Xator Corporation

Founded: 2005
Employees: 201-500
Defense & Space

Network Engineer

Paragon Communications Solutions, Inc. (PCSI)


Paragon Communications Solutions, Inc. (an Xator Corporation National Security Solutions Company) is a niche provider of strategic tactical field communications, electronic countermeasures, and Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems capabilities to the Federal Government.

Clearance Requirement:
Active TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph is required. 

Salary -  We offer competitive compensation packages with plenty of opportunity for advancement. 

401K Program - Administered through TransAmerica. Full-time employees are eligible on the 1st day of the month following their date of hire. Employees receive an automatic 3% of gross earnings every pay period. Employees are vested immediately.

Paid Time Off - Paragon is able to offer between 15-20 days of leave to new employees. In addition, we recognize 10 paid holidays per year; all of which are floaters and may be taken on its designated date or on any day following. 

Health Insurance - Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits start on the employee’s first day of hire. Paragon pays for the majority of the cost.

Flexible Spending Accounts – Our FSA allows employees to set aside pre-tax earnings to pay for out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. 

Network Engineer                                             Herndon, Virginia

PCSI is seeking a Network Engineer to work as part of a collaborative, multidiscipline team in support of U.S. Government and provide technical subject matter expertise in the field of network engineering and mobility engineering.


Develops future technology and architectural advancements to support mobility architectural strategy, technology migration, integration and evolution.

Applies knowledge of enterprise IT needs to design improved processes, generate valid requirements, and ensures these are consistent with the Agency CIO enterprise technical architecture (ETA)

Demonstrated ability to apply the engineering design process to discover innovative methods to solve technical problems and meet mobility requirements.

Incorporates engineering strategies for introducing new mobility technology into the Sponsor infrastructure.

Strong background designing and implementing Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN)

Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP Networking

Experience with VPN technologies and protocols including IPSEC and SSL

Experience configuring and trouble-shooting LAN Switches, Routers, and Firewalls and VPN concentrators.

Ability to convey technical designs, ideas and results to non-technical audiences and provide briefings to high-level government personnel.

Experience in authoring documents (reports, briefings, etc,) to support customer missions.

Provides support in the translation of business requirements into telecommunications (e.g. LAN, CAN, WAN, Voice and Video) requirements, design and orders.

Communicates with staff or clients to understand specific systems requirements

Defines and analyzes objectives, scope, issues, or organizational impact of information systems

Develops system engineering, software engineering, systems integration, or distributed system architectures.

Documents design specifications, installation instructions, and other system-related information.

Establishes functional or system standards to ensure operational requirements, quality requirements and design constraints are addressed.

Evaluates current or emerging technologies to consider factors such as cost, portability, compatibility, or usability.

Identifies system component suitability for specified purposes and make recommendations regarding component use.

Monitors system operation to detect potential problems

Performs Security Analysis of developed or packaged software components

Communicates project information through presentations, technical reports or white papers

Provides advice on project costs, design concepts, or design changes

Trains system users in system operation or maintenance

Verifies stability interoperability, portability security or scalability of system architecture

Researches, tests, and/or verifies proper functioning of software patches and fixes

Leads/participates as a member of a team to assess and recommend a migration strategy to new technologies.

Develops plans for Information Technology (IT) systems from project inception to conclusion.

Develops, in conjunction with functional users, system alternative solutions.

Develops required specifications for simple to complex systems.

Designs architecture to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.

Required Skills:

Experience with Android, IOS and other mobility platforms.

Experience coding in Linux

Must have knowledge of Cisco Routing and Switching, and network architecture planning. 

Must have knowledge of remote administration and secure Virtual Private Networking.

Must understand commercial encryption standards and their application in IP networking.

Must have knowledge of VPN technologies, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, IP Multicasting

Must have strong written and oral communication skills.

Must have knowledge of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) IEEE standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n and how to apply them to an enterprise network architecture.

7-10 years of relevant experience designing communications systems.

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent analysis and critical thinking skills

Ability to work independently as well as within small and large groups

Capable of preparing and presenting briefings

Experience with Microsoft Office product line, including Microsoft Access; experience with Lotus Notes

Prior experience working with multiple government organizations

Paragon Communications Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

For additional information about Paragon Communications Solutions, Inc., Xator Corporation or the position, please email John at john.reidy@xatorcorp.com

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