Lead Network Engineer

Location: Fort Meade, MD
Our Client: DISA


  • CompQsoft is seeking a Lead Network Engineer to join our DISA team in Fort Meade MD.   This is an exciting key position to a major Department of Defense initiative to help lead DISA’s deployment of the next generation Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) routers as well as help drive the design, test and overall deployment of hundreds of SIPRnet routers throughout the acquisition and engineering lifecycle. 
  • As the Lead Network Engineer, you will support the technical planning, analysis and testing, assessment, and technical recommendations.
  • Design software tools and subsystems to support software reuse and domain analyses and manage their implementation.
  • Develop and validate system architecture.
  • Develop and support initial implementation and provide lifecycle engineering of network architecture.
  • Support Quality of Service (QoS) policies, requirements, and testing.  
  • Provide technical expertise in design review, lab testing & test report, implementation plan and deployment of new advanced large-scale complex DoD networks.
  • Provide emerging insertion technologies (i.e. new features, capabilities, etc.).
  • Support mission partners to satisfy the interoperability requirements.
  • Provide all required documentation in support of Configuration Control Boards (CCB) and supervises software configuration management.
  • Conduct market research to find products to meet requirements.
  • Implement MPLS services offerings on the DISN network called IP Transport Provider Edge (IPTPE).  MPLS services include L3VPN, L2VPN, Virtual Private LAN service (VPLS) and Carrier Supporting Carrier (CsC).  IPTPE platforms tested include Juniper MX960/MX480 and Cisco ASR9010/ASR9006 routers.
  • Perform testing and support implementation of the DMZ COI VPN (part of NIPRNet Hardening project), which provides separation of the NIPRNet traffic and Mission Critical Community of Interest (COI) traffic using the MPLS L3VPN service.
  • Configure and perform crypto testing and troubleshooting using various protocols.  Familiar with both HAIPE and EDE encryptors.
  • Provide technical security expertise in design, test, evaluation, and deployment of advanced large-scale complex DoD networks. Review security requirements set by DoD agencies for the NIPRNet/SIPRNet network protection; Assess and analyze current NIPRNet/SIPRNet network architecture; Propose and analyze potential solutions. 
  • Reviews security threats to the current DoD NIPRNet/SIPRNet/Internet gateway IA infrastructure, architecture, and technology and determines/implements effective countermeasures IAW established policies/regulations/directives.
  • Deliver Router and Firewall Test Plans and resulting Test Reports; prepare field recommendations and Configuration Guides.


  • DoD and/or Government program experience preferred; DISA experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience.
  • Large Enterprise or DoD IP Design Experience running BGP/MP-BGP (multi AS) and MPLS routing protocols
  • Performed extensive router regression testing  Cisco ASR9K (ASR9010/ASR9006) routers
  • Performed extensive router regression testing  Juniper MX series routers
  • Strong routing protocols experience: BGP, MPLS/RSVP, OSPF, IS-IS, Multicast, Layer-2/Layer-3 Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Carrier Supporting Carrier (CsC).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools: PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, Visio
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), effective leadership, and interpersonal skills

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • DoD Active Secret Clearance Required
  • DoD Approved 8570/8140 Certification, i.e., Network+ CE, Security+ CE, CISSP or similar
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • No/Limited travel is expected

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience with Network test equipment/Traffic Generator such as IXIA, Spirent Test Center
  • CCNP or JNCIP or equivalent routing and switching experience
  • Experience configuring Filter Based Forwarding (FBF), Multi-Hop Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (MBFD), HSRP, 802.1Q, SONET and SNMP a plus
  • Working experience with network security products (Firewalls, IDSs, SIEMs) a plus

Physical Demands

  • Ability to type, communicate via telephone and sit for extended periods of time. 

About Us:

CompQsoft Inc. Established in 1997, headquarters in Houston, TX and office in Leesburg, VA. CompQsoft offers a range of comprehensive Cyber Security, Infrastructure, Cloud solutions, ERP implementation, Business Intelligence, Application development, Ecommerce applications and Management consulting services. CompQsoft is Certified CMMI Level 3 practitioner for Development and Services, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 27001:2013 & ISO 200001:2011 Certified. CompQsoft is a fast growing company with a strategy and methodology that is strongly focused on the success of our clients, predominantly the Federal government.

CompQsoft provides equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and in the working environment to all employees and applicants. CompQsoft does not take any nonmerit factors like race, color, religion, sex (gender), mental/physical disability, and age into account for purposes of recruitment, hiring and development.

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