Network Engineering, Lead Associate

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


Designs and plans network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Conducts cost/benefit analysis and provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements. Conducts testing of network design. Responsible for monitoring network hardware operations to ensure properly set configuration options. Plans implementation of enhancements and upgrades to the network. Advises network users of hardware requirements, configurations, and limitations. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.


Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years with BS/BA; 3 years with MS/MA; 0 years with PhD. Additional years of experience maybe accepted in lieu of the degree.
  • A current Top Secret security clearance and the ability to obtain/pass a polygraph
  • Experience in the design, development and deployment of AWS cloud-based network solutions
  • Expertise in designing and implementing VPCs, VPC routing, and VPC security.
  • Strong AWS/security aspects/Amazon products/transit gateway
  • Experience interfacing with in-house software developers to understand the business applications, cloud tools, and requirements to design efficient network and security solutions.
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 hands-on configuration experience, with emphasis on routing protocols BGP, and OSPF. Knowledge configuring GRE and IPSEC Tunnels. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with experience working in a highly collaborative client facing environment.
  • Proven experience preparing and presenting technical documentation to various audiences including other technical engineers and executives.
  • Hands-on experience in maintaining and supporting large enterprise systems in a production environment.
  • Ability to work on multiple assignments or projects in parallel, balancing time and schedule based on the business.
  • Understanding of AWS infrastructure and services including but not limited to EC2, EBS, S3, CloudWatch, Cloud Trail, API Gateway, Route 53, Transit Gateway, etc.



Peraton offers enhanced benefits to employees working on this critical National Security program, which include heavily subsidized employee benefits coverage for you and your dependents, 25 days of PTO accrued annually up to a generous PTO cap and eligible to participate in an attractive bonus plan.

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

$112,000 - $179,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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