Senior Network Engineer

Req Number: 1639
Location: West Bethesda, MD
Program/ Contract Title: NSWC CCD ITSS


Cydecor is one of the most consistently growing organizations in the industry. We are a fast-paced government contractor, headquartered in Crystal City, Virginia.  Our growth rate has exceeded double digits for more than ten years.  Because of this expansion, we are upgrading several key areas in our infrastructure to meet demand.  If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity that will challenge you and help grow your career – then Cydecor is the company for you.  Join our family! 


This position supports the NSWC Carderock division in a Senior Network engineer capacity for IT tasking. This position is part of the CSWF, at the Master Proficiency Level, and is in Category 40, Specialty Area 44 of the DON Cybersecurity Workforce Qualification Matrix of the SECNAV M-5239.2, Cyberspace Information Technology, and Cybersecurity Workforce Management and Qualifications Manual (Jun 2016).


Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


The Senior Network Engineer will plan, design, engineer, install, perform configuration management, document, maintain, and monitor Teleconferencing, network communication devices, and associated elements that support core network functions and services; including, but not limited to Cisco routers, Cisco switches, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls, Cisco Access Control Server (ACS), Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Cisco SourceFire Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Zebra Technologies’ Air Defense Wireless Intrusion Detection and Prevention System. Contractor network operations support shall include the following:

  • Configuration and management of virtual local-area networks (VLANs), routing, and failover mechanisms.
  • Configuration and management of firewall rules based on ports, protocols, and services.
  • Management of IPv4 and IPv6 network address schemes and allocations.
  • Management of network-related DISA STIG activities.
  • Provision of services for obtaining and troubleshooting various capacity leased lines and associated equipment used for interface into the Research, Development, Technical, and Engineering (RDT&E) network and NSWCCD’s detachment sites.
  • Maintain and update circuit information to avoid inadvertent interruption of service.
  • Prepare circuit diagrams and update service agreements, where needed.



  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience with, hardware and software products ( in particular Cisco routers, Cisco switches, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls, and COMSEC equipment) is needed to perform the following tasks:
    • Communicate with strong organizational, communication, and managerial skills;
    • Ability to initiate and manage a project from inception to completion;
    • Troubleshoot problems, conduct research, and learn and propose new technology solutions.
  • The Senior Network Engineer shall have, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, information technology, computer science, or an equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • In lieu of the bachelor’s degree, the Senior Network Engineer may have one of the following certifications: CISSP Certificate; CASP Certificate; EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA) Certificate; or CNSSI/NSTISSI 4115/4016 Certificate.
  • Additionally, within six months from the date they begin performing under this task order, the Senior Network Engineer shall obtain, and thereafter maintain, a current Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certificate.
  • The Senior Network Engineer shall have at least seven years of networking experience, three of which shall include experience with Cisco products in an Ethernet environment. Years of experience beyond the minimum may be considered a strength.
  • The Senior Network Engineer must possess and maintain a Driver’s License for the potential operation of low-speed Government-furnished equipment (utility cart).


Clearance Required:




  • Primary: NSWCCD (West Bethesda, MD)
  • May travel to: San Diego, CA; Silverdale, WA; Bayview, ID; Memphis, TN; Port Canaveral FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Little Creek, VA; and Perryville, MD
  • Personnel may also work at a Cydecor location when deemed appropriate


Cydecor provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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