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Network Engineer I

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  Sep 17, 2021
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  10368

A current, active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph is required.


Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers.



Network Engineer I


What You’ll Do:

  • Administer the client’s network infrastructure.
  • Utilize knowledge of the following platforms to ensure stable operations throughout the enterprise: LAN, CAN, WAN, MAN solutions
  • Network monitoring, troubleshooting, performance optimization and reporting.
  • Wireless, video conferencing and IP-based voice solutions.
  • Network protocols.
  • Load balancing and WAN acceleration solutions.
  • Assist in establishing and adhering to standard processes and documentation.
  • Provide technical input to ensure stable system configuration and maintenance support.
  • Use troubleshooting skills to address network performance issues.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:

  • BS in Information Technology or a related technical field plus 2 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience.  Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Current Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification or higher.
  • Current CompTIA SEC+ or CCNA-Security certification or higher.
  • Experience with Cisco routers and switches is required.
  • Experience with VLANs, VPNs and routing protocols is desired.
  • Experience with using Wireshark for raw packet analysis is desired.
  • Experience with Cisco ASA firewalls a bonus.
  • Cisco Unified Collaboration Infrastructure and Technologies including CUCM, Cisco IP Phones, Unity Connection, Jabber, Video Conferencing a bonus.
  • Experience with voice signaling and call control protocols a bonus.
  • Python/shell scripting experience desired.


Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, field site or remote location.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
  • Travel to CONUS and OCONUS government and non-government. 

Current Clearance Required:

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $82,277 - $111,464 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.) 
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore

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