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The MITRE Corporation Senior Network Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

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 have experience with classified network environments? Do you understand why cloud, scalability, network automation, and data-driven decisions are important?

MITRE's Network Engineering team is currently seeking a Senior 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Network engineering definition, design, and deployment for MITRE’s Network Infrastructure and Service environments

  • Network support for both onprem and offprem cloud-based services

  • Help drive forward new technical capabilities important to our users

  • Collaborate with staff to support quality and maintainable systems

  • Contribute directly to the technical work of one or more projects

  • Validate and test rollout plans prior to corporate release and work within Change Control guidelines

  • Rotational on-call responsibilities and some after-hours work required

  • Oversight of infrastructure artifacts, ensuring designs follow consistent and high-quality guidelines and secure standards

  • Participate in disaster recovery development, exercises, and actual events

  • Maintain systems and documentation as needed for audits and compliance

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively both verbally and written, with team members of any level, both inter and intra department.

  • Strong desire to keep technical skills current and remain abreast of emerging technologies, new versions of existing solutions.

  • Keep abreast of industry white papers & informed of critical software/firmware updates

  • Capable of lifting 20 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD 8570 IAT Level I-compliant certification (Security+, Network+, etc.)

  • Experience with network compliance and hardening using DISA STIGs and SCAP

  • Passion for technology and a desire to learn

  • Familiarity with networking and security concepts/capabilities such as TCP/IP stack, routing, switching, DNS, Wireless, 802.1x, etc.

  • Experience managing/configuring Cisco and/or Juniper networking equipment preferred

  • Basic programming skills (Python, Ansible)

  • Capable of breaking down and resolving customer or network related issues

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance

  • 3-5 years related experience or internship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cloud networking experience with AWS, Azure, Google preferred

  • Experience with Palo Alto, Cisco firewalls preferred

  • Cisco CCNA preferred

  • Juniper experience

  • Exposure to network programmability concepts such as software defined networking

  • Field specific or related education

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

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