Senior Security Engineer (TS/SCI Required)

Residency Services Fort Belvoir, Virginia


Senior Security/Network Engineer (TS/SCI)

Position Summary:
Force 3, a Sirius Company, is looking for a Senior Cisco Security/Network Engineer, with a current TS/SCI security clearance, to work in National Capital Region. In this role, you will be supporting a US Federal Government customer and helping build out a large campus environment. You will work both independently and oversee other team members to achieve personal and programmatic goals. You will serve as a mentor and individual contributor to help ensure a network readiness that will support a fully meshed, routed network that provides a high level of national security.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assists with network design, layouts and develops the baseline configuration for the system.
• Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements and provides recommendations and guidance.
• Briefs government customer and other contractors on recommended solutions and designs. Be able to think critically and solve problems. Mentor junior/mid engineers to help them solve problems.
• A primary responsibility for this role will be to support a multi-faceted installation of their physical, L2, L3, network, and configuration sets, to help ensure the readiness of the customer infrastructure.
• Understand Cisco CLI/GUI and be able to install and troubleshoot baseline configurations
• Investigate and help resolve initial implementation and configuration related issues on a variety of customer's Cisco equipment using best practices and agreed methodologies.
• Develop a strong understanding of customer’s topology, locations and uplinks, as well as endpoints with IP addresses to deliver impactful results.
• Have a strong understanding of Cisco product portfolio (especially switching and firewall including ASA and Firepower), tool sets, and IOS versions
• Understand basic Ethernet and Fiber cabling best practices ; assist as needed
• Racking and powering up equipment in a neat and organized manner with correct cable management procedures

Basic Qualifications:
• A current TS security clearance with SCI eligibility is required
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a technical related field or 15 years’ experience.
• Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security or equivalent hands on experience.
• Current DOD 8570 IAT Level II certification
• Strong knowledge of the Cisco Security product portfolio, with the ability to scope and accurately size equipment based on customer’s needs.
• Ability to design a network topology based on customers intent and requirements.
• Must be able to create and understand network diagrams and rack elevations using Microsoft Excel.

Other Position Requirements:
• Ability to apply DISA STIGs to Cisco Security equipment.
• Hand-On Experience with Cisco ISE, Cisco Firepower Threat Defense, Cisco Firepower Management Center.
• Familiarity with proper protocols and procedures for working in a SCIF.
• Must be familiar with Type 1 encryption solutions (KG-175 A/F/G/X)
• Understanding of JWICs and or SIPR environments.
• Must be capable of engineering and documenting network solutions, not just deploying or configuring
• Good verbal and written presentation skills
• PROBLEM SOLVER with good communication skills

Benefits you will receive:
• Competitive Compensation
• Health, Dental, and Vision coverage
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Ample time off starting with a generous PTO policy and 12 Holidays
• Training & Educational reimbursement
• Awards: We celebrate and recognize our employees!
• Referral Bonuses
• A variety of company social events
• Opportunities to give back to the community
• And much more…

Serving federal agencies for over 25 years, Force 3 has a wealth of knowledge and resources to offer best practice solutions that achieve optimal outcomes and meet compliance guidelines. Together with our parent company Sirius Computer Solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions backed by an expert team of engineers and the highest levels of partnership with leading manufacturers. From design to deployment, support, and maintenance, our technology solutions and services are designed with a constant focus on supporting our customers’ missions. We prioritize your success – and we don’t succeed unless you do.

Force 3 is a Cisco Gold Partner, Dell Technologies GSA Authorized Partner, F5 Platinum Partner, IBM Platinum Business Partner, NetApp Star Partner, Nutanix Master Partner, Palo Alto Networks Diamond Partner, Splunk Elite Partner, Tenable Platinum Partner, and VMware Premier Partner.

Force 3 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

U.S. citizenship is required for most positions and selected applicants will be subject to a background check and/or government security investigation.