Lead Network Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Reston
Posted Date 6 months ago(2/18/2022 2:55 PM)
# of Openings
Network Engineer

Job Title

Lead Network Engineer


EverWatch is a government solutions company providing advanced defense, intelligence, and deployed support to our country’s most critical missions.  We are a full-service government solutions company. Harnessing the most advanced technology and solutions, we strengthen defenses and control environments to preserve continuity and ensure mission success.

Northwood Global Solutions, an EverWatch company is a technology solutions and integration company specializing in cloud migration, cyber security, analytics, and big data solutions. We employ high end engineering and development staff to help government customers with their most challenging technical problems. Our focus is on our customer's mission. We partner with our customers to ensure that technology becomes a mission enabler.




As a member of our solutions delivery team, you will have the unique opportunity to work on programs advancing the digital transformation of critical government systems. This program is operating and enhancing open-source sources and collection through the delivery of superior network, platform, and systems engineering solutions. 

Seeking an experienced Lead Network Engineer to design and implement scalable, efficient, & cost-effective network infrastructures & Software Defined Networking (SDN) ecosystem solutions. As the Lead Network Engineer your technical expertise and customer engagement skills will support an AWS cloud-based network ecosystem of Linux and Microsoft services.  This position will support cloud infrastructure and services, with data flows crossing various controlled interfaces, and will follow specific IT project management and engineering life-cycle processes. This position will support solutions throughout the IT project lifecycle, to include refining requirements, creating design documentation, and providing O&M and troubleshooting support.  The ideal candidate is comfortable in technical and business requirements meetings and conversations, and self-motivated to pursue continuous improvement in a rapidly scaling delivery-of-anything-as-a-service (XaaS) environment supporting important customer missions.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop solutions utilizing Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) technologies to connect on premise networks to cloud environments
  • Recommend network design enhancements to improve cloud services and on premises systems availability and functionality
  • Provide continuous improvement of Network platform solutioning, specification & design, systems integration, platform lifecycle management
  • Manage and monitor bandwidth and network asset conditions and utilization
  • Assist in the design and implementation of LAN/WAN using switch and router technology
  • Assess hardware and software functionality and suitability within the existing network environment
  • Utilize network analysis tools to identify and mitigate performance problems in the network
  • Monitor services with log aggregations, automated analysis, reporting, and alerting in support of incident detection and response
  • Ensure that systems adhere to security compliance and best practices
  • Manage access controls


Required Qualifications:

  • 15 years of experience providing network services
  • Experience with Software Defined Networking and SD-WAN technologies, particularly SDN Controller, Service and NFV Orchestration, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), or Virtual Network Functions (VNF)
  • Experience with SDN/NFV platform along with AWS and Azure Cloud Architecture and development Network platform architecture and design
  • Experience using Network Monitoring frameworks (e.g. SolarWinds)
  • Ability to utilize network analysis tools to resolve routine network performance problems
  • Working knowledge of the theory and practice underlying LAN/WAN network operations
  • Prior experience with experience with Cat5, Cat6, Fiber, Network Switches, and patch panels
  • Experience with project and task planning to include scope of work, time estimation, and resource assignment
  • Problem-solving skills to identify, mitigate, and/or solve network challenges
  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve problems in a professional manner, lead working groups, negotiate, and create consensus
  • Ability to draft requirements documents, correspondence, and procedures in accordance with policies
  • Experience monitoring, resolving, and documenting service tickets and requests
  • MS Office suite proficiency, to include Teams, Visio, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to provide clear, accurate, and simple explanations of technical procedures and processes to audiences of varying degrees of technical proficiency
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Clearance: ISSA/TS (TS/SCI with Full-Scope Polygraph)


Desired Qualifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Security Plus certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification

Clearance Level

TS/SCI polygraph

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