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Computer Network Defense (CND) Firewall Administrator

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Job ID: 194713
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Oct 1, 2019
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Firewall Administrator at SPAWAR in North Charleston, SC. Duties include but are not limited to:

  •  Implementing, administering, and troubleshooting of Navy Computer Network Defense (CND) system network infrastructures.
  • Administration and troubleshooting of Juniper, Forcepoint, Fortinet, and Cisco products to include firewalls, routers, and switches.
  • Test and evaluation of new commercial and/or government developed network-based investigative tools.
  • Deploy Cyber Security mandated system upgrades, patches, and perform modifications to ensure systems are protected against known exploits.
  • Tracks trends and performs network analysis on the Navy infrastructure to determine security gaps and network configuration deficiencies.


  •  Anticipated travel is 25% or less of time.  Candidate must have or be able to obtain a US Passport.


Required Certifications:

  • Current security certification in one of the following: CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CASP+ CE, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, or GCIH.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and 5 years or more experience or 9 years of related experience with a HS/GED.
  • Active Secret Clearance and have eligibility for a Top Secret Clearance.
  • Experience with Forcepoint and Fortinet appliances.
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, Packet capture analysis and networking.
  • In depth knowledge of application firewall policies and features to include application defenses, IPS, proxies and virus scans.
  • Experience with Breach Detection System (BDS), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and Inline Content Scanner/Web Content Filter UTM.
  • 5 years minimum IT experience to include three (3) of the following (6) areas:
    • Software requirements
    • Operational requirements
    • Installation
    • Test and evaluation
    • Advanced system architecture
    • Training
  • Demonstrated experience in at least two (2) of the following areas:
    • Ability to plan and organize work and interact with technical and non-technical personnel translating user requirements into responsive applications.
    • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of IA concepts and requirements.
    • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of DOD military specifications and standards.
    • System design integration planning for multiple large-scale installations.
    • Hardware and software Evaluation.
    • Application and System Assessments, planning execution and management.
    • System requirements planning and oversight.
    • Technical development product milestone scheduling.
    • Installation and configuration of hardware and software capabilities.

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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