Principal Systems Engineer Subject Matter Expert (Network)

Job ID
Information Technology


The Principal Systems Engineer Subject Matter Expert (Network) position will have a background in network architectural design, review, and implementation skills within a data center environment with multi-tenant capabilities. This expectation is that this role will have expertise from the ground up involving networking (design to maintenance). The successful candidate will be comfortable delivering best-of-breed networking solutions and solving software-defined infrastructure issues.


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  • Combination of technical design/engineering and high-level customer engagement for Advanced Cisco Networking, Data Center, SDN, and cloud technology solutions
  • Role is a SME in solutions architecture
  • Be a trusted Subject Matter Expert (SME) for client
  • Stay up-to-date on innovative technologies and solutions
  • Provide SME expertise for any urgent issues


  • NX-OS (Cisco software for Nexus 7000 series switches)
  • IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service)
  • SDN (Software Defined Network)
  • VXLAN (Virtual Extensible Lan)
  • EVPN (Ethernet VPN)
  • VGP (Virtual Gateway Protocol)
  • EGP (Exterior Gateway Protocol)
  • LAB CCIE (or CCNP with CCIE/CCDE level skills)
  • Strong CISCO R/S and Network Engineering expertise
  • Strong Cisco Data Center Advanced Technology Solutions expertise (Nexus, UCS, WAAS, etc.)
  • CCIE certs or a CCDE certification



Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. (BE) is an Information Technology and Professional Services consulting firm located in Arlington, VA. BE is a diversified high-technology services company, providing government, commercial and nonprofit agencies technology solutions and organizational management services to ensure mission success. Serving the federal sector since 1998, we base our solutions on an in-depth understanding of our clients, their mission and the unique challenges they face. BE is the winner of the 2015 Microsoft U.S. Federal Solution Partner of the Year award, a 2015 and 2016 Washington Post Top Workplace and has been an Inc. 500/5000 awardee for six consecutive years.


Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is dedicated to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We are committed to crafting a workplace that endorses creativity and innovation, and promotes engagement through open communication, acceptance of new people and ideas, and a supportive team dynamic. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled. Buchanan & Edwards, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


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