Principal Information Systems Engineer - 25617 in Orlando, FL at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/16/2018

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Job Description


Position Summary

The Principal Information Systems Engineer functions as the Chief, Information Technology Division NCRC.  The Chief is responsible for the operations, maintenance and integration of the information technology (IT) enterprise that supports live, virtual, and constructive simulations to enhance the National Cyber Range Complex (NCRC’s) experiential cyber education curriculum. The NCRC supports a suite of simulation tools with access to national level systems and related secure equipment in its own facility. Networks interfaced with may include the Joint Training and Engineering Network (JTEN) a worldwide network providing access to secure data, voice, fax, and video teleconferencing (VTC) for support of joint and combined exercises. This program will require the development of new cyber techniques, tools, processes, and procedures while working with supported command and Joint Staff tasking, and conducts exercises for and assists armed forces (Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps) and other government agencies.

As the organizational expert in the field, performs highly complex projects in information systems design, development, and analysis encompassing across the following areas of technical expertise: programming, PC application analysis, software development, systems integration, and related disciplines. Incumbent must utilize extensive knowledge of military operations, exercise design and control, battle simulation systems, management, and the philosophy of the combined/joint/unified command concept and the operations and maintenance of the IT enterprise to train the services cyber warriors.

The division staff consists of approximately 30 full time equivalents (FTEs) and three - five subcontracted companies providing unique and emerging cyber capabilities, a 24/7/365 help desk and facility wide configuration management of all IT assets. The program involves support to emergent cyber technologies and tools that regularly require an exceptionally high level of ingenuity and creativity to maintain and regularly requires application of advanced scientific principles, theories, and concepts associated with understanding the cyber threat and improving the training and processes to protect our nation’s cyber networks. The cyber threat problem complexity is such that tactics, techniques and processes (TTPs) developed may extend existing boundaries of today’s knowledge of the threat and protection against cyber-attack.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides technical advisory and consulting expertise to projects under development acting as a recognized authority in the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the live, constructive, and physical infrastructure required to support NCRC activities.

Advises on the design and building of new information systems infrastructures.

Builds, manages and maintains highly complex data systems, which include servers, storage, designs, applications, databases and networks.

Performs advanced IT functions such as design, analysis, evaluation, testing, debugging and implementation of applications programs in support of the NCRC facility.

Analyzes, installs, acquires, modifies and supports operating systems, database or utilities software.

Plans, conducts and directs the analysis of unique business problems to be solved with automated systems.

Analyzes, designs, acquires and implements projects for LAN and/or WAN systems.

Plans, designs, acquires and implements telecommunications voice/wire systems.

Provides expertise on the development, testing, evaluation or design of system or infrastructure architecture used throughout the IT solution set.

Provides support to high level employees and monitors, supports and troubleshoots difficult infrastructure issues.

Provides subject matter expertise, guidance and work leadership to technical staff and other internal groups.

Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related discipline and 10 to 12 years of directly related simulation center experience.  Military experience to include graduation from a senior NCO academy or graduate from a senior service college preferred and models and simulations experience at one of the nation’s military service related simulation centers a plus.

In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable 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 and Experience

Experience at any level working within a military service simulation center highly preferred: Korea/Japan, Germany, Virginia, Fort Hood/Fort Lewis, Hawaii and Alaska (National Simulation Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Joint Warfighting Center, Fort Monroe, VA; Joint Multinational Simulation Center, Grafenwoehr, Germany; Gaming and Simulation Facility, Camp Smith, HA; ROK Army Battle Command Training Program, Yongsan, Korea; Warfighter Simulation Center, Germany; Marine Corps Battle Simulation Center, Quantico, VA).

An active TS/SCI security clearance is required.

Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities.

Works well individually or in a group setting.

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.; Ability to work under pressure and time constraints.

Ability to successfully present technical information to executive management.

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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