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Network Administrator II

Institute for Defense Analyses

Alexandria, Virginia 22311
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IDA’s Network and Server Operations team is actively seeking a mid-level Network Administrator to join our team at our Alexandria, VA location.  The Network Administrator II is responsible for deploying, administering and supporting IDA’s enterprise-wide IT infrastructure; this includes telecommunications, networking, and Voice over IP (VOIP). This position works closely with an amazing team of technical enthusiast to support and create unique solutions for IDA’s classified and unclassified environments. 
The ideal candidate is someone that is experienced, hardworking, self-motivated and has a passion for technology.  As a member of the Network and Server Operations team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with leading edge technologies; additionally, you will work for a stable organization that offers excellent benefits and a meaningful mission to support and strengthen our nation's security.


  • Provides operational support and maintenance to ensure network and telecommunication systems.  This can include the following: planning, designing, developing, testing, integrating, monitoring and analyzing network performance and availability across all networks.
  • Assists in the implementation of IT technology initiatives. Partners with the engineering staff to ensure the successful deployment.
  • Builds new networks to design specifications.
  • Configure network switches and routers.
  • Upgrade and patch network switches and routers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and three years of relevant experience in related field, OR; five years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Three years minimum experience in Information Technology, which includes at least two years in network administration is required.
  • Possess technical and operational proficiency in managing and supporting IP-based network and telecommunication systems using Cisco based products is required.
  • Experience with IOS/NX-OS, InfoBlox and Riverbed a plus.
  • Possessing one or more of the following certifications is a plus: CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, CCT.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated and able to work with moderate supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form and with all levels of employees; possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Be willing to work hours outside of a regular schedule, if there is an urgent need
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain appropriate security clearances.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD 8570 IAT I certification.