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Senior Unified Collaboration Architecture & Design Engineering

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Job ID: 199347
Location: SHAW AFB, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jun 2, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Telecom Engr
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


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 Unified Collaboration Architecture & Design Engineering:

  • Ensures the efforts of the deployment project managers, infrastructure management and systems management and engineering teams

  • Directs and manages efforts of telecom technicians, workloads, stays apprised of all inter and intra organizational projects and issues in EUE

  • Ensures internal processes and procedures are documented and updated

  • Ensures that all OLA’s for all relevant processes are created and maintained

  • Develops and conducts employee performance reviews and monitor progress towards objectives quarterly and provide updates and revisions as required.

  • Responsible for telephone port allocations
  • Provides interface to Customer on high level issues or requests 

  • Oversees day to day resolution of system problems and root cause analysis

  • Ensures documentation of entire Telecom Network and infrastructure

  • Ensures the Change Management Process is being followed

  • Collaborates with LAN/WAN organizations on current and future network configurations

  • Provides management and serves as an escalation point for the deployment and infrastructure staffs

  • Provides guidance to staff and monitors performance

  • Provides monthly reporting on open project, outstanding issues and staff performance

  • Works special projects as assigned by manager
  • Ensures that Telecom Equipment Tracking system is updated with all relevant changes as modifications are completed, Build efficient relationships with interface organizations (i.e., CREF, Site Support, ITO)

  • Ensures that the staff meets the established SLAs

  • Monitors ticketing queues
  • Ensures system backups and preventative maintenance occur on a scheduled basis

  • Ensures maintenance vendors are performing to the contract

  • Oversees troubleshooting and resolution ensuring escalation in a timely fashion

  • Provides and keeps current detailed documentation of processes.

  • 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:

  • Engineer, design and implement Unified Communications/Collaboration voice network, systems and services (e.g., Cisco Unified Communications Call Manager, Cisco Unity, Cisco Unity Connection & Unity Express, Dial Plans, Calling Search Spaces and Partitions, Call Admission Control).

  • Identify and troubleshoot VoIP QoS issues, and recommend and implement mitigation strategies.

  • Troubleshoot escalated issues to identify and repair complex network issues for WAN, LAN, Voice.

  • Comprise Implementation knowledge of QoS and [CAC], troubleshooting complex network regarding call routing and gateways.

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

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

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and sufficient mastery of the IT profession to act as an on-shift training representative for both contractors and government personnel to include Cisco Switches and Routers, and hardware troubleshooting disciplines; who has a solid working knowledge of basic LAN technologies and OS used on deployed networks.



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 to the following certifications and skills are required; Security + CE or CCNA-Sec, VCA, MCP – Server, CCNP or higher, Firewall, 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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