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Sr. Network Design Engineer

Full Time

Zachary Piper Solutions (DBA ZP Group)

Falls Church VA 22040 USA

Posted 03/24/2023

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Zachary Piper Solutions is seeking a Sr. Network Design Engineer to on site at Government Customer in Falls Church, VA. The Senior Network Design Engineer supports the US Government on a proprietary program. The senior network design engineer and architect, the successful applicant will:

  • Work in close coordination with the customer, Project Managers, and other service area representatives to coordinate team network design and implementation efforts.
  • Serve as a project expert and provide expert-level technical contributions to facilitate successful project completion
  • Conduct occasional site surveys, install and configure network solutions.
  • Mentor network engineering team members, review documentation to ensuring engineering quality, and maintain responsibility for projects and tasks assigned to the team.
  • Be involved in multiple projects as either the lead or solo engineer and should be able to:
  • Design, configure, install, and test network devices and systems both domestically and at remote site locations.
  • Support Network Design for the partner contractor FE teams; developing and providing detailed designs with supporting implementation, test, and transition plans.
  • Develop an internal Configuration/Change Management process.
  • Usher proposed system changes through the Configuration Change Management process to successful implementation
  • Design and plan network communications systems.
  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Provide 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.
  • Conduct testing of network design both in a lab environment, and a live environment.
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Communicate activity status through multiple venues and provide quantitative project reports to the PM and Chief of Engineering.
  • Evaluate and report on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Maintain and improve the network in satellite and fiber in global terminals – then back to central (at Customer) and push into secure cloud where is stored by someone else
  • The main job is to manage the movement

This is a Senior position that will (not managing people) manage network overseas. This engineer will not have to travel frequently. The engineers who work on the fibers and satellites will travel OCONUS and report back to PM and Deputy PM.


 Minimum Requirements​

  • TS/SCI Full Scope Poly
  • 10 years of hands-on network experience, including installation and configuration of network appliances (Cisco/Juniper routers, firewalls, and switches).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work as a team member, to follow proper/standard templates and configurations.
  • The ability to work with minimal oversight – a self-starter will fit well in this position.
  • Expected to work within the programs core days and hours


  • Familiarization with Cloud and VMware desired.
  • Previous OCONUS work is desired.
  • Certifications: CCIE

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Location Falls Church, VA, 22040, United States
Categories Computer Software, Cyber Security, Information Technology
Sec Clearances Top Secret/SCI with Full-scope Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with CI Polygraph, Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

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Contact Name Michael Johnson
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Primary Phone 252-469-7292
Job Code Zachary Piper Solutions

Sr. Network Design Engineer

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