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Junior Network Specialist

Company: SAIC
Location: Springfield
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID:

* Location: *
* VA
* US
* Date Posted: *2021-11-16
* Category: *Engineering and Sciences
* Subcategory: *Field Engineer
* Schedule: *Full-time
* Shift: *Day Job
* Travel: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
* Minimum Clearance Required: *Secret
* Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: *Top Secret
* Potential for Remote Work: *No
* Description*
This is a *Network Specialist* position assigned to the REACH Program - the U.S. Department of State's (DoS) crisis response communications office. *Travel 15%-50%, depending on world events. *

Description of Duties:

* Designs, builds, and implements network systems
* Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations
* Compiles records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance. Troubleshoots network performance issues. Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions.
* Manages the testing, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN/MAN/WAN systems
* Strong knowledge of virtualized server environments (VMware ESXi, vSphere, etc)
* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Server 2012/2016 system administration
* Current SAN/NAS experience
* Experience in scripting in Powershell and/or PowerCLI
* Performs system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications
* Plans large-scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies
* Experience with COMSEC inline network encryptors (e.g. KG-175 family)
* Strong knowledge pertaining to Network Administration - Ethernet switching, TCP/IP subnetting & routing (static & dynamic), DHCP, DNS, Cisco network equipment
* Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with major systems design integration and implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support facilities and/or equipment
* Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products
* Provides assistance and oversight for all information systems operations activities, including computer and telecommunications/communications operations, data entry, data control, LAN/MAN/WAN administration and operations support, operating systems programming, system security policy procedures, and/or web strategy and operations
* Participate in design reviews, program reviews and technical interchange meetings
* Provides input to policy level discussions regarding standards and technical viability of intended systems requirements
* Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities systems
* Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance
* Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network
* Provides support in various endeavors sponsored by the LAN-WAN Services Division in support of the Department of the State IRM technical mission. Those duties may include inventory control, excess of obsolete and excess equipment, cleaning, office duties, etc. The duties will be determined by the Maintenance Supervisor, and coordinated through Vanguard channels
* Requires worldwide availability and periodic overseas travel in support of installations
* Job will require heavy lifting at times
* Administrative tasks as assigned
* Other duties as assigned
* Qualifications*
* Required Education & Experience*
* Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; Additional experience in Information Systems and Technology Management may be accepted in lieu of degree.
* 3+ years experiencing providing technical installation support in a government and/or large commercial environment
* BICSI fiber, copper and technician certifications are desired, but not required. 5+ years installation experience will be accepted in lieu of BICSI certification
* Formal industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP - various)
* Experience with site surveys, satellite acquisition, installation, configuration and troubleshooting tactical VSAT
* Excellent communications skills (oral and written) and well versed with Microsoft Office software
* Candidate will work closely with company, contractor personnel, and Government personnel to conduct operational activities and must work well in a team environment
* Technically capable, fast learner, quality minded, adaptable, self-motivated, and able to work independent of supervision
* Detail-minded with an extraordinary work ethic
* Required Clearance*
* Active *Secret* clearance with the ability to obtain a *Top Secret* clearance.

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at [Contact Us](https://www.saic.com/contact/contact_us) and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.
SAIC-- is a premier Fortune 500-- technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an [Equal Opportunity Employer,](https://www.saic.com/eeo-statement) fostering a respectful work culture based on [diversity, equity, and inclusion](https://www.saic.com/features/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion-Drive-Innovation) that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit [saic.com](http://www.saic.com/).

Keywords: SAIC, Washington DC , Junior Network Specialist, Other , Springfield, DC

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