The MITRE Corporation Sr. Network Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

Sr. Network Engineer


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Do you have a background in network technologies? Do you have a passion for learning and developing new technologies in an enterprise environment? Do you have knowledge of IP networks? Do you understand why scalability, network automation, and data-driven decisions are important?

MITRE's Network Engineering team is currently seeking a Network Engineer. This is a great opportunity to work in a team environment where you will be part of the engineering group that supports both our corporate enterprise infrastructure and enables sponsor-facing projects.


  • Provide full lifecycle engineering for the corporate secure network, to include everything from supporting vendor evaluations, through supporting design and operationalizing, to budgeting for ongoing sustainment and support.

  • Constantly evaluate current network infrastructure for improvement opportunities including automation activities

  • Build and support classified network infrastructure across multiple sites & campuses

  • Act as an effective engineer for high-visibility projects


  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective technical and support documentation for use by engineering and sustainment staff to include design & test plans, implementation plans, and automation plans using standard templates (where existing) or proposing & creating new templates where needed.

  • Ability to review operational metrics and make analytic decisions/recommendations about both security issues as well as operational infrastructure performance

  • Ability to engage in analytical troubleshooting and performance analysis work under operational deadlines

  • Ability to participate in on-call rotations and occasional off-hours work to support emergencies and projects

  • Deploy all hardware/software configurations following established standards in an automatable and auditable method.


  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with internal and cross departmental teams

  • Provide mentoring and support to other staff where needed to help build a knowledge sharing enterprise

  • Strong desire to maintain knowledge of industry standards, trends, and technologies and look for opportunities to implement continuous improvement of existing services.

  • Ability to embrace “outside-the-box” unique solutions where needed.

  • Ability to influence peers and technical decision-making through negotiation.


Required qualifications

  • Demonstrated operational and hands-on knowledge of network equipment

  • Ability to develop knowledge of industry trends and developments around network technology

  • Basic experience, or ability to develop experience, in automating network infrastructure

  • Familiarity with network design and common routing/switching protocols

  • Certifications capable of meeting DoD IAT II or higher (GSEC, Security , SSCP, CCNA-Security)

  • Top Secret (collateral) clearance

  • Ability to be cleared at SSBI level

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with various NIST compliance standards

  • Experience/certifications with ITIL framework and fundamentals

  • Network certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, Security , etc)

  • Knowledge of network and infrastructure security issues and considerations

Job SW Eng, Comp Sci & Mathematics

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

Other Locations United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret/SCI

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time

Job Posting May 17, 2018, 11:00:00 PM

Req ID: 00050277