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Network Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME)

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Job ID: 199288
Location: SHAW AFB, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jun 2, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No

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Job Description

Description

Join SAIC’s Information Technology (IT) Support Services Team in the Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) of the US Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) Communications Directorate (A6). This opportunity places you at the tip of the spear for Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, Cyber Security, and Defensive Cyber Operations supporting the warfighter in the Southwest Asia area.

 

USAFCENT is the air component of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), a regional unified command. USAFCENT, in concert with its coalition, joint and interagency partners, delivers decisive air and space power on behalf of USCENTCOM for the security and stability of the Southwest Asia (SWA) region. The USAFCENT NOSC delivers cyberspace command and control (C2) superiority to the warfighter by engineering, implementing, securing, managing, operating and maintaining USAFCENT’s Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPRNet), USCENTCOM Partner Networks (CPN-X), and associated C2 networks, systems and services.

 

The USAFCENT NOSC executes the full-spectrum of IT services management and operations for USAFCENT networks 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week (24/7); and is tasked by USCENTCOM to provide information assurance (IA) boundary intrusion detection and intrusion prevention for USCENTCOM components. Comprised of NOSC operations, operations support, cybersecurity, network engineering, and command support functions, the USAFCENT NOSC plans, engineers, installs, integrates, operates and maintains, protects and manages enterprise-wide network and systems architecture, infrastructure and services; and provides enterprise-level oversight to its subordinate and supported communications support activities.

 

Candidates will be working at Shaw AFB, SC and/or Lackland AFB, TX. Frequent temporary duty (TDY) and/or deployment travel to OCONUS locations in the USCENTCOM AOR is required to support sustainment, site surveys, installations, upgrades, integration, testing, troubleshooting and other mission-related requirements.

 

The candidate for this position develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity, exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment, exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines, receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet objectives, provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies, and establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect subordinate organization(s).

 
The Network Engineering SME:
  • May design, analyze, plan, modify, and maintain networks and network components supporting data, voice and/or audio communication activities. 

  • Prepares the analysis of short/long term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling. 

  • May conduct network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies as well as internal studies of network performance and traffic analysis. 

  • May evaluate new technology. Duties may include providing specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture; providing information for hardware and software selection; and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.

  • Conducts testing of network systems.
  • Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.

  • Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network. 

  • Represents organization as prime technical contact on contracts and projects. 

  • Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

     

    Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as the Operations section/shift lead.
  • Provide 24/7 Tier 2 enterprise IT help desk support.

  • Troubleshoot escalated complex systems/network hardware, software and services problems.

  • Document processes and logic diagrams for regularly accomplished tasks on the NOSC operations floor as well as processes utilized by support technicians, typically referred to as Operations Knowledge Books.

  • Research and analyze network topology via NOSC automated toolsets and a myriad of networking metrics to ascertain connectivity, topology, and status to recognize sub-standard network performance.

  • Develop reports and trend analysis documentation on bandwidth and network security incidents.

  • Utilize the Firewall toolset to accurately analyze and report on the overall health of local and deployed firewalls.

  • Perform enterprise-level firewall fault isolation and correction to include troubleshooting ACLs affecting other network traffic.

  • Perform local installation, and local and remote administration of firewalls.

  • Develop and maintain training plans for all operations floor positions – mentor and train operations personnel on new system installations and operating application upgrades.


Qualifications

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.  In lieu of a degree, four (4) years of additional experience is required.  In addition the following certifications and skills are required: Security + CE or CCNA-Sec, Unix, Firewall, VCA, MCSE Server Infrastructure, CCNA, HBSS, and ITIL Foundation.



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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