Network Engineer - 28498 in Orlando, FL at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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Network Engineer – Orlando, FL

The Navy Air Warfare Command (NAWC) air trainer Network Engineer is responsible for design, engineering, administration, deployment and maintenance of the Navy’s Fleet Synthetic Training Air Enterprise Tactical Training Network (FETTN) network and communications infrastructure used to support the development, testing, and delivery of enterprise-wide modeling and simulation applications, virtual trainers and services for Fleet Training, distributed to global nodes across the world.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will work in close coordination with the NAWC Training System Division (NAWCTSD) Engineering team to design, engineer, administer, deploy and maintain an exercise trainer transport network for Navy Aviation training. The system administrator will work with Windows and Linux in a virtual environment, remote management, DHCP and DNS, controls for cyber security scanning and patching, vulnerability management, systems installation such as VOIP, VTC, servers and clients and interfaces, amongst others. The administrator will support the engineering team on-site in a lab research and development environment and work closely with other engineering disciplines such as networking and cyber security. Individual must be able to work independently as work within a team.

  • Responsible for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting network connectivity and infrastructure on a worldwide enterprise managed network
  • Support the operation and maintenance of multiple networks across different classification levels and ensure continuous network connectivity is maintained to customers and sites
  • Participate and oversee the physical installations and network configurations at local and remote CONUS and OCONUS sites
  • Establish and maintain connectivity of an ATM, IP, and MPLS network in support of modeling and simulation events, new installations, and continuous operation of the network.
  • Coordinate with Navy, DISA, and commercial circuit providers for implementation and troubleshooting; maintaining Information Assurance compliance including IOS upgrades, network device configuration changes, firewall ACL verification and changes; and supporting remote sites in restoring network failures due to equipment failures, cryptographic device modifications, or Keymat expiration and loading
  • Report and maintain documentation of the physical and logical network architecture, IP addressing, networking capabilities, and service level performance of the sites as well as documentation on proposed changes or modifications
  • Implement, maintain, and enhance network health and status monitoring capabilities including site status, bandwidth utilization, physical and logical errors or alarms, logging, active performance monitoring, and VoIP and other data transport quality of service monitoring.
  • Additional duties include support for additional network engineering tasks as directed; development of architectural and technical briefs on the design, capabilities, and functional operation of networking technologies and projects for peer-review with Network Engineering and other divisions; and development of network engineering equipment lists and Bill of Materials.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or related discipline
  • Plus 2-4 or more years of demonstrated experience in network operations and support.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted for more than 7 years applicable work experience.
  • CCNA and Security+ certification will be required if the candidate does not have them already.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Active DoD SECRET Clearance
  • Strong experience in installing and troubleshooting WAN and LAN network equipment including ATM and Ethernet WAN circuits, routing (BGP/EIGRP/OSPF), VLANs, and switchport configurations.
  • Strong technical network troubleshooting and critical thinking skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems
  • Strong knowledge of Cisco Internetworking including IP addressing (subnets, CIDR), switching (VTP, VLANs, 802.1q, IGMP, etc..) and routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, PIM, multicast, etc.) and Cisco IOS.
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model, frame and packet structure, (OSI, frames, packets etc.).
  • Experience in an operations center environment including help desk, customer communication, trouble ticketing, and issue resolution.
  • Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines
  • Must be willing to travel CONUS (1-2 times per year)

Desired Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Strong experience in monitoring, maintaining, troubleshooting and configuring ASA firewall access control lists.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot network issues at the protocol/packet level using sniffers, protocol analyzers, netflow, logging, etc.
  • Experience with NSA Type 1 KG cryptographic devices and keymat (KG-175D and KG-75) Experience with network and performance monitoring tools (Cisco SLA, What's Up Gold, PRTG).
  • Familiarity with Cisco VoIP, including PoE switches and Call Manager
  • CCNA and Security+ certification

Diversity Statement


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.

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