Systems Administration Engineer - 37568 in San Diego, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/10/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    San Diego, CA
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    Not Specified
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  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description


Alion has been providing modeling and simulation software to the Navy Service Program for over 20 years, and the exciting work we do for this customer keeps growing with new and continued demand for our state-of-the-art modeling and simulation software that allows Navy sailors to simulate actual warfare scenarios.  The demands for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and sophisticated Cloud technologies requires that we rise to the challenge to meet the need for years to come.  Come be part of this challenging, exciting software development opportunity!  Read on for more details:

The Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) Engineering Sustainment Team (NEST) Engineer is a member of the NCTE Mission Engineering Division (MED) staff in support of Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) training events, the Navy Training Baseline (NTB), and the NCTE.  The NEST Engineer deploys and configures NTB (e.g. JSAF, JBUS, etc) across the enterprise and performs other engineering and project activities in order to sustain LVC products and integrated capability within the NCTE. This position is located in Point Loma, San Diego, CA.

Duties and Responsibilities

Must have a thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems and be able to use advanced capabilities such as (but not limited to): scripting, network interface configuration, device configuration, domain management, file sharing/mapping, etc.

  • 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

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. Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or related discipline plus 2 to 4 years of directly related experience is preferred.


  • Thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems
  • 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 currently hold and be able to obtain and maintain a US Secret clearance

Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

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