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TISTA Science and Technology Senior Network Engineer in Bethesda, Maryland


TISTA Science and Technologyis looking for aSenior Network Engineerto join the team in Bethesda, MD. The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for providing technical support and guidance on a variety of hands-on engineering design, integration and maintenance in accordance with HHS/NIH standards.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in switching/routing/firewalls/load balancing, be responsible for creating and administering cloud-based solutions, and work with the team to build a framework for enterprise cloud policy/procedure.


  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems. Replacing faulty network hardware and cabling components when required.

  • Experience designing and implementing solutions in multiple cloud provider IaaS environments (AWS, Azure, Google)

  • Experience administering cloud firewall resources (Azure, AWS, Google)

  • Experience creating and maintaining cloud express routes, cloud direct connections, cloud application gateways, cloud network interfaces

  • Experience installing, configuring, and administering Cisco and Extreme Networks switching and routing devices and appliances

  • Experience with VMware virtual networking, virtual distributed switches, VMware kernel ports, iSCSI connections

  • Experience maintaining and administering on-Perm firewall appliances and load balancers (Palo Alto, F5)

  • Experience installing and maintaining copper and fiber optic cables, such as CAT5, SE, CAT6, low voltage cables, and fiber while adhering to best practices, industry standards, and manufacturer requirements

  • Conferring with network users about any network outages and resolution of system problems

  • Advise IT management and senior leadership on recommended improvements to the current infrastructure

  • Operating master consoles to monitor the performance of networks and computer systems.

  • Performing disaster recovery operations and data backups when required.

  • Experience creating and maintaining technical SOP documentation and topology drawings for creation/maintenance of cloud resources

  • Experience creating and implementing a governance framework for implementing enterprise cloud solutions


  • 5+ years of relevant experience creating and supporting enterprise networking solutions with products from Extreme Networks, Cisco, Palo Alto, and F5

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cloud providers technologies to advise, identify, create, and deliver infrastructure services and architecture for new systems including the transition from legacy system to cloud infrastructure

  • Strong knowledge of a wide range of cloud services and solutions, including server-less architecture

  • Must have experience with proposing new solutions to problems in the areas of their functional expertise.

  • Ability to work and analyze both independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Excellent problem solving and analysis skills with the ability to effectively troubleshoot, resolve, or escalate problems


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 5-7 years of work experience; degree may be substituted for 10 total years of relevant work experience

  • AWS or MS Azure certification (preferred)

  • Cisco and/or Extreme Networks certification (preferred)

    Clearance: • Must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance Location:

  • Bethesda, MD

TISTA Science and Technology Corporation,a CMMI Maturity Level 3 company, focuses on delivering information technology and professional services to Federal and State agencies. TISTA is recognized in 2019 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US. TISTA is also a recipient of 2019 Top Veteran-Owned Companies by the Washington Business Journal. TISTA also received a 2018 Moxie Award in the GovCon category.

Here at TISTA Science and Technology, we value Veterans and encourage all to apply!

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Employment Transparency:

TISTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of TISTA to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. TISTA will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here, and the poster supplement is availablehere. (

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Tista is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail torecruiting@tistatech.comor call (301) 968-3420 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

TISTA is a federal contractor and is subject to the federal contractor COVID requirements under the new FAR/DFARS clauses and must comply with the incorporated Guidance.

If the candidate is hired to perform work on or in connection with one of TISTA’s federal contracts, TISTA is contractually obligated to ask the candidate to verify and show proof of vaccination status and the candidate will be required to comply with mask and social distancing requirements imposed by the FAR/DFARS as well as any additional requirements imposed by TISTA’s customers for any required onsite work.

Job ID2022-3168

Job LocationsUS-MD-Bethesda