Principal Network Engineer

  • SAIC, Inc
  • Arlington, VA, USA
  • Jul 31, 2020

Job Description


Principal Network Engineer, working with a diverse team of analysts, linguists, cultural experts, and operations officers, focused on creating and recognizing targeting opportunities and strategies in the cyber-realm.  Responsible for supporting a variety of networks & systems in a mission-critical enterprise environment.  Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team, without a constant management presence.  Additionally, troubleshooting network issues, and customer service skills, including the ability to defuse situations, and to deal with individuals who might not fully understand the technology, is required.  Works in a team of various government, subcontractor, and SAIC personnel.  This engineer will primarily deal with project-type work.






Required Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:


  • Security+ or CISSP certification on day one.

  • Bachelors degree and nine (9) years or more of experience

  • Advanced Knowledge of TCP/IP, network infrastructure, and networked appliances, to include administrative access and configuration experience.  MUST be fully conversant in the OSI model.

  • Experience with Cisco infrastructure equipment – routers, switches, SAN switch fabrics, VoIP telephones.

  • Advanced knowledge of Ethernet networking.

  • Advanced knowledge of physical wiring plants, including copper, fiber, and SFP+ connections.

  • Ability to troubleshoot production networks in real time without causing down time.

  • Ability to trace network issues to their source, and to remediate issues with little supervision.

  • Knowledge of telecommunications networks, including PSTN, ISDN (BRI and PRI), ATM, MPLS, Point-to-Point, Frame Relay, etc.

  • Advanced knowledge of switch fabrics, layered infrastructure design, trunked interconnectivity, and VLANs.

  • Knowledge of printers, networked print queues, and basic maintenance.

  • Knowledge of network-attached storage systems and iSCSI-based SANs.

  • Knowledge of rules and procedures for handling government classified and proprietary information.

  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI and Poly required


Desired Education, Certifications, Skills, Expertise, Years of Experience:    

  • Knowledge of classified communication systems.

  • Experience working with serial console terminal servers.

  • Knowledge of Mac OSX is desired, but not required.

  • Knowledge of UNIX and Linux systems.

  • Knowledge of VMWare ESXi, vSphere, vCenter.

  • Knowledge of VPN technology and implementation.

  • Working knowledge of popular, legacy, and new social media, blog sites, and mobile applications.