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Network Engineer

Government and Military

Engineer, Aerospace


Aberdeen, Maryland, United States

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Network Engineer

Amentum is now hiring a Network Engineer for its Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD location.

Telework is possible for those whom live in the area.

You are a proactive, knowledgeable Network Engineer concerned with supporting the design, development, and acquisition of military communications systems that deliver a reliable tactical network for critical mission requirements. You're also a self-starter dedicated to accomplishing program requirements who works well independently but also excels working with a team to achieve required objectives. Your creativity and detail-oriented abilities ensure a disciplined approach to the development of a weapon system network architecture through the design, planning, installation, integration, and maintenance for backbone core-area tactical and strategic communications networks, including portions of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and the Global Information Grid (GIG).


  • Gather mission needs statements, operational requirements Capability Development Documents (ORCDD), and Capability Production Documents (CPD) for Army’s tactical communications systems and translate requirements into technical solutions that are standards-based and cost efficient.

  • Develop network architecture for adjacent, higher and lower units, as well as for allied nations, other government agencies, and commercial service interfaces.

  • Responsible for the engineering design, development, integration, installation, operation, and maintenance of the Tactical Network.

  • Support technical tasks in the integration of Data/Voice/Video in the Tactical Network, engineering and technical documentation and assistance in the development of technical requirements, specifications, plans and reports, software/hardware engineering, preparation of independent assessments, systems engineering, technical expertise at fielding locations, test and evaluation, architectural/interoperability support, and quality engineering.

  • Develop equipment and network configurations and products and provide technical support in Tactical Network labs.

  • Support technology insertion testing relative to emerging Tactical Network requirements and capabilities.

  • Provide technical expertise at field locations as needed.

Here at Amentum, we are purpose-driven with a fierce commitment to deliver on our promises. We create trailblazing solutions, have unwavering integrity, and embrace inclusion and collaboration. Our team is excited to help customers solve today’s and tomorrow’s problems, giving confidence and reassurance that together we’ll accomplish mission success.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree, and at least 7 years of network engineering experience

    • Or High school diploma/GED, and at least 11 years of network engineering experience

  • Experience with design and Implementation of Network concepts employed in the tactical network

  • Knowledge and understanding current/future Force tactical and strategic military communications networks, as well as the architecture, protocols, security, network management and physics underlying these systems

  • Position requires up to 25% travel

  • Must have an active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or higher

  • Prior experience providing support to the Department of Defense (DoD) / Army program of record (ACAT 1 to 3)

  • Knowledge of Converged Ethernet Over IP (EOIP) network

  • Knowledge of Voice over IP (VoIP) protocols

  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies and virtualized network infrastructures

  • Extensive knowledge in network architecture concepts employed in the tactical network including, but not limited to, Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN), Quality of Service (QoS), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP), Colorless Core and In Line Encryption (INE) capabilities

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with routing protocols such as, but not limited to, border gateway protocol (BGP), Open Shortest Path First Version 2 and Version 3 (OSPFv2 and OSPFv3) and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP)

  • Experience with WAN Acceleration products such as Riverbed Steelhead and Citrix WAN Scaler

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with Firewall capabilities and products such as Cisco ASA, Firepower and Palo Alto products

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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