General Dynamics Information Technology Principal Engineer, Network in Suffolk, Virginia

Job Description

Responsible for the design and development of voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks.

Design and deploy functional networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)

Configure and install software, servers, routers and other network devices

Monitor network performance and integrity

Resolve issues tiers of support have escalated by troubleshooting cloud and local infrastructure

Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness

Mentor team members on technical issues

Create, oversee and test security measures (e.g. access authentication and disaster recovery)

Communicate with users when needed

Maintain complete technical documentation

Suggest improvements to network performance, capacity and scalability

Performs complex troubleshooting, backup, archiving, and disaster recovery

Assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of systems, programs, hardware and software.

May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users.

May perform network administration duties.

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

May serve as technical team or task leader.

Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.


8-10 years of directly related experience in network analysis and design.

Requires active Top Secret Clearance

Security + CE Certification + Professional certification (e.g. OS Cert, CCNA, CCNP, CCDP)

Solid background in network administration and architecture

Familiarity with access control models and network security

Knowledge of coding languages for scripting

Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. SolarWinds network tools)

Solid understanding of network operating systems

Sharp troubleshooting skills

Ability to work independently

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job ID2018-44764

Number of Positions2

Job FunctionInformation Technology

Security Clearance LevelTop Secret

Full/Part TimeFull Time