IT/Network Engineer – Staff III/IV

The Aerospace Corporation
Colorado Springs, CO
Added: April 16, 2024
The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation’s space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space— delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space.

At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration – to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves.

Aerospace is a geographically dispersed company which relies on its information technology (IT) systems as the communication, computational and collaboration enabler for its staff. In this role of Network Engineer, you will continue linking our people together to help our company continue to accomplish mission success.

Work Model

This position is 100% onsite located in Colorado Springs, CO.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead and/or support major network and network security projects to support new initiatives, capacity, life-cycle management, upgrades, new products and/or features, and integration in unclassified environments
  • Work in an all Cisco technology-based network that includes Cisco Catalyst switches, Nexus data center switches, ASA/Firepower firewalls, web proxies and network authentication
  • Provide technical leadership for core networking and network security
  • Create and maintain documentation for network using Netbrain or Microsoft Visio
  • Optimize stability, availability, reliability and performance of network and network services
  • Coordinates and communicates ongoing tasks with other teams for infrastructure updates, and customer notifications.
  • Interfaces with user community to understand needs and designs and implements solutions to accommodate them
  • Collaborates with other infrastructure teams in the architecture governance process. Provides technical guidance to project team areas as appropriate
  • Tracks industry trends, conducts research, and maintains knowledge of new technologies to provide the organization with optimal solutions

Minimum Requirements

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field with 10 years of professional experience
  • Experience working with Cisco Nexus data center switches, fabric interconnects, and UCS servers
  • Experience working with Cisco ACS, ISE and RSA SecurID
  • Experience with configuration & management of DNS/DHCP enterprise services
  • CompTIA Security + CE (SY0-601 or SY0-701)
  • This position requires a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance

How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • TS/SCI Clearance w/Poly
  • Cisco ACI, SDN or SDA Experience
  • Cisco Certification Desired, CCNP or CCIE
  • Experience with Infoblox IPAM
  • Experience with Micro Focus Network Automation
  • Experience with Citrix Netscalers
  • Experience with Cisco Umbrella

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. The grade-based pay range for this job is listed below. Individual salaries within that range are determined through a wide variety of factors including but not limited to education, experience, knowledge and skills.

(Min - Mid - Max)

$100,805 - $132,900 - $165,000

Pay Basis: Annual

Leadership Competencies

Our leadership philosophy is simple: every employee, regardless of level and role, can demonstrate leadership. At Aerospace, our commitment is our people. To cultivate our talent and ensure that we have a strong pipeline of future leaders, we want individuals who:

  • Operate Strategically
  • Lead Change
  • Engage with Impact
  • Foster Innovation
  • Deliver Results

Ways We Reward Our Employees

During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits.

Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include:

  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options
  • 401(k) Plan — Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8%, 10%, or 12% of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions; employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Variable pay program for exceptional contributions
  • Relocation assistance
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career
  • Education assistance programs
  • An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect

We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other—the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.