Associate Network Engineer - 26317 in Fairfax, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/11/2018

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    Fairfax, VA
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Job Description


Position Summary

Under general supervision, plans, designs, develops, and implements network engineering plans and wide-scale networks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Performs a variety of engineering studies and analysis and recommends hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solutions.
  • Debugs and tests networks and assists in performing needs assessments by studying network traffic.
  • Engineer future architecture concepts, to include potential migration to the cloud as well as state of the art network, data center and host security defenses.
  • Perform analysis of C2 and information operations, network sensor performance and configuration, network assessment and sensor detection defeat techniques, analysis of alternatives and proposed concept of operations (CONOPS) for integrated, predictive, and proactive cyber defense in-depth solutions
  • Conducts research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Oversees new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
  • Identifies best practices and new security technologies related to storage systems to augment server and network security measures
  • Evaluates new hardware and software for networks to determine which products best meet organization/customer needs.
  • Applys security requirements engineering in the areas of mission performance, resilience, assurance, and system technical performance to new and current DSS systems to strengthen network defense and reduce the likelihood of future adversarial access
  • Assists in the initial implementation support of networks to assure proper execution and provide resolution for system issues.
  • Assists in preparing cost/benefit estimates for network design, development, and implementation.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline plus 2 to 4 years of directly related experience. Professional certification(s) may be required.
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 8 years applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Familiar with the principles, methods, and techniques used in network design and development.
  • Familiar with modems, data scopes, patch panels, concentrators, associated terminals, and network management software.
  • Knowledge of desktop operating systems and applications.
  • May require certification in one or more specific applications (such as MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA), depending on job assignment.
  • A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.



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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