Network Planning Engineer [2022-070]

Network Engineering/Admin

To conduct network maintenance, troubleshooting, analysis and report/recommend enhancements to mission networks. Become part of the Agile team that is responsible for modernization and implementation of existing and any new network requirements. Prepares the analysis of the short-term or long-term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling. Develops and evaluates network performance criteria and measurement methods.

Essential Functions:

• Provide Network Support services for a Department of Defense (DoD) Senior Leader Network, exercising discretion and independent judgement when events or incidents occur to ensure corrective actions are captured and incidents resolved in an expedient manner.

• Optimize system performance with quick and independent decision making skills after analyzing RF usage, prioritization of users and then assist with mission planning and RF handovers.

• Use DISN data flows and coordinate applicable actions/issues with DISA, DISN, AFCN, JWICS and other agencies.

• Operate computer network equipment to ensure network systems are available to our network subscribers seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days each year

• Operate and maintain databases and analyze network capabilities to ensure resolution of all network incidents and immediate recovery of the network

• Monitor daily performance of systems and analyze root causes or system improvement opportunities

• Monitor/respond to System Events/Alerts/Logs (for incident response, troubleshooting, and archival)

• Monitor the system to ensure efficient utilization and allocation of network and computer resources and facilities to maintain satisfactory response to customers using the network.

• Monitor Network Performance (Node/Interface/Processor/Memory/Volume Status)

• Perform preventative maintenance: Analyze and troubleshoot computer and network system health and status to identify potential problems and develop solutions before outages occur, using diagnostic tools

Required Skills:


• DOD 8570.01M IAT 2 certification

• Sec+ required and one of the following also desired, CCNA, CCNP

• Experience in configuring VLANs with VMware 6x or later

• Experience in Juniper/Palo Alto

• Ensure technical documents are developed and adhere to strict output specifications, meet project requirements, and written at a high-quality engineering level

• Responsible for interfacing with the network engineering team and the (internal/GOV) IA teams - Cybersecurity

• Experience applying Security Technical Implementation Guidance (STIG) configurations to network devices

• Experience in implementing essential functional configurations to network devices (e.g., routing, port, timing, logging and management)

• SME-level, hands-on knowledge routing, switching, access-lists, and IP subnetting

• Perform network modeling and analysis

• Familiarity with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD), agile system development, and DevSecOps tools and processes


• DoD 8570.01-M IAT-3 certification is desirable

• Ability to work in a team environment and negotiate solutions with other engineering disciplines.

• Previous experience supporting DoD/government customers.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a technical information environment.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


5+ years

Dahlgren, VA



In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $100,000 - $135,000. Please note, salary is based on education, experience, and responsibilities.

U.S. Citizenship is required. EOE including disability/vet
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