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Senior Wide Area Network Architecture & Design Engineering

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Job ID: 199342
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, provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies, and establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect subordinate organization(s).

 

Senior Wide Area Network Architecture & Design Engineering:

  • 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:

  • Design and engineer enterprise WAN architecture.

  • Configure, monitor and trouble-shoot National IP/MPLS backbone network.

  • Use extensive LAN/WAN background with designing External Gateway Protocol (EGP) such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) such as and Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP).

  • Analyze a myriad of networking metrics and recognize sub-par network performance.

  • Configure and troubleshoot Quality of Service (QOS) involving policing, shaping, shaping and queuing from CE towards PE routers.

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

  • act as an on-shift training representative for both contractors and government personnel to include Cisco Switches and Routers, and hardware troubleshooting disciplines;

  • [Perform analysis for collaboration of network/system needs and participate in planning, designing, upgrading and deployment of enterprise datacenter hardware and software using a project-based timeline.]

     
     


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 addition the following certifications and skills are required: Security + CE or CCNA-Sec, MCP – Server, CCNP or higher, Firewall, and ITIL Foundation. 



Overview

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