Network Systems Engineer


  • Location: Herndon or Springfield

Senior-Level (12 to 18 years experience)

Overview and Deliverables: Senior Network Engineers plan and develop telecommunications solutions involving computer and communications equipment. The Network Engineer analyzes network alternatives and develops recommendations for improvements.

  • Analyze, design, test, and evaluate network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet, intranet, satellite, and other data communications systems.
  • Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning.
  • Oversee the work of Mid-, and Junior-level contractor Network Systems Engineers.
  • Research, design, analyze, test, experiment, and/or model and simulation of communications networks.

Skill/Position Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.  
  • Senior-level experience in cloud-based systems architecting, with emphasis on the unique networking aspects of cloud computing, including low latency within the data center, and higher latency and limited bandwidth for remote users.  
  • Demonstrated experience with standard networking protocols for transport (including MPLS), routing, and network services such as DNS, SNMP, NTP/PTP, etc.  
  • Demonstrated experience with wireless and SATCOM networks.  
  • Demonstrated experience with Firewalls, VPNs, IDSs, HAIPEs, and other network security technologies.

Desired Skills: 

  • Master’s degree or higher in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree.  
  • Network technology course/certification in one or more areas:
        -Managing and troubleshooting DNS and DHCP
        -Installing and configuring network and software infrastructure
        -Configuring and managing device routing and remote access
        -Monitoring and maintain network infrastructure 
  • Demonstrated network technology experience in all of the following:
         -Roles of devices in TCP/IP network
         -Details of IP, ARP, TCP, ICMP and UDP
         -Functions of FTP, SFTP, FTPS, HTTP, Telnet and other applications of TCP/IP
         -Use of Voice over IP or VoIP, messaging and multicasting
         -Troubleshooting for TCP/IP issues at each network layer  
  • Senior-level experience in securely and efficiently moving data and operating across hybrid multi-cloud and on premise and multi-fabric environments – within enclaves on the same security domain, and across security domains.  
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud technologies, data center networks, Software Defined Networking (SDN), and/or Network Function Virtualization (NFV).  
  • Demonstrated experience with Network modeling and simulation tools such as OPNET/Riverbed Modeler and Exata.  
  • Network professional certifications, e.g. Cisco CCNA, Comptia Security+, CISSP.

Clearance: Candidates need to be TS/SCI-cleared with polygraph. 

Incentive: ASG will pay $5000 for referrals to candidates successfully placed into these positions, payable six months after hire. 

ASG is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled