outages or periods of reduced performance
  • Develops and implements testing strategies and document results
  • Provides advice and training to end-users
  • Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant hardware and software applications as assigned
  • Participates in special projects as required


NOTE:  This position requires an active TS/SCI clearance and rotating shift and weekend work

Candidate Requirements

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

Required Skills:

  • 6-7 years of directly related experience in highly technical network administration and support role
  • Expert-level troubleshooting background in networking and communications equipment and tech control skills
  • Recent experience with military cryptographic equipment
  • Advanced and specialized training in Cisco and HP network administration
  • Firm grasp of layer 2 switching and layer 3 routing and will be asked to design complex routing and switching schemes to support a changing environment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in EIGRP, STP, VTP, ACLs, and Layer 3 tunnels and must understand how to monitor network devices to perform fault and root cause analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency with GRE/IPSec Tunnels, Port Security/Dot1x, Cisco LAN switching (VTP,STP,Dot1q, VLANs, etc)
  • Familiarity with upgrading Cisco IOS on multiple platforms (ASR,ISR,Catalyst,ASA,etc.)
  • Familiarity with military deployed environments
  • Understand change management procedures to include scheduling outages in advance with the Government and coordinating with impacted sites/functions
  • Respond to trouble calls and be able to determine and implement appropriate fix action and document all actions in accordance with established policies
  • Knowledge of cable protocol/standards
  • Familiarity with server hardware, communication systems, and intelligence information systems
  • Working knowledge of TACLANE/FASTLANE
  • Ability to deal with customers at all levels in stressful situations
  • Ability to prioritize and dynamically re-task response and recovery actions as situations change



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • DoDD 8570 IAT Level II certification required (i.e. Security+CE)
  • CCNP Routing and Switching required
  • ITIL Foundations certification preferred





Pratt, Brown & Associates, LLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.  Pratt, Brown & Associates, LLC is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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