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Job ID: 2302871
Location: VANDENBERG SFB, CA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 18, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our team in support of the Air Operations Center Weapons System (AOC WS) Falconer Program. The SME position is located in Lompoc, California, at the USAF customer site on Vandenberg SFB, and reports to the Permanent On-Site Support Engineer (POSSE) Lead.

This position requires technical engineering experience, with a demonstrated understanding and application of systems engineering and configuration management principals and process, mission planning/scheduling along with experience in systems engineering and sustainment of existing baseline. The successful candidate will be effective at face-to-face interaction with customers and other contractors to respond to requests for information, support to technical meetings, technical interchanges and enterprise working groups. The candidate must be able to work independently and represent the program and SAIC at meetings and working groups with government and associate contractors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Day to day sustainment & support of the installed Air Operations Center (AOC) baseline
  • Support major upgrade projects
  • Provide technical expertise and support to assist the AOC Tier 1 HD and AOC sites to mitigate risks when transitioning from one fielded baseline to the next
  • Provide assistance to site Network Administrators, System Administrators and other site users to increase their proficiency on the fielded baseline
  • Provide support at AOC sites while site personnel progress through program office provided training
  • Assist in closing action items noted in the Fielding Summary Memorandum (FSM) and Site Specific Engineering Plan (SSEP)
  • Assist site personnel with properly configuring, troubleshooting issues, and migrating to new AOC infrastructure components
  • Assist site personnel with capturing site variances to incorporate into the CM process, data migration (as required), application tuning, domain policies, applying security patches, submitting/closing trouble tickets (as required) and configuring the AOC baseline to minimize downtime
  • Attend technical exchange meetings, AOC PC engineering and integration meetings, post installation follow-up meetings
  • Submit recommended changes to AOC configuration management (CM) personnel
  • Provide recommendations on performance and security issues and other items of interest relating to AOC baseline(s)
  • Completion of all applicable fielding prerequisites and post install releases (Critical System Updates (CSUs), Fast Tracks (FT), Out Of Cycles (OOC), and Agile Release Events (AREs) by applicable deadlines
  • Attend site and SPO fielding meetings, as applicable
  • Work with key players to identify achievable site specific objectives
  • Track lessons learned and metrics and share with other POSSEs and SPO personnel
  • Assist with Verification and Validation Assessments and other SPIO events as required



  • Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.  Experience and industry certifications will be considered in lieu of education requirements.
  • Current DoD TS/SCI security clearance
  • Current IAT Level 2 Certification (Sec+ or higher)

Desired Experience, Knowledge, and/or Skills:

  • Experience with Cisco Router (3900 series)
  • Experience with Catalyst Switches (6500 and 3850 series)
  • Experience with Nexus Switches (9500 series, 5548UP, 2248TP)
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Experience with Network Appliance FAS (2240, 3240, 2650, or 8200)
  • Experience with NetApp Data OnTap Cluster Mode
  • Experience with Solarwinds NPM and NCM
  • Experience with Cisco Secure ACS or ISE
  • Experience with Palo Alto Firewall
  • Experience with standard/extended ACLs, as used in IOS/NX-OS
  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Implementation and Administration Specialist or NetApp Certified Data Administrator, ONTAP or 10+ years of commercial/military experience building/configuring/maintaining/upgrading/tuning NetApp infrastructures

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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