Job Description

San Diego,CA,US
Remote Work:
Job Number:
Network Security Engineer, Senior

The Opportunity: 

A well-designed network is critical to move data and enable the agencies to achieve their missions, but how can an organization make sure their network will fit their current and 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 network engineer who knows how to develop the exact network the DoD needs. 

As a network security engineer on our team, you’ll use your skills in network design and architecture, system interoperability, with security integration to help support the nation’s defense and respond to evolving adversaries. You’ll upgrade or develop enterprise-wide infrastructure, troubleshoot and resolve complex network issues, analyze current working infrastructures for network security flaws, and increase overall security, reliability, and availability for mission-critical network systems.  You’ll apply your knowledge of integration of security tools and hardware, routing, switching, system interoperability, IP engineering, network transport layers, gateway protocol, virtual routing, network design and architecture, as you join our team of problem-solvers to help the DoD evolve and deploy new capabilities and technologies. Your knowledge of network and security protocols will come in handy as you help optimize client operations and modernization. Using your experience in next generation firewalls, and network security tools, 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. Grow your career with us as we help our customers support their mission.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • 4+ years of experience working in a network engineering role

  • 4+ years of experience determining and recommending network security requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with creating and maintaining network drawings

  • 3+ years of experience with applying STIGs for IA compliance

  • 3+ years of experience with identifying and providing ports, protocols, services, and a management plan (PPSM)

  • 2+ years of experience in working with Next Generation Firewalls (NGFWs)

  • TS/SCI clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

  • Ability to obtain IAT Level II Security+ Certification within 180 days of hire

  • Ability to obtain CCNA Certification within 180 days of hire

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with Software Defined Networks (SDN)

  • Experience with deploying virtual firewalls

  • Experience with creating or supporting RMF packages for network accreditation

  • Experience with network or security automation

  • Experience in network designs with Zero Trust principles

  • Knowledge of cloud-based technology

  • Bachelor's degree in CS or Engineering

  • CCNA or CCNP Certification

  • CASP or CISSP Certification


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

Create Your Career: 

Grow With Us 

Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms.  

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.


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

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 $58,300.00 to $133,000.00 (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.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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