Job Description

Remote Work:
Job Number:
San Antonio,TX,US
Additional Locations:
  • Alameda, California, USA
  • Fort Meade, Maryland, USA
Network Security Engineer, Senior

The Opportunity: 

A well-designed secure network is critical to move data and enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to achieve their mission, 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 Network Security Engineer, who knows how to utilize your craft to facilitate the needs of the DoD. As a Network Security Engineer on our team, you’ll work with the DoD to develop a reliable, secure network to support critical missions.

You’ll collaborate with SMEs, customers, vendors, and users to learn the strategic goals and operational needs that shape the network requirements. You’ll then share your expertise during the planning of acquisition, installation, configuration, and maintenance of the network components. From resolving interoperability issues across platforms, to supporting the acquisition of hardware, you’ll put your hardware and software talents to good use. This is your chance to share your experience with backbone networks, cloud technologies, and core networking, while broadening your security and network engineering work. You’ll dive into challenging hands-on problem-solving, and encounter opportunities to learn new tools and skills. We focus on growing as a team to make the best solutions for our customers.  

As a Network Security Engineer at Booz Allen, you’ll design and test new boundary security capabilities in a lab environment and implement newly tested boundary security capabilities into production environments. You will need to support implementation teams with remote network firewall and security appliance support. You will also need to be able to identify and support security requirements for switched and routed networks and implement network security best practice configuration and associated hardware and software. Discover and assess complex client enterprise network deployments, apply leading-edge security principles, theories, and concepts, and contribute to the development of new principles and concepts. You’ll work on unusually complex problems, provide highly innovative solutions, operate with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision, and mentor or supervise employees in both firm and technical competencies.

Work with us as we secure and protect DoD enterprise networks for the better. 

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have:   

  • 5+ years of experience with network security and the design of IT systems or networks for large commercial enterprises or government agencies

  • 5+ years of experience with firewall and enterprise security design, including device hardening, intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems, SIEM, firewalls, internet protocol security, vulnerability assessment, and intrusion detection

  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls, and Cisco or Juniper firewalls

  • Secret clearance

  • HS diploma or GED

  • Ability to obtain a DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification within 3 months of hire

Nice If You Have:   

  • Experience designing and implementing Cloud-native and over the top networking in AWS, Azure, or GCP

  • Knowledge of DoD IT and Cloud security policies, including STIGs and DoD Cloud SRG, and how to apply them to the design and implementation of Cloud solutions

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, prior publications, and speaking engagements in industry or vendor forums


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.

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 $75,600.00 to $172,000.00 (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.

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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