Network Engineer, Lead

The Opportunity:

A well-designed network is critical to move data and enable the Department of Defense (DoD) to achieve its mission, but how can an organization make sure its network will fit its 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 craft the exact network the DoD needs. As a network engineer on our team, you’ll work with the DoD on a reliable network to support critical missions.

You’ll collaborate with SMEs, customers, 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 the 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 network engineering work. Join us as we help protect our country's defense networks.

Empower change with us.

You Have:

  • Experience designing, deploying, and advanced support of multi-protocol IP backbone and access networks
  • Experience routing and switching protocols, including BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, MPLS, LDP, RSVP, VPLS, or L3VPNs
  • Experience deploying, upgrading, and troubleshooting multivendor network equipment and solutions, including Cisco or Juniper
  • Ability to train Network Engineering staff by providing and explaining different network designs and implementation
  • Ability to evaluate emerging technologies and create implementation strategies for inclusion in the wider network
  • Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain a DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification within 6 months of hire

Nice If You Have:

  • Experience with secret classified networks
  • CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA, or JNCP 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.

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.

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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