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 develops technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity, exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment, exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results, applies extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines, provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies, and establishes and recommends changes to policies which affect subordinate organization(s).
Senior Campus/Datacenter Network Architecture Design & Engineering:
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.
Represents organization as prime technical contact on contracts and projects.
Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
Design and engineer campus/datacenter architecture
Have working experience with Nexus 7k, 5K, 2K and ASR configuration and design.
Hold thorough understanding of IP concepts including Implement routing, VLAN's, QoS, tuning and capacity management concepts.
Be proficient in routing protocols: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP and MPLS.
- Hold Strong understanding of 802.1x.
Use extensive Wireless LAN background to designing campus network architectures to provide proper coverage and support the ability for user to seamless move between WLAN access nodes without disconnection or other interruptions in service using appropriate and relevant networking protocols.
Analyze a myriad of networking metrics and recognize sub-par network performance.
Develop reports and trend analysis documentation on bandwidth and network security incidents.
Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience. In lieu of a degree, four (4) years of additional experience is required. In addition the following certifications and skills are required: Security + CE or CCNA-Sec, VCA, MCP – Server, CCNP or Higher, and ITIL Foundation.
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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