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Campus/Datacenter Network Architecture & Design Engineer

Job ID: 199346
Location: SHAW AFB, SC, United States
Date Posted: Nov 15, 2019
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 Teleworking: 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 provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of the variety of factors.

 

Campus/Datacenter Network Architecture & Design Engineer:

  • 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. 

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

  • [Design and engineer campus/datacenter architecture]

  • Have working experience with Nexus 7k, 5K, 2K and ASR configuration and design.

  • Hold thorough understanding of IP concepts including Implement routing, VLAN's, QoS, tuning and capacity management concepts.

  • Be proficient in routing protocols: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP and MPLS.

  • Hold Strong understanding of 802.1x.
  • Use extensive Wireless LAN background to designing campus network architectures to provide proper coverage and support the ability for user to seamless move between WLAN access nodes without disconnection or other interruptions in service using appropriate and relevant networking protocols.

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

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

     


Qualifications

Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and 0 years related experience.  In lieu of a degree, four (4) years of additional experience is required.  In addition to the following certifications and skills are required: Security + CE or CCNA-Sec, VCA, MCP – Server, CCNP or Higher, and ITIL Foundation. 

Desired Qualifications

 

ITIL 4 Foundation certification or any ITIL v3 Intermediate certification. Any equivalent IAT-II certification, if not the certification listed above.



Overview

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 saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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