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Senior Network Engineer

Job Duties and Responsibilities

ManTech is seeking a Senior Network Engineer to support the DHS USCIS on the SPEDI Program.  The SPEDI contract is a high-profile, high-visibility modernization program where you can contribute innovative solutions.

The contractor shall perform the engineering design, testing, implementation, and validation of USCIS IT infrastructure systems with an overarching system engineering function used to guide and direct the overall value and effectiveness of the system.This function shall provide support to further refine and improve on the solution as technology, business needs, and the USCIS IT infrastructure mission evolve.


Architecture & Engineering projects include but are not limited to such tasks as the following:

· Enterprise Data Center Consolidation

· Enterprise Cloud based solutions

· Enterprise Unified Communications

· Next Generation Endpoint and Mobility operating systems

· Directory and Messaging services

· Enterprise Network and Compute configuration standards development

· Enterprise Network and Compute management development

· Enterprise Backup and archive design and solutions

· Enterprise Mobility solutions development

· Enterprise Management, configuration, and tools standardization

· Network (WAN/LAN) standards or changes

· Participation in DevOps design and implementation teams

Support for Engineering and DevOps Integration (SPEDI)

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The Contractor shall perform the following types of architecture and engineering projects:

· Assess current architecture and engineering processes and provide recommendations on

To-Be process in order to establish an efficient and effective repeatable methodology for

architecture and engineering solutions from concept to delivery of operations.

· Provide technical consulting services which include but are not limited to an average of 50 projects per year.

· Attend meetings with stakeholders to better understand requirements and provide recommendations for solution.

· Review and/or assist with the development of technical documentation for viability and interoperability of solutions within the USCIS Infrastructure

· Provide cost estimates and Level of Effort (LOE) assessments based on information provided via the Infrastructure Service Request (ISR) process to an estimated 60 requests per year

· Provide architecture and engineering services associated with development of enterprise standards for Network (Wide Area Network and Local Area Network), Directory and

Network Services (e.g. Active Directory, NTP, DNS, etc.), and Compute Infrastructure (e.g. Server/SAN)

· Provide architecture and engineering services in the development of standards for all telecommunication, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) circuits and connectivity to DHS systems with Government organizations and designated DHS business partners.

· Provide architecture and engineering services in the development of standards for switches, routers, Riverbeds, servers, voice systems and video systems.

· Provide architecture and engineering services in the development of standards for Continuity of Operations (COOP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) to ensure USCIS mission critical functions and capabilities are not lost or diminished during periods when services or other DHS components are unavailable

· Develop a lean framework and standard for workstation and server image configuration and implementation

· Work with vendors to assess and determine how products and/or solutions meet requirements provided by Government stakeholders

· Design a standard architecture for the USCIS environment including DHS data centers by utilizing state-of-the-art data center technologies consistent with industry best practices to include network, compute, security, and management solutions and process ensuring all DHS security requirements are taken into consideration.

· Provide architecture and engineering services in the development of standards for an efficient and robust infrastructure Security Architecture that aligns with the DHS security architecture. The contractor shall abide by and follow all USCIS, Government, and DHS directives regarding the selection of security products, the configuration and hardening of operating systems, and for all security related systems

· Provide recommendations for new products and technology for supporting all layers of the IT infrastructure architecture based on testing and technology vetting to be performed at USCIS TAC Support for Engineering and DevOps Integration (SPEDI)

· Ensure cross-functional, cross-branch and cross-division communication and cooperation

to meet the goals of each transition project, including minimizing impact on the USCIS

users of the services

· Provide Unified Communication architecture and engineering support to include

designing, conducting market research and documenting video capabilities needed based

on requirements.

· Provide recommendations to the Government for acquiring Unified Communication

hardware and software and for improvements to existing systems

· Provide architecture and engineering support for implementing and integrating

applications and/or systems into DHS data centers

· Define the documentation standards for server rooms, server and SAN configurations

· Develop an enterprise data storage plan that includes automation, provisioning, disaster

recovery, and backup and recovery operations

· Develop standards for server imaging and patching as well as process for monitoring

servers and SANS in accordance with USCIS and DHS security guidelines

· Provide architecture and engineering expertise for network, video, voice, compute, Data

Center and other Infrastructure related technologies to deliver solutions and products to

Enterprise Operational Baseline

· Gather requirements, develop high level and low level designs, test artifacts,

configurations using the USCIS templates in the PM Toolkit

· The Contractor shall assist the USCIS in developing requirements documentation for

telecommunications hardware and services required to implement telecommunications


· The Contractor shall provide voice communications expertise to assist USCIS in the

continued implementation of voice communications systems, policies and procedures.

Voice communications includes traditional landline, Internet Protocol (IP), wireless and

emergency satellite-based voice communications.

Due to Government Customer requirement:  US Citizenship is Required.


Cisco Certifications: CCNA/CCNP (CCIE desired)
Ideal candidate should have at least five years’ experience in networks with routing (EIGRP, BGP) and switching (L2/L3) in an enterprise environment
Excellent technical knowledge on Cisco LAN, WLAN and WAN technologies
Experience in Cisco NAC (Cisco Clean Access) and other network security applications, storage, and firewalls
In-depth knowledge in deploying and configuring Cisco network technologies from the CLI
Create/validate Bills of Material based upon project plans
Create and update LAN diagrams using Microsoft Visio   
Act as Tier 4 troubleshooting for WAN, LAN, VLAN network issues
Ability to obtain Certificate of Public Trust
Ability to drive large scale network projects with tight timelines  
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to interface across groups and functional units in a global enterprise environment
Experience managing large projects including developing project plans and manage them to completion
Experience with F5 load balancing solution
Experience with VMware infrastructure
Experience deploying and maintaining Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution

Clearance Required:
US Citizen; Clearable for Public Trust

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in
Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering or related technical


Equivalent Experience/Education
Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience

11-13 years w/High School Diploma
05-07 years w/Bachelors Degree
02-04 years w/Masters Degree
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Company Name:
Security Clearance:
Bethesda, Maryland
United States
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