Senior Network Engineer


Element Critical is searching for a Senior Network Engineer to join our Engineering team and provide architecture, design and implementation direction, creating customer and business value. Responsibilities include influencing and selecting network infrastructure standards to meet business growth objectives.

This position is not limited to the functions and skills listed on this description and responsibilities may be revised as needed.


Full-time position located at one of our facilities (TBD) in Tysons Corner, VA, Sunnyvale CA, or Wood Dale, IL and will report to the SVP of Engineering and Operations.


  • Lead design, engineering, and maintenance activities for a large data center network
  • Contribute to technical and operational product services definition
  • Evaluate and recommend new physical and logical architectures, technologies, and standards as needed
  • Evaluate and maintain traffic flows across transit and backbone links
  • Provide Tier III support for network-related problems and manage escalated incident cases to resolution
  • Develop Engineering policies and procedures to ensure consistency in standards and leveraging of common designs
  • Establish and measure network performance relative to NetEx targets and customer SLA
  • Perform troubleshooting of backbone network
  • Manage service configuration activities for large, strategic customers


  • Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, growth environment
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills with a customer service focused mindset
  • Strong analytical and effective problem-solving skills
  • Solid understanding of project management principles
  • Self-starter who possesses good time management skills
  • Fast learner who can adapt to changing requirements
  • Flexible and willing to work additional hours when necessary to meet customer and project demands


  • Minimum 7 years of experience as a network engineer
  • Hands-on experience with Routers and switches: Cisco, Juniper, Brocade
  • Hands-on experience with Firewalls: Cisco ASA, Juniper SRX, and Sophos
  • Working knowledge of Load balancers
  • Working knowledge of logical architectures MPLS/EVPN/VXLAN/OTV/L3VPN
  • Strong understanding of routing protocols: eBGP, iBGP, ISIS, OSPF, and EIGRP
  • Service Provider Layer2/Layer3 configuration knowledge


  • Optical Engineering
  • Virtualization: VMWare, Openstack, KVM, Puppet, Chef
  • Scripting: Python, Perl, PHP, and shell preferred
  • CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • JNCIA – Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate
  • Data center industry experience is a plus


To be considered for this position, please send your resume to Catherine Gilbert, [email protected].