Network Engineer, Senior - 34868 in Lackland AFB, TX at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

With more than 40 contract vehicles currently in our portfolio, we have a broad and proven relationship of service with the United States federal government, the Department of Defense (DoD), and civilian government agencies providing modeling, simulation, information technology, homeland security, program and acquisition management, research, engineering and more.

Position Description

    The Network Engineer works as part of the Architecture and Engineering Team for the development, testing and sustainment of an Air Force Weapon System and the components / sensors in a SAFe Agile environment.  Will work closely with the System Integration Lab (SIL) engineers, as well as programmer, and testers to complete Product Increments on the program. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Designs, plans, and implements hardware and software defined network communications systems
  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architectures
  • Conducts cost/benefit analysis and provides specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
  • Conducts testing of network design
  • Responsible for monitoring network hardware operations to ensure properly set configuration and security options
  • Plans implementation of enhancements and upgrades to the network
  • Documents process and procedures to guide setup and administration of networks
  • Advises network users of hardware requirements, configurations, and limitations
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluates and reports on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
  • Assists other engineers and application developers with implementation of network configurations to enable automated system builds
  • Provides Tier III network support to on-site, service desk, and applications developers supporting fielded systems

Education & Certifications

  • Certification 8570/8140 IAT II (required within 6 months)
  • Certification: CCNP (or equivalent)          

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience with TCP/IP
  • Experience with CISCO and Dell switches and routers
  • Experience engineering, implementing, and managing VPNs, and firewalls
  • Experience designing, implementing, and testing networking solutions on hardware and software defined networking solutions
  • Experience working with stakeholders to analyze network requirements
  • Experience applying NIST standards and STIGs to secure network configurations
  • Familiarization with engineering and implementing network solutions for cloud and hybrid applications
  • Familiar with Linux (RHEL) and Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019
  • Familiar with out-of-band management for network devises and servers

Desired Qualifications & Experience

  • BS 5-7 Years, MS 3-5, (or equivalent work experience)
  • CCNP - Routing and Switching
  • CCNP - Security
  • SANS Certifications
  • Experience with COTS or open source Network Security Monitoring Solutions or the Air Force's Cyber Vulnerability and Hunt Weapons System
  • Experience engineering and implementing networks to support Vdi environments
  • Experience with VMWare (vSphere, ESXi, vCenter, Vdi)
  • Familiarization with Jira, Confluence, Bro/Zeek, Suricata, and Moloch
  • Familiarization with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Scrum

Security Clearance:

  • Current Top-Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility, willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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