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BAE Systems

Network Engineer (Expert) (80353BR)




Full Time


McLean, Virginia, United States

Job Description BAE Systems, a top-ten prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense, enables the U.S. government to transform data into intelligence and provides engineering, integration and sustainment support for critical military platforms and systems. Intelligence & Security provides services and products to the Department of Defense, the government, federal law enforcement officials, and troops deployed around the world.

At BAE Systems, we promote a strong, collaborative culture and provide our employees with the tools, skills and training they need to succeed. We are all about trust, camaraderie and a shared ambition to lead the world in defense technologies and national security services. We offer flexible work environment to support the balance in your life and keep you performing at your best. Be a part of a company that is part of the community; driven to improve our future and protect our freedom.

We are looking for an experienced Network Engineer to join our technology-based program supporting a key government customer. This program will deliver engineering services for network infrastructure as well as sophisticated enterprise computing infrastructure including end-point devices, data center hosted servers, multi-Cloud services as well as virtualized applications, and storage systems. Enterprise Computing Engineering services include modern application technology with containerized solutions and orchestrated workflow that function both on customer premise, and via remote Cloud services. Network infrastructure engineering services are comprised of core infrastructure, voice and video engineering, field engineering, application management and development for networks, network analytics, firewalls, network access controls and bandwidth service delivery. This is a fast paced, challenging, and career rewarding experience to recruit and develop provide top talent and solutions on one of the most complex and high profile programs within the government.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills We are actively seeking Network Engineers with a minimum of 11 years' experience. The Network Engineer is responsible for designing technical solutions for complex problems. The
candidate will provide technical oversight of a project solution, including requirement interpretation and allocation of requirements to technical components. The candidate will define processes to support the implementation of requirements. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that technical solutions leverage industry best practices, designing for security and excellence while minimizing the total cost of ownership. Candidate should be able to define internal and external customer IT infrastructure architecture needs and then design solutions to meet those needs to include: capacity planning, systems configuration and tuning, monitoring backups, and installations of hardware and software. Candidate will be required to work independently with little supervision and should be flexible to work and support IT Operations needs as requested. Bachelor's or Master’s Degrees are preferred in one or more of the disciplines described below where specific skills may include the following…

  • - Bachelor's Degree with 11+ years of experience configuring, designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting LAN/WAN, VPN, SD-WAN and VoIP devices
  • - Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • - Performing upgrades and performing routine network operations and maintenance (O&M).
  • - Identifying and implementing INFOSEC and COMSEC security requirements for the network.
  • - Complex configuration management techniques and requirements for managing network systems
  • - Thorough understanding of network routing concepts (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IP MPLS)
  • - Experience configuring/maintaining Cisco ASA/Firepower devices
  • - Basic understanding of QoS concepts
  • - Experience with network monitoring technologies
  • - Ability to take ambiguous requirements or problems and convert them into technical solutions
  • - Ability to partner with systems administrators, storage administrators, and application
  • developers to solve complex problems
  • - Complex problem management research and issue resolution
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Experience with a variety of network technologies and solution architectures
  • - Broad understanding of technical principle, theories, and concepts in the networking field.
  • - Knowledge of state-of-the-art systems engineering principles and network design concepts
  • - Virtualization experience (VDI & VMWare)
  • - Cloud experience (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • - Security best practices and implementing firewalls and perimeter security measures including VPN technologies
  • - Continuous integration, test automation and / or SecDevOps on iterative development projects
  • - Agile Development methodologies
  • - Cisco Certifications: CCNA or CCNP
  • - Experience configuring Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE) and Cisco Prime
  • - Experience configuring, designing, and troubleshooting QoS in LAN or WAN devices
  • - Experience configuring, designing, and troubleshooting storage network (iSCSI, Fiber channel)
  • - Experience with designing and implementing data centers
  • - Experience configuring/maintaining other (non-Cisco) hardware firewall devices such as Forcepoint Sidewinder Firewall
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.