Job Description

Aberdeen Proving Ground,MD,US
Remote Work:
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Network Specialist, Senior

The Opportunity: 

A well-designed network is critical to move data and enable the Army to achieve their missions, but how can an organization make sure their network will fit their evolving needs? Crafting the right network, with the right equipment and software, requires a combination of technical skill and careful planning. That’s why we need you, a seasoned network engineer who knows how to develop the exact network the Army needs. 

As a network engineer on our team, you’ll use your experience in network design and architecture, system interoperability, OSI model, network transport layers, multi-protocol label switching, gateway protocol, virtual routing and forwarding, and implementation of IPv6 to support the nation’s defense and respond to evolving adversaries. You’ll upgrade or develop enterprise-wide infrastructure, create architecture baselines, troubleshoot and resolve complex network issues, analyze working infrastructures, and increase network security, reliability, and availability for mission-critical network systems. You’ll apply your expertise in routing and switching, and integration of encryption gear, network design and architecture, system interoperability, IP engineering, network transport layers, multi-protocol label switching, gateway protocol, virtual routing, and forwarding as you guide our team of problem-solvers to help the Army evolve and deploy new capabilities and technologiesYour knowledge of network protocols, equipment, emerging technology, configurations, and policy will come in handy as you optimize client operations and modernization. Using your experience and expertise in software and hardware firewalls, Cisco hardware, Palo Alto firewalls, cloud migration, optical infrastructure networking, IP Management, virtual routing and forwarding, SolarWinds, and transmission systems, you’ll serve as a trusted advisor to clients on mission-critical projects. Using your technical curiosity and knowledge of industry standards, you’ll make an impact on national security missions. Advance your career with us as we help rapidly deliver network initialization products and solutions to the warfighter in support of evolving Army directives.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:

  • 5+ years of experience in Army tactical networking providing technical guidance, directing and monitoring networking systems and devices, and designing, building, and implementing network systems
  • Experience with the configuration of commercial IP routers, ethernet switches, Firewalls, Virtual Private Network (VPNs), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), and High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE)
  • Experience with IP addressing and management for network systems operations and designs, including QA/QC practices in the areas of IP Management, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals
  • Experience troubleshooting and implementing C5ISR networking and network systems, making network improvements as needed
  • Knowledge of system-level design and configuration of products, including determination of hardware, OS, and platform specifications
  • Ability to manage the purchase, testing, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN, MAN, and WAN systems
  • Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Cisco CCNA or COMPTIA Network+ Certification

Nice If You Have:

  • 3+ years of experience using Microsoft products
  • Experience monitoring and responding to network problems, hardware, and software to provide technical interfacing and solutions for operational continuity
  • Experience supervising complex network operations, systems security, systems software support, or production support activities
  • Knowledge of providing quality assurance review and evaluation of new and existing software products
  • Ability to use software and hardware tools to identify and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting network performance
  • Ability to provide analysis for policy-level discussions regarding standards and budget constraints
  • Ability to plan large-scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies, and supervise personnel engaged in the operation and support of network facilities, including all communications equipment on various platforms in large-scale or multi-shift operations
  • Ability to interface with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, EE, IT, or Information Systems
  • COMPTIA Security+ or CISSP Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

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Grow With Us 

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A Place Where You Belong 

Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time. 

Support Your Well-Being 

Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.  

Your Candidate Journey 

At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us.   


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Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $73,100.00 to $166,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

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