ValidaTek, Inc

Sr. Network Engineer

Location US-VA-McLean
ID 2024-03-2162
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 Senior Network Engineer to support our customer’s network architecture which is a part of a large telecommunications and networking infrastructure in a secured DoD environment.  The Sr. Network engineer will provide full network support to include design/architecture, planning, security, and troubleshooting of issues. 


In this role, the Sr. Network Engineer will:


  • Provide problem solving and incident resolution including on call troubleshooting as needed.
  • Oversee the implementation and deployment of new systems/protocols/hardware/upgrades/ replacements/modifications and ensure all systems perform as designed with little disruption to the end user.
  • Ensure thorough documentation of all system configurations, issues, and resolutions.
  • As Subject Matter Expert, stay current with best practices and emerging technologies and protocols to make recommendations on system enhancements and improvements.
  • Collaborate with other IT departments to ensure seamless integration of all changes and enhances to the network infrastructure.


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


  • 5+ years in a primary role designing and architecting routed and switched networks as well as operating, troubleshooting, and installing network routers and switches. 3+ of those years must be in DoD environment and 2+ of those years must be as the senior or lead engineering in planning, designing, and building software defined networks.
  • Experience monitoring network performance and resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning.
  • As a Subject Matter Expert, will stay current with best practices and emerging technologies, principles, and protocols.
  • Proven experience with network virtualization technologies as well as with multi-tenant network architectures.
  • Familiarity with a wide variety of network routing and switching equipment devices from multiple vendors.
  • Experience scripting languages and coding for network threshold events.
  • Candidates must have at least one nationally recognized certification for senior network administrations/engineers/architects.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and the proven ability to influence leadership and stakeholders.
  • All candidates must have IAT Level III certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M.
  • All candidates must have an active TS/SCI clearance.
  • All candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Engineering, or equivalent. 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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