Network Engineer (Secret Clearance required)

Colorado Springs, CO
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Clearance: SECRET
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Req ID: RIV03114

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Job Summary:

The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson builds and maintains combat ready expeditionary forces necessary to fight and win in complex environments as members of a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) team or as a Mission Command Element (MCE); provides first class support to Soldiers, Airmen, Civilians, and Families; and enable unified action with community, state, and interagency partners to accomplish all assigned missions.

The US Army Signal Regional Network Enterprise Center (RNEC) Fort Carson, CO provides secure, reliable and responsive service in information resources and information technology to multi-component forces, fully supporting Fort Carson as a Power Projection Platform. The RNEC serves as principal focal point at Fort Carson for information management matters and provides functional policy and guidance on Fort Carson IT systems and support, to include long haul and base communication (BASECOM) services for the entire installation, including all tenant organizations and activities. Additionally, the RNEC provides the information technology management strategic planning perspective to the Fort Carson strategic planning process, to include alignment with the Army strategic vision, goals and objectives. The RNEC develops and implements Fort Carson IT performance measurements and provides oversight of Fort Carson Information Assurance Program. The RNEC serves as Fort Carson's functional proponent for AKM transformation, Army Enterprise portals, Army Knowledge Enterprise Architecture and Army Enterprise Info-structure.

Our Network Engineer is a member of a multi-functional team providing Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Information Management (C4IM) and Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) on our DOD USA NEC ITSS Fort Carson project. The operational and functional tasks spectrum includes, developing, planning, implementing and sustaining high-solutions for Fort Carson networks and systems. Standard individual administrative tasks include individual time and timesheet completion, corporate and customer required mandatory annual training completion, compliance with customer organization and company standards, performing other tasks as assigned and demonstrating proficiency, accuracy and attention to detail in assigned duties.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop definitive IT technical solutions for Fort Carson networking and systems engineering issues, to include system architecture, interoperability, interfaces, protocols and networking.

  • Act as a network design and engineering Subject Matter Expert on all network components within the RNEC and LNEC network architectures providing technical expertise in meetings and implementations.

  • Operate and maintain the network architecture for both Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) and Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET) C4IM classification domains.

  • Provide engineer level support for all network components such as switches, routers, encryption devices, 802.11 controller, antennas and access points, 802.16 antennas, firewalls, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) concentrators within the overall network connectivity. Operate and maintain the Layer 3 and Layer 2 environment with knowledge of Cisco, Juniper, Aruba, Air Fortress and TACLANE operating platforms.

  • Monitor and maintain operational capability and security standards on network management systems to include Tivoli NetCool, InfoVista, BMC BladeLogic Network Automation, Cisco Prime, Cisco Identity Services Engine, Juniper JUNOS Space, NetScout InfiniStream, Cisco Security Manager, Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and other related NMS operating systems.

  • Maintain configuration oversight of the network; ensure components function properly; perform system backups to ensure expedient restoration for the respective network equipment.

  • Test network systems to ensure current network software products are compatible with system configurations and to ensure operability, efficiency, and compliance with existing standards.

  • Monitor operation of the WLAN, LAN and WAN, ensuring hardware and network operating software are functioning properly and that operational standards are met.

  • Perform function tests of systems components to identify and resolve technical problems, analyze system malfunctions, implement necessary corrective actions, and provide ongoing support for the resolution of complex problems and operating malfunction.

  • Identify and report trends in the types and frequency of errors weekly and recommend changes to ensure optimum effectiveness.

  • Configure, monitor, and provide network installation, configuration, application patching, operation and maintenance, and application hardening according to DoD security directives.

  • Draft and submit network architecture designs to and perform advisory services for the government in support of evolving mission objectives and ensure that all data, voice, and video networks can continue to deliver secure, fast, effective enterprise-wide network services while optimizing network resource utilization.

  • Analyze alternate configurations and develop concepts for modifications and future systems. Support the analysis, recommendation, and acquisition of hardware and software platforms.

  • Develop documentation to assist the government with best business practice and standard operating procedures for supported technologies and system deployments.

  • Comply with plans, policies, standards, infrastructures, and architectures of DOD and DA IT Management and IT programs.

  • Perform and maintain security remediation, IAVAs, STIG requirements etc. All IAVAs, STIGs, etc., will be considered high priorities and shall be completed within timelines assigned.

  • Review, validate information, and perform corrections if needed for all checklists and controls referring to CCRI and RMF semi-annually.

  • Provide engineer level support on technologies such as BGP, OSPF, MPLS/VPLS, spanning tree protocols e.g.; MSTP, RSTP, 802.1x, 802.11, 802.16, VPN, DMVPN, SDN, VRRP/HSRP, QoS, VoIP, VTC and similar network technologies. (Refer to paragraph 2.2 for acronym list).

  • Research functional requirements of organizations and assist the Government in determining future needs of Local Area Network/Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN) systems and ensure hardware and software are in place and functioning properly at the time of implementation.

  • Support FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption and secure methods of encryption and authentication technologies.

  • All of the above requirements will be assigned through the AESD ticketing system consisting of approximately 10 work orders/trouble tickets averaged per month and support the Government in the requirements definition, design, development and implementation phases for approximately ten to fifteen network projects per month. All network projects will be completed by the suspense date assigned on the ticket.

  • The Local Network Enterprise Centers (LNECs) process approximately 100 tickets per month, contractor personnel may need to travel to provide operations and maintenance support at the LNECs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA / BS in Information Technology field and 2 years' Network Engineering experience. In lieu of degree, substitute 2 years' related experience.

  • Minimum active SECRET Clearance Required.

  • Minimum DOD 8570.01-M IAT II Certified in at least ONE of the following certifications at time of hire:

    • IAT Level II Certifications:

    • CCNA Security.

    • CSA .

    • GICSP.

    • GSEC.

    • Security CE.

    • SSCP.

  • IAT Level III Certifications (Also Acceptable):

    • CASP CE.

    • CCNP Security.

    • CISA.

    • CISSP.

    • GCED.

    • GCIH.

  • Obtain at least ONE of the following certifications within 6 months of hire:

    • Juniper Network Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP).

    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

  • Frequently lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions audio-visual equipment weighing up to 75 lbs.

  • Frequently bends, kneels and crouches during computer system equipment troubleshooting, maintenance, assembly, disassembly, installation/de-installation, and sustainment.

  • May be required to drive vehicle if needed to perform tasks at Fort Carson, CO.

  • Location:

    • 6131 Specker Ave, Bldg 1550, Fort Carson, CO.

Pay & Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $90,000 – $120,000 – The salary offered to the successful candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s qualifications, work experience, and their ability to meet the known requirements of the position as determined at the time of hire. Job location will also be a factor in determining the salary offered.

  • Benefits: The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits.

  • Paid Leave: Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.

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