Network Engineer - Architect

Force 3 Crofton , MD 21114

Posted 6 months ago

Network Engineer - Architect




Force 3 holds a direct networking support contract with our government customer and we are seeking highly qualified and motivated Network Architect/Engineers. The Network Engineer must be skilled in designing large and small scale campus and wide area networking (WAN) solutions.

Technologies will include everything from legacy campus environments based on spanning tree, to engineering future solutions based on SDN, NVF and SD WAN. Must be familiar with Type 1 encryption solutions. JWICs or DISN experience is a strong plus. Strong knowledge of networking at the CCNA level working toward or possessing a CCNP is a plus. Strong knowledge of general routing and switching protocols necessary. Existing, or working knowledge of MPLS and BGP with willingness to expand knowledge. Candidate must also have general knowledge of WAN acceleration, load balancing, data center technologies, and network automation and management tools.

But first, who is Force 3? Force 3 is THE network security company. We provide infrastructure services to design, deploy, support and maintain our clients' technology needs. This includes collaboration, compute and wireless.

Clearance Requirement: MUST be a US Citizen with an active U.S. Government clearance TS/SCI required at start


  • Assists with plans network design, layout and develops the baseline configuration for the system. Assist in devolving network automation strategies as part of a shift to future DevOps based environment.

  • Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements and provides recommendations and guidance.

  • Briefs government customer and other contractors on recommended solutions and designs.

  • Supports the development of the BOM and government IGCE for acquisition by the government as needed. Lead the development effort for the standard documentation maintained.

  • Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced network personnel and may have supervisory responsibilities.

  • May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users to operation staff.

  • May perform general network administration duties as needed.

  • Serves as technical team or task leader.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  • 20% CONUS travel to customer sites as needed.

  • Participates in special projects as required.


  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent hands on experience or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent hands on experience.

  • At least five years of experience with network operating systems (e.g.; Cisco; Novell and Windows Server); network hardware (e.g.; routers; switches; cabling and other essential network hardware); and LAN/WAN protocols (e.g.; OSPF; BGP; MPLS). Type 1 Encryption.

  • Must be capable of engineering and documenting network solutions, not just deploying or configuring.

  • Good verbal and written presentation skills.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science; Engineering; or a related technical discipline

Benefits you will receive:

  • Health, dental and vision coverage

  • 401(k)

  • 15 days PTO (vacation and discretionary leave)

  • Paid federal government holidays

  • Training reimbursement

  • Educational reimbursement

Force 3 is a Cisco Gold Partner, IBM Premier Business Partner, Dell EMC Business Partner, NetApp Star

Partner, Splunk Elite Partner, Palo Alto Networks Diamond Partner, VMware Premier Partner and Tenable Platinum Partner, with offices in Crofton, MD and Herndon, VA.

Come join us and become the force behind Force 3! Apply now!

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