Zero Trust, Network Engineer / SME

Access Talent Today, LLC - Springfield, VA

Focus and Duties:

  • Plan, design and implement Network Admission Control (NAC) routing and switching infrastructure by evaluating network and security technologies, for on-premise and cloud as a component of a Zero Trust Architecture.
  • Determine NAC equipment requirements by researching NAC/information security standards/Zero Trust standards; authors equipment documentation in accordance with ISO-20K standards
  • Lead NAC related engineering projects. Design robust and resilient NAC implementation solutions for customer infrastructure services, and for new services.
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging NAC networking products and technologies
  • Develop and interpret NAC related engineering security policies and procedures
  • Create policies and ongoing processes in support of the customer engineering team. Verify ongoing compliance with policies and best practice.
  • Identify security issues and risks, lead development and implementation of mitigation
  • Advise and consult with other teams to identify risks and implement remediation
  • Provides technical leadership and/or direction to NAC engineering teams
  • Oversee and guide the completion of NAC milestones and projects
  • Participates as the Subject Matter Expert in technical discussions with clients, teammates, vendors, partners and/or upper level managers
  • Ability to manage and/or lead cross-functional teams for customer engagements
  • Participate in incident response; create incident response procedures and documentation; assist with post-event analysis
  • Wide breadth of knowledge across security products, tools, and industry trends; ability to create solutions using a pragmatic, risk-based approach.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or Bachelor’s Degree and relevant experience
  • 15+ years’ experience in Information Technology
  • 10+ years of relevant Network engineering experience
  • 5+ years’ experience with NAC engineering principles in a large scale, global environment
  • Experience providing secure connectivity from on premise services to/from Cloud services
  • Certifications: CCNP, CISSP
  • Experience with SD-WAN technologies
  • Experience with Cloud technologies, Microsoft Azure/Amazon Web Services
  • Experience leading a small team (3-5) of engineers
  • Experience with network monitoring tools (NeuralStar, HPNA, SolarWinds, Nagios)
  • Expert knowledge of networking concepts and architecture, including security considerations associated with networking hardware like Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Gateways, SSL Encryption/Decryption, PKI, TCP/IP, IPv4 and IPv6, etc.
  • Hands on experience with a diverse variety of networking devices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; must be able to prepare solution papers and present solutions to senior management
  • Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret


Posted On: Monday, June 8, 2020

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