Network Engineer - 3470

Metro Systems Inc. is looking for a Tier-3 Network Engineer to support a top government integrator in Alexandria, Virginia.


  • Candidate will serve as a tier-3 network engineer responsible for configuring network routers/switches/firewalls, troubleshooting network outages, and developing network solutions that range from simple to complex.
  •  Implement networking protocols such as VLANs, VRRP, STP, OSPF, BGP, IPSec and MPLS. 
  • Create and maintain network diagrams and drawings. 
  • Provide in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in the areas of design, installation, maintenance, and support of network infrastructure following established methodologies and processes. 
  • Perform extensive analysis, problem determination, and support of technical issues related to MPLS, IPSec, network device configurations, and diverse routing protocols. 
  • Candidate to obtain Security+ (or IAT equivalent) certification per DOD 8570 policy compliance within 90 days after employment. 
  • Perform occasional after hours and weekend work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clearance: This position requires the candidate to already possess an active Secret clearance and to maintain the clearance. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related technical field and 10+ years of related network engineering experience; without a degree, 18+ years of experience is required.
  • 8+ years of hands-on experience with Juniper and Cisco network equipment
  • 8+ years working knowledge of Layer-3, VPNs, BGP, OSPF, firewall policy, and VLAN management
  • 8+ years of knowledge and experience with the following: Ethernet, Ethernet Switching, IP, IP assignment, and IP routing
  • CCNA certification or networking certification required. 

Desired Skills:

  • Reliable self-starter with the ability to follow instructions when needed and complete tasks in a timely fashion
  • Proficiency in network design
  • Good analytical skills and experience with forward/reverse chaining troubleshooting techniques
  • Experience with cable plant management for data and service provider connectivity


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.