Telecommunication Network Engineer
Company: RightDirection Technology Solutions
Posted on: May 7, 2022
RightDirection Technology Solutions LLC
*Qualified Candidate Willing to Relocate Shall Have Expenses
RDTS is looking for a Telecommunications Network Engineer to
support one of our DoD programs in Tracy, CA.
The Telecommunications Network Engineer analyzes and develops
telecommunications networks supporting a wide range of
capabilities, including voice, data, video, and/or wireless
services. Develops designs and plans for installation and
maintenance of telecommunications systems from project inception to
conclusion. Analyzes the problem and the characteristics of the
information to be transported. Defines the problem and develops
system requirements and network specifications. Closely coordinates
with other information system professionals to ensure proper
implementation of network services. In conjunction with functional
users, develops alternative solutions and backup plans.
Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:
Network Upgrade Design, Implement, Support, and Sustain
Identify high level design requirements for the backbone to include
redundancy, maintainability and disaster recovery requirements.
Assist in the development of Concept of Operations (CONOPS),
disaster recovery, and contingency operations plans.
Identify the detailed design requirements for the backbone to
include server locations, user locations, projected traffic flows
between devices, layer three devices and layer four protocols
(Transmission Control Protocol).
Design, implement, and sustain solutions to include the following:
Overall topology (switch interconnection locations, Continuity of
Operations Plan (COOP) scenarios, etc.).
Layer two design: spanning tree, trunking, speeds.
Operational Information: node addressing, server addressing (if
changes are required).
QoS (Quality of Service)
Switchport level access controls and notification.
Streaming video IP protocols.
IPv6 assessment and integration plan.
802.1x - protocols and appliances
Wireless Intrusion Detection (WIDS)
Develop and perform testing requirements (critical items that need
to be tested) to include: Features.
Develop and implement Fail-over solutions.
Troubleshoot and support existing production networking
infrastructure (Cisco routers and switches) as well as newly
installed technologies. On-call duty will be required.
Creation of lab environment for scenario simulation, testing and
Knowledge transfer to the NTS-LAN government employee staff and/ or
contract personnel supporting the current contract.
Define, document and implement a plan for Network Monitoring and
Support network monitoring tools not limited to but including
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Openview, Network Automation, Network
Node Manager i, Concord eHealth, WhatsUp Gold, Solar Winds,
including commands, scripts and utilities. Perform knowledge
transfer, regarding tools and methods used, to designated
Network Monitoring and Fault Detection Network management matrix
(in Excel Format) explaining functions, tasks, tools used in
Outlines of procedures used to complete tasks (Word Format)
List of training resources for using tools described in plan
Soft copies of all customized files and scripts used to configure
network monitoring tools
All documentation stored on NTS-LAN share drive
Maintain updated LAN objects and configurations within Network
Management Servers (NMS) to include Hewlett Packard Enterprise
(HPE) Network Automation (NA), Concord eHealth, HPE Network Node
Manager I (NNMi), ArcSight, RedSeal, NetSight, Solarwinds/Orion
Network Operations Support
Provide call-back support to DLA, Information Operations, NTS
mission 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365/366 days per year.
This support includes low and high side environments.
In addition, this support requires response to after hour emergency
support pages'/telephone calls.
Follow DoD/DLA, Information Operations policies and processes for
Adhere to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
practices as defined by DLA Enterprise Data Solutions.
Remain cognizant of and responsive to Joint Task Force (JTF) -
Global Network Operations (GNO) Communications Tasking Orders (CTO)
and assist DLA, Information Operations with the design solution and
completion of assigned tasks.
Provide support for Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning and
exercises and ensure DLA, Information Operations, NTS COOP
capabilities are in place.
Collect and provide information needed in response to data calls or
for assisting with DLA, Information Operations, NTS Enterprise Data
Centers and Regional Site Locations.
Install, configure and maintain networking hardware and software
for the DLA, Information Operations, Enterprise Network
Capable of troubleshooting, administering, configuring and
maintaining the following: Enterasys, Brocade, and/or Cisco
Catalyst and Nexus network hardware and software.
INFOBLOX Grid Manager
Pulse Secure IC Series Unified Access Control Appliance
Great Bay Beacon Server
Cisco Access Control Servers (ACS)
Cisco Prime, Wireless Controllers and access points
Network sniffer technologies, including WildPackets, OmniPeek,
Network Management Software, including HPE Network Automation (NA),
HPE Network Node Manager (NMNi), Concord eHealth, RedSeal,
NetSight, Wildpackets, Solarwinds/Orion, SecureCRT
Capable of troubleshooting, administering, and maintaining the
following: Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) Layers
Network Protocols, including IPv6 and IPv4 (TCP, UDP, ICMP, IGMP,
ARP, AH, ESP, VRRP)
IEEE Standards: 802.1x, 802.1Q, 802.1s, 802.1D, 802.1W, 802.1ax,
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting Protocols, including
TACACS+ and RADIUS
Responsible for providing problem diagnosis, data capture, analysis
and resolution of LAN problems for the entire DLA, Information
Operations, NTS Enterprise Network Infrastructure, with a focus on
the Region and the Enterprise Data Solutions (formerly Transaction
Responsible for creating Change Management (CM) Plans per CM
Policy, and attending the Configuration Control Working Group
(CCWG) Meetings for all Enterprise Change Requests (ECR)
Schedule, coordinate, and submit Network Scheduled Outage (NSO)
Manage and monitor the DLA, Information Operations, Enterprise
Network Infrastructure LAN and Enterprise Data Centers under the
direct control of the government appointed COTR.
Track, analyze and provide DLA, Information Operations with updated
usage reports. These reports will be posted at a Government
Provide high-level problem diagnosis, i.e., data capture and
analysis, in resolving LAN problems for both internal and external
DLA Enterprise Data Solutions and Enterprise Network Infrastructure
customers, with technical representatives both commercial and
government to resolve any and all network related problems. An
example of a commercial entity would be Cisco technical
Participate in implementation planning and/or strategy meetings for
all upgrades to the DLA, Information Operations Enterprise Network
Infrastructure (to include the Data Centers) that relate to LAN and
Data Center services.
Provide cable/network testing analysis as needed through the use of
cable testing equipment and/or sniffers.
Provide call-in support on an as needed basis and participate in
the DLA, Information Operations Regional network infrastructure
on-call rotation. After hours call back may be automated and
controlled through these locations and Enterprise infrastructure
Remedy incident reporting system.
Provide on call support approximately every two (2) weeks.
Typically, the on call support personnel receive one (1) call per
week, 50% of which require on-site support.
Provide support with ensuring appropriate audit logs are captured
and stored via the DLA Enterprise implementation of the ArcSight
Implement applicable patches including Information Assurance
Vulnerability Assessments (IAVAs), Information Assurance
Vulnerability Bulletin (IAVBs), and Tasking (TAs) for their network
Apply security requirements to the operating system for the Network
Environment (NE) and computing environment (CE) used in their
current position, per Security Technical Implementation Guidelines
Receive, process, and report final response/actions for DLA
Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) Tasking and IAVAs to
Search computer and network logs for unauthorized entry attempts or
activity and reporting any findings.
Ensure that hardware, software, data, and facility resources are
archived, sanitized, or disposed of in a manner consistent with
system security plans and requirements.
Determine the location, installation, and cabling requirements for
access points and antennas.
Use provided man-lift for the installation of access points,
antennas, and cabling required for established service and to
retrieve defective units for repair.
Perform troubleshooting normally associated with network-connected
terminals for software and hardware problems.
Responsible for attending ArcSight working group meetings and will
assist with makingtechnical recommendations and resolving
Have the ability to troubleshoot, repair/install interior building
network cable infrastructure.
Manage accounts, networks rights, and access to the network
environment systems and equipment.
Provide DLA, Information Operations with informal training for
personnel at both local and remote organizations. When appropriate,
a training documentation will be developed and delivered to the
Perform knowledge transfer, regarding tools and methods used to
designated government employees/ or contract personnel supporting
the current contract.
Ensure best practices are used to install new network cabling in
such a way that all cable paths and cable routes are clean and
Network Performance Reporting Plan Documentation required.
Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
Candidates must demonstrate the following:
Active Security Clearance;
Must have five (5) years telecommunications systems experience with
at least three (3) year of local area network experience.
Computing Environment: CCSE NGX, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, SCNA, CCSE NGX
Plus NG with AI, CCMSE NG with AI, CSMSE NG with AI Plus VSX, NSA,
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification (i.e. Sec+ CE,
Other Required Skills & Abilities:
Experience in telecommunications network design and management.
Must demonstrate the ability to work independently, or under only
general direction, on requirements that are moderately complex to
analyze, plan, program, and implement.
Experience in analysis and design of voice networks, LAN and WAN
data networks, wireless networks, and/or network management systems
to support voice and data services.
Shall have an understanding of fiber optic cable use, maintenance
and fabrication for building infrastructure; and IEEE 802x
Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill
all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not
limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
On-call duty will be required.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status,
age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other
legally protected status.
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