Network Circuit Planner/ Analyst - 36028 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 5/30/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The qualified candidate will support the planning, ordering, coordination and tracking network and telecom WAN circuits and fiber path architectures of a dedicated enterprise Navy and Air Force networks.  This position will be a member of a network engineering and operations team supporting enterprise networks with hundreds of sites, and report to the Network Circuit Planner Lead.


- Develop and maintain documents and circuit architecture diagrams of WAN long haul circuit and last mile fiber infrastructure used to support Navy and Air Force enterprise networks.

- Coordinate circuit and last mile fiber infrastructure and installations with various base communication offices and squadrons, facilities organizations, and building personnel.

- Submit, coordinate, and update DISA Telecommunications Service Requests (TSRs) with Navy Circuit Management Office and Air Force Circuit Management for provisioning and modifications to WAN long haul circuits.

- Develop and maintain accurate list of circuit CCSDs, Local Exchange Carrier identifications, fiber assignments and pathways, points of contact, and delivery status.

- Develop and coordinate requests for last mile fiber pathways with various base, facility, and organizations to establish end-to-end network connectivity.

- Perform on-site surveys and fiber link testing to identify and troubleshoot last mile fiber pathways and identify installation and/or repair requirements.

- Provide network support for a broad range of programs, while ensuring project schedules and performance requirements are met.

- Provide technical and policy oversight to architecture installations, upgrades, and modifications at shore-based facilities throughout the Navy to support a global Wide Area Network (WAN)

- Serve as a technical expert to successfully support Command, Control, Communications, Computer, CYBER Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) and frequently interact with customers and functional peer groups to establish and recommend changes to policies, which affect subordinate organizations network infrastructure.  

- Meet with the customer and other external DoD entities on a routine basis and will require highly developed interpersonal skills.

- Provide government oral briefings and/or written reports as required/requested, to include assisting Command and Network IAMs.

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skill, Abilities:

­ Bachelors Degree (accredited college) in related technical field plus 2-4 years technical or operational experience.  Candidates with 6 + years experience can be considered in lieu of a degree.  Experience shall include a range of assignments in technical architecture, infrastructure and networking security, and troubleshooting tasks directly related to the proposed area of responsibility.

- Experience with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/Defense Information Systems Network (DISN)/DISA Direct StoreFront (DDSF).

- Knowledge of DISA System/Network Approval Process (SNAP), GIG Interconnection Approval Process (GIAP) circuit database registration.

- Knowledge of data communications WAN technology (Ethernet, MPLS, IP), switches, routers, Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN), fiber optics backbone, and time domain multiplexers (TDM) circuits. 

-  Knowledge of telecommunications theories and principles, network designs, and specifications in order to plan for and coordinate their inclusion into the architecture.

- Knowledge of fiber optic backbones in a Campus Area Network (CAN) or Base Area Network (BAN), fiber optic cabling types such as single-mode fiber and multi-mode fiber, connector types, and troubleshooting procedures.  

- Strong experience with development of network and circuit architecture drawings and documentation. 

- Posses the ability to research, identify, test, and troubleshoot on-site last mile fiber optic pathways with fiber optical test sets to validate and troubleshoot end-to-end fiber optic connectivity across a facility, CAN, or BAN backbone.

­- Professional experience and demeanor with excellent interpersonal, analytical, written, and verbal communication skills, as well as a customer- focused attitude.

­ Experience with the utilization of computer and Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio) etc to develop documents, briefs and diagrams.

- Must be able to operate in a fast- paced environment as often faced with short-fused requirements. 


- Must have a current Secret clearance or be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD)  Secret Security Clearance.


Security Clearance: Secret

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