Cleared Network Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
Requisition ID
Position Category
Cloud and Infrastructure Services
Top Secret/SCI
Space & Intelligence


Peraton is seeking a Network Engineer to support our Department of Defense (DoD) / Intelligence Community (IC) customers as part of a highly talented, highly motivated, and high-performing team. As part of the engineering team you will support an exciting program which involves design, development, test, and deployment of an exciting and complex system in an Agile construct to contribute to mission success for a variety of stakeholders.  Join us and be part of the next generation of innovators as we blaze a trail forward for our profession and company.


What you'll do:

  • Participate in Agile meetings (sprint planning, daily standups, sprint retrospectives, sprint reviews, etc.) and work in an Agile process to plan your work for future sprints and increments
  • Work with teams across Group and customers to understand cloud networking requirements for upcoming projects; develop and document Wide Area Networks (WANs) / Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Provide support and guidance to the Tier teams on the identification, isolation and troubleshoot network anomalies.
  • Track network system build-out status, specify and configure firewalls, switches, and routers, and support other systems and network engineering tasks, as required.
  • Design and implement automation through scripting and other techniques to implement cloud network infrastructure and improve operational efficiencies.
  • Create network architectures and designs that are highly available and scalable for new customers systems and solutions to meet defined requirements
  • Coordinate with tenant to fully understand incident reported including documenting incident details in ticketing tool, assign as appropriate, and track through completion.
  • Use state-of-the-art monitoring tools to gather insight and act upon results
  • Create network designs, implementation plans, operational documentation, and continual improvement of cloud network services
  • Evaluate and recommend potential cloud networking solutions for inclusion into customer cloud service offerings and application migration solutions; participate in the procurement of network devices.


Required qualifications:

  • An active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility and the ability to obtain or maintain a polygraph, if required. 
  • Associates degree in Engineering or Computer Technology and 7+ years of experience; OR Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Technology and 5+ years of network engineering experience; OR Master’s Degree and 3+ years of network engineering experience. However, four (4) years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must satisfy DoD 8570.01 Information Assurance Technical (IAT)-Level II for both Information Assurance and Computing Environment requirements
  • Experience supporting designing, building, and maintaining networks in a classified environment.
  • Experience configuring VLANS, VPNs, firewalls/switches/routers (Cisco, Arista, Brocade, Juniper, Palo Alto, etc.), networking and using network management functions and tools.
  • Secures network and maintains device software up to date in accordance with DOD policies.
  • Strong understanding of IP addressing and subnetting.
  • You have 1-2 years of experience operating/maintaining/troubleshooting DoD encryption/COMSEC equipment.
  • Background in supporting software and/or network operations with a clear understanding of networking fundamentals

Desired qualifications:

  • You are able to effectively communicate both with customers and technical staff.
  • You have experience working with UNIX and/or LINUX systems in a network environment.
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making ability.
  • You are detail/process oriented, can multi-task, and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with management, the customer and user organizations across DoD.


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 participation 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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