IT Senior Network Engineer
Sterling Heights, MI 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description

Position Description:

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) is looking for an exceptional Network Engineer's to join our team. This role is instrumental in deploying, operating, and scaling high-performance Cisco route/switch and wireless networks, managing Palo Alto Firewalls, remote VPN access, and deploying cloud technologies providing world-class availability, performance, and security.

You'll provide worldwide network support within a small, collaborative team that strives to ensure 99.9% network reliability. This is a hands-on role shaping the future of how GDLS purchases & deploys networking for both employees and partners. The ideal candidate is passionate about technology, self-motivated, keeps up on the latest technologies, has good communication skills and wants an opportunity to play a foundational role in delivering outstanding IT support of greatest land based vehicles the warfighter requires.

Position Requirements:

Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with IT management to assess both the near and long term network requirements
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configurations, processes, and service records
  • Follow policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Design and deploy company LAN, WAN and Wireless networks, including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and Netscallers
  • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades
  • Stay current on network products, services, protocols and standards to remain abreast of new developments in the industry
  • Interact with vendors, internal/external departments and contractors to secure/maintain products and services

Operational Management

  • Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes
  • Manage applications supporting cisco ISE, Prim Load Balancers, Netscallers, Monitoring, and Cloud technologies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc...)
  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as required
  • Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of network hardware, software, and connections across multiple locations in several countries
  • Asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide statistical reports
  • Participate in managing network security solutions
  • Follow operational requirements such as change control, patch windows, etc.

Position Requirements:
Formal Education & Certification

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related is preferred
  • Experience will be considered in lieu of degree
  • 5-10 years of experience as a Network Engineering
  • Preferred Certifications in CISCO, Palo Alto, Citrix networking products

Knowledge & Experience

  • Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, and WLAN support
  • Knowledge of network security principles, and general network management best practices
  • Hands-on technical knowledge of Cisco switch, router and ISE, Palo Alto firewalls, VPN Technologies, Citrix load balancers, Netscallers and network management software
  • Solid knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, Cisco IOS, Palo Alto, Citrix, load balancers, reverse proxy, and testing software/tools for both voice/data networks
  • Knowledge of IP telephony systems, including Skype, Microsoft Teams
  • Technical knowledge of routing protocols, and Internet standards, including IPv4, IEGRP and OSPF
  • Solid hardware troubleshooting experience
  • Familiar with testing software and procedures for voice and data networks (sniffer / port mirroring, wireshark etc.)
  • Preferred experience in SDWAN, MPLS Site to Site VPN and SSL

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Ability to conduct research into networking issue and products

Work Conditions

  • 9/80 work week and on-call availability
  • 5% business travel
  • Sitting/standing for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components
  • Inspection of cables in floors and ceilings
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as switches, routers and UPS's

General Dynamics is a successful Fortune 100, global aerospace and defense company, with over 90,000 employees world-wide. General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, has a strong foundation of delivering core engineering and manufacturing capabilities to our clients for military vehicles. Our team is focused on continuous process and productivity improvements that reduce product costs, while increasing troop safety and effectiveness. Land Systems continues to work with the US Armed Forces and its Allies to ensure these vehicles remain survivable, relevant, flexible, affordable and capable of addressing a dynamic threat environment. General Dynamics Lands Systems provides a competitive compensation package, site specific flexible work schedules, 401(k) with Company Match; Bonus Eligibility, Employee Development Opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, On-site Amenities, and comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance. At GDLS, we strive to be champions who drive diversity, equity and inclusion. We are committed to our values and beliefs to provide a safe space, which empowers our team members to bring their full, authentic selves to work. We welcome all diverse backgrounds and experiences, as we see the value in creating a dynamic environment of diverse culture preference. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to working with and providing accommodations to individuals with a disability. Candidates who require a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the application or hiring process may contact for assistance. Determination of requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

General Dynamics Land Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race and/or ethnic background, national origin and/or ancestry, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, age, military service, veteran status, disability, pregnancy/childbirth or related conditions, genetic information, or membership in any class protected by applicable law from discrimination in employment.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 10 years
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