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Systems Engineer Sr. (Technical Operations Specialist Sr) - 26981 in San Diego, CA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

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Job Description



The Technical Operations Specialist Sr. supports the Navy Warfare Development Command's (NWDC) Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) program.  This involves configuration of the Navy Training Baseline (NTB) and its interfaces to other Navy, Joint, and Coalition Live Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training systems.  The NTB contains the Navy's core simulation application Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) as well as other common simulation tools and interfaces such as the Joint-BUS (JBUS).The NWDC engineering staff provides systems engineering solutions for the integration of NCTE live, virtual and constructive simulation technologies.  These technologies are used to support US Fleet Forces (USFF), Number Fleets, COCOM, and MOC training and certification requirements and consist of synthetic training and mission certification events between pier side ships, virtual trainers and training centers during Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) and other training event types. The MARCI Systems Administrator performs and perfects technical systems administration activities in order to provide a stable and consistent Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) for FST events, NTB release testing environment, and various other integration testing activities.


- 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
- 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 developers 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.
- Supports site upgrades, audits, and other evaluations
- Develops and maintains technical architecture, configuration, and status documentation.
- Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources.


-Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or related discipline plus 5 or more years of directly related experience is required. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 9 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Thorough understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems
- Networking concepts, architectures, and transport technologies like TCP/IP
- Ability to utilize network and distributed modeling & simulation tools such as Wireshark, Redsim, SIMDIS
- 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
- Ability to analyze and troubleshoot distributed simulation problems and provide acceptable solutions or corrections
- Experience working with Navy systems and/or commands desirable but not mandatory.
- CompTIA Security + and Linux+ certifications highly desired. Special consideration may be given for candidates with these certifications. Must be able to obtain one or both certifications if selected for hire.


Must be able to obtain and maintain an active DoD Secret clearance.  Preference given to candidates with an active DoD Secret clearance or higher.


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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