Network Systems Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
Systems Engineering: Requirements Development
Security Clearance Requirement
Top Secret/SCI with CI Poly
Regular Full-Time


The Space and Intelligence Division provides professional services to the US Space Force, Combatant Commands, Intelligence Community, and NASA. Our work includes enterprise architectural assessments, systems engineering and integration, test, planning and execution, cost estimating and analysis, acquisition support, and cybersecurity.  We are trusted partners developing approaches and concepts to meet emerging high priority needs, assessing cutting-edge technologies, and supporting capabilities for our National Defense.  Come join the fastest growing Division at Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.!


The Intelligence Programs Group, part of Systems Planning and Analysis Inc.’s Space and Intelligence Division, is a specialized provider of systems engineering and trusted advisory services to the Space and National Intelligence community.  We utilize mission-proven, data-driven advisory tools and capabilities.  We provide highly technical support to ensure the government acquires cutting edge technology necessary for our National Defense.  Our portfolio includes the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Come where you will be part of our high-caliber team!


SPA has an immediate or near term need for a Network Systems Engineer. The ideal candidate will possess experience within the NGA, NSG/ASG, and/or previous IC or DoD program/project work experience.


Expert Network Engineers plan and develop telecommunications solutions involving computer and communications equipment. They analyze network alternatives and develop recommendations for improvements.


Job duties include:

  • Analyzing, designing, testing, and evaluating network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet, intranet, satellite, and other data communications systems.
  • Performing network modeling, analysis, and planning.
  • Overseeing the work of Senior-, Mid-, and Junior-level contractor Network Systems Engineers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI with CI poly at time of application
  • 18+ years of related work experience
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or related STEM degree program, or equivalent Expert level work experience as a Network Systems Engineer.
  • Expert-level working experience in cloud-based systems architecting.
  • Network technology course/certification in TCP/IP with applied understanding of the following:
    o Roles of devices in TCP/IP network
    o Details of IP, ARP, TCP, ICMP and UDP
    o Functions of FTP, HTTP, Telnet and other applications of TCP/IP
    o Use of Voice over IP or VoIP, email messaging and multicasting
    o Troubleshooting for TCP/IP issues at each network layer

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Network technology course/certification in one or more areas:
    o Configuring TCP/IP on server computers
    o Managing and troubleshooting DNS and DHCP
    o Installing and configuring network and software infrastructure
    o Configuring and managing device routing and remote access
    o Monitoring and maintain network infrastructure
  • Completion of a specialized wireless network course and/or certification


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