Network Engineer/Architect, Mid/Senior - FAA

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

Position: Network Engineer/Architect, Mid/Senior

Client: FAA

Location: Cobec Site

Job Summary

This position will provide experienced network engineering support to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Years of Relevant Experience

The position requires 10+ equivalent years of experience in systems engineering and analysis. Specific experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Defense, or other federal agencies is desired. A Master’s degree or PhD is desired and may count for additional years of experience.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities


Individual will perform a wide variety of network engineering activities to include, Requirements development & analysis, investment, and other analyses for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other potential clients in support of mission-critical systems acquisition activities. Individuals must be able to perform network engineering analyses on systems and software engineering documentation and artifacts (e.g. Systems Specifications Document, Software System Specifications, etc.).

  • Support strategic mission, program mission and investment analysis activities.
  • Develop operational concepts and their translation into NextGen capabilities, operational improvements, and performance requirements.
  • Record and track system requirements and update requirements and other systems engineering documents
  • Develop, analyze, and decompose system requirements
  • Assist in requirements definition and decomposition
  • Develop and assess system and program alternatives
  • Support operational and development analysis, technology evolution plans and transition strategies and be able to identify and assess systems alternative solutions, gaps, shortfalls and risks.
  • Participate in design reviews, program reviews and technical interchange meetings. 
  • Establishes networking environment by designing system configuration; directing system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with network architects on network optimization.
  • Secures network system by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
  • Accomplishes information systems and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Reporting network operational status by gathering, prioritizing information; managing projects.
  • Contribute effectively to working groups through oral and written communication and foster cooperative working relationships.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in engineering, math, or related scientific field. A Master’s degree or PhD is strongly desired.


Skills Requirements 

  • Expertise in all aspects of the Network Engineering relevant to FAA systems (VOIP, VLAN, OPIP, and other protocols)
  • Extensive and detailed knowledge of FAA NAS systems, investment analysis, solution development & implementation, and engineering practices
  • High level of proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project and other MS Office Products.
  • Strong analytical background and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be comfortable making presentations, including to C-Level clients.
  • Extensive experience managing client relationships.
  • Federal Government systems engineering, specifically related to large systems acquisition within the FAA.

Security Requirements

Must be a US citizen or a legal resident for three of the past five years

Must meet eligibility requirements for a US Public Trust security clearance


Occasional travel required as needed by client/s and/or company