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Engineering & Sustainment Management

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Job ID: 199310
Location: SHAW AFB, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jun 2, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: IT Systems 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: TS/SCI
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job 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 provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors with imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent solutions with organization objectives, independently determines and develops approach to solutions, possesses complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field, has general knowledge of other related disciplines, and provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance.


Engineering and Sustainment Management:

  • Performs design and implementation of IT systems that require the integration of diverse and complex components. Activities include creating a problem statement, defining operational requirements including integration with other systems or components, researching and modeling the system architecture and configuration, investigation alternatives, cost analysis and estimation, and decision analysis.

  • Ensures the logical ad systematic conversion of requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Performs functional analysis, timeline analysis, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate requirements into hardware and software specification.

  • Provides specific, detailed information for selection, implementation techniques, and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements, facility requirements (including floor layout, power & cooling, network connectivity), data storage, backup, monitoring, operations systems, directory services, identity management, access management, and automation. 


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

  • Ensure appropriate operating and maintenance (O&M) actions are taken on all mission networks to ensure USAFCENT mission effectiveness.

  • Provide technical direction to other contractors on network and systems engineering to develop network and systems engineering concepts and apply System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles.

  • Provide technical coordination and research to exploit cutting-edge technologies, assisting with technical and status updates for briefings and reporting on IT subjects that includes Networks, Systems, Datacenter and Performance Monitoring areas.

  • Review Networks, Systems, Datacenter and Performance Monitoring technical project documentation for final draft coordination and subsequent release. Includes assisting personnel with project documentation and web site development as needed.

  • Review technical project documentation for final draft coordination and subsequent release. Includes assisting personnel with project documentation and web site development as needed.

  • In coordination with NOSC Project Management section, assist with creation of Networks, Systems, Datacenter and Performance Monitoring technical project documentation for final draft coordination and subsequent release.

  • Author, review and coordinate release of any Communications Task Orders (CTO) submissions for Networks, Systems, Datacenter and Performance Monitoring areas.

  • Coordinate technical visits from Air Force and other military agencies, and Contractors.

  • Assists the Training Manager to develop/modify standardized training to meeting USAFCENT NOSC NEST mission requirements and monitor local NOSC NEST certifications and evaluations.

  • Review and validate systems and network processes and checklist to ensure they meet prescribed standards, and are easily executable.

  • Assist project leads with determining project scope, resources and schedules, and with general project management as required.

  • Coordinate technical visits from DoD activities, contractors and commercial vendors.

  • Prepare briefings and presentations in support of IT initiatives. Briefing will be delivered to the USAFCENT/A6 and other senior staff on an as required basis, and will typically include pre and post symposium and conference briefing.

  • Assist the Chief of NOSC Engineering Support Team (NEST) to provide technical and status updates to the NOSC commander on a weekly basis. Contractor must be prepared to brief all NEST project and production issues with little or no-notice.


Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.  In addition the following certifications and skills are required: CISSP, MCSE Server Infrastructure, CCNP-Switching/Routing, Firewall, VCA, and ITIL Foundation.


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 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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