• Senior Network Engineer

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/10/2018 11:07 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-CO-Colorado Springs
    Required Clearance
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related technical field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience

    Responsibilities for this Position

    GDMS has an immediate opening for a Senior Network Engineer. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



    • Designs and plans network systems
    • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture
    • Provides specific, detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
    • Provides technical analysis in data network planning, engineering, and design
    • Provides analysis for implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to network problems
    • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, hubs, bridges and gateways, etc.
    • Coordinates third party maintenance for network equipment and troubleshoots problems with department users and department network administrators
    • May develop uniform operation procedures
    • Conducts testing of network systems
    • Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
    • Occasional contact with Business Development
    • Travel may be required
    • Networks with key contacts outside own area of expertise as well as with senior internal and external personnel



    • Subject matter expert (SME) in one discipline/field and developing working knowledge in adjacent disciplines/fields
    • Proficient and able to perform all responsibilities associated with the position
    • Develops solutions to a variety of difficult problems of considerable scope and complexity, using established precedents and policies
    • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field
    • Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects
    • Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives
    • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions
    • Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives
    • Works under general direction
    • Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects
    • Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts
    • Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources
    • Proficient ability to handle complexity but requires more direction
    • Contributes to the completion of specific programs or projects
    • Requires proficient analytical, research and project management capabilities



    Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or a related technical field is preferred. Experience in the following products/technologies is highly desired:


    • Linux
    • Citrix
    • Oracle
    • SQL
    • Microsoft Windows Server
    • Microsoft Windows Enterprise
    • ClearCase (configuration management)
    • Git (configuration management)
    • Web services


    Highly desired certifications include:

    • CCNA
    • CCNP
    • Security+
    • Network+
    • CISSP



    Department of Defense Top Secret/SCI security clearance is desired at time of hire, but we will accept candidates that are able to attain a clearance within a reasonable amount of time. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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