Contract/ Contract to Direct
Active Top Secret Required/ US Citizen only
6+ months, M-F 40 hours weekly
Client is seeking a Network Engineer to support voice and data networks for the Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence and Networks Directorate.
Function as a senior technical expert engineer in systems development involving extremely complex computer network or electronic systems including Command and Control (C2), airborne networking, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) sensor systems for Air Force acquisition programs.
Provide direction on program development of software architectures and designs concepts, hardware development such as electronic circuits, electronic devices or equipment for purposes such as communications, computation, sensing and control. Provide overall technical direction and guidance for performing requirements definition, development, modification, integration, validation, testing, redesign, when necessary, and special investigations associated with development and sustainment support activities for all assigned systems, to include performance analyses, modeling and simulation, hardware/software investigations and reliability or maintainability studies. Determine logical solutions to major problems and develops or initiates changes to system architecture and/or hardware and software designs to resolve said problems. Determine compatibility and interoperability issues of assigned systems and other related integrated systems and notifies appropriate managerial, engineering, and operational organizations of possible impacts to system mission effectiveness. Review systems documentation including plans, specifications, design data, procedures and other associated documents in support of assigned systems and for systems that interface with assigned systems. Develop comprehensive technical documentation for engineering forecasts, status reporting, and detailed planning of projects.
10+ years’ experience in a network engineering role including at least 5 years supporting a DoD environment. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Additional years of experience may be substituted for degree requirements.
Experience in all phases of the engineering lifecycle including: requirements; architecture; design; implementation; testing; and operations and maintenance. Thorough knowledge of routers, switches, and firewalls. Able to assess infrastructure, identify areas for improvement, and recommend solutions. Must be able to use/configure/troubleshoot/operate all wireless network devices, access points, and authentication servers. Able to field/troubleshoot and operate wireless infrastructure technologies.
Knowledge of the OSI model to include all 7 layers, and protocols. Must be able to use modern network trouble shooting tools. Must be able compare contractor network designs with Government requirements and determine non-compliance issues and obtain rationale from the contractors. Understand and able to implement 802.1x solutions. Solid customer service and communication skills are critical as well as the ability and willingness to communicate effectively and appropriately in an empathetic and understanding manner. Must be a US Citizen.