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Senior Network Engineer

Posted on Oct 27, 2021 by NCI, Inc.

Fort Bragg, NC 28307
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

For more than 30 years, NCI Information Systems has been a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services to U.S. government agencies. Headquartered in Reston, Va., NCI is accelerating public sector AI adoption to create a government workforce that is exponentially more creative and productive.

NCI takes very seriously its duty of care for protecting the health and welfare of our employees, our customers, and our communities. For that reason and in compliance with Executive Order 14042 on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, NCI has adopted a COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY that requires all employees of NCI to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by December 8, 2021, subject to accommodation for disability (including a medical condition) or a sincerely held religious belief. Vaccination (or an approved accommodation) will become a condition of employment as of that date.


NCI: As the Senior Network Engineer, you will be a key member of the NCI team supporting the United States Army Reserve (USAR) Information Technology Services contract. The USAR plays a critical role in defending our nation, with the mission to provide trained, equipped, and ready Soldiers and cohesive units to meet the global requirements across the full spectrum of operations. The Army Reserve is a key element in the Army multicomponent unit force, training with Active and National Guard units to ensure all three components work as a fully integrated team. The United States Army Reserve Command (USARC) CIO/G6 owns and operates Army Reserve Network (ARNet) to provide continuous secure and nonsecure data, voice, and video transport, data center services, hosted applications, file services, collaboration tools, cybersecurity, remote access, continuity of operations, and end user customer service across the Army Reserve enterprise. These services are provided to 65,000 users with network accounts at approximately 690 locations, primarily in the continental United States with a few in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific region. Through the Information Technology Services contract, NCI will provide reliable secure network capabilities, enhanced operational effectiveness, and reduced capital and operations costs through operational consolidation. NCI will work collaboratively with current and future Army Reserve contractors, service providers, and vendor partners to focus on USAR's success, and maintain continuous delivery and management of consistent data, voice, video, collaboration and data center services, application hosting, file storage and retrieval, cybersecurity compliance, and disaster recovery/continuity of operations and maintenance to Army Reserve facilities.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

Under general direction, installs, configures, and supports an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), Agency Internet Network (AIN), Intranet and Internet, and other data communications systems or a segment of a network system.

Maintains network hardware and software.

Monitors network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

Provides leadership/mentorship to junior & mid-level network engineers.

Oversees network control center.

Provides support to projects that involve networks.

Performs a full range of complex network designs encompassing multiple technologies within a single network.

Evaluates new network technologies and makes recommendations to project managers regarding the integration of these technologies into the existing network.

Plans new configurations for integration into the network, using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being added to the network and the specifications for network interfaces to insure effective integration and optimal network performance.

Ensures that adequate and appropriate planning is provided for hardware and communications facilities to develop and implement methodologies for analysis, installation and support of voice communications systems.

Provides support in the translation of business requirements into telecommunications (eg, LAN, MAN, WAN, Voice, and Video) requirements, designs, and orders.

Tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals


Minimum Requirements:

Secret clearance or higher

Bachelor's degree or higher

10 - 15 years of experience

7 years of experience in networks

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certified

Information Assurance Certification: DoDI 8570 IAT II certification

Computing environment certification: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certified

Experience working in the defense industry

Preferred Qualifications:

ITIL Intermediate certification or higher

Experience supporting Army or Army Reserve Information Technology programs

Physical Requirements:

Sitting for long periods

Standing for long periods

Ambulate throughout an office

Ambulate between several buildings

Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required

Travel by land or air transportation 25% or less

About NCI

It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. NCI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Reference: 1379066192

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