• DTRA - Sr. Network Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Ft. Belvoir
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    Bachelor's Degree
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
    IAT 2
  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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    A Subject Matter Expert that has experience in architecting and deploying IP networks within medium to large datacenter environments. Senior network engineer must be able to develop LAN/WAN designs, setup router/switch configurations, design/configure routing protocols, and set up IP subnet schemes. Senior network engineers must be able to exhibit strong communication, collaboration, as well as time and project management skills. This is a consulting position that focuses on customer-facing (production) infrastructure.

    • MUST HAVE F5 experience
    • Develop LAN/WAN network designs to accommodate a data center migration
    • Demonstrated knowledge and hands on experience with LAN/WAN setup, TCP/IP protocol, routing/switching configurations and firewall technologies.
    • Experience with Cisco routing/switching platforms and IOS.
    • Experience with network topologies such as Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, GbE VLAN, and SONET.
    • Experience in implementing converged networks to include VoIP, VTC and QoS methods
    • Demonstrated knowledge with content switching and load balancers
    • Troubleshooting complex network issues such as performance analysis, protocol problems, hardware failures and WAN/LAN connectivity issues.
    • VoIP component configuration and deployment experience is a plus.
    • Knowledge and experience with Juniper platforms is a plus.
    • Have a general knowledge of systems and enterprise storage technologies.
    • Participate in the implementation of agreed upon solutions and strategies.
    • Troubleshoot technology issues, using various internal and external resources.
    • Generate innovative approaches and solutions to recurring tasks or problems.
    • Document technical problems, resolutions, and processes for assigned tasks and projects.
    • Participate in testing and evaluation of new technologies to ensure compatibility and functionality.
    • Follow policies and procedures for change and incident management.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently as required.


    Eight to ten years of progressively responsible network engineering hands-on experience with Cisco platforms. Candidate must have CCNP certification (CCIE is a plus). Candidates should have technical experience in all of the following areas: Microsoft Windows Server 2K3/2K8, UNIX/Linux (SUN/Redhat) or database (Oracle/MS SQL 2005+). Individual must have high degree of skills with the MS Office toolsets.


    Applicant must possess refined critical thinking skills, should be a self-starter, may direct the activities of other team members, diplomatic, multi-task capable, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable. Prior experience in a government consulting services environment is preferred.




    Bachelor’s degree in a Business Management or MIS related field.



    Must have and maintain an active DoD Top Secret security clearance.


    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  



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