NEST Systems Engineer, Associate - 38018 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/8/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Norfolk, VA
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    Not Specified
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  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

Billet Description (NCTE Engineering Sustainment Team Engineer)


The Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) Engineering Sustainment Team (NEST) Engineer is a member of the NCTE Mission Engineering Division (MED). As a member of the NEST/MED team, you will provide engineering support to critical Navy training events using a mixture of Live, Virtual, and Constructive (i.e. computer generated) (LVC) systems and capabilities. You will also deploy and configure software components – like the Navy Training Baseline (NTB) (e.g. JSAF, JBUS, etc) across the NCTE enterprise and perform other engineering and project activities in order to sustain LVC products and integrated capability within the NCTE.

Duties and Responsibilities

•    Installs new NTB software releases, upgrades, and patches.
•    Provides engineering related support for NTB setup and configuration during the planning and execution of training events.
•    Evaluates and resolves moderately complex software related problems.
•    Uses systems management software to monitor servers and applications, troubleshooting problems and coordinating with other teams when problems occur.
•    Coordinates with software engineers in order to enhance effectiveness of existing M&S toolset as well as to identify candidate controlling and monitoring processes that can be streamlined and automated by NTB software efforts.
•    Develops and maintains technical architecture, configuration, and status documentation.
•    Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.

Education and Experience

•    Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or related discipline plus 2 to 4 years of directly related experience is required. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 6 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.


•    Must have a thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems and be able to use advanced capabilities such as (but not limited to): command line interface, scripting, network interface configuration, device configuration, domain management, file sharing/mapping, etc.
•    Thorough understanding of networking concepts, architectures, and transport technologies like TCP/IP
•    Ability to utilize network and distributed modeling & simulation tools such as Wireshark and PLEXSYS is preferred
•    Knowledge of Distributed Simulation protocols such as High Level Architecture (HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) is preferred
•    Knowledge of Navy C4I tactical systems such as Link 16 and GCCS is preferred
•    Experience working with Navy systems and/or commands desirable but not mandatory.
•    CompTIA Security + and Linux+ certifications are required for the position and special consideration may be given for candidates with these certifications.  If candidate does not already possess these certifications, training and certification exam will be provided for the right candidate.

Security Clearance

•    Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret clearance

Security Clearance: None
Telework - Not Eligible

Diversity Statement

We are an EOE that values our employee’s talent – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion or other protected characteristics – Your Talent Is Our Strength.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply. Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information. U.S. Citizenship Required for the majority of our positions.

Covid Notice

A new Federal Executive Order requires that employees of Federal contractors and subcontractors be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Accordingly, as a condition of employment with Technical Solutions, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, employees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption prior to starting employment.

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