Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a high level engineering team supporting the collaboration requirements for large network enterprises for the US Navy and US Air Force?  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:

The Network Engineer in this position will be providing network engineering and architecture support to a dedicated enterprise Navy and Air Force operational and training networks.  Responsible for design, development, documentation, testing, troubleshooting, and implementation of network voice and video technologies, capabilities, and solutions that are integrated into a globally distributed enterprise network.  This position will report to the Network Division Lead, working under a Senior Network Engineer as the team lead. 

The Network Engineer will be a member of a network engineering and operations team supporting an enterprise Navy training network distributed globally hundreds of shore-based sites and approximately 120+ ships.  Additionally, the network engineer will be supporting large and brand new Air Force enterprises.  The engineer will be responsible for assigned project tasking for the research, design, and implementation of voice and video network solutions into the architecture of an enterprise network.  In conjunction with other Engineering divisions, he/she will support the full lifecycle of network engineering solutions for VoIP and VTC communications between and among shore sites and ships.  The engineer shall develop supporting documentation on network, voice, and VTC architectures and capabilities including requirements documentation, architecture drawings, information assurance documentation, test plans/results, configuration change documentation, implementation procedures, and operational validation procedures.  The design will require extensive collaboration with DoD commands and agencies and extensive knowledge of security technical guides and best practices in order to maintain and enhance the information assurance posture of the enterprise network. 

He/she will develop and submit Bill of Materials (BOMS) for hardware, software, and other resources required for development and implementation.  The engineer will develop architectural and technical briefs on the design, capabilities, and functional operation of networking technologies and projects for peer-review with Network Engineering and other divisions.  Transition and implementation plans will be developed which provides a plan of action and milestone schedule for successful completion of projects.  These plans will account for all aspects of the solution including a demonstrated understanding of all customer data transport requirements, required network equipment and cabling, service interruptions, risk mitigations, and effects on information assurance and security posture.  The engineer will support the implementation and execution of the installation and transition plan including physical installations and network configurations at local and remote CONUS and OCONUS sites for VoIP and VTC infrastructure. 

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 for more than 4 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
  • 2-4+ years of demonstrated experience in network design, architecture, and engineering.
  • 2-4+ years of demonstrated experience in Cisco Unified Communications Manager administration and sustainment.
  • 2-4+ years of demonstrated experience in H.323 VTC environments including endpoints, Gatekeepers, Gateways, and Conferencing
  • CCNA Collaboration Certification required.
  • CCNP Certification desired.
  • Security+ Certification required.
  • In-depth knowledge of VoIP and VTC architecture, design, and protocols including H.323, SIP, RAS, SCCP, H323, as well as VoSIP.
  • In-depth knowledge of LAN and WAN networking design, equipment, and transport topologies including GRE, Fiber Optics, VLANs, Ether channel, and IPv4 subneting.
  • In-depth knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model, frame and packet structure.
  • Experience in supporting engineering, development, and deployment of VoIP and VTC designs and architectures, as well as installation.
  • Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines.
  • Strong ability to design, develop, document, test, and field networking capabilities incorporating security, high availability, flexibility, and remote administration.
  • Strong ability to visualize overall view of systems and conceptualize and document technical solutions.
  • Strong technical network troubleshooting skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems and networks at the protocol/packet level using sniffers, protocol analyzers, netflow, etc.
  • Familiarity in network security and its tools including but not limited to NAC, 802,1x, port-security, firewalls, IDS/IPS.
  • Experience writing technology briefs, white papers, test plans, and presentations.
  • Familiarity with network and performance monitoring tools (like Solarwinds, HP NA, Cisco IP SLA, PRTG).
  • Experience interfacing with senior management.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Familiarity with Call Routing /Translation Pattern /Route Pattern, Device pools, Regions, Calling Search Space, Partitions, SIP Trunks, and Inter Cluster Trunks.
  • Be able to conduct troubleshooting with the Real-Time Monitoring Tool (RTMT).
  • Be able to troubleshoot using status messages on VoIP phone and verify network switch configuration for VoIP connectivity.
  • Be able to configure and verify Cisco IP VoIP Phones IP assignment by means of DHCP and Static assignment.


Must be a US Citizen able to obtain and maintain a US 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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