Network Engineer Senior Technical Specialist

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Peraton
IT, WAN, CISCO, Systems, LAN, Ethernet, Test, ISO, Security, Network
Full Time

Job Description

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the worlds leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the cant be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Act as the technical SME within the structure of the larger team, under guidance of the system architect, with a focus on networking but also with system admin tasks and functions. Support, monitor, and troubleshoot the hardware and software related to the Government owned, Peraton supported, infrastructure pertaining to network technologies installed in the ViON lab and installed at customer locations. The core of the requirement is a Wide Area network (WAN) connecting four sites with carrier-class CISCO routers, and the associated Out-of-Band (OOB) network management system that is air-gapped from all other networks. Work independently or in small teams, with the rest of the RISE team supporting security, documentation, project management as well as with the Systems Integrator (SI) ManTech and government personnel at the four government locations either remotely or on-site. Support ongoing patching and accreditation requirements for the systems being supported, as well as documentation requirements related to the monitoring of the network systems.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages task performance and ensures that tasks under assigned projects are completed to the satisfaction of the Peraton PMO and Government customers.
  • Participate in assigned projects, leading others when applicable, and working independently on projects when appropriate. Work inside of the Peraton PMO team structure to accomplish tasks.
  • Performs advanced technical tasks in assigned functional areas.
  • Schedule and perform system and network maintenance, perform installation configuration and repairs, and support certification and accreditation activities within the Lab system, then establish processes for air-gapped patching through the SIs CM processes to the government locations.
  • Work with the on-site SI FTEs for their support of LAN- based applications, routers, firewalls, and Ethernet technologies; support, monitor, test and troubleshoot hardware and software problems pertaining to WANs/LANs/VLANs.
  • Provide input to the design of network architectures, configure and maintain network diagrams and accreditations, and support certification and accreditation activities.
  • Maintain NSO system to deploy updates to software or configurations to all network devices.
  • Assists in preparation of technical documentation for projects assigned, including but not limited to Visio diagrams, wiring diagrams, logical diagrams, BOM development, serial number tracking, document repositories or technical manuals, patches for systems, etc. Potential requirement to assist with vendor and product evaluations, and other requirements documents.
  • Support the Nagios application for how it will collect logs, then report to the customers NOC. Specifically work with the SIs FTEs on refining this process from testing within the lab, as well as directly on-site when providing Tier-3 support for these functions.
  • Test the process for maintaining logs for all devices to provide customer with results from log servers based on query information provided by customer.
  • Support the process for routine monitoring of systems, patching, STIG compliance, and documentation related to these tasks to be updated based upon agreed upon requirements with the customer.
  • Interacts with customers and on-site teams when on-site. Interacts with internal teams on a daily basis, as well as with the larger SI program teams weekly or as needed. Develop strong working relationship with customers at all levels from technicians to senior leadership.
  • Interacts with vendors, subcontractors, other agencies, and other client staff on behalf of the Peraton PMO team and customer requirements.
  • Support mission architecture to include Government owned systems and integrate hardware and software to satisfy ISO 9000 requirements and other DoD/IC regulations. As required by contract requirements.
  • Ensures quality assurance of project deliverables, aligned to defined processes and requirements of the Peraton PMO team and the Government.
  • Maintain relevant OEM credentials for system access, training, software access.
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Travel to support meetings with the program should be minimal. Travel to the primary customer site in Maryland expected at least once a month to support on-site requirements and work with on-site FTEs from the SI. Travel to the three other government sites in Georgia, Texas, and Hawaii will be less frequent but may be required for Tier-3 network support. While on-site, expectation of interfacing with FTEs and government personnel.



SECONDARY (ASSISTIVE) DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Support RHEL operating system to include maintaining repositories needed for patches required to maintain security posture, running scans and correcting security issues found by Nessus scans and resolving issues that might arise due to configuration changes.

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Qualifications

Requires 12 to 15 years with BS/BA or 10 to 13 years with MS/MA or 7 to 9 years with Ph.D.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 7 years (12+ desired) of related experience in assigned functional area(s).
  • Bachelors degree in a relevant field of telecommunications, computer science, or information systems required. A Masters degree in the same fields will reduce the total years of experience by two (2) years. An additional 4 years of experience can be substituted for a Bachelors degree.
  • Solid technical knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques involved in network engineering and system support.
  • Successful past experience providing holistic support to network systems with customer interaction.
  • A wide and advanced knowledge base of the principles, methods, and techniques supporting IT installations for networking, compute, and security systems. Additionally, understanding of network systems and appliances from CISCO and CISCO operating systems are desired.
  • Effective team skills and customer interaction experience.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, organization, and technical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-driven person with a desire to learn and support mission-driven DoD customers.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently within assigned areas.
  • Current CompTia Security+ or the ability to achieve rapidly after hire, this is a DoD requirement (DoD 8570 (CSWF)) for privileged access to government networks.
  • Ability to meet DoD requirements for badging and access, including but not limited to basic annual training, and site-specific access requirements.
  • Active / current TS/SCI DoD clearance.
  • Primary location will be in the Herndon / Reston, VA area. Majority of work will be remote, with some amount of weekly access to the physical equipment in the Peraton controlled labs.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Willingness to obtain a CI-Poly if requested by the government. Currently not a requirement.
  • Current CAC card desired, will be issued if not.
  • IC direct experience is a plus.
  • Previous military background is a plus.
  • Experience with CISCOs Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) that is used to maintain baselines for all network devices to ensure all baselines are kept for archive purposes and new configurations are tested and validated before deployment.
  • Certifications related to networking desired. Preference is for vendor agnostic foundational and advanced certifications. Additional certifications and relevant experienced should be obtained within reasonable timelines after hire.
  • Ten (10) years in the planning, design, development, implementation, and technical support of multi-platform, multi-system networks to encompass diagnosing network performance shortcomings and designing and implementing performance improvements.
  • Eight (8) years demonstrated experience in network installations including high bandwidth data transfer.
  • Six (6) years demonstrated experience leading teams on small to mid-size network engineering activities.


Recent references desired to validate work experience ethics.


Company Information

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world's leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can't be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Dice Id : 91005870
Position Id : 2021-108944
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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