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Sr. Network Engineer Springfield, VA (#14242)

Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions (CNOS) provides a complete line of medical equipment and supplies along with innovative office products and services to businesses and health care facilities throughout North America. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses’ family of companies.

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We are seeking a Sr. Network Engineer that will be responsible for monitoring bandwidth utilization, network design and planning. Must have an in depth understanding of Switched Networks, TCP/IP, Firewall design and telephony protocols. Must be able to configure Cisco switches, routers and firewalls; must have working knowledge of IP security and wireless security. Must have strong analytical ability, including excellent troubleshooting skills and hardware installs. Operate a company’s internal data communications systems, including LANs and/or WANs. Plans, designs, implements networked systems and coordinates with vendors to install routers, bridges, and switches. 

Sr. Network Engineer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Will be a point of escalation for Network Engineer on troubleshooting issues for network equipment and related resources.
  • Gathers network information for trending, works with Network Engineer and Project Managers in testing equipment for production deployment.
  • Must be able to research, design, plan and implement architectures with fault tolerance, performance tuning, monitoring systems, statistics/metrics collection and disaster recovery.
  • Must be able to manage changing priorities and workloads.
  • Provide support to both internal and external customers on an as needed basis.
  • Provide support for after-hours support operations and system maintenance that may occur.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.

Supervisory/Management Authority

  • This position will not have supervisory/management authority.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business related field or equivalent experience and at least 5 years’ experience in a mid- to large-sized environment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Requires Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.
  • One of the following preferred: Cisco Certified Design Professional, Cisco Certified Network Professional, Cisco Certified Voice Professional or Cisco Certified Security Professional certification.
  • Must possess excellent knowledge of basic system protocols and methodologies.
  • Requires excellent communication skills, and people skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively in a team or independently.
  • Must work well under pressure and handle multiple projects at once.
  • Organizational skills are required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a favorable National Agency Check (NAC).
  • Must be a US citizen.

Work Environment

  • This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting.   


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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