Network Engineer - 36053
Company: Alion Science and Technology
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Network Engineer providing network support to United States Air
Force dedicated enterprise operational networks. The network
engineer will be a member of a network engineering and operations
team supporting the stand up of new Air Force enterprise networks
known as the Live Mission Operations Networks or "LMON, under the
engineering oversight of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC),
Corona Division. The LMON enclaves support operational training
requirements of numerous Air Force air ranges around the country
and eventually the globe. Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret
clearance is required. Working under the guidance of the Network
Engineering Lead/Project Lead, the Network Engineer will be
responsible to support the LMON Engineering project to include
providing resource scheduling, prioritization, management,
tracking, and status reporting throughout the life-cycle of the
project. This position will report to the Network Division Lead and
will augment the Network Project Lead for the effort. The Network
Engineer will interface and liaison with the Air Force government
and contractor personnel, Navy government and contractor personnel,
as well as the Alion Engineering Program Management Office to
coordinate, report, and maintain project tasking, requirements,
status reporting, and problem resolution where needed. Schedules,
resource assignments, and approvals shall be maintained in
coordination with the Fielding Division Lead and other Division
Leads requiring support from network engineering. The Network
Engineer may provide technical recommendations to the Network
Engineering Lead for review.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Network Engineer will be responsible for planning and
execution of the installation of new nodes, as well as operating,
maintaining, and troubleshooting network connectivity and
infrastructure on enterprise managed networks. The Network Engineer
will support the installation of and operation and maintenance of
multiple network enclaves across different classification levels
and may augment ensuring continuous network connectivity is
maintained to customers and sites.
He/she will support establishing and maintaining connectivity of
an IP and MPLS network, running various network protocols and
advanced network engineering techniques and architectures, in
support of Air Force training and operational requirements. The
Network Engineer will support the drafting of Bill of Materials
(BOMs) for network device hardware and software procurement, based
on the approved network portfolio, as well conduct analysis of the
Fielding Division site survey reports for accurate network
engineering planning. The Network Engineer may support site surveys
when necessary. The engineer will support the physical
installations and network configurations at local and remote CONUS
sites initially and eventually OCONUS sites, further in the life
cycle of the project, along with the travel coordination necessary.
Installation will include network diagram creation according to
division standards, IP address allocation and planning, device
software or IOS upgrades in compliance with approved IOS baselines,
device configuration of all network platforms, network security
compliance including implementation of DISA STIGs in order to
maintain network accreditations, System Operational Verification
Test (SOVT) completion on site to validate full functionality of
the node(s), as well as circuit SOVTs, daily site installation
status reporting, coordination with the circuits team, Fielding
Division, and other Divisions as needed, and documentation
verification upon node install completion.
Additional duties may include escalation of issues or problems
that are discovered by the NOC to the Network Engineer. The Network
Engineer may provide troubleshooting assistance of network
connectivity including WAN circuits, equipment failures, router and
switch configurations, firewall access control lists, VoIP device
registrations and configuration as well as Call Manager and UCM
troubleshooting, and cryptographic device configurations and keying
material. The engineer shall report and maintain documentation of
the physical and logical network architecture, IP addressing,
networking capabilities, and service level performance of the sites
as well as documentation on proposed changes or modifications. The
Network Engineer may be required to assist the Project Lead with
additional network engineering tasks, development of architectural
and technical briefs or documents on the design, capabilities, and
functional operation of networking technologies and projects for
peer-review with Network Engineering and other divisions.
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skill, Abilities:
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
Information Systems or related discipline. In some cases,
educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 6
years applicable work experience.
- 2-4+ years demonstrated experience in network engineering and
support. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized
knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.
- Security+ Certification required.
- CCNA Certification required.
- CCNP Certification, a plus.
- Strong experience in installing and troubleshooting WAN and LAN
network equipment including DISA WAN circuits, routing
(BGP/EIGRP/OSPF), VLANs, and switchport configurations.
- Strong experience in monitoring, maintaining, troubleshooting
and configuring ASA and/or FirePOWER NGFW firewall access control
- Strong ability to troubleshoot network issues at the
protocol/packet level using sniffers, protocol analyzers, netflow,
- Strong technical network troubleshooting and critical thinking
skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues within
- Strong knowledge of Cisco Internetworking including IP
addressing (subnets, CIDR), switching (VTP, VLANs, 802.1q, IGMP,
etc..) and routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, PIM, multicast, etc.) and
- Strong knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI
model, frame and packet structure, (OSI, frames, packets
- Experience with NSA Type 1 KG cryptographic devices and keymat
particularly KG-175D and KG-175G.
- Experience in a network operations center environment including
help desk, customer communication, trouble ticketing, and issue
- Experience in independent project management.
- Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical
- Experience with network and performance monitoring tools (Cisco
IP SLA, SolarWinds, HP NA, PRTG).
- Experience in network security, tools, and technologies
including firewalls, VRFs, 802,1x, and port-security.
- Familiarity with Cisco VoIP, including PoE switches and Call
Manager or Unified Communications Manager.
- Must be willing to work periodic but brief shifted schedules
include evening, night, and weekend when necessary, when onsite
installation requires it.
- Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS approximately
Must be a US Citizen, possess a current or able to obtain a
Secret security clearance.
Security Clearance: Secret
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