• Network Engineer Senior Technical Specialist

    Location US-VA-McLean
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Residency Status
    U.S. Citizenship Required
    Top Secret/SCI w/Poly
    Employee Type
    Time Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems. 

    Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do. 

    Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


    Designs and plans network communications systems. Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture. Conducts cost/benefit analysis and 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. Conducts testing of network design. Responsible for monitoring network hardware operations to ensure properly set configuration options. Plans implementation of enhancements and upgrades to the network. Advises network users of hardware requirements, configurations, and limitations. Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc. Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network. May be assigned responsibility for the management of the systems administration function, including associated staff.



    Specific Job Description

    This position is for an IG/MIS Program.  It will directly support the Customer project managers holding responsibility for multiple development projects.  The range of support required spans from acquisition planning through fielding and O&M.  Project size varies from being on a team with two-three other engineers, to being the sole engineer supporting a Customer effort.  Key aspects of this position are below.


    Position Requirements:

    • Represent Customer on-site and at development contractor facilities – focusing on technical and programmatic aspects of the project
    • Provide early insight into progress and issues, and communicate the ‘ground truth’ to Customer project managers as needed
    • Evaluate communications and network requirements and support he design and implementation of communications networks
    • Design, maintain, and modernize various IT networks that support Customer mission requirements
    • Understand computer network security requirements
    • Leverage industry trends and technologies to modernize existing communications networks
    • Foster communications between the Customer project managers, development contractors, other contractors/organizations, and fellow SE/SI team members
    • Understand and help develop Customer-level requirements, integration and test plans/approaches (be an active part in Customer-level systems engineering)
    • Understand development contractor/implementing contractor approaches to requirements
    • Review CDRLs and project documentation for completeness, accuracy, and technical soundness
    • Gather, summarize, and synthesize contractor data for special topics
    • Review and provide comments on monthly technical review packages
    • Oversee Discrepancy report closure efforts and provide recommendations to the Customer on readiness for DR closure
    • Position requires periodic travel around NVA and to development contractors (primarily East coast)









    Required Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or engineering field required (Computer Engineering, Network Engineering)
    • Experience across the entire engineering lifecycle with focus on incremental developments to support specific field needs
    • Ability to assimilate data, understand problems, and succinctly report status and recommendations to the Customer
    • Ability to coordinate across engineering disciplines (mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, development contractors, and FFRDCs 
    • Familiar with and experienced in the Customer’s classified mission responsibilities
    • Project management skills and experience, to include cost/schedule/risk planning
    • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
    • Proven record of building positive relationships with Customers at all levels
    • Experience in writing technical requirements, defining interfaces, writing technical analysis (and associated management briefing packages)
    • Must be able to partner with other engineers as well as other support contractors across the Customer organization
    • Experience required in capturing minutes and tracking action items to completion
    • Extensive knowledge of MS Office tools.
    • TS/SCI w/poly and current BI (< 5 years) – this is a hard requirement


    Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.


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