Senior Network Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Requisition ID
Position Category
Top Secret/SCI
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking a self-driven and resourceful Senior Network Engineer to join our dynamic Network and Unified Communications Architecture team of network and UC engineers in Alexandria, VA. The team provides IT hardware and software to support the goals of the contract, including performance based C4IM services, product support, and O&M for both legacy and newly installed systems.


Peraton has served as the prime contractor for the network contract since its inception in 1984. We provide executive-level government leaders reliable security voice, video, and fax communications anytime, anywhere, in any environment for day-today crisis management. We provide a secure, worldwide, high-performance communications network comprised of real-time interactive applications operating over a dedicated IP backbone with secure services for complex national and worldwide executive-level communications. Peraton provides the O&M of the network infrastructure and its components. We provide integration for development of hardware and software solutions, and task support for the delivery of system, network, software, and security solutions.


As a Senior Network Engineer, you will bring your years of experience and expertise to propel the team to success and will be a pivotal member of a team that drives work forward within the program. The work is hands-on and requires engineers that can work with limited guidance, and you will provide technical guidance to junior engineers. You will support the creation and review of network designs, conduct hardware evaluations in a lab, and with vendors. An excellent candidate will not shy away from writing a test plan or reading through vendor’s technical documents to solve a problem and write a resolution report.


The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for but not limited to: 

  • Create/modify network drawings, author system engineering documents and plans
  • Support design, test, and pre-deployment readiness reviews
  • Support the network operations of the Production system
  • Provides team with recommendations on modern engineering approaches and strategies to improve successful task order deployments
  • Develops, implements, and manages network engineering processes including configuration management and design standards to ensure contract compliance, technological relevancy, and sustainability
  • Performs capacity planning of the network by monitoring and analyzing network performance and availability
  • Pro-actively researches and evaluates tools and technologies, as appropriate, to the network environment, while developing solutions to increase performance and lower the total cost of ownership

** This role requires flexibility with scheduled support of occasional ASI/outages after hours and on weekends **


** This role is approved for Hybrid support, Flexible for occasional telework – must be local to work location. May require up to 10% travel, based on customer needs **


Required Qualifications:

  • An active/current TS/SCI Security Clearance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (or similar technical field) and eight (8+) years relevant experience; Master’s degree and six (6+) years of relevant experience; PhD with three (3+) years of experience. Relevant experience in the above-cited duties may be substituted in lieu of a completed higher education degree.
  • A current/valid IAT LVL III Certification (Security+ CE, CCNP, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP, GCED, GCIH, and CCSP).
  • Experience with the design, implementation, and support of network infrastructure solutions for routing and switching of complex networks.
  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting WAN topologies leveraging ethernet, T-Carrier, and Optical Carrier circuits.
  • Experience and understanding of networking fundamentals such as network protocols and common services (e.g., DNS, FTP, SSH, SNMP).
  • Implementation and troubleshooting experience of networks using concepts/protocols such as BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VPNs and emerging concepts such as Software Defined Networking.
  • Prior experience supporting a Government and/or Department of Defense customer.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An Engineering degree with a networking focus.
  • Eight (8+) total years of experience in the architecture/design, development, and implementation of Wide Area Network (WAN) architecture.
  • Exceptional verbal, written (including the development of CONOPS and procedural documentation), interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Experience using Python to automate routine network tasks.
  • Understanding and experience with Software Defined Network (SDN) deployments.
  • Juniper Enterprise Routing and Switching, Professional (JNCIP-ENT).
  • Advanced Network monitoring and log analysis tool experience with the ability to deploy and improve the current deployments of these systems.
  • Experience working in a telecommunications carrier environment performing mission critical network implementations.
  • Self-driven and resourceful in achieving goals independently as well as in cooperation with others.
  • Experience with application of DoD IAVAs, DISA STIGs, and NIST security controls.

Salary Range Estimates:


The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Peraton's total compensation package for employees. 




At Peraton, our benefits are designed to help keep you at your best beyond the work you do with us daily. We’re fully committed to the growth of our employees. From fully comprehensive medical plans to tuition reimbursement, tuition assistance, and fertility treatment, we are there to support you all the way. 


Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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