SOLUTE Careers R&D Networks & System Administration Principle in San Diego, California

The Advanced Concepts division of Solute is an organization of world-class technologists that builds innovative technology in Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Cloud Computing, Mobility, Advanced Networking, and Hyper Converged Computing. We foster an open, innovative work environment and collaborate daily on building the latest and greatest technology solutions on the planet.

The position of the R&D Networks & System Administration Principle will be responsible for managing all Network Engineering and System Administration employees in the Advanced Concepts business unit as well as architecting, designing, building and troubleshooting cutting edge solutions for customers. We will need you to provide expert advice and guidance to high-performing team members and customers regarding specific technical aspects of the systems or concept development. As experimental data may be nonexistent, you'll need to develop plans and procedures to extend existing knowledge and perform tests to account for newly emerging ideas and projects. This position, like all positions in Advanced Concepts is very "hands-on".

Compensation: Between $100,000 - $120,000 depending upon qualifications


  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

  • 10+ years of relevant Network Engineering or System Administration work experience

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Network Security (CCSP)

  • Security+, CASP or CISSP certification

  • Strong Virtualization Experience - KVM, Xen, VMWare

  • Project Management experience

  • Networking skills: Firewalls, IPS/IDS, Malware detection, Cisco ASA, WAN, WAPs, controllers, Ethernet Layer 3, routers, switches, mesh networks, IP encryptors, IP tables, and VPNs

  • Extensive experience with VMWare, vSphere and VSAN

  • Advanced network troubleshooting skills

  • Routed/Routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, VRF, VPNs, 802.1q

  • Enterprise Security Policy knowledge and best practices

  • Ability to discuss technical architectures, implementation choices and other topics at length with Executives and Customers

  • Ability to effectively communicate in a dynamic environment

  • Experience managing engineers

  • Experience writing technical documents

  • Experience tracking financial data on a project

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must currently hold or be eligible for the reinstatement of a previously held SECRET security clearance


  • Specific experience with or knowledge of Navy operations and networking requirements

  • Knowledge of DoD Information Assurance requirements

  • Certifications - Linux+, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)

  • VMware VSAN, vSphere, NSX knowledge

  • DevOps Experience (e.g. Jenkins, Docker, Ansible)

  • Experience with Hadoop/HDFS


  • 401(k) match

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and more

  • Highly Competitive Salary

  • Opportunity to work in R&D building state of the art technology