Principal Network and Systems Engineer

Clear Ridge Defense - Fort George G Meade, MD

Clear Ridge Defense is seeking a TS/SCI cleared professional to serve as our Principal Network and Systems Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • You will be leading a team of network engineers, remodeling, integration, and architecture implementation. 

  • You will prepare descriptive and understandable presentations on network health and network infrastructure.

  • Your full-spectrum knowledge of enterprise level networks will help our customer solve unique and exceptionally complex network problems. 


You have in depth experience with...

  • Cisco Nexus OS, IOS, IOS-XE configuration management and equipment upgrade experience.
  • Cisco ASA Firewall upgrade and management experience including IPSec VPNs.
  • WAN and Campus based LAN network troubleshooting and fault isolation and resolution.
  • Cisco UCS, Hyperflex management experience.

  • CCNP certification.
  • Masters degree in related field and five (5) years of experience. Bachelors degree is acceptable with an additional five (5) years of experience.


  • Experience in senior leadership positions in an IT role. 

  • Recent experience in Linux and Citrix.

  • WSUS/SCCM experience.

  • Windows Server 2012/2016, 10 deployment and management experience.

  • MS Powershell scripting, VMWare PowerCLI experience.

  • CISCO UCS, Hyperflex management experience.

  • Experience with Solarwinds.

Additional Information 

Come learn how we take care of our team, and why we were ranked Inc. 5000 Magazine’s #140 Fastest Growing Company nationwide – ranking #5 in Maryland and #7 in Government Services! And see how we were ranked a 2021 Top Workplace by the Baltimore Sun! 

Clear Ridge Defense is the premier service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise: 

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering 

  • Cyber Intelligence & Operations Planning 

  • Security Risk Analysis, Mitigation & Training 

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles. 

Benefits Snapshot: 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance 

  • Competitive and Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) / Leave 

  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays 

  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend 

  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc. 

  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement 

  • Free financial advising from qualified experts 

  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment 

  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals 

  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses 

  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events 

Posted On: Thursday, December 30, 2021

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