Network Systems Engineer (NSE) Level 2
Responsible for designing and integrating various functions of network and telecommunications equipment into functional systems using international, U.S., and military standards. Documenting equipment layout, taking into account power, cooling, security and functionality. Performing end-to-end systems testing. Understanding and integrating NSA serial and IP encryptors into networks and systems. Understanding emerging telecommunications trends and technologies and implementing new technologies as appropriate. Integrating appropriate installation hardware such as equipment racks and necessary cabling.
- Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience.
- Degree must be in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or include 2 years (i.e., 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics.
- Relevant experience must be in designing information assurance systems or components to meet security standards, operational requirements, and engineering objectives. In addition, may include using current security tools; hardware/software security implementation; communication protocols; and encryption techniques/tools
- Additional Professional Certifications (per DoD 8570 or IT/IA/Cyber related)
- Software development or scripting experience
- Military service
What You'll Get to Do:
- Conduct site surveys for IT installations
- Consult, task, or coordinate with outside organizations to resolve network, system, server, or other problems.
- Identify and select IT products, tools, services, and infrastructure components
- Install hardware and/or software components into computer systems or networks and customize as necessary.
- Maintain computer system or network hardware or software
- Manage, monitor, and control networks (includes security, fault management, configuration, performance, and accounting of computer systems, processes, and networks)
- Troubleshoot networks, computers, and peripheral devices in order to isolate the causes of failures or problems
- Validate testing and quality assurance of Information Technology (IT) systems
- Analyze problems to determine technical solutions
- Decide what architectures will be required to solve technical problems
- Decide what procedures will be required to solve technical problems
- Develop functional, operational, or user requirements
- Develop solution designs
- Identify new and existing products, technologies, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems
- Perform high-level design, specifying system and component performance and interface requirements.
- Translate conceptual designs into technical specifications
- architecture/topology of software/hardware/networks. Includes WANS/CANS/LANS, telecommunication systems, their components and associated protocols and standards
- Configure, manage, and sustain computer systems
- Configure, manage, and sustain network infrastructure.
- Identify the types and functions of computer and telecommunications network elements, documenting their intercommunications, and mapping physical and logical target networks by graphing their communications
- Theory, design, and implementation of network architectures
- Specifications, uses, and types of security hardware and software options
- The concepts and principles of computer security and vulnerability analysis.
- Use the principles and key elements of Configuration Management to plan, manage, or document the implementation, modification, or integration of systems
- Apply concepts, principles, theories, and methods for evaluating and testing telecommunications and computer networks
- Apply concepts, principles, theories, and methods for securing telecommunications and computer networks.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
- Active Top Secret/SCI clearance with CI Polygraph
- Demonstrated proficiency and knowledge in the following areas:
- The concepts, principles, theories, and methods for network connectivity (e.g., routing, switching and IP addressing)
- Maintaining currency on new or emerging technology
- The concepts, principles and theories of telecommunications, including their components and associated protocols and standards and how they integrate with one another (e.g., transmissions, switching, routing management)
- The implementation of telecommunications systems
- The operation of telecommunications systems
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
- Background in applied Network Systems, System Design and Telecommunications technologies
- MA/MS in Telecommunications, Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Security System Engineering, Cybersecurity or related disciplines
- Works well in a small team environment. Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.