Network Engineer (DC, SF, NYC, Remote)

Remote /
Nava Roles - Engineering – Network /
Nava is at the forefront of reimagining how our government serves its people, and we’re looking for experienced network engineers to help drive this mission forward. 

As a Network Engineer at Nava, you’ll work closely with our infrastructure and engineering teams to create a hybrid networking solution. You’ll be an integral part of creating a network that connects Medicare and Medicaid users to their benefits and provide critical access to over 100 million Americans.

In this role, you will transition the existing system from legacy data centers to a greenfield hybrid networking solution connecting AWS and MAG with legacy data centers while creating new capabilities as you go. You’ll build out network topology, WAN configuration, and work with other CMS contractor teams to create a complete networking environment to support a hybrid cloud/data center solution.

You can work remotely, or from one of Nava’s offices in DC, SF, or NYC.

Opportunities and Challenges

You will be working within the government ecosystem, which means working, sometimes closely, with other government contractors and civil servants. Working with people outside of your company means you'll likely encounter different working styles and cultural norms. At the same time, working as part of a larger team allows us to deliver on projects of larger scale and complexity.

The government also imposes a level of bureaucracy that is typically not present in a company of our size in the private sector. We operate in a regulated environment, where checks and compliance is built into the process. This can make the path to production slower and some decisions, such as tools and processes, lie outside of our control. However, finding and recommending ways to improve is one of the highest-leverage ways we help fulfill our mission.

You will be working with legacy systems. While our work is to build new systems with up-to-date technology, we have to do that within an existing ecosystem.

Who we’re looking for

You are a reliable, experienced engineer who cares deeply about making a real difference in people's lives.

You enjoy working on cross-functional teams, and collaborating with others, and you are able to direct yourself and work independently. You have empathy for the people who rely on your work, and you care about how your behavior affects others. You are humble and you value critical feedback and personal growth. You are comfortable receiving and giving kind, candid feedback.

Beyond your technical abilities, communication and teamwork skills are paramount. You must be able to communicate clearly and professionally in writing, in person, and through online tools, especially because we work with government stakeholders and other contractors.

You exhibit good judgment and are able to adapt to new situations well. You may encounter situations that no one on your team or at Nava has encountered before. You take responsibility and are able to persist through ambiguity to get to a solution.

What you’ll do

    • Transition a legacy system into a modern facility while adding additional capabilities to existing functionality
    • Build out network topology, land configuration, and address assignment
    • Create a hybrid solution between cloud providers and on premise data centers
    • Manage relationships with multiple vendors
    • Create security solutions including but not limited to firewalls and cloud security groups
    • Communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences

What we're looking for

    • Years of Experience: 5 
    • Experience with Wide Area Networks (WAN)
    • Experience with physical network equipment - racking and stacking!
    • Experience with cloud-based networking solutions
    • Deep understanding of network topology including the ability to build from scratch
    • Familiarity with Cisco networking solutions
    • CCNA or CCNP a plus

Other requirements:

    • Education: Due to contractual requirements, this role requires a Bachelor's Degree (in any discipline).
    • Residency: Lived in United States at least 3 years out of the last 5 years

We're a small team working to radically improve our government, so everyone that joins us has a direct impact on the direction and success of Nava. We are stewards – we hold a deep responsibility towards the systems that we work with. We are a community – we value collaboration both within our teams and with the many hardworking people within government. We offer generous benefits and equity.

We care deeply about diversity and inclusion at Nava. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Note: We participate in E-Verify. Upon hire, we will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. This role is required to work from the contiguous United States.