Senior Network Engineer (Tmac)

Senior Network Engineer (Tmac)


Senior Network Engineer (Tmac)

Details of the offer


SAIC is seeking Senior Network Engineers to support installation, operations, maintenance, repairs, and modification of equipment in support of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) Mission Assurance Center, by performing a variety of maintenance and technical support on products, such as equipment, integrated systems, and subsystems, and software at customer and field locations 24/7.
The NISSC II effort establishes requirements for OM&S that support classified communications and processing for Command and Control (C2) capability in organizational work centers at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS), Peterson Air Force Base (PAFB), Colorado; Offutt AFB (OAFB), Nebraska; Vandenberg AFB (VAFB), California; and other sites, worldwide.
This specific position will have a place of performance in Colorado Springs.


Qualified candidate must have the ability to provide real-time technical support to the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) by providing system administration, situational analysis, impact assessment, and issue resolution in support of 24/7 mission operations. Must have the ability to interface with a broad range of customers and effectively communicate, facilitate, and execute operations focused tasks on behalf of mission leadership.
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
Ensuring system availability in support of the Air, Missile, and Space warning missions
Database administration duties, including proactive/reactive system checks, real-time troubleshooting, and anomaly reporting/resolution
Taking direction from, and communicating with Systems Center personnel, and collaborating with fellow MAC administrators at US Strategic Command, Offutt AFB (OMAC) and NORAD-NORTHCOM Command Center (NMAC)
Coordinating, performing, and documenting day-to-day database administration activities and maintaining global ITW/AA situational awareness
Making on-line and off-line configuration changes in support of operations, tests or exercises as directed by Systems Center
Supporting administration of the ITW/AA LAN/WAN at CMAFS
Providing real time system recovery utilizing provided processes and procedures
Generating IRs (incident reports) to identify, document, and track system issues and anomalies
Providing system technical recommendations and impact analysis to mission users
Direct involvement in the coordination and execution of system software upgrades, SCR implementation tasks, and test/exercise support
Understanding and acknowledging that this is a Mission Essential position with a site Button Up requirement
Must be willing to work in a mixed (Government and contractor) crew environment and adhere to a mission-critical schedule. Willing and able to work a set days or mids shift schedule (12 hours in duration).

Other specific tasks this position requires:

Provide Tier 2-3 Network Administration, Design, Engineering, and Integration support of all network infrastructure (to include routers, switches, firewalls, nodes, network management appliances/servers, etc.) across the AFNET NIPR, N-NC NIPR, N-NC SIPR, and NEN enclaves which are under the management and direction of the 21CS.
Provide Tier 2-3 support of all systems and network infrastructure equipment supporting local and N-NC Enterprise services to include all Disaster Recovery (DR) systems located at CMAFS.
Provide Tier 1 Network Administration assistance to sustainment Engineers with regard to support for ITW/AA Systems. This includes Network Administration of CCN ITW/AA network infrastructure at CMAFS, as well as providing remote support for the PAFB, OAFB, Forward Users and Sensor Sites.
Provide Tier 1 Network Administration and Engineering support for Legacy Space Systems. This includes the CCIC2S and CSO WAN systems at CMAFS, VAFB and PAFB.
Provide Tier 2-3 support of 21CS network infrastructure devices providing service to the Vindicator and Video Systems.

Technical Skills and Background Experience Requirements:
Ability to perform Windows system administration
Ability to perform UNIX system administration
Ability to administrate a multi-level Active Directory structure
Extensive knowledge of Cisco and Juniper hardware
Intimate knowledge of SIPR, NIPR and NEN networks
Experience performing Infrastructure Administrator responsibilities for 24/7 network infrastructure of systems contained with Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station
Thorough understanding of an Enterprise network architecture and internet-working protocols and technology
Perform monitoring and management of mainframes, networks and workgroup servers
Independently determines and develops approach to solutions with established guidance
Ability to support database administration of various database platforms such as Oracle or Microsoft
Ability to interface with program integration and/or engineering personnel for implementation of new software releases/patches, as well as communication of system changes and anomalies
Ability to perform procedure lead restoral actions on the databases and systems
Must have an active DoD TS/SCI clearance
Bachelors and five (5) years (level 3) applicable experience with Command and Control (C2) Systems; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience
Must have excellent technical and communications skills to effectively interface with internal and external customers at all levels
Must be able to work in a high visibility environment, focused on 24/7 mission availability, and quickly respond to customer direction/requests
Candidate must meet minimum certification requirement for DoD Directive 8570, "Information Assurance Training, Certification, and Workforce Management". This position requires a minimum certification associated with IAT Level I, which may be met with A+, Network+, Security+ or higher.
Candidate must possess a qualifying 8570 certification within 3 months of hire date. Initial certification expenses will not be covered by the program.

Desired Skills:
Experience in providing System Administrator support in a Government network infrastructure environment is highly desirable.
Experience with supporting Command and Control environment
Experience cloning and reimaging Windows and Solaris servers is a plus.
Experience with any of the following platforms/applications is also a plus: BEA Weblogic, Oracle database administration, LINUX, ESXi VMWare, Cisco switch platforms and command line proficiency, NetApp, or VSphere Virtual Center Server
CISCO/Juniper Switch certification
Experience with HP Blade Architecture and Enclosure administration
Experience with Altiris and/ or Symantec Management Console for server/client software deployment
Experience with Oracle DB Console or other database management tool
Experience using HP Operations Manager for system monitoring/management
TW/AA mission and system familiarity
Familiarity with military customs and courtesies
My SAIC Benefits.



  • Unix
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