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Network Engineer Principal - 27884 in Halawa, HI at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/1/2019

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    Halawa, HI
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Job Description


Position Summary

As the organizational expert in the field, performs on highly complex projects in the development, planning, designing, and implementation of network engineering plans and wide-scale networks.

USINDOPACOM’s rapid warfighting capabilities mission requires a Network Engineering Lead to provide expertise in cyber range engineering services and support for training, testing, and experimentation activities.  The Network lead will directly support the INDOPACOM Cyber War Innovation Center (CWIC).

The Network Engineering Lead will direct and provide support for network architecture study and design and provide documentation for network device configurations. The individual and their staff will analyze network performance after new configurations are implemented.  This individual will also plan, design, and build information technology architectural models to test the effectiveness of advanced tools and technologies for cyber defense.

USINDOPACOM requirements range across major geographic locations requiring coordination of technology and/or production across multiple domestic and/or worldwide locations. USINDOPACOM is responsible for the oversight and management of over 75% of the earth from polar region to polar region inclusive of eastern Asia and the Pacific Islands. The customer desires new, innovative, advanced technologies and applications that will require advanced principles, theories, and concepts across program requirements.

The individual supports a large portfolio that touches a cross section of the command. At any given time, there are over 50 active projects spread across nearly 20 organizations. These innovation efforts meet the needs of the warfighter through a rapid, cost effective, non-traditional and realistic approach to solutions. Efforts are operationally focused, realistic, statistically defensible, whole solutions involving technology, tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) and training. Projects may also include interaction or cooperation with Indo-Pacific Theater allies to include Japan, Thailand, and Korea.

Duties and Responsibilities

Defines specifications for highly complex and detailed schematics for network architecture.

Performs in-depth engineering studies and analysis and recommends hardware and software selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solutions.

Conducts research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.

Applies advanced principals, theories, and concepts.  Contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas.

Determines methods and procedures necessary to obtain desired results.

Recommends new hardware and software improvements to overall network design to best meet organization/customer needs.

Monitors the implementation of networks to assure proper execution and provide resolution for complex system issues.

Prepares cost/benefit estimates for network design, development, and implementation.

Conducts project planning, cost analysis and vendor comparisons.

Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications

Provides training and assists lower level engineers

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Master’s degree in related engineering discipline plus 10 to 12 years of directly related experience.  Professional certification(s) may be required. 

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 20 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

A Technical Level II (IAT Level II) certification (e.g., Security+, GISCP, GSEC, SSCP, CySA+ (formerly CSA+), or Security+ SE) is required.

A Technical Level III (IAT Level III) (e.g., CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, or GCIH) is desired.

Cleared for TS Information and eligible for access to SCI by the Central Clearance Facility (CCF) based on a single scope background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrated command of engineering principles, methods, and techniques in network design and development.

Advanced knowledge of switches, modems, data scopes, patch panels, concentrators, associated terminals, and network management software.

Certification in one or more specific applications (such as MCSE, MCSA, CNE, CNA), is highly desirable. 

Must be able to travel across the INDOPACOM AOR and return for CONUS meetings approximately 30% of calendar year.




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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