Principal Engineer, Network
ResponsibilitiesEvaluates, 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 AbilitiesKnowledge of Cisco IOS, Nexus-OS (NX-OS), VPNs, VLANs, ASAs, and ACLsKnowledge of NSA approved HAIPE encryption devices (KG 250s, KG 175Ds, etc)SolarWinds network monitoring and Voice over IP (VoIP, CUCM) experience preferredHas full technical knowledge of all phases of network operationsExcellent communication skills; shows tact, effective listening skills and follow throughMay be required to provide clear written documentation on network proceduresMust be able to effectively interact with staff from other sections on complex client/server problemsMust be able to evaluate network performance and interact with users to solve the most complex problemsCan offer effective solutions that are also practical within system and budget constraintsDetail oriented and organized; able to understand network evaluation criteria and be exact in assessmentsReviews the work of others and is able to detect errors or needed modificationsPrior government or military employment experience preferredVideo Teleconferencing experience (Cisco VCS, MCU) preferredWill assist in the design and development of voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks.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. A current CCNP Route and Switch will be 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. 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.