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Job ID: 2012536
Location: SUFFOLK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 16, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: Yes

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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Systems Engineer for a multi-year contract supporting the Technical Integration Branch of our Joint Staff J6 government customer.


The C5AD Systems Engineer provides design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting functions for physical and virtual voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks in support of the Joint Staff J6 Deputy Director, C4 and Cyber Integration (DDC5I) C5 Assessments Division (C5AD) mission and Persistent C5 Environment (PC5E).

General Duties:

  • Works in an RDT&E laboratory environment with occasional field testing; assesses existing and emergent technology for the Warfighter

  • Communications and electronic systems: plans systems and network layouts, installs components, and configures systems, services, and networked devices to meet project requirements; including monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting

  • Coordinates with infrastructure Network and SysAd teams to support the R&D project environment

  • Performs network and system diagnostics and identifying required corrective actions

  • Implements security controls; often in compliance with NSA’s CSfC program

  • Configures smart phones (Android) for experimental Operational use

  • Drafts and/or provides input to technical reports

  • Occasionally travel in support of network events



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, STEM, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

  • Educational equivalency for this position may be found in “Skills & Capability” section


Citizenship & Clearance:

  • Must have an active DoD Secret security clearance and be eligible for Top Secret

  • Must be a U.S. citizen


Skills & Capability

  • Educational equivalence is five (5) years of related experience in systems/network analysis and administration in maintaining and managing computer systems that are used to support multiple computer operations (system-of-systems) at the same time; and

  • Must possess experience in the following (may be concurrently obtained) and must have been obtained within the past five (5) years:

    • Two (2) years’ experience in high-speed communications, communications engineering, and video teleconferencing, using current commercial and military communications equipment and protocols

    • Two (2) years’ experience interfacing computer equipment with Ethernet (wired and wireless / 10M to 10G), Fibre Channel, satellite, ATM, SONET, T1, or higher conventional and fiber optics circuits.
    • Two (2) years’ experience working with bridges, hubs, routers, switches, tunneling techniques, trunking, modems, multiplexers, and military and commercial encryption devices (hardware and software based).

    • Three (3) years’ experience in the design, installation, integration, configuration, and maintenance of local area networks using workstations, servers, gateway, hubs, routers, bridges, ATM switches, and other data communications architectures.

    • Two (2) years’ experience writing technical reports for internal and external stakeholders.

    • Two (2) years’ experience in RF design, installation, integration, configuration and maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair.

  • Self-starter

  • Quick learner

  • Good command of the English language, orally and in writing

  • Ability to accomplish tasks with little or no supervision

  • Ability to perform online technical research


Desired Skills (one or more of the following):

  • ET "A" school or equivalent

  • Proficiency with Windows OS and familiar with Windows Server.

  • Proficiency with Linux

  • Proficient with Android OS; navigating and configuring smart phones / end-user devices

  • Familiar with Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC)

  • Configuring networks; experience with IP routing (including OSPF, BGP, EBGP, IBGP, BSR, and MPLS protocols), switching, and multicast

  • Experience in applying security policies and controls (802.1x, ACS, STIGs, encryption devices)

  • Proficiency with VPN devices, and/or Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN)

  • Experience with wireless networks, radio frequency spectrum (HF/UHF/VHF).

  • Satellite communications (Heavy Earth Terminal Experience, Deployable Tactical Satellite Terminal Experience, or Shipboard Mobile Satcom experience)

  • Experience with DoD cyber operations (USCYBERCOM, Navy Fleet Cyber, etc.)

  • Experience in designing data communications networks, federating networks, implementing VLAN separation, and working in virtualized environment (e.g., VMWare, VSphere, Virtual Switch)

  • Type-1 Cryptographic Repair Experience

  • DOD 8570 baseline certification.


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