Sr Principal Network Engineer - TS/SCI with Polygraph in Chantilly at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 10/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chantilly
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/14/2018
  • Job ID:
    2018-45212

Job Description

Responsible for the design and development of voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks.

  • Provides expert level analysis of voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices.
  • Plans network layouts and configures systems to user environments.
  • Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements.
  • Supports the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.
  • May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users.
  • May perform network administration duties.
  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced network personnel and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  • Serves as technical team or task leader.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.

Job Requirements

10-15 years of directly related experience in network analysis and design.

  • Utilizes the ITILv3 processes and additional Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for event, incident, and configuration management on Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) and Internet Protocol/Multi-Protocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) techniques.
  • Monitors and investigates Network Management System (NMS) Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap data and Syslog messages, troubleshoots network incidents, documents findings, remotely restores services/recommends fix actions, and dispatches maintenance to appropriate organizations if remote restoration is possible.
  • Coordinates and implements network changes in accordance with established communications maintenance activity (CMA) processes and procedures.
  • Performs traffic engineering (TE) by intelligently manipulating Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) metrics to temporarily alt-route Label Switched Path (LSP) traffic in the event of an incident or CMA.
  • Collects relevant information required for vendor Technical Assistance Cases (TACs) and provides engineered solutions where a temporary work around is feasible until failed hardware is processed via Return Maintenance Authorization (RMA).
  • Reports Situational Awareness (SA) information to the customer and works to identify business impact in conjunction with technical trouble ticketing documentation.
  • Maintains Job Qualification Standard (JQS) requirements and job certification with an implemented Annual Plan of Instruction (APOI) per customer direction in conjunction with DoD 8570 Requirements.

Work done on a rotating Panama shift schedule (3 months days/3 months nights)

Schedule 1                    Schedule 2

Work - Tue, Wed              Off - Tue, Wed             

Off - Thur, Fri                  Work - Thur, Fri                 

Work - Sat, Sun, Mon       Off - Sat, Sun, Mon       

Off - Tue, Wed                 Work - Tue, Wed             

Work - Thur, Fri               Off - Thur, Fri                 

Off -  Sat, Sun, Mon         Work - Sat, Sun, Mon       

6am-6pm

6pm-6am (shift differential during certain hours)

Must possess an appropriate and current DoD Information Assurance (IA) Certification to be considered for employment; either valid CompTIA Security+ CE, Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)-Security. CompTIA Security+ CE Certification is the preferred certification. In addition, candidate must attain the required DoD 8570 Computing Environment (CE) Training within six (6) months of Hire Date.

CCNP is required as well.

As part of your role/function on the program, you will be granted privileged user access. Privileged Users are subject to greater scrutiny as a direct result of the significant responsibilities placed upon them. Please be aware that because of these critical duties, you will be subject to additional IT system monitoring, and supervisory evaluation to ensure continuous adherence to Privileged User processes and procedures. Privileged Users are subject to a zero tolerance policy for security violations.

Because of the sensitive nature of the work being done for this government client, all candidates must hold a TS/SCI with Polygraph. 

Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Professional Development Assistance – Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement – toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits

Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance

General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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