Principal Network Engineer

  • SAIC,
  • Oak Ridge, TN
  • 11 hours ago
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Network, Engineer, Security, Manager, WAN, Networks, Interface, IP, VPN, Analysis, Architecture, CCNP, IT
Full Time
Travel not required

Job Description


SAIC is seeking a highly motivated Sr. Network Engineer to join our team in Oak Ridge, TN.

  • Provide network and network security design, engineering and support for mission-critical applications and network management, in a managed services provider role for a single customer.
  • Work with the Network and Security Service Delivery Manager, as the Network Lead to assure delivery of a highly available, high quality and secure network.
  • This role will be responsible for the maintenance of the network, while supporting the implementation of new systems, and infrastructure recommendations and upgrades in a dynamic environment.
  • Provide hands-on technical support for WAN, Data Center Networks, proxy, load-balancing and security devices.
  • Interface with key customer contacts, project managers, other service delivery managers and staff, subcontractors, support personnel, and other stakeholders.
  • Directly execute network services projects, and operations activities.
  • Interface with SAIC program and senior management in support of the achievement of service level, financial and technical objectives.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • 24X7 accountability for the customer's WAN and Data Center and Cloud networks.
  • Designs enterprise-wide infrastructure specifications, configurations and solutions. Possesses a deep understanding of customer's enterprise architecture, network hardware, network design, network monitoring tools and vendors.
  • Possesses an in-depth knowledge of technology and is able to present and advise the business implications of a particular solution or a change in technological direction. Is able to routinely apply business insights to guide and influence the design of technically robust solutions.
  • Relied upon as an expert in relevant technical subject areas. Able to identify, evaluate, and selecting new products and recommend new technologies or equipment being considered for use.
  • Communicates well in cross-functional group settings. Excellent verbal and written skills to communicate details to cross-functional teams. Is able to communicate technical concepts in non-technical terms or in ways that are easy for others to understand.
  • Establishes relationships with project managers and analysts. Presents alternative technical scenarios for consideration to resolve business issues.
  • Participates in enterprise-level technical and architectural decision making.
  • Provides leadership in proactively recognizing and resolving issues. Continually strives to improve customer's technical infrastructure and make improvements in processes and practices.
  • Assign tasks and monitors the work of less senior engineers. Supervises staff in absence of management.
  • Develops and provides regular reporting to customer and SAIC mgmt. team.
  • Maintains network security through installation, configuration, and maintenance of L2/L3 access controls, firewalls, etc.
  • Works closely with the Information Security team to lock down critical resources and to monitor all systems for breaches.
  • Maintains accurate network diagrams and associated documentation.
  • Strong understanding of industry-standard change control methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, document, test, and deploy complex network infrastructure.
  • Desire and ability to learn new technologies
  • Strong interpersonal, communication (both written and oral) and time management skills.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills; candidates must be capable of analyzing and resolving complex technical problems.
  • Ability to work with multiple project and work streams concurrently, with an ability to deliver work products on time and within budget.
  • Ability to work on remote customer networks with no hands on capability.


  • Highly motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently.


Technical Skills & Abilities Required

  • Routing including BGP, OSPF, EIGRP and Static Routing
  • IP Addressing including VLSM, Subnetting and Network Summarization
  • Switching including VLANs, LACP, 802.1Q, Spanning Tree
  • QoS/CoS
  • MPLS management
  • Site to site VPN
  • Remote access VPN
  • Packet Capture/Analysis
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Network Architecture/Design
  • Understanding of Layered Security Architecture
  • Proxies
  • Firewalls/ACLs
  • Loadbalancing
  • AWS or other Cloud deployment of infrastructure

Job Requirements

  • Job requires occasional travel
  • Job requires ability to work at SAIC Oak Ridge locations and remotely
  • Job requires ability to maintain a work schedule in support of contact in Pacific Time zone. Majority of work days will be 10am to 7pm ET.

Education, Certification, and Experience requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years' experience. Additional experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • CCNP - demonstrated technical experience and ability will be considered in lieu of certification

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Company Information

Dice Id : 10111346
Position Id : 206476
Originally Posted : 6 months ago

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