Network Engineer- Operations - 36052
Company: Alion Science and Technology
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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
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
- 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, and GEM One.
- Experience in a network operations center environment including
help desk, customer communication, trouble ticketing, and issue
- 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 shifted schedules include
evening, night, and weekend
- Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS (1-3 times per
Must be a US Citizen, possess a current or able to obtain a
Secret security clearance.
Security Clearance: Secret
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