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Lead Network Engineer



Remote · London, UK
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Lead Network Engineer in support of the Space Development Agency (SDA) Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture (PWSA) Futures Program (PFP), Ground Segment (GS) Integration (PGI). The goal of the PGI is to provide a common, enduring, ground infrastructure and resources to minimize cost and complexity for PFP space vehicle demonstration and experimentation programs.

This position is Remote with occasional travel to customer sites

This position will design, analyze, plan, modify, and maintain networks and network components supporting data, voice, and/or audio communication activities. The Lead Network engineer will work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with experienced engineers and customers. The position will lead the network team that ensures space vehicles can communicate with ground systems and are responsible for monitoring and supporting the network infrastructure (Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, and VPNs) and virtual server environments (servers, storage area networks, and VMware) and should be able to troubleshoot, install, implement, and administer network systems. The Lead Network Engineer must be an expert who can troubleshoot and repair network issues, while working either independently or as part of a team.

The Lead Network Engineer will:

· Configure, deploy, upgrade, and troubleshoot multivendor switches, routers, firewalls, UPS, and network equipment in operational and test environments and solutions, including Cisco, Palo Alto, Dell, HPE, or Juniper

· Deploy, operate, or administer Linux and Unix systems

· Provide occasional after-hours operational support for networks

· Apply knowledge of enterprise system monitoring and management tools (Solar Winds, WireShark, etc.) to analyze network activity and problems

· Use and incorporate broad technical knowledge of the diverse business areas within the enterprise in the assessment of network engineering technologies, computing systems, hardware, and software protocols

· Establish overall strategic network standards and priorities to maintain the network baseline; recommend network design changes/enhancements; and analyze the optimization of network systems performance

· Provide high level technical advice and guidance to managers and technical resources through which network technologies can be utilized to meet current and future organizational needs

· Develop and maintain network topologies and diagrams


Active Top Secret SCI clearance

· Bachelor’s degree in Science and Technology related discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, or Computer Engineering from an accredited college or University and sixteen (16) years or more related experience. Note that additional years of experience can be substituted in lieu of degree; Master’s degree and fourteen (14) years or more related experience; PhD or JD and eleven (11) years or more experience

· Must possess DoD 8570 baseline certification

· Strong background in Cross Domain Cloud and On-Premise Solutions. Multi-level security thin client solutions

· Strong background in Microsoft Office tools to include Project and Visio

· Successful record of contributing to the completion of programs and projects; ability to obtain results and make key recommendations

· Security+ Certification

Desired Experience

· Space Ground System Network engineering experience – design, implementation, sustainment C2 expertise

· Experience with TACLANES and other COMSEC devices

· Knowledge of any of all the following:

o Type 1 Cryptographic products (KG-175/175A/175D, KG-75/75A)

o TEMPEST; encryption, key management, and network communication standards

o Data transfer devices

· Knowledge of network simulations and load testing (CML, GNS3, T-bird, iPerf, etc.)

· Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent certification

· Linux Redhat v 5/6 and experience in a VMware environment

Target salary range: $175,001 - $200,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.