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Senior Network Engineer

Identification Number: DlA NISS 17R0031

Position Description: Senior Network Engineer

Location: National Capital Region (NCR)

Employment Category: Full Time / Exempt

Travel: As directed

Drug screening: Yes

Security Clearance: Must have a DoD issued Secret Clearance

Citizenship: US Citizenship required

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, Master’s degree preferred

Certification: DoD 8570 certification IAT-I with a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) or equivalent certification.

Experience: Minimum of 8 years’ experience in infrastructure design industry is required

Salary: Negotiable based on experience, education and qualifications.


Designs, plans, establishes, and optimizes networks and enterprise network architecture.

Develops network infrastructures and makes recommendations on systems enhancements for optimization.

Leads and supervise teams.

Provides technical assessment of requirements and definitions from conception through implementation.

Trains and mentor other engineers.

Designs and validates link performance, quality and reliability.

Uses measuring and diagnostic tools to test and adjust equipment.

Creates manuals and support documentation.

Optimizes existing network by adjusting network parameters, adds/deletes neighbors and recommends possible solutions to hardware problems.

Monitors and analyzes statistical and drive test data to improve system performance.

Applies propagation theory, cellular theory, RF engineering tools and antenna theory to choose device placement.

Responsible for capacity planning, GSM frequency planning and frequency hopping by applying carrier/interference (C/I) ratio analysis.


Must have a four-year degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business, or related field.

Must have 8 years’ experience in wireless and network communications industry.

Must have a current DoD

Must have a DoD 8570 certification IAT-I

Must have a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) or equivalent certification.

Must possess a thorough understanding of network engineering that includes wired and wireless transmissions, mapping and surveying, configuration of access points, antennas and related equipment, cabling infrastructure to support WLAN systems, client wireless configurations, operations and troubleshooting.

Must have experience with Location Based Services/Choke Points/Active/Passive & Semi-Passive RFID.Network survey/ deployment/support experience required.

Must have physical infrastructure experience.

Must have project team, lead and management experience.

Strong oral and written communications skills

Strong planning skills, with an ability to design, develop and deliver high-quality plans created through collaboration.

Strong problem resolution skills.

Strong working knowledge of computer hardware/software fundamentals

Knowledge of Cisco products preferred.

Experience with communicating between Government customers, executives and senior leadership, and support management and staff.

The designer must have recent experience in the design of voice and data communications systems, audio visual systems, electronic security systems, and/or other Information Transport Systems.

Applicants must be self-motivated, enjoy a collaborative environment and be proficient in MS Office

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