Unisys Federal Systems

Network Specialist - Senior

Req ID
Federal Systems
Information Technology
Public Trust
Travel Percentage

Summary / Description

We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Network Specialist to join our team in Springfield, VA to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems.



  • Duties/Tasks:
    • (a) Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations. Designs, builds, and implements network systems.
    • (b) Directs compilation of records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance. Troubleshoots network performance issues. Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions.
    • (c) Monitors and responds to complex technical control facility hardware and software problems. Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.
    • (d) Manages the purchase, testing, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN/MAN/WAN systems.
    • (e) Performs system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
    • (f) Plans large-scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies.
    • (g) Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with major systems design, integration, and implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support facilities and/or equipment.
    • (h) Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products.
    • (i) Provides assistance and oversight for all information systems operations activities, including computer and telecommunications/communications operations, data entry, data control, LAN/MAN/WAN administration and operations support, operating systems programming, system security policy procedures, and/or web strategy and operations.
    • (j) Provides input to policy level discussions regarding standards and budget constraints.
    • (k) Supervises all personnel engaged in the operation and support of network facilities, including all communications equipment on various platforms in large scale or multi-shift operations.
    • (l) Supervises complex operations that involve two or more additional functions such as, but not limited to, network operations, systems security, systems software support, and production support activities.
    • (m) Monitors and responds to hardware, software, and network problems.
    • (n) Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals).
    • (o) Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance.
    • (p) Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network
  • Consult on test strategies.
  • Consult and oversee test development. Recommend solutions to problems encountered during testing.
  • Consult on difficult system problems. Consultant for multiple products or solutions. Recommend solutions to problems. 
  • Fix defects in any product area.
  • Anticipate and resolve complex problems, including system tuning to address performance problems.
  • Consult with team members on complex defect resolutions.
  • Lead analysis effort of external customer reported User Communication Forms (UCF’s) to identify problem escape areas.
  • Provide system level technical support to clients via travel or remote support.
  • Lead efforts of virtual teams. Understand regional cultural considerations and forms tight working relationships.
  • Learn new technologies and continue to expand expertise.



  • Master's Degree and mininimum 10 years of related experience or equivalent blend of education and experience.
  • Possesses and applies a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.
  • Plans and leads major technology assignments.
  • Evaluates performance results and recommends major changes affecting short-term project growth and success.
  • Functions as a technical expert across multiple project assignments.
  • May supervise others.

About Unisys

Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?

Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers.  As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.

Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.

Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.

Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.

Unisys is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - Minorities, Females, Disabled Persons, and Veterans.


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