Network Engineer 3
Washington, DC 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

The Network Engineer Skill Level 3 performs engineering services to enable all aspects of network management from network design through implementation, maintenance, sustainment of existing networks, and identification/correction of complex internetwork issues. Implements and sustains Wide Area Networks (WANs), wired and wireless Campus Area Networks (CANs), Data Center Networks/Interfaces (DCN/DCI), Network Security (NETSEC), and Tactical/Deployable Networking Systems. Analyzes design, specifications, and related documents. Implements communication system requirements to support the distributed functionality of a networked enterprise environment. Analyzes network characteristics (e.g., traffic connect time, transmission speeds, packet sizes, and throughput), troubleshoots problems, and recommends modification of network configurations.

The Skill Level 3 Network Engineer shall possess the following capabilities:

  • Facilitate the implementation of high-speed, scalable, fault-tolerant network topologies as applicable to WAN and LAN design
  • Minimize network latency and maximize data throughput
  • Validate new and existing dataflow and data formats
  • Lead large efforts of dynamic requirements and scale
  • Work with System engineers, customers, and cross organizational teams to refine requirements
  • Coordinate with appropriate dataflow organizations and end-customer recipients, follow-on data repositories and tasking organizations, and understand potential adverse impacts on system-wide dataflow
  • Perform security testing and design evaluations
  • Employ government standards to configure the interconnects between data centers, networks, and security boundaries
  • Draft technical requirements, configuration management, and planning documentation
  • Design, integrate, configure, deploy, test, and maintain numerous types of network devices, interfaces, and technologies to include VPN, VRF, VSS, BGP and OSPF routing or other routing protocols as required, and VLAN
  • Optimize end-to-end system performance (e.g., capacity, margins, data quality, etc.) and dataflow management
  • Configure and optimize the network to connect various front-end and back-end components


  • Active DoD TS/SCI security clearance required.
  • Twelve (12) years of experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity are required.
    Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Four (4) years of additional network engineering experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree.
  • Certifications: An IAT l Level II baseline certification as defined by DoD 8570.01-M is required. IAT III within 12 months. CCIE, or equivalent, certification or higher required.

CDW is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
12 years
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