Join SAIC's Information Technology (IT) Support Services Team in the Network Operations and Security Center (NOSC) of the US Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) Communications Directorate (A6). This opportunity places you at the tip of the spear for Engineering, Operations and Maintenance, Cyber Security, and Defensive Cyber Operations supporting the warfighter in the Southwest Asia area.
USAFCENT is the air component of United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), a regional unified command. USAFCENT, in concert with its coalition, joint and interagency partners, delivers decisive air and space power on behalf of USCENTCOM for the security and stability of the Southwest Asia (SWA) region. The USAFCENT NOSC delivers cyberspace command and control (C2) superiority to the warfighter by engineering, implementing, securing, managing, operating and maintaining USAFCENT's Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router (SIPRNet), USCENTCOM Partner Networks (CPN-X), and associated C2 networks, systems and services.
The USAFCENT NOSC executes the full-spectrum of IT services management and operations for USAFCENT networks 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a-week (24/7); and is tasked by USCENTCOM to provide information assurance (IA) boundary intrusion detection and intrusion prevention for USCENTCOM components. Comprised of NOSC operations, operations support, cybersecurity, network engineering, and command support functions, the USAFCENT NOSC plans, engineers, installs, integrates, operates and maintains, protects and manages enterprise-wide network and systems architecture, infrastructure and services; and provides enterprise-level oversight to its subordinate and supported communications support activities.
Candidates will be working at Shaw AFB, SC and/or Lackland AFB, TX. Frequent temporary duty (TDY) and/or deployment travel to OCONUS locations in the USCENTCOM AOR is required to support sustainment, site surveys, installations, upgrades, integration, testing, troubleshooting and other mission-related requirements.
The candidate for this position provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors, provides imaginative, thorough, and practicable solutions consistent with organization objectives, possesses complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in the field, has general knowledge of other related disciplines, and provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance.
Senior Network/Systems Administration:
- May design, analyze, plan, modify, and maintain networks and network components supporting data, voice and/or audio communication activities.
- Prepares the analysis of short/long term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling.
- May conduct network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies as well as internal studies of network performance and traffic analysis.
- May evaluate new technology. Duties may include providing specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture; providing information for hardware and software selection; and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
- Conducts testing of network systems.
- Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switchers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
- Evaluates and reports on new network technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
- Provide administration, installation, operation, and maintenance support on applications, systems and infrastructure equipment supporting all the USAFCENT NOSC unclassified, classified and coalition networks.
- Monitor the security posture (STIG compliance, patching, vulnerability scans, and end-point protection compliancy) of the NOSC networks devices and systems.
- Execute remediation actions to ensure proper STIG compliance, patching, vulnerability mitigation and end-point protection compliancy of NOSC networks devices and systems.
- Maintain server room including enforcing and monitoring equipment installations, proper cable maintenance, and cleanliness.
- Engineer and maintain network layer architecture and systems design to include architecture diagrams and rack elevation drawings.
- Monitor NOSC network and systems status using NOSC standard network management platforms and remediate outages and events, as required.
- Maintain and update all spare parts and components of the USAFCENT NOSC domain.
- Conduct and monitor data backup and recovery for servers and applications IAW the SPIN-C and local NOSC policies and procedures.
- Respond and resolve tickets and incidents in accordance with SPIN-C and local NOSC policies and procedures.
- Control, safeguard, configure, and provide touch maintenance of encryption devices.
- Participate in new technology rollouts on the NOSC domain/networks.
Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience. In addition the following certifications and skills are required: Security + or CCNA-Sec, Unix, MCSA, CCNA, Firewall, VCA, and ITIL Foundation. Desired Qualifications
ITIL 4 Foundation certification or any ITIL v3 Intermediate certification. Any equivalent IAT-II certification, if not the certification listed above.
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