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Lead Network Engineer

Type: Full-time
Category: Network Engineer
Location: Reston, VA
Clearance: TS/SCI with Full Poly


As a member of our solutions delivery team, you will have the unique opportunity to work on programs advancing the digital transformation of critical government systems. This program is operating and enhancing open-source sources and collection through the delivery of superior network, platform, and systems engineering solutions.

Job Description:

NT Concepts is seeking an experienced Lead Network Engineer to design and implement scalable, efficient, & cost-effective network infrastructures & Software Defined Networking (SDN) ecosystem solutions. As the Lead Network Engineer your technical expertise and customer engagement skills will support an AWS cloud-based network ecosystem of Linux and Microsoft services.

This position will support cloud infrastructure and services, with data flows crossing various controlled interfaces, and will follow specific IT project management and engineering life-cycle processes. This position will support solutions throughout the IT project lifecycle, to include refining requirements, creating design documentation, and providing O&M and troubleshooting support.

The ideal candidate is comfortable in technical and business requirements meetings and conversations, and self-motivated to pursue continuous improvement in a rapidly scaling delivery-of-anything-as-a-service (XaaS) environment supporting important customer missions.  


  • Develop solutions utilizing Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) technologies to connect on premise networks to cloud environments
  • Recommend network design enhancements to improve cloud services and on premises systems availability and functionality
  • Provide continuous improvement of Network platform solutioning, specification & design, systems integration, platform lifecycle management
  • Manage and monitor bandwidth and network asset conditions and utilization
  • Assist in the design and implementation of LAN/WAN using switch and router technology
  • Assess hardware and software functionality and suitability within the existing network environment
  • Utilize network analysis tools to identify and mitigate performance problems in the network
  • Monitor services with log aggregations, automated analysis, reporting, and alerting in support of incident detection and response
  • Ensure that systems adhere to security compliance and best practices
  • Manage access controls


  • Clearance: Active TS/SCI with Full-Scope Polygraph
  • Experience with Software Defined Networking and SD-WAN technologies, particularly SDN Controller, Service and NFV Orchestration, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), or Virtual Network Functions (VNF)
  • Experience with SDN/NFV platform along with AWS and Azure Cloud Architecture and development Network platform architecture and design
  • Experience using Network Monitoring frameworks (e.g. SolarWinds)
  • Ability to utilize network analysis tools to resolve routine network performance problems
  • Working knowledge of the theory and practice underlying LAN/WAN network operations
  • Prior experience with experience with Cat5, Cat6, Fiber, Network Switches, and patch panels
  • Experience with project and task planning to include scope of work, time estimation, and resource assignment
  • Problem-solving skills to identify, mitigate, and/or solve network challenges
  • Strong interpersonal skills to resolve problems in a professional manner, lead working groups, negotiate, and create consensus
  • Ability to draft requirements documents, correspondence, and procedures in accordance with policies
  • Experience monitoring, resolving, and documenting service tickets and requests
  • MS Office suite proficiency, to include Teams, Visio, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Ability to provide clear, accurate, and simple explanations of technical procedures and processes to audiences of varying degrees of technical proficiency
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or CompTIA Security Plus certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift 10-15 pounds at times.


Working at NT Concepts means that you are part of an innovative, agile company dedicated to solving the most critical challenges in National Security. We're expert leaders and problem solvers who roll up our sleeves to get the job done. We're passionate, curious, and committed to doing important work. At the same time, we're life-long learners, avid mentors, and we like to have fun.

We're looking for the best and the brightest to join us in supporting the mission of National Security. If meaningful work, initiative, creativity, and continuous self-improvement are important to your career, join our growing talent network and discover What's Next for you.

NT Concepts is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions. Contact us if you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process. All resumes are held in confidence. NT Concepts participates in E-Verify.