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VA543: 22270 Pacific Blvd, Dulles 22270 Pacific Boulevard Building CC5, Sterling, VA, 20166-6924 USA

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You have been redirected to RTX’s career page as we have recently transitioned from RTX to become a standalone company, which provides us with greater autonomy and opportunities for growth. As a prospective employee of Nightwing, you’ll have the chance to contribute to our continued success and shape the future of our cybersecurity, intelligence, and services offerings.

Nightwing is looking for a solid Network Engineer to assist Lead Network Engineer and Network Technician with daily activities in a fast paced, Data Center environment. Must have hands on network engineering experience, be the proverbial "team player", and be ready to work every day.

This position is in McLean, VA with occasional work in the Chantilly, VA area to start.


3-5 years of HAND-ON network engineering experience in customer environment

Hands-on Cisco firewall experience (ASA/Firepower 5510, 5515X, FP4100’s, etc.…)

Hands-on Cisco Catalyst switch experience (Nexus switch experience would be a HUGE plus)

CCNP-level knowledge of Cisco networking (No requirement for certification, but understanding at this level is required)

Familiarity with cabling types/standards (i.e., Single Mode vs. Multi Mode, LC connector vs. SC connector, Cat5/6/7, etc.…)

Good understanding of network link virtualization technologies (i.e., Ether-channel/Port-channel, Nexus virtual port-channels (vpcs))

Willingness to perform layer 1 tasks as needed (pulling cable, racking/stacking, etc.…)

- Strong troubleshooting skills

- Strong project management experience (i.e., ability to manage projects through their full lifecycle in order to meet deadlines)

- Ability to use MS Visio to produce network diagrams

- Must be able to survive and thrive in a non-enterprise, fast paced environment

- Ability to create and present presentations for Engineering Review Boards and other ad-hoc technical briefings as necessary

- Active TS/SCI clearance with a Polygraph


- Understanding of how mission enclaves communicate with Enterprise networks

- Familiarity with the Enterprise ticketing system

- Familiarity with Cisco Firewall Management Center to manage Firepower firewall

- Experience with Cisco Nexus Ethernet switching platforms (Nexus 5500, 5600, 7700, and 9500)

- Experience with Cisco MDS Fibre Channel switching platforms (MDS 9000)

- Familiarity with Storage Area Networking (SAN) and Fibre Channel protocols and standards

- Familiarity with Linux operating system

- Familiarity with SolarWinds network management/monitoring tool

- Familiarity with virtual appliances (switches, firewalls, etc.…)

- Familiarity with JIRA

- Experience working in a ‘mission-like’ environment (outside of Enterprise comms)

- AWS/Cloud familiarity


- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics or eight (8) years equivalent experience as network engineer or network technician.

- Six (6) years’ experience with Cisco Catalyst switches and other Cisco network hardware.

- Seven (7) years intelligence community experience as a network engineer or network administrator.

About Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Services

The Cybersecurity, Intelligence and Services (CIS) business provides technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence mission support services to meet our customers’ most demanding challenges. Our capabilities include cyber space operations, cyber defense and resiliency, vulnerability research, ubiquitous technical surveillance, data intelligence, lifecycle mission enablement, and software modernization. CIS brings disruptive technologies, agility, and competitive offerings to customers in the intelligence community, defense, civil, and commercial markets


Previously part of a leading Fortune 100 company and headquartered in Dulles, VA; Nightwing became independent in 2024 but continues to support the nation’s most mission impactful initiatives.

When we formed Nightwing, we brought a deep set of credentials and an unfaltering commitment to the mission. For over four decades, our team has been providing some of the world’s most technically advanced full-spectrum cyber, data operations, systems integration and intelligence support services to the U.S. government on its most important missions.

At Nightwing, we value collaboration and teamwork. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside talented individuals who are passionate about what they do. Together, we’ll leverage our collective expertise to drive innovation, solve complex problems, and deliver exceptional results for our clients.

Thank you for considering joining us as we embark on this new journey and shape the future of cybersecurity and intelligence together as part of the Nightwing team.

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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