Principal Engineer, Network

Apr 12, 2017
Jun 07, 2017
Full Time
Position is currently in Qatar but will relocate to Turkey or Jordan in the future.



Evaluates, designs, documents, installs, implements, tests, and performs problem isolation and resolution. Monitors, tunes and sets standards. Maintains a complex range of computer network components and systems. Plans and coordinates major information technology initiatives. Researches, evaluates and recommends new computer network equipment and technologies. Utilizes monitoring, performance analysis, network management software and hardware equipment to troubleshoot and isolate problems, gauge network performance and trace data and protocol activity. Devises solutions to complex operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed equipment. Develops and executes contingency plans for network software and hardware failures including isolated and major outages. Provides internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, workstation support, company management and departmental clients. Assists in internal training programs. Meets regularly with other network team leads to plan and coordinate efforts, resolve cross-team issues and communicate changes.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Cisco IOS, Nexus-OS (NX-OS), VPNs, VLANs, ASAs, and ACLs

Knowledge of NSA approved HAIPE encryption devices (KG 250s, KG 175Ds, etc)

SolarWinds network monitoring and Voice over IP (VoIP, CUCM) experience preferred

Has full technical knowledge of all phases of network operations

Excellent communication skills; shows tact, effective listening skills and follow through

May be required to provide clear written documentation on network procedures

Must be able to effectively interact with staff from other sections on complex client/server problems

Must be able to evaluate network performance and interact with users to solve the most complex problems

Can offer effective solutions that are also practical within system and budget constraints

Detail oriented and organized; able to understand network evaluation criteria and be exact in assessments

Reviews the work of others and is able to detect errors or needed modifications

Prior government or military employment experience preferred

Video Teleconferencing experience (Cisco VCS, MCU) preferred


1. Analyzes voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices.2. Plans network layouts and configures systems to user environments.3. Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements.4. Supports the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.5. May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users.6. May perform network administration duties.7. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced network personnel and may have supervisory responsibilities.8. May serve as technical team or task leader.9. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.10. Participates in special projects as required. Education Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.


must be certified or be able to attain CCNP route Switch

Qualifications 8-10 years of directly related experience in network analysis and design.

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.