1+ months

Network Engineer Principal Technical Specialist

Herndon, VA 20170
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Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.

As a government contractor, Peraton abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).


Requires 16+ years with BS/BA or 14+ years with MS/MA or 10+ years with Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of the TCP IP protocol suite, IP subnets and masking, and routing protocols.
  • Demonstrated experience working in Local Area Network (LAN) environments Demonstrated experience working in Wide Area Network (WAN) environments.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, configuring and troubleshooting Routing and Switching systems (Cisco and Juniper expertise required); understanding of Routing Protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP) and Gateway Redundancy Protocols (HSRP/VRRP).
  • Must have demonstrated experience implementing L2 and L3 VPN across an MPLS
  • Demonstrated experience with network security such as firewalls and ACL'S.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Type 1 cryptographic equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience with ground-based satellite termination equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Visio for network topology creation/modification.
  • Ability to explain protocols, technical procedures and processes clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to develop and prepare complex technical documents, reports and proposals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve problems in a professional manner, lead working groups, negotiate and create consensus.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional Certification (CCNP)


Performs moderately complex network designs using existing technology. Plans network configurations for integration into the network, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being added to the network and the specifications for network interfaces to insure effective integration and optimal network performance. Incumbents prepare technical proposals for presentation to the engineering review boards to add new technologies to the network.

With limited guidance, performs moderately complex O&M activities. Utilize network analysis tools to identify performance problems in the network. Incumbents follow trouble shooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels. They assist senior technical staff in preparing troubleshooting procedures for restoring tile network to optimal performance levels.

With limited guidance, performs routine to moderately complex network upgrades. Reviews user requests for upgrades or additions to the network to assess impact on network performance and provides advice and guidance on the most practical! technical approach to meeting user requirements. Plans upgrades to existing network configurations, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being upgraded and the specifications for network interfaces to insure effective integration and optimal network performance. Incumbents prepare technical proposals for presentation to the engineering review boards for upgrading existing technologies.

The candidate shall:
  • Perform network engineering on specific sensitive Sponsor mission systems. The candidate shall diagnose network issues.
  • Repair network issues as needed.
  • Maintain up to date network topology drawings
  • Deploy network systems.
  • Maintain network systems.
  • Support network life cycle stages such as design, configure, test, deploy, and maintain.


  • Information Technology
Posted: 2021-06-28 Expires: 2023-10-01

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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