Job Description


SSI is looking to fill a Senior Network Engineer in Washington, DC. A Network Engineer is expected to be a network professional with experience in complex data and telecommunications systems design, development, management, and evaluation. Provides full life-cycle support for all network services, including the installation, tuning, testing, monitoring, operation, maintenance, upgrading, patching, break/fix, and management of designated network distribution systems and associated equipment for all levels of security classification. Performs on-site or in-house servicing, repairs and/or installations of customer-owned products. Provides technical support to customers on operational or maintenance aspects of system equipment and serve as customer contact on technical and service-related problems.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure network connectivity throughout the LAN/WAN and MAN Infrastructure
  • Work with team members to deploy Cisco network equipment for LAN/WAN solutions
  • Plans network layouts and configures systems to user environments
  • Provide technical assessment of requirements and definition from conception to launch
  • Create manuals and support documentation.
  • Service provisioning, installation, maintenance, and management of the intra-facility LAN/VLAN wiring, equipment, and software itself within and between the facilities
  • 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
  • Conduct Site Survey and Plan network layouts and configures systems to user environments.
  • Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting to users.
  • Perform network administration duties.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects & O&M as required.


  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, frequently changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and documentation skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate and influence across multiple teams.
  • Problem solving abilities and analytical thinking will be required to work around unforeseen issues
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, presentation, and written)


  • 5-7 years of experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • CCNA Routing and Switching or, CCNP preferred

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Wide Area Networks
  • Large-Scale Network Exp. with MPLS and BGP
  • Experience with building out network, Design/Documentation
  • Routing/Switching on a Large-Scale Network
  • Deep understanding of network management, and security standards and industry best practices.
  • Fundamental knowledge of security protocols,
  • Working knowledge of IP routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP.
  • Experience deploying QoS in LAN/WLAN environments in support of multimedia and voice applications.
Job Title
Hybrid Sr. Network Engineer - Department of State

City State
Alexandria DC
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