Network Engineer SME (Active Polygraph Required) in Herndon, VA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/20/2020

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Job Description

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day. We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on Network Engineer joining our team to support Government activities at Herndon, Virginia.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Network Engineer, supporting the customer, you will be trusted to perform moderately complex network designs; performing upgrades to limited segments of the network, and perform routine network operations and maintenance (O&M). In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Perform routine to moderately complex network designs and upgrades
  • Review user requests for upgrades or additions to the network and assess impact on network performance using knowledge of the performance characteristics of the systems being upgraded and the specifications for network interfaces; insure effective integration and optimal network performance
  • Provide advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach required to meet user requirements
  • Utilize network analysis tools to identify and resolve performance problems in the network
  • Follow troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels, to include creating troubleshooting procedures
  • Employ strong analytical and conceptual skills to create original concepts and theories for various projects
  • Provide basic explanation of technical procedures and processes clearly and accurately to both technical and non-technical audiences


  • Minimum of 15 years related experience.
  • Technical Skills: Knowledge of Customer’s on premise infrastructure (i.e. virtualization (VMWare), physical networking (Cisco), storage (NetApp), Windows (Active Directory, SCCM, etc.)
  • Enterprise System Engineer maintains a strong awareness of technical trends in information technology, develops and maintains a strong awareness of on-going IT projects and business unit requirements
  • Experience with Customer’s Program Management Framework (PMF)
  • Candidate will have a diverse IT background, strong hands-on technical experience, organizational and interpersonal skills working as part of a team and at all times in an autonomous manner, mentoring others as needed.
  • Candidate will have demonstrated competencies with enterprise solutions architecture, technical leadership and strategy, enterprise data and analytic engineering, enterprise software development and SysOps/DevOps.


  • CCIE or other networking certification
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering solutions to satisfy High Availability and Business Continuity requirements.
  • Self-starter


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.










We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.