ValidaTek, Inc

Rapid Response Sr. Network Engineer

Location US-VA-McLean
ID 2024-03-2151
Information Technology
Position Type
Location Detail

Company Overview

At ValidaTek, we modernize and optimize IT services to solve some of the most critical challenges facing federal civilian and defense agencies. From customers to partners to top-talent employees, ValidaTek puts people first, empowering them to exceed expectations and transform government organizations. Our success starts and ends with our people, so we built a company where great people can do great things, with the resources and autonomy to make decisions that transform organizations. We operate as one team of diverse people, united by a passion for continuous growth and optimization. Our commitment to quality and performance optimization is the reason why our IT Service Projects and New Development Projects have been appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 5, positioning us as one of a handful of elite companies to receive the highest form of third-party validation.


ValidaTek is searching for a Rapid Response Team Sr. Network Engineer who will act as the Subject Matter Expert for the configuration, security, and troubleshooting of the network framework that supports a large DoD IT infrastructure program providing a common view for all enterprise-wide users.  As part of the Rapid Response Team, the Sr. Network Engineer will focus on the optimization of the network framework to prevent system intrusions and respond with urgency when a breach occurs. 


The Sr. Network Engineer will:


  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all security incidents and breaches, leading the response and overseeing troubleshooting and resolution to address the issue. Urgency will be of utmost importance as will the quality of response.
  • Focus on the prevention and safeguarding against future breaches and incidents. The Sr. Network Engineer will keep current on best practices and make recommendations to upgrade systems and processes and then oversee the implementation of recommendations.
  • Oversee and plan system configuration, utilizing an in-depth knowledge of best practices and protocols necessary to maintain and optimize network configuration and security.


To be considered for this position, candidates must have the following:


  • 3+ years in a primary role operating, troubleshooting, installing network routers and switches, primary role designing, architecting routed and switched networks, and at least 3+ years in a DoD IT environment.
  • Proven performance as a subject matter expert in network configuration that emphasizes optimization and system security.
  • At least one nationally recognized certification for senior network administrators/engineers/architects tied to the proposed solution’s routers and switches.
  • Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level III certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M
  •               IAT Level III certification must be obtained within 120 days after start date.
  • All candidates must have a current TS/SCI clearance.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering or Equivalent is required; a master’s degree is preferred.

EEO Statement

ValidaTek is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to verify authorization to work in the United States.

Offers of employment will be contingent upon passing a post-offer background check.


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