Job description

Senior Network Engineer - Hybrid

Curtiss-Wright, Defense Electronics, a global leader in defense technologies, is seeking a skilled Senior Network Engineer. This position involves working hands-on to develop and enhance PacStar’s integrated solutions product offerings. Work with a tight-knit, cross-functional engineering team in PacStar’s Portland office to develop solutions to enable compute and communications functions in tactical/man-portable form factors that were previously only possible in the datacenter. Our products are used by military, emergency responders, and forward-looking commercial enterprises worldwide.

What it takes: You are adept in troubleshooting difficult hardware and software issues. You approach difficult problems with a solution-oriented mindset and a track record of success. You have advanced experience in designing, configuring, and maintaining TCP/IP networks and devices. You have advanced experience in routing, switching, security, and Wi-Fi from various vendors such as Cisco, Juniper, Aruba, Palo Alto, Ruckus, etc. You have advanced experience in operating systems such as Windows, Windows Server, VMware ESXi & Linux. You have experience with Network and Systems security using 802.1x, Public Key Infrastructure/Certificates, Certificate Authorities, etc.

Location: Portland, OR

We Take Care of Our People

Paid Time Off I 401K with Employer Match and Profit Sharing I Health and Wellness Benefits I Learning and Development Opportunities I Referral Program I Competitive Pay I Recognition I Employee Stock Purchase Plan I Inclusive & Supportive Culture

Your Challenge:

  • Will perform high-level systems analysis, evaluation, integration, documentation, and implementation of very complex networking and systems solutions that require a thorough knowledge of administrative and technical skills
  • Perform a variety of advanced networking configurations and technologies
  • Develop and implement VPN integrations related to the operation, performance, or availability of data communications networks
  • Integration, test and troubleshooting of hardware, software and networking for PacStar products
  • Develop and implement procedures for configuration and testing of systems
  • Produce and support integrated systems for Marketing, Sales, and End Customers
  • Ability to write and create documents and procedures for internal and external users
  • Responsible for quality levels maintained in PacStar products
  • Performance requires physical attendance as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

What You Bring

  • US Citizenship Required
  • 8+ years in network or systems engineering in a production environment
  • Ability to present complex technology to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Expert level experience with IP networking and networking devices (Switches, Routers, Firewalls, etc.)
  • Cisco CCNP, Aruba ACMP, Juniper JNCIP or equivalent required
  • Extensive experience integrating secure communications between multiple network equipment vendors (Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, Riverbed, Aruba, Ruckus, etc.) required
  • Experience with PKI (certificates, certificate authorities, and revocation checking) strongly desired
  • Experience with PC hardware and troubleshooting
  • Experience with VMware vSphere (ESXi) strongly desired
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows strongly desired
  • Experience with Linux strongly desired
  • Experience with network management applications such as SolarWinds, SNMPc, Nagios, etc. is a plus
  • Experience with CSfC solutions is a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Independent professional that can perform job assignment with limited supervision
  • Ability to lift and carry 35 pounds of test equipment at least 40 feet
  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines
  • Accuracy and attention to detail and quality orientation a must
  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of time

Who We Are

Pacific Star Communications, a Curtiss-Wright company, designs, manufactures and integrates hardware and software systems that enable rapid deployment of enterprise-class communications anywhere in the world. Intuitive and wizard-based, IQ-Core Software simplifies setup and enables management of these complex deployed networks by users with limited training. Our systems are used in mission-critical environments including military and disaster recovery - that demand the highest possible levels of quality. Innovation, creativity, and quality are built into our DNA here at PacStar and we look for the same in our employees. In return, we offer a rewarding environment in which our employees can thrive.


No unsolicited agency submittals please.  Agency partners must be invited to participate in a search by our Talent Acquisition Team and have signed terms in place prior to any submittal.  Resumes submitted directly to any Curtiss-Wright employee or affiliate will not qualify for fee payment, and therefore become the property of Curtiss-Wright.  

Compliance Statement

This position may require exposure to export-controlled information and subject to additional security screening.  In the event information provided during the security screening reveals ineligibility to access export-controlled information, any offer of employment may be reconsidered or withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

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