Lead Network Engineer

Category:  ST Engineering North America

Pensacola, FL, US, 32504 San Antonio, TX, US, 78216 Alexandria, VA, US, 22314 Mobile, AL, US, 36615

Who YOU are and what YOU can become:  

You’re a high performing network and firewall engineer who is a strategic thinker, understanding the importance of connecting different process areas together, and can collaborate with both business and IT stakeholders. You have experience serving as the lead expert supporting network and firewall engineers who partner with business-systems analyst, IT business partners, and other teams to design, build, test and implement network and firewall solutions that enable the company to execute its strategy.   


Who WE are and where WE are going:  

At ST Engineering, we apply our technology and innovation to solve real-world problems and improve lives. Our dedication to excellence and our strong track record have earned us a distinctive reputation for quality and trust as a global technology, defense and engineering group. Our diverse portfolio of businesses spans the aerospace, smart city, defense and public security segments. We are continuing to grow as our expertise and facilities around the world keep aircraft flying safely and transform and future-proof cities to make them more mobile, more secure and more livable.  


What YOU will do: 

As a Lead Network Engineer, you will be responsible for performing highly complex duties including design, mapping, development, installation, upgrade, integration, administration, and maintenance of the organization’s firewall and networking infrastructure. This Lead Network Engineer is responsible for the management and support of enterprise network, firewall, and network connectivity. This role serves as a networking subject matter expert and partner with other Business Unit teams as needed. 


Other responsibilities include but not limited to; 


  • Perform highly complex duties in the design, development, integration, and administration of the organization’s networks.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve the most complex network performance and connectivitiy problems.  
  • Develop and monitor reliability and integrity of network infrastructure and operating systems.
  • Implement and adhere to network security standards, procedures and IT policies including detection, auditing, logging, etc.
  • Support network and system backups, anti-virus protection, spam, spyware, disk, and data storage managements including archiving etc.
  • Define, manage, and troubleshoot firewall policies.
  • Perform packet captures when to address network traffic issues.
  • Regularly monitor, analyze, and interpret firewall logs.


  • Periodically review and recommend firewall rules modification to ensure adherence to company policy and business requirements.
  • Perform network maintenance, troubleshooting, and support of network related issues including internet access, internal servers and applications, remote access, phone systems, Wi-Fi and printers.
  • Performs project leadership functions for network installation projects.
  • Participates in planning and managing large migration and conversion projects.
  • Researches and evaluates hardware and software for compatibility, serviceability, design, and performance.
  • Develops specifications and recommends the purchase of network related hardware and software.
  • Support patch management and upgrades for various network equipment and infrastructures, ensuring infrastructure firmware are updated and security vulnerabilities remediated.
  • Assist other IT and business teams with troubleshooting to identify root cause and provide technical support when needed.
  • Document network operating procedures, diagrams, processes, tools, equipment, and techniques used to accomplish the requirements of the position.
  • Works with team members on maintaining an inventory tracking mechanism for software and software licenses; printer hardware; terminal hardware; and data jacks and ports.
  • Provides technical guidance as necessary to other team members.
  • Relevant duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing.
  • Up to 10% travel may be required.
  • Resource may participate in an on-call rotation to ensure continued operation support.
  • Support removal, rectification, and replacement of network infrastructure.


What YOU need to be successful: 


  • Associates Degree in Information Systems/Networking/Management Information System is required.  
  • CISCO and Palo Alto Firewall experience is a plus.
  • CISCO CCNA, CompTia Network +, CompTia Security+ certifications or equivalent is a plus.
  • Palo Alto Firewall Certifications is a plus or the ability to acquire certification soon after hiring.



  • 10+ years of professional IT experience.
  • 6+ Years of Network Management experience required.
  • Several years of experience with Palo Alto Firewall required.
  • Strong Interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of network administration including L2/L3, Switches, Firewalls, LAN & WAN design.
  • Knowledge of wired and wireless network architectures, theory and principles of network design, and integration, including topologies, protocols, and network load distribution.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques for layout, installation, configuration, integration and operation of network systems, components, equipment, and devices.
  • Experience with Networking, Ethernet, TCP/IP Protocol, and relevant software applications.


What WE offer: 

  • 401K with rich company match and immediate vesting 
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance 
  • Disability 
  • PTO  
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Life and Accidental Death Insurance  
  • Development and Career Growth Opportunities 
  • Hybrid work schedule based out of either Pensacola, FL; San Antonio, TX; Alexandria, VA 



It takes diverse talent to solve real-world problems.  ST Engineering is deeply committed to building a workplace community where inclusion is valued, and everyone feels welcomed.  We’re proud to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, family status, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected grounds. So, bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s through our differences that innovative changes are made.

ST Engineering is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. To request an accommodation, please contact our Talent Strategies team at 1-571-771-0168, or by email at stena.careers@stengg.us

Nearest Major Market: Pensacola