Principal Network Engineer

Job Description

Principal Network Engineer

Initial Hires Plan Ref# 21

This is a hands-on network engineering and support role within a unique cloud environment, not a typical enterprise network. The successful candidate will have a maniacal focus on automation, and will constantly consider how to avoid solving the same problem more than once. Develops strategies and direction for network systems solutions using current and emerging technologies. Plans, approves and monitors designs and configurations to ensure expected performance and compliance.

Location: Draper, Utah & Mclean, VA

Principal Responsibilities

  • Proactively analyze the network environments you are responsible for to look for and resolve potential problems before they occur
  • Respond to incident tickets to troubleshoot and resolve problems within the environment
  • Use good judgment to balance competing priorities when handling multiple incidents as well as project-based work
  • Assist senior network engineers in the design and implementation of new infrastructure, and participate in implementing changes to the environment
  • Develop automation, processes, and tools to make deploying and supporting the infrastructure simpler, more reliable, and faster
  • Ensure network documentation is developed and maintained
  • Take on-call rotations as necessary to ensure 24x7 coverage of critical production environments
  • On-call 24/7 support



Basic Technical Skills

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 2 or more years of network engineering experience in an operational role
  • Working knowledge of Ethernet, TCP/IP, routing protocols, and Load Balancers
  • Experience with protocol analysis, network analyzers, packet capture devices, or Wireshark
  • Familiar with UNIX and Windows servers, VMware, and their networking capabilities and requirements
  • Knowledge of network security concepts, firewalls, and load balancers
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with customers and team members, communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences


Preferred Technical Skills

  • Experience with Cisco, Dell, Alitris Networks
  • Scripting and/or development expertise
  • Experience FC and iSCSI technology
  • Knowledge of DNS, DHCP, LDAP, other core network-based services
  • 3 or more years of experience as Linux systems administrator
  • OpenStack/Neutron experience



  • Education Required: Bachelors (Technical)
  • Experience Required: 8+ years relevant experience
  • IT-1 and Secret Clearance Required


Job Title
Principal Network Engineer

City State
Mclean VA
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