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Senior Network Engineer

Dark Wolf Solutions
Tysons Corner, VA
  • Posted: May 28, 2022
  • Full-Time

Dark Wolf Solutions is looking for a Senior Network Engineer to work as part of an Information Technology (IT) Operations Team responsible for standing-up and maintaining one or more production Operations Centers (OC). The team will support the technical infrastructure of a complex Windows Server-based ecosystem that leverages cloud resources and cutting-edge technologies. Given the customer's critical mission, the team may need to flex to evolving requirements to ensure efficient, secure operations and successful business outcomes.

This position is located in the Tysons Corner, VA area and will require limited travel, approximately two 1-2-week long trips for training and collaborative solution development. The Senior Network Engineer will be responsible for planning, deploying, configuring, and maintaining all networking, conferencing, and associated equipment. The selected candidate will manage all connections with other networks, including customer networks and data centers, and will respond to any associated trouble tickets for this equipment. The job requirements may include but not be limited to the following:

  • Planning, developing, implementing, maintaining, and patching IT networking equipment and processes in accordance with end-customer requirements including: power supply units, hard drives, internal network, links to data centers, links to customer networks
  • Collaborating with other team members and the customer to plan and execute product and software releases, including working with third-party vendors to test bug fixes and new driver patches
  • Collecting and reviewing audit logs in accordance with end-customer requirements and security requirements
  • Supporting automation initiatives to scale, improve, and maintain operations

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Network Engineer
  • Strong foundation in the fundamentals of computer networking
    • Analyzing hardware, software, and networking systems
    • Designing and implementing scalable networks according to customer specifications
    • Experience in analyzing system-level test results and creating and executing Quality Assurance (QA) test plans to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with networks, hardware, and software
    • Performing speed and security tests on installed networks
    • Applying network security upgrades
    • Upgrading/replacing hardware and software systems when required
    • Creating and presenting networking reports
  • Experience with Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco 93180 switches, Dell Precision desktop, HP DL360 servers
  • Working knowledge of core network protocols like TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, VLANs, etc.
  • Experience in analyzing Wireshark packet captures to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of issues
  • Effective communication skills and proven ability to collaborate with others
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field or 4+ years of equivalent experience
  • US citizenship and an active Top Secret clearance with polygraph

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Win 2022 DC, Win 11, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) VMs
  • Experience with Hyper-V VMs, AD (DNS, DHCP, Authentication), ADFS (IAM), WSUS, WDS, Windows back-up, Windows Defender, BitLocker, ServiceNow
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) or equivalent certification
  • Experience in product performance testing or QA
  • Experience in working with requirements tracking software, such as JIRA
  • Experience with software defined networking (SDN) controllers from Cisco or Juniper
  • Experience with ICD 503 and systems accreditation support software, such as Xacta 360


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Dark Wolf Solutions


Tysons Corner, VA



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