Network Engineer


Job Description
BAE Systems is looking for a highly qualified and self-motivated senior Network Engineer to support the US Space Force (USSF) Space and Missile Systems Center Innovation and Prototyping Directorate. This individual will be responsible for the monitoring and support of network infrastructure (Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, and VPNs) and virtual server environments (servers, storage area networks, and VMware) and should be able to troubleshoot, install, implement and administer network systems. This individual will ensure planned testing activities are executed, develop network security guidelines and configure Cisco IOS equipment including routers, switches and firewalls. This individual will work on a team comprised of fellow network engineers, systems administrators, software developers and software testers who utilize lifecycle management frameworks, such as Agile/scrum, to complete new IT projects and maintain existing infrastructure.

Primary duties may include:
  • Installation, configuration, and removal of switches, routers, firewalls, UPS, and network gear in operational and test lab environments
  • Apply knowledge of enterprise system monitoring and management tools (Solar Winds, WireShark, etc.) to analyze network activity and problems
  • Use and incorporate broad technical knowledge of the diverse business areas within the enterprise in the assessment of network engineering technologies, computing systems hardware and software protocols
  • Provide the customer technical guidance and direction in the design and implementation of network solutions using advanced understanding of network theory and maintaining specific enterprise network architecture
  • Establish overall strategic network standards and priorities to maintain the network baseline; recommend network design changes/enhancements; and analyze the optimization of network systems performance
  • Provide high-level technical advice and guidance to managers and technical resources through which network technologies can be utilized to meet current and future organizational needs.


Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Required Skills:
  • Must possess an active Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility
  • A Bachelor's degree in science and technology related discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, and Computer Engineering from an accredited college or university and 5 years or more relevant experience; a Master's degree and 3 years or more experience; or a PhD and 0 years or more experience. May substitute 9 years or more experience for a degree.
  • Must possess DoD 8570 baseline certification
  • Strong background in Microsoft Office tools and Visio
  • Record of success in contributing to the completion of programs and projects; ability to obtain results and make key recommendations


Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Desired Experience
  • Good understanding of discipline process; information and data management, configuration control
  • Seasoned communicator with demonstrated record of success in leadership, followership, and working with contract representatives and government sponsors.
  • Ability to provide high-level summary of results and draw conclusions based on interpretation of data


About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We're laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.