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- St. Clair County, IL
- Computer World Services
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Network Engineer Lead
Computer World Services (CWS)Corporation • St. Clair County, IL
Posted 2 months ago
Provides engineering and technical expertise on selected issues relating to the specified telecommunications networks/information systems within the DISN. This discipline engages in a broad range of specialized network/system functional areas, such as network systems engineering, network topology planning, network route planning, management of network configurations, and modeling and simulation of the networks/systems. Applies specialized knowledge of military unique features, specifically built into the network and its subtending hardware and software, to ensure appropriate support to the warfighter's requirements.
Based on the needs of the specific telecommunications network/information system supported, responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Provides technical expertise on the operation, maintenance and management of the hardware, software and/or transmission facilities comprising the network/system.
Responsible for engineering support to existing and emerging technological enhancements in the specific network/system. Applies engineering expertise to interface the network with other Host Nation, or tactical networks/systems.
May be required to have knowledge of the operations and management of tactical systems the extent required to ensure interoperability with the strategic systems. Performs network modeling and simulation using commercial or Government-unique modeling and simulation tools. Performs installation test and acceptance (IT&A) of network components.
Interfaces with other technical experts on network performance, based on Department of Defense criteria, and recommends additions/deletions/reconfigurations. Researches, analyzes and/or develops reports of network/system operations, functions, or performance; network topology plans/changes; network route plans/changes; configurations, etc.
Coordinates with other technical experts to formulate implementation plans for the insertion of new technologies into the network/system, support evolving Government requirements. Implements or extends advanced intelligent network features into the network/system.
Applies systems engineering disciplines to the provisioning of new service offerings over the network/system, often specifically tailored with military unique features. Applies knowledge of the functions, interface criteria and special handling requirements of cryptographic systems used in the network.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Implements highly complex networks that typically link numerous computing platforms, operating systems, and network topologies across widely dispersed geographical areas. Responsible for the implementation of engineering processes that provide for timely and appropriate integration of all applicable Defense Message System (DMS) detail designs to ensure a network system design that meets all requirements.
The Engineer will incorporate into the DMS network all new connections and services as they are required by the customer. When require, this function includes preparing test planning and execution or oversight of test execution. The engineer will also prepare all documents required to add, change, or delete services to the DMS network.
The Network Engineer will participate in systems analysis and design definition of the DMS network. Identifies DMS problems and risk areas globally and/or within the assigned geographical Area of Responsibility (AOR) and advises management of actions required to mitigate their impact. Identifies impacts on network services, capabilities, and availability as changes in the network configuration are planned and executed including contingency restoration plans and exercise scenarios.
Maintains the network master timing plan. Performs detailed studies of network performance identifying key management parameters that will be used to determine network performance and individual circuit availability rate and to perform trend analysis. Serves as a technical expert advising the customer on technology matters. Performs technical design reviews. Provides functional guidance, supervision, technical support, training and quality assurance/quality control to Associate and Intermediate personnel.
* Experience with one of more: alarm surveillance, fault management, configuration management, LAN maintenance, performance management.
* Experience in remotely configuring networking or transport devices.
* Ability to map IP addresses and subnets for networking devices or ability to establish in-band/out of band management connections on transport devices.
* Expertise in one or more of the following: IP routing, QoS, traffic engineering, DNS; ATM switching; TDM switching; Optical; Crypto; Network appliances (WAN acceleration, etc).
* Ability to work in a team focused, dynamic environment
* Requires expertise in one or more of the following devices/vendors: CISCO, Juniper, Promina, Safenet, Ciena, Sycamore, Ericsson.
* Ability to interpret network topology diagrams and proposed device configuration changes.
Experience with network systems engineering, network topology planning, network route planning, management of network configurations, and network modeling and simulation.
Required Education & Experience
* Bachelor's degree and 6+ from an accredited college in a related discipline or high school education with 13 years related experience.
* ITIL v3 Foundation certificate desired.
* DoD 8570 requirement desired.
* Active DoD SECRET is required with ability to obtain DoD Top Secret
Other (Travel, Work Environment, DoD 8570 Requirements, Administrative Notes, etc.)
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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