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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Network and Cloud IT Engineer IV in Helena, Montana


Participating in the operational support of network infrastructure as required within a team of Network Engineers. Apply engineering and technical principles to designing and developing computer networks, cyber security infrastructure, telecommunications, information technology systems and tools, and database systems. Analyze, install, integrate, modify, and support all associated systems, networks, software, and databases. Execute tasks on projects as part of cross-functional teams after analyzing functional and operational requirements. May consult with cross-functional teams. Provide technical leadership (as Subject Matter Expert) and consulting for network and cybersecurity infrastructure across the organization.


Provide technical leadership and direction in all areas of networking ranging from routing, switching, load balancing, wireless networks, VoIP, VPN, MPLS, WAN strategy, IP management and addressing (i.e., DHCP, DNS, IPAM, etc.), cloud and virtual networking (VMware and NSX), and network security. Develop and maintain enterprise-level architectures, designs, configuration, and management of systems for Campus and Wide Area Network infrastructure. Function as a Tier-4 escalation point during major outages or critical downtime windows. Provide technical expertise in ensuring the electronic communication is secure. Write procedures and documentation for processes to aid in troubleshooting and review.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS/BA with 7 years of experience or;

  • MS/MA with 5 years of experience or

  • PhD with 3 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 8 years of experience in enterprise network and cyber-security design and implementation.

  • CCIE Certification.

  • VXLAN overlay-network implementation.

  • Experience with network automation tools (i.e., Ansible, NetConf, REST, etc.).

  • Experience managing and supporting F5 load balancers.

  • Experience managing and supporting Palo Alto Firewalls, DNS Management, and Infoblox System management and support.

  • CWNP and/or CWNE Certifications.


  • Certification and experience building AWS and/or Azure software-defined networks and designs.

  • Exceptional communicator with both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively in cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve challenging technical problems with innovative solutions.

  • A focus on customer satisfaction and high-quality service delivery.

  • Cisco CCNP or equivalent Certification.

  • Experience with network architecture, design, and administration using Cisco Nexus systems.

Hazardous Working Conditions/Environment

Not applicable

Additional Information

Due to business needs and client space, US Citizenship is required.

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is subject to the Department of Energy Unclassified Foreign Visits & Assignment Program site, information, technologies, and equipment access requirements.

Testing Designated Position

Not Applicable

About PNNL

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a world-class research institution powered by a highly educated, diverse workforce committed to the values of Integrity, Creativity, Collaboration, Impact, and Courage. Every year, scores of dynamic, driven people come to PNNL to work with renowned researchers on meaningful science, innovations and outcomes for the U.S. Department of Energy and other sponsors; here is your chance to be one of them!

At PNNL, you will find an exciting research environment and excellent benefits including health insurance, flexible work schedules and telework options. PNNL is located in eastern Washington State—the dry side of Washington known for its stellar outdoor recreation and affordable cost of living. The Lab’s campus is only a 45-minute flight (or 3 hour drive) from Seattle or Portland, and is serviced by the convenient PSC airport, connected to 8 major hubs.

Commitment to Excellence, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equal Employment Opportunity

Our laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment dedicated to solving critical challenges in fundamental sciences, national security, and energy resiliency. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. In support of this commitment, we encourage people of all racial/ethnic identities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), protected veteran status, and any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local laws.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures and in employment. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, contact us at .

Drug Free Workplace

PNNL is committed to a drug-free workplace supported by Workplace Substance Abuse Program (WSAP) and complies with federal laws prohibiting the possession and use of illegal drugs.

Mandatory Requirements

Battelle requires employees to have a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. Applicants are required to disclose their vaccination status following a conditional offer of employment and must attest to being fully vaccinated with a Center for Disease Control (CDC)-approved COVID-19 vaccination, or provide documentation of need for medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.