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Network Engineer (Senior)

Salient CRGT

This is a Contract position in Sterling, VA posted January 15, 2022.

Are you looking for a new and exciting career opportunity?

Join our award-winning organization and work with some of the most talented minds within our Enterprise Technology and Innovation teams. As a Salient CRGT employee, you get to be part of a best performing team supporting our nation’s most critical missions. At Salient CRGT, we recognize that financial rewards and great benefits are important. That is why we offer competitive compensation and a diverse benefits package. Click here to learn more about our extensive benefits program.


Why Salient CRGT?

We’re passionate about the inspirational missions of our customers and we entrust our employees and teams to deliver exceptional performance to enable the safety, security, health and well-being of our nation. We provide the tools and resources to help you be successful, and our culture fosters an environment in which idea sharing and collaboration is essential. Are you ready to make a difference?


The ideal candidate will be responsible for

  • Provide Tier 3 support as well as design, test, and implement Next Generation Network for all DEA offices which includes wired and wireless LANs, network access compliance security (NAC), user identity, routing, and firewalls
  • Design, implement, and manage disaster recovery sites for DEA’s primary data center
  • Implement HP and Cisco blade server systems; provide engineering and operational support for data centers, campus networks, Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Networks (DMVPN), Layer 3, Layer 2, and wireless networks
  • Provide engineering and operations support for network applications installed on client workstations, for VPN and network optimization, data center services to include server load balancing, WAN optimization, and network access security to include 802
  • 1x and client posture assessment
  • Manage network (Cisco ACI), compute (Cisco UCS), virtualization (VMWare), and the broker (UCS Director)

  • Bachelor’s with 12+ years (or commensurate experience)
  • Secret clearance
  • Building and maintaining Service profiles
  • Working with device pools, mac pools, uuid pools etc
  • Working with Fibrechannel and FCoE.
  • Understanding of NPV and NPIV, zoning, device aliases
  • Familiarity with Cisco MDS 9250i
  • Experience with navigating and configuring ports/profiles and objects in Cisco ACI
  • Experience with Nexus Dashboard and Multi
  • site Orchestrator for Cisco ACI multi
  • site and Cloud deployments
  • Understanding of Azurre and AWS networking and componetns, VPC/VNET, security groups, TXGWY/Peering, Express Route/Direct Connect and how they relate to objects in ACI.
  • Experience with VMM integration via ACI, understanding of VMWare virtual networking, DVS, understanding of Microsoft networking; OS and teaming configurations
  • Experience with L2/L3 EVPN and VXLAN; theory of operations and troubleshooting
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, packet capture and analysis. (wireshark/tcpdump/windump)


  • Experience with automation to include Python and Postman
  • Experience with Cisco ISE; adding nodes; creating authentication policy for node management
  • Experience with Cisco Firewalls, ASA/ASAv HA and Cluster configuration, Firepower 9300/Firepower Management Center
  • Understanding of HCI system architecture
  • Understanding of Cisco FlexPOD architecture



Salient CRGT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other factor prohibited by applicable anti-discrimination laws.