Senior Network Engineer

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Job Title:  Senior Network Engineer

Job Location:  Ft. Meade, MD

Security Clearance: An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance with the abilty to obtain TS eligibility

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a cleared Senior Network Engineer to join our team based in Ft. Meade, MD.

Duties include:

  • Establishes Network information requirements in the development of enterprise-wide or large-scale networking infrastructure (CAN, MAN, WAN). Designs architecture to include the software, hardware and communications to support the total requirements and provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.
  • Ensures these Network systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems architectures, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and International Standards Organization (ISO) reference models and profiles of standards - such as Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Open Systems Environment (OSE) reference model - as they apply to the implementation and specification of Information Management (IM) solution of the network layers, across the application program interface (API) and the external environment/software application.
  • Ensures that the network/transport layers of the common operating environment are compliant. Evaluates analytically and systematically problems of work flows and network usage, organization and planning and develops appropriate corrective action. Provides daily supervision and direction to staff.
  • Lead teams to define, optimize, standardize and follow operational processes and metrics based on best practices and ITIL framework
  • Develop & ensure efficient application of change, configuration & release management processes
  • Ensure that all changes to the baselines go through appropriate change boards, serve as a member of Change Control & Engineering Review Boards
  • Define and implement Document Management & version control processes (check-out/check-in, merge, build, re-lease, etc.)
  • Responsible for reviewing processes, and resources to make recommendations for improvements to increase productivity and reduce costs
  • Evaluate the portfolio of systems & solutions, assess functional requirements, develop and propose innovative solutions (processes, tools, alternatives, etc.)
  • Conducts inventory/procurement management, technical refresh, software update tracking, version control implementation and standardization across the supported environments
  • Ability to design technical release templates and to draft release notes in support of release process
  • Ability to write and update technical documents, procedures, TTP, SOPs, etc.
  • Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups
  • Work with ticket queue to track support issues
  • Available to provide after-hours support
  • Willing and available for on-call and exercise support
  • Willing and available up to travel 25% during times of implementation
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years direct experience in the last eight years supporting IT projects and initiatives as a network engineer or comparable position.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with the execution of technical projects with responsibility to deliver within cost, schedule and performance parameters. 
  • Current DoD 8570 IAT II certification
  • Technical Certification in Networking
  • Strong proficiency in developing, improving and establishing network processes and supporting tools
  • An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret w/ SSBI clearance with the abilty to obtain Top Secret eligibility.
  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting DoD Coalition network infrastructure and service deployments
  • Advanced Networking Certification, such as CCIE Routing and Switching
  • ITIL-Foundations certified


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math). With at least eight years of general experience of which eight years is directly related experience, a degree is not required.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, disability or veteran status. 


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