Networking Engineer Sr Consultant Secret CTJ


Location: Springfield, Virginia

Job Type: Full time


Be brave, not perfect.
- Reshma Saujani

Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our culture is centered on embracing a growth mindset, a theme of inspiring excellence, and encouraging teams and leaders to bring their best each day. Growth mindset encourages each of us to lean in and learn what matters most to our customers, to create the foundational knowledge that enables us to make customer-first decisions in everything we do. In doing so, we create life-changing innovations that impact billions of lives around the world. You can help us achieve our mission.

The Microsoft Federal organization was established to address the unique mission, legal/regulatory requirements, and procurement rules and processes of the United States Government (USG). Microsoft Federal is committed to ensuring its resources – including appropriately qualified, experienced, and certified personnel (with necessary security clearances or otherwise) are available as needed to meet USG evolving needs. To that end, Microsoft embraces, as a mission-critical philosophy, flexibility in the recruiting, hiring, and workforce assignment of Microsoft Federal personnel. Microsoft Federal personnel can expect to serve in various roles in the Microsoft Federal organization during the course of their career to meet evolving USG needs, regardless of segment – Civilian, Defense, or intelligence community.


Pre-Sales Support

  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders (e.g., Solution Architect, Account Delivery Executive, Pursuit Lead, Sales Solution Specialist) in the pre-sale process by understanding business requirements and providing industry and technical input and/or solution offerings to help shape the deal.

  • Supports drafting proposals and/or statement of work (SOW).

  • Provides input on staffing and skill requirements for delivery to Resource Deployment, and Delivery Project Managers and Account Delivery Executives.

Technical Delivery

  • Follows capacity process outlined by Global Capacity Management team.
  • Maintains tools with up-to-date skills and availability.

  • Leads meetings with customers/partners to understand business needs. Uses business, industry and technology strategies to map customer/partner requirements to the adoption and optimization of Microsoft technology solutions.
  • Engages others appropriately to understand and define customer requirements.

  • Participates in project planning and develops project documents by identifying the risks and dependencies. Communicates the business value of planned solutions to customers/ partners. Identifies technical and business risks in programs and proposes mitigations. Assists project managers/architects in preparing for steering committee (e.g., developing artifacts). Manages their schedule and communicates to project leads. Generates and delivers Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

  • Implements solutions and may provide oversight and leadership on workstreams across domains while adhering to Microsoft Services processes.
  • Aligns solutions with the intent of the architecture.

  • Manages escalations, analyzes situations, and coordinates appropriate resources to resolve issues by following delivery practices, considering cost implications, and engaging in conversations with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., Customer Service and Support, Project Manager, Solution Architect, Product Group) as needed.

  • Proactively manages executive-level customer/partner/stakeholder relationships to identify and contribute to the drivers of satisfaction and dissatisfaction, determine the root cause, and establish recovery actions to improve experience. Works with account team to ensure One Microsoft approach. Shares lessons learned with workgroup and consultant community.

Intellectual Property Management

  • Acts as an ambassador in consumption of intellectual property (IP) by leveraging and/or modifying existing IP or creating repeatable content where applicable. Provides feedback on Managed IP for continuous improvement, reports IP gaps, reviews IP to be considered for harvesting and curation and ensures it is logged for consumption. Improves Managed Standard Offerings (MSO) quality and collaborates with portfolio and solution teams of the domain by providing feedback.

Business Development

  • Identifies opportunities to expand or accelerate the adoption and consumption of the cloud and Microsoft technologies. As appropriate, facilitates other team members to scale the business with existing customers by articulating value propositions of strategic Microsoft products and services and developing new offerings for the domain. Drives innovation and digital transformation. Ensures the use of existing intellectual property (IP).


  • Embody our culture and values


Required/Minimum Qualifications

5 - 7 years' experience providing network consulting, design, and engineering services to federal government customers.

  • At least 5 years’ experience supporting the network component (WAN and LAN) for private/hybrid/public cloud configurations, migrations, patterns, and practices.

  • Cloud networking consulting, design, implementation and sustainment experience

Key professional qualifications:

  • Passion for our customers demonstrated through professionalism and excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.

  • Ability to assess feasibility of migrating customer solutions from and/or integrating with the customer's non-Microsoft platforms.

  • Strong confidence, teamwork, ability to lead, promote collaboration, and professionally represent Microsoft in challenging environments and customer situations.

Key areas of technical expertise include one or more of the following:

  • Multi-vendor firewall solutions: PaloAlto, Fortigate, Juniper, Checkpoint, Cisco

  • Multi-vendor web application firewall solutions: F5, Citrix, Imperva, Fortinet, Barracuda

  • Routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, ISIS, MPLS

  • WAN services: dark fiber and lit wave, MPLS, Metro Ethernet, CWDM, DWDM

EVPN VXLAN consultantures

  • One or more of the following scripting skills: Python, Ruby, Perl, JSON, Ansible, Terraform

The successful candidate will possess some of the following additional skills:

  • Proven experience designing and implementing cloud technologies in large scale enterprises.

  • Technical and consulting knowledge of Unix/Linux, Kubernetes/Containerization and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure services.

  • Ability to design, create, and deliver to solution frameworks.

  • Experience giving presentations to executive audiences and linking technical solutions to business outcomes.

  • Azure ExpressRoute (including ExpressRoute Direct and Global Reach)

  • Azure virtual network constructs: VNets, Subnets, Network Security Groups (NSGs), Azure Virtual WAN

Additional or Preferred Qualifications:

  • CCIE or equivalent experience


You will need to be willing and able to do overnight travel up to 50%.

Remote work for the remaining 50%

US Citizenship:

The successful candidate must be a U.S. Citizen.

Citizenship Verification

This position requires verification of US Citizenship to meet federal government security requirements.

Cloud Screening

Candidates must be able to successfully complete and pass a Microsoft Cloud background screening.

Required Cloud Screenings will be administered on a recurring bi-annual basis.


The successful candidate must have an active U.S. Government Secret Security Clearance. Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role.

Failure to maintain or obtain the appropriate clearance and/or customer screening requirements may result in employment action up to and including termination.

Clearance Verification

This position requires successful verification of the stated security clearance to meet federal government customer requirements.

You will be asked to provide clearance verification information prior to an offer of employment

Candidates selected for this position must comply with Federal Executive Order 14042 mandating that federal contractors and subcontractors receive the COVID-19 vaccine by being fully vaccinated before their date of hire, or work with Microsoft to receive an approved religious or medical accommodation

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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