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Network Engineer- Operations - 36052

Company: Alion Science and Technology
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Network Operations Engineer providing network operations support to United States Air Force dedicated enterprise operational networks as well as dedicated enterprise Navy training networks. The Network Operations 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. The Network Operations Engineer will also support an enterprise Navy training network distributed globally to hundreds of shore-based nodes and over 120 ships. This position will report to the Network Division Lead. Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Network Ops Engineer will be responsible for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting network connectivity and infrastructure on a worldwide enterprise managed network. The engineer will support the operation and maintenance of multiple networks across different classification levels and ensure continuous network connectivity is maintained to customers and sites. The position will support the Network Operations Center and support the use of the network by customers executing live mission events, modeling and simulation events, exercises, and war games as well as administrative use including evening and weekend support. The engineer may augment the engineering team by supporting the physical installations and network configurations at local and remote CONUS and OCONUS sites.

He/she will support establishing and maintaining connectivity of an IP and MPLS network, running various network protocols and very advanced network engineering techniques and architectures, in support of events, new installations, and continuous operation of the network. The NOC functions as the helpdesk for network operations support and provides troubleshooting of network connectivity including WAN circuits, equipment failures, router and switch configurations, firewall access control lists, VoIP device registrations and configuration, cryptographic device configurations and keying material. Support includes coordination with Air Force government and contractor personnel, Navy government and contractor personnel, DISA, and commercial circuit providers for implementation and troubleshooting; maintaining Information Assurance compliance including IOS upgrades; network device configuration changes; firewall ACL verification and changes; and supporting remote sites in restoring network failures due to equipment failures, cryptographic device modifications, or keymat expiration and loading. 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 engineer shall implement, maintain, and enhance network health and status monitoring capabilities including site status, bandwidth utilization, physical and logical errors or alarms, logging, active performance monitoring, and VoIP and other data transport quality of service monitoring.

Additional duties include support for additional network engineering tasks and projects; development of architectural and technical briefs 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 operations 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.

Candidates who do not currently have the one or both certifications may still be considered and will either need to obtain the certification prior to employment OR for the right candidate, within 90 days from start of employment

  • 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 lists.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot network issues at the protocol/packet level using sniffers, protocol analyzers, netflow, logging, etc.
  • Strong technical network troubleshooting and critical thinking skills with the ability to troubleshoot technical issues within multiple systems.
  • 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 Cisco IOS.
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking fundamentals including OSI model, frame and packet structure, (OSI, frames, packets etc.).
  • Experience with NSA Type 1 KG cryptographic devices and keymat, particularly KG-175D and KG-175G, and GEM One.
  • Experience in a network operations center environment including help desk, customer communication, trouble ticketing, and issue resolution.
  • Experience with Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guidelines.
  • 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 shifted schedules include evening, night, and weekend
  • Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS (1-3 times per year).


Must be a US Citizen, possess a current or able to obtain a Secret security clearance.

  • CJ

Security Clearance: Secret

Keywords: Alion Science and Technology, Norfolk , Network Engineer- Operations - 36052, Other , Norfolk, Virginia

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