Kaizen Approach Network Engineer (SME 3) in Columbia, Maryland

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We match up talented individuals to challenging positions providing services to our customers. We recruit and retain our staff because we don’t see people as widgets, but as assets. Kaizen believes in training and growing talent, and we encourage and help people to educate themselves and in turn provide the unique skills that our customers have come to expect of us. Kaizen’s employees provide incremental improvements for lasting solutions. Join us!

Kaizen Approach, Inc. is currently hiring for a Network Engineer to support a client in Columbia, MD.

Looking for a Network Engineer to design, configure, test and install LAN, CAN, and WAN equipment. The selected candidate will be responsible for creating network diagrams and documentation, perform site surveys, create parts list, configure and test equipment, coordinate outages and install/activate circuits and network equipment.


  • Developing requirements from a project’s inception to its conclusion for a particular IT subject matter area (i.e. simple to complex systems).

  • Assisting other project members with analysis and evaluation and with the preparation of recommendations for system improvements, optimization, development, and/or maintenance efforts in the following specialties:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technically relevant field + 5 years’ experience,

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level 2 certification, and experience in the following areas:

  • CAN experience

  • Experience with Fibre Channel

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with network equipment (Brocade, Cisco, Nexus, etc)

  • Experience with encryptors (KG, etc.)

  • Experience with Enterprise level infrastructure (WAN, CAN)

  • Familiar with creating documents using MS Visio

  • Applicant must be able/willing to travel to CONUS sites up to 10% of the time.

o Information systems architecture

o Networking

o Telecommunications

o Automation

o Communications protocols

o Risk management/electronic analysis

o Software and/or software development methodologies

o Life-cycle management

o Modeling and simulation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with intelligence community (IC ITE)


  • Experience with Network Architecture

  • Testing Experience

  • Wireless

  • VMWare

  • Linux

A TS / SCI Full scope polygraph security clearance is required.

An additional 4 years of related experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

At Kaizen Approach, Inc., we strive to ensure our customers and employees are treated with the respect and professionalism they deserve. We apply our motto, “Incremental improvements for lasting solutions,” to both our team and our clients.