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Network Engineer

Req #: 244434
Location: International, DE
Job Category: Information Technology
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret

Job Description

CACI is seeking a Network Engineer to manage, operate, and maintain the Warrior Prep Center (WPC) in Einsiedlerhof AS, Germany’s physical networks including, but not limited to, Non-Secure Internet Protocol Network (NIPRNET), Secure Internet Protocol Network (SIPRNET), all Coalition and Exercise networks, commercial Internet, telephone systems (as required), Video Teleconferencing (VTC) systems, and the badge access system supporting the AFAMS mission.

AFAMS is the premier agency responsible for implementation, integration, and development of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and training and analysis standards that support the US Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and mission partners requiring these capabilities to support the Warfighter in full-spectrum operations. In the current resource constrained environment, demand for M&S rises with the continuously evolving need for operational readiness and mission preparedness across the USAF, DoD, and with coalition partners. AFAMS focuses on providing innovative M&S services as the key to meeting this demand.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Implement network upgrades, system software patching, and security compliance in accordance with Maintenance Task Orders, Information Assurance Vulnerability Management, Air Force Instructions, and WPC policies. 
  • Perform field engineering activities in accordance with project or exercise plans and designs provided by SC, including but not limited to: Operate and maintain all WPC exercise networks and permanent party networks and systems. 
  • Perform activities such as network monitoring (using available network monitoring tools), providing operating system and other software upgrades for network devices, and performing preventative and corrective maintenance on selected network equipment.
  • Configure all switches and routers into nodes for monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Perform data captures of network traffic during exercises. 
  • Perform system configuration and start up configuration backups of all network equipment. 
  • Push out network-wide switch configuration changes. 
  • Perform network vulnerability scans. Compile and run compliance policy reports. 
  • Configure switches to direct all network traffic data to be captured in Net Flow. 
  • Perform daily network checks of key network switches and routers to include: physical equipment checks; configuration and installation of switches and routers on all networks in their proper rack location; proper labeling of all network equipment for easy identification and troubleshooting; inventory of switches and routers with Cisco Smartnet; keeping switches and routers up-to-date with latest IOS software to prevent vulnerabilities; troubleshooting all network equipment when connectivity is lost or not operating at full capacity; ensuring all aspects of switch capabilities are configured and operational (e.g., Multicast, Virtual Local Area Networks, Secure Shell); and configuration of all switches on all networks for uniformity and strong passwords.  
  • Maintain all fiber and copper cables in a uniform manner, including: labeling cable for identification and troubleshooting; running fiber between buildings to establish network connectivity for all devices on all networks; installing, maintaining, and repairing fiber patches and panels; troubleshooting fiber when network connectivity is lost, intermittent, or not optimal; terminating network cables used at all layers on all networks; and maintaining and installing network infrastructure for exercise and permanent party on all networks. 
  • Maintain a central management point of control for troubleshooting and monitoring encryption devices; maintain cut sheets with TACLANE configurations for troubleshooting; manage, maintain and operate all encryption devices on all networks; ensure all encryption keys are properly maintained, updated and disposed of in accordance with Communications Security requirements; and troubleshoot encryption devices when network connectivity is lost or when physical layer is not present.
  • Prepare networks for exercises, including but not limited to: adding routes to and from participating partners on corresponding networks; testing networks and network capabilities prior to start of an event; performing data captures of network traffic flow for participants; and ensuring capability and data integrity exists for multiple simultaneous events. 
  • Configure and administer network devices; install, maintain and operate VTC Systems; install, maintain and operate audio/visual (A/V) requirements for exercise participants; troubleshoot A/V and VTC Systems; and optimize all A/V Systems in accordance with DISA and Joint Interoperability Test Command policies and procedures.  
  • Maintain firewall and Intrusion Detection Systems. Configure and implement approved PPS rules to support events and exercises. Monitor and troubleshoot applicable firewall rules to facilitate successful event execution. 
  • Coordinate with event planners, network management personnel, and end users to ensure firewall rules are functioning properly. Install and update system configurations based on applicable DoD, DISA (including STIG), and USAF security guidelines. Other duties as assigned.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Active Secret security clearance.
  • BA/BS degree with at least 3+ years of experience.  If a candidate has no BA/BS degree an additional 4 years experience can be substituted for a total of 7 years experience.
  • CCNP in Routing and Switching certification (waiverable by the WPC/SC).
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II Certification required.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Desired Familiarity with the following:  CISCO ASA, CISCO UCS, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, Hyper Converged architecture, CISCO UC, VDI, VTC technology.   

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.

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CACI employs a diverse range of talent to create an environment that fuels innovation and fosters continuous improvement and success. At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is proud to provide dynamic careers for employees worldwide. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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