Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a high-level engineering team migrating and upgrading large network enterprises for the US Navy?  Would you like to dramatically increase your skills and knowledge as a professional, working with a very senior team employing advanced designs and solutions?

Our Network Engineering team is growing due to new and exciting opportunities and we need people with your experience!

Why should you choose Alion for your next position? We offer a comprehensive benefit program, a great team environment, and do work that provides a true sense of purpose.

Job Description:

In this position you will be providing network support to dedicated enterprise Navy operational and training networks, under the engineering oversight of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division.  You will be a member of a network engineering and operations team supporting enterprise Navy operational and training networks, distributed globally to hundreds of shore-based sites and approximately 120+ ships.  You will be focused on consolidating operational Navy Air Ranges into the Navy Enterprise Tactical Training Network (NETTN) standard network architecture.  This position will report to the Network Division Lead and will augment the Network Architect for the effort.

Working under the guidance of the Network Architect, you will be responsible to support the NETTN Consolidation Engineering project to include providing resource scheduling, prioritization, management, tracking, and status reporting throughout the life-cycle of the project.  You will interface and liaison with Navy government and contractor personnel, as well as the Alion Engineering Program Management Office to coordinate, report, and maintain project tasking, requirements, status reporting, and problem resolution where needed.  You may provide technical recommendations to the Network Architect for review. 

You will be responsible for planning and execution of the installation of new nodes, as well as operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting network connectivity and infrastructure on enterprise managed networks. You will support the installation of and operation and maintenance of multiple network enclaves across different classification levels and may augment ensuring continuous network connectivity is maintained to customers and sites. 

You will support establishing and maintaining connectivity of IP and MPLS networks, running various network protocols and advanced network engineering techniques and architectures, in support of Navy training and operational requirements.  You will support the drafting of Bill of Materials (BOMs) for network device hardware and software procurement, based on the approved network portfolio, as well conduct analysis of the Fielding Division site survey reports for accurate network engineering planning.  You may support site surveys when necessary.  You will support the physical installations and network configurations at local and remote CONUS sites initially and eventually OCONUS sites, further in the life cycle of the project, along with the travel coordination necessary.  Installation will include network diagram creation according to division standards, IP address allocation and planning, device software or IOS upgrades in compliance with approved IOS baselines, device configuration of all network platforms, network security compliance including implementation of DISA STIGs in order to maintain network accreditations, System Operational Verification Test (SOVT) completion on site to validate full functionality of the node(s), as well as circuit SOVTs, daily site installation status reporting, coordination with the circuits team, Fielding Division, and other Divisions as needed, and documentation verification upon node install completion.

Additional duties may include escalation of issues or problems that are discovered by the NOC to the Network Engineer.  You may provide troubleshooting assistance of network connectivity including WAN circuits, equipment failures, router and switch configurations, firewall access control lists, VoIP device registrations and configuration as well as Call Manager and UCM troubleshooting, and cryptographic device configurations and keying material. The engineer shall report and maintain documentation of the physical and logical network architecture, IP addressing, networking capabilities, and service level performance of the sites as well as documentation on proposed changes or modifications.  You may be required to assist the Project Lead with additional network engineering tasks, development of architectural and technical briefs or documents on the design, capabilities, and functional operation of networking technologies and projects for peer-review with Network Engineering and other divisions.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skill, Abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline.  In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 5 years applicable work experience.

  • 5+ years demonstrated experience in network engineering and support. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • Security+ Certification required.
  • CCNA Certification required. 
  • CCNP Certification, a plus.
  • Strong experience in installing and troubleshooting WAN and LAN network equipment including DISA WAN circuits, routing (BGP/EIGRP/OSPF), VLANs, and switchport configurations.
  • Strong experience in monitoring, maintaining, troubleshooting and configuring ASA and/or FirePOWER NGFW firewall access control lists.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot network issues at the protocol/packet level using sniffers, protocol analyzers, netflow, logging, etc.
  • Strong technical network troubleshooting and critical thinking skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems.
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco Internetworking including IP addressing (subnets, CIDR), switching (VTP, VLANs, 802.1q, IGMP, etc..) and routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, PIM, multicast, etc.) and Cisco IOS.
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model, frame and packet structure, (OSI, frames, packets etc.).
  • Experience with NSA Type 1 KG cryptographic devices and keymat particularly KG-175D and KG-175G.
  • Experience in a network operations center environment including help desk, customer communication, trouble ticketing, and issue resolution.
  • Experience in independent project management.
  • Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines
  • Experience with network and performance monitoring tools (Cisco IP SLA, SolarWinds, HP NA, PRTG).
  • Experience in network security, tools, and technologies including firewalls, VRFs, 802,1x, and port-security.
  • Familiarity with Cisco VoIP, including PoE switches and Call Manager or Unified Communications Manager.
  • Must be willing to work periodic but brief shifted schedules include evening, night, and weekend when necessary, when onsite installation requires it.
  • Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS approximately 40-50%.


Must be a US Citizen, possess a current or able to obtain a Secret security clearance.

Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

Norfolk, Virginia

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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