Senior Network Engineer - 36079
Norfolk, VA 
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Job Description
Job Description

The Senior Network Engineer will provide network support to dedicated enterprise Navy operational and training networks, under the engineering oversight of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division. The network engineer will be a member of a network engineering and operations team supporting enterprise Navy operational and training networks, distributed globally to over 100 shore-based sites and ~120+ ships. Engineer will be focused on consolidating operational Navy Air Ranges into the Navy Enterprise Tactical Training Network (NETTN) standard network architecture. Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance is required.

Working under the guidance of the Network Architect, the Network Engineer will be responsible to support the NETTN Consolidation Engineering project to include providing resource scheduling, prioritization, management, tracking, and status reporting throughout the life-cycle of the project. This position will report to the Network Division Lead and will augment the Network Architect for the effort. The Network Engineer will interface and liaison with Navy government and contractor personnel, as well as the Alion Engineering Program Management Office to coordinate, report, and maintain project tasking, requirements, status reporting, and problem resolution where needed. Schedules, resource assignments, and approvals shall be maintained in coordination with the Fielding Division Lead and other Division Leads requiring support from network engineering. The Network Engineer may provide technical recommendations to the Network Architect for review.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Network Engineer will be responsible for planning and execution of the installation of new nodes, as well as operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting network connectivity and infrastructure on enterprise managed networks. The Network Engineer will support the installation of and operation and maintenance of multiple network enclaves across different classification levels and may augment ensuring continuous network connectivity is maintained to customers and sites.

He/she will support establishing and maintaining connectivity of an IP and MPLS network, running various network protocols and advanced network engineering techniques and architectures, in support of Navy training and operational requirements. The Network Engineer will support the drafting of Bill of Materials (BOMs) for network device hardware and software procurement, based on the approved network portfolio, as well conduct analysis of the Fielding Division site survey reports for accurate network engineering planning. The Network Engineer may support site surveys when necessary. The engineer will support the physical installations and network configurations at local and remote CONUS sites initially and eventually OCONUS sites, further in the life cycle of the project, along with the travel coordination necessary. Installation will include network diagram creation according to division standards, IP address allocation and planning, device software or IOS upgrades in compliance with approved IOS baselines, device configuration of all network platforms, network security compliance including implementation of DISA STIGs in order to maintain network accreditations, System Operational Verification Test (SOVT) completion on site to validate full functionality of the node(s), as well as circuit SOVTs, daily site installation status reporting, coordination with the circuits team, Fielding Division, and other Divisions as needed, and documentation verification upon node install completion.

Additional duties may include escalation of issues or problems that are discovered by the NOC to the Network Engineer. The Network Engineer may provide troubleshooting assistance of network connectivity including WAN circuits, equipment failures, router and switch configurations, firewall access control lists, VoIP device registrations and configuration as well as Call Manager and UCM troubleshooting, and cryptographic device configurations and keying material. The engineer shall report and maintain documentation of the physical and logical network architecture, IP addressing, networking capabilities, and service level performance of the sites as well as documentation on proposed changes or modifications. The Network Engineer may be required to assist the Project Lead with additional network engineering tasks, development of architectural and technical briefs or documents on the design, capabilities, and functional operation of networking technologies and projects for peer-review with Network Engineering and other divisions.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skill, Abilities:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for equilvalent applicable work experience.
  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in network engineering and support. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Security+ Certification required.
  • CCNA Certification required.
  • CCNP Certification, a plus.
  • Strong experience in installing and troubleshooting WAN and LAN network equipment including DISA WAN circuits, routing (BGP/EIGRP/OSPF), VLANs, and switchport configurations.
  • Strong experience in monitoring, maintaining, troubleshooting and configuring ASA and/or FirePOWER NGFW firewall access control lists.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot network issues at the protocol/packet level using sniffers, protocol analyzers, netflow, logging, etc.
  • Strong technical network troubleshooting and critical thinking skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems.
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco Internetworking including IP addressing (subnets, CIDR), switching (VTP, VLANs, 802.1q, IGMP, etc..) and routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, PIM, multicast, etc.) and Cisco IOS.
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model, frame and packet structure, (OSI, frames, packets etc.).
  • Experience with NSA Type 1 KG cryptographic devices and keymat particularly KG-175D and KG-175G.
  • Experience in a network operations center environment including help desk, customer communication, trouble ticketing, and issue resolution.
  • Experience in independent project management.
  • Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines
  • Experience with network and performance monitoring tools (Cisco IP SLA, SolarWinds, HP NA, PRTG).
  • Experience in network security, tools, and technologies including firewalls, VRFs, 802,1x, and port-security.
  • Familiarity with Cisco VoIP, including PoE switches and Call Manager or Unified Communications Manager.
  • Must be willing to work periodic but brief shifted schedules include evening, night, and weekend when necessary, when onsite installation requires it.
  • Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS approximately 40-50%.


Must be a US Citizen, possess a current or able to obtain a Secret security clearance.


Security Clearance: Secret

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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