Wireless Network Design Engineer (Secret clearance required)

Defense Engineering Inc Arlington, VA

The Wireless Network Design Engineer will perform full information technology work planning, survey, coordinating the installation and configuration of wireless network and software; maintaining and repairing complex problems with system hardware and software; and modifying system hardware and software to increase performance and meet technical design requirements with a strong emphasis on customer service both internal and external.

Journeyman knowledge of all aspects of networking best practices, hardware and operating systems is required for this position. In addition, strong knowledge of network security, WLAN/LAN/WAN architectures, network protocols, wired and wireless technologies is required.


* Responsible for the delivery of Wireless Planning, Design, Implementation & Optimization Services

* Perform architectural planning and design, as well as configuration and integration support within project delivery and ongoing consultative engagements

* Provide operational support for complex, wireless network deployments. Identify & document design/architecture best practices

* Participate in or lead complex network design, performance engineering or problem resolution projects

* Assist in development of business and technical requirement

* Assist in the development of high-level and low-level design activities

* Assist in the development of network implementation planning

* Assist in configuration and connectivity activities, including test planning and cutover activities

* Recommends and initiates projects to benefit customers wide objectives

* Accountable to highest levels of senior management to ensure project commitments and deliverables are met


* Bachelors or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or a directly related field

* CompTIA Security+ CE or CISSP Certification

* Applicable industry recognized technical or security certifications (CWNA, CWSP, CCNP, CISM, CRISC, CCNA, etc.)

* 5 to 7 years of experience in wireless broadband and/or tactical communications (Microwave, PTP, PTMP, WLAN, WIDS, WIMAX)

* RF Design, RF Survey/Engineering, commissioning and RF troubleshooting skills

* Hands-on experience with survey tools as AirMagnet, iBwave,TEMS, JDSU, etc.

* Experience with key WLAN vendors(Aruba, Cisco, Fluke, etc.)

* Produce and review technical documentation

* Thorough understanding of WLAN authentication, security and network management

* Experience deploying key WLAN applications including Secure Mobility, Voice over WLAN, Location Based Services, and Wireless Guest Access

* Produce network implementation and migration plans

* Professional level understanding of common network security controls, especially firewalls

* Knowledge of networking and security protocols and the technologies used to secure large enterprise environments: TCP/IP, 802.11, IPSec, RADIUS, LDAP, SSL, PKI


* Preferred Cisco CCNA Wireless

* Preferred Aruba Certified (ACMA, ACMP, ACMX, etc.)

* iBwave Certified (at least Level II)

Defense Engineering Inc. (DEI), a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a growing IT engineering firm that specializes in modernizing and operating reliable IT systems by harnessing emerging technologies with proven innovations. Our capabilities include a full range of IT engineering, cyber security, IT strategic planning, IT operations, program management, software/application development, and IT communications implementation.

Defense Engineering, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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