Team CACI has an exciting and challenging opportunity available for a Network Operations Specialist supporting a DHS customer’s wide-area (WAN), local-area (LAN) and campus-area (CAN) networks across multiple security domains. We are a seeking an experienced and motivated Network Operations Specialist to join our team to provide 7x24x365 (Normal business hours are 7 am to 8 pm EST) Operations and Maintenance support to the USCIS client. The contractor is responsible for the overall platform management, code version and patch management. The contractor will be supporting USCIS ticketing system and originating from the NOC and other authorized entities. Working closely with the USCIS Networking Engineer and Architect team, the contractor is expected to assist in design and implementation to scale network automation and manage complex deployment via automation and increase the productivity using the Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Testing (CI/CD/CT) workflow. The contractor will work cooperatively, collaboratively and transparently with all associated organizations to support Network Deployments. This role necessarily deals with highly confidential and sensitive information, and the role is expected to confirm to best handling practices.
What You’ll Get to Do:
Ensure the overall health and strong security posture of complex network architectures. The Network Operations Specialist will be actively involved with all phases of security design, implementation, proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and analysis of firewalls, IDSs, VPNs, security controls and policies. Develops system specifications, architecture designs, integration and test plans, and all relevant documentation. Develops security assessment and mitigation strategies. Maintain compliance with DOD Information Assurance requirements as well as ensuring service performance indicators are met or exceeded.
More About the Role:
Work with both corporate and customer leadership to research, analyze, and implement enterprise-wide network security solutions/capabilities/enhancements to support customer business/mission goals and objectives.
Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations.
Plans, organizes, and directs the Network Operations Team to ensure the stable operation of USCIS’s network infrastructure.
Responsible to provide support for Cloud routers and other network equipment in Equinix, AWS and Azure to include but not limited to CSR, ASR, Security Groups, VPCs and VPGs.
Responsible for maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional areas, particularly network infrastructure, server infrastructure, network security, telecommunications systems and service desk.
Responsible for managing and setting priorities for the monitoring and maintenance of network systems, including LANs, WANs, Internet, intranet, wireless.
Provides support to USCIS end users, operations personnel, and strategic program management.
Ensures the effective monitoring and response to hardware, software, and network problems.
Coordinates and manages the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities.
The Network Operations Team Lead shall also schedule and direct activities to resolve hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion.
Ability to problem-solve, and think creatively
Experience handling, securing, and communicating highly confidential and sensitive information
Closely collaborating with cross-functional teams
You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
US Citizenship required
An active Entrance on Duty (EOD) is required to begin employment and must be maintained as a requirement of continued employment.
Experience on COTS tools including but not limited to Puppet, Solar Winds, New Relic APM/Synthetics/Insight, Riverbed (Steelheads, SteelCentral, Profiler, Mobile, NetCollector, AppInternals) Cisco Prime, SCOM, Oracle OEM, ARX, Cisco UCS, Cisco ISE, InfoBlox, Ansible, Git/Github/Jenkins and Service Now.
Experience and familiarity with IT management products and services
Experience with networking, server, application and development technologies
Domain expertise with IT operations, security or compliance is desirable
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Team Player – This role is part of a much larger team
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
Relevant DHS focused experience
Bachelor’s degree, with preference in the computer related field, or equivalent combination of education/ 7+ years of experience
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) in Routing and Switching or Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA).
Other certifications are a plus
What We Can Offer You:
- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.
- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.
- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.
- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.
- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.