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Network Engineer

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IDS International Arlington , VA 22201

Posted 2 weeks ago

Network Engineer

Why IDS?

IDS and its team of experts have built a strong reputation for their unparalleled depth of multi-disciplinary expertise in the 3Ds - defense, development, and diplomacy. We maintain an extensive network of interagency and smart power experts who have recently served in complex operations environments. Since 2001, IDS has helped develop multi-disciplinary solutions to government and private sector challenges. Our subject matter experts in civil-military operations, social science research, and analysis, training and capacity building work closely with customers to create solutions that cross boundaries and reflect best practices.

IDS is seeking a Network Engineer with cyber experience to support the Cyber & Social Media department in the development of cyber technology and responsible for day-to-day maintenance and management of organization's IT infrastructure to ensure delivery of the agreed level of internal information technology (IT) services. This individual will act as the primary network security contact for specialists. In addition, the network engineer will be responsible for ensuring the stability, integrity and efficient operation of secure communications that support core organizational functions.


  • Manages network system of the company, handling day-to-day operations while monitoring both local area networks and wide area networks and their related equipment

  • Establishes networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards

  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; monitoring access

  • Safeguard the data network, by installing firewalls, evaluate software and hardware, monitor traffic, install filters and test the network for weaknesses

  • Performs system design and administration of cyber security compliant infrastructure that includes network, operating system, etc.

  • Assists with the installation and configuration of network security architectures, including firewalls, Demilitarized Zones (DMZ), router ACLs (Access Control Lists), and web content filters

  • Ensures network security infrastructure devices are maintained at the appropriate patch and software levels

  • Monitors and manages network system security alerts and notifications patches, in addition to implementing configuration changes to remediate vulnerabilities

  • Performs planning of hardware maintenance and upgrades that include planning changes to network hardware, operating systems, and attached devices

  • Works with IDS' software development team on our proprietary cyber training environment

  • Builds out military and training scenarios for offensive and defensive cyber trainings

  • Works with the business development on technical writing to include; proposals, white papers and market analysis and performance work statements

  • Attends and support off-site customer engagement meetings and demonstrations as needed

  • Develops key business relationships in DOD space to include National Security Agency (NSA)


  • Bachelor's degree or master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, network security, cybersecurity or related degree

  • Three to five years of experience as an IT specialist or system administrator

  • Ability to obtain a DOD security clearance

  • Obtained certification for either Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) preferred

  • Knowledge of current security trends, vulnerabilities, and threats

  • Hands-on experience in networking, routing and switching, firewalls, Internet VPN's remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution

  • Ability to maintain internal and external communications, data storage and server systems

  • Well-versed in troubleshooting server problems

  • Must have completed one or more of the following trainings: Juniper, Cisco, CWNA or BCNE

  • Must have knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Windows system administration

  • RHEL/Linux system administration

  • Network/firewall administration

  • Compliance scanning/vulnerability assessment

  • Experience with process development and deployment

Physical Requirements:
Employee needs to be able to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Most positions require the ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format. Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. The employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state, and local law.

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Network Engineer

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IDS International