Network Engineer, II

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Federal Data Systems is looking for a Network Engineer Level 2 to perform network management from network design through implementation, maintenance, and upgrading of existing networks. Must be able to analyzes design, specifications, and related documents; Implements communication system requirements to support the distributed functionality of a software engineering environment. Analyzes network characteristics (e.g. traffic connect time, transmission speeds, packet sizes and throughput), troubleshoots problems and recommends procurement of and/or modifications to network components.

Essential Job Functions

  • Configure, test, install, troubleshoot, and maintain Plain Old Telephone (POTs) phone systems, (including phone units, voicemail, switches, infrastructure and related telecommunications trunk circuits), Video Teleconference (VTC) systems and video recording/viewing/distribution systems, VoIP phone systems (including phone units, voicemail, and call manager systems) and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) TDMA IP-based satellite systems.
  • Install and configure new network and telecommunications systems hardware and software; monitor network and telecommunications system performance and respond to anomalies and issues according to documented procedures.
  • Apply operating system updates, patches, and configuration changes; assist with network and telecommunications activities being executed by higher level Network Engineers
  • Identify, design, test, deploy, and document solutions for network and telecommunications problems; Identify and document workaround solutions for network and telecommunications systems incidents.
  • Design, build, integrate, test, document and deploy network and telecommunications systems for deployment; design, test, verify, and document network system backup methods and procedures.
  • Conduct Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) session performance analysis and problem isolation.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Due to the nature of this position and the information that employees will be required to access; U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline and ten (10) years’ experience as a Network Engineer in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
  • Associate's degree with twelve (12) years of experience.
  • High School diploma with fourteen (14) years of experience in Network Engineering.
  • Required Security Clearance: TS/SCI with Poly.
  • Certifications: Certification in routing such as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or higher. Shall have "Security+" related certification. Recommended CWIP Level: IAT 2

Working Conditions:

Work is typically based in a busy office environment and subject to frequent interruptions. Business work hours are normally set from Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, however some extended or weekend hours may be required. Additional details on the precise hours will be informed to the candidate from the Program Manager/Hiring Manager.


Physical Requirements:

May be required to lift and carry items weighting up to 25 lbs. Requires intermittent standing, walking, sitting, squatting, stretching, and bending throughout the workday.


Background Screening/Check/Investigation:

Successful Completion of a Background Screening/Check/Investigation will be required as a condition of hire.



Federal Data Systems, LLC offers competitive compensation, a flexible benefits package, career development opportunities that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.  Benefits include, not all inclusive – Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance, Paid Time-Off & Company Paid Holidays, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities.



This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.


Federal Data Systems, LLC (FDS) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and respectful work culture that values all.


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