By Light Professional IT Services

Network Automation Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Fort Meade
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/9/2019 10:07 AM)
# of Openings
Information Technology


By Light Professional IT Services is seeking an IT Specialist to join Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISAs) Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Backbone engineering team on Ft. Meade, MD.  This is an exciting key position to a major Department of Defense initiative. 


The Network Automation Engineer will help develop and execute automated tests as part of ByLight’s team with multi-vendor expertise in high-end routing, network design, switching, network security and network management.  You will help ensure test quality, adherence to proper coding procedures and maximize reuse and test coverage. This position will also work with emerging initiatives such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).


Current test automation frameworks utilize Quali CloudShell and custom python scripts but will expand to cover other technologies.


  • Drive the use of and efficiencies of automation within DISN test lab.
  • Develop automated test suites and frameworks.
  • Document and brief system architecture and changes to various government officials
  • Make recommendations on Software Defined Networking (SDN) strategies

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or Information Sciences
  • At least 2 years’ experience in network related test automation
  • Knowledge of networking (routers/switches)
  • Strong system documentation skills
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills
  • Experience with stress testing tools (i.e.: Spirent, IXIA) and test methodologies

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Knowledge of network security products (Firewalls, IDSs)
  • Experience with Python in automation framework script
  • CCNA or JNCIS certification
  • Experience with Software Defined Networks (SDN) (ie: Open SDN, Blue Planet, NorthStar)
  • Experience with Virtualization technologies (ie: VMWare)

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Requires an active Secret clearance


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