We seek an experienced Network Administrator to manage all current and planned systems that support our customer’s COTS applications including network and system design, implementation, and management.
Currently all network management is done via command line interface. The agency is planning to implement Radius within the next year.
To be successful in this position you need to be collaborative and willing to work within a team. While you will need to be a self-starter completing tasks on your own, working together is critical in this role. You will be interfacing with the client and senior staff. Therefore you should be articulate in your communications because your opinion matters. You will need to explain technical intricacies in a way that is easily understood.
With minimum guidance provides technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex network support.
Upgrading, documenting, and testing of the LAN operating system(s) and its components IAW the Army Gold Master to ensure that they are operating correctly.
Upgrading, documenting, and testing of all baselines created to ensure that it is operating correctly.
Collaborate with internal and external personnel, Network Enterprise Centers, Theater Network Operations Centers and DISA to identify and resolve any connectivity or latency issues across the CONUS and OCONUS VPN architecture.
LAN/WAN/VPN administration, operation, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
Manage and monitor the LANs, VPNs and WAN.
Develop performance and throughput benchmarks for the LANs, VPNs and WAN.
Troubleshoot and develop recommendations to resolve network problems such as bandwidth bottlenecks and server downtime.
Develop and implement software upgrade strategies.
Maintain a configuration management process that defines and documents network procedures; naming conventions; and protocols for managing hardware, software, and users for each field site and the operations center.
Upgrade, configure, and ensure correct operations of the network monitoring system using the network monitoring tools.
Contributes to the design of architectures to include the software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.
Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures.
Determines and identifies high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture.
Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting functional and technical requirements including hardware and software updates or upgrades.
Creates detailed design specifications for use by staff members.
Interacts with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction.
Create, manage, and monitor maintenance plans and procedures that take into consideration operating environment limitations
Coordinate with other system administrators
Evaluate and install new patches, and system upgrades
Perform operations in a manner that minimizes impact on application downtime
Plan, test, and implement initiatives to incorporate new technologies not currently present within the client environment
Identify and troubleshoot system issues
Coordinate with other teams to diagnose and correct issues
Communicate with program manager and government leads as to the progress of open items and work with security specialists and other infrastructure resources as needed
Establish procedures for COOP
Security and STIGs
Document, implement, and maintain security policies in accordance with DISA STIG requirements
Implement mitigations of security vulnerabilities in response to IAVAs
Support auditing requirements
Create documentation required for Release Management Framework (RMF)
Complete planning and documentation prior to new integration or implementation
Ensure that documentation is complete and up-to-date
Maintain and document configurations
Provide weekly and monthly status reports
Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
- Current active Top Secret Clearance (interim acceptable). Must be able to obtain TS/SCI.
- Must meet DoD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II requirements prior to start of work, including IA Baseline and computing environment certifications
Minimum certifications (must be current – include expiration dates in resume)
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - Routing and Switching
Security+ce or CCNA-Security
2-5 years of directly related experience in network administration and support
Experience with Cisco switches and ASAs to include installation, configuration, upgrade, and troubleshooting
Experience with administering systems in a government environment a plus
Experience working with multiple entities such as NECs, 2RCC, and JSP a plus
Experience with network management via command line interface
Excellent problem solving, analytical, and decision making capabilities, including understanding user requirements, troubleshooting technical issues, successfully resolving issues and challenges, and developing creative solutions for process improvement
Experience applying STIGs to network devices
Excellent communication skills
Excellent documentation skills
Strong organizational and collaborative skills
Strong teamwork and engagement as a project team member.
Ability to assimilate information rapidly, motivated to self study new requirements
Maintain current industry knowledge of relevant concepts; practices and procedures.
Ability to work under time constraints
Willing to perform other duties as assigned
Adapt to changes in requirements and new projects
Maintain and upgrade certifications
Client Site, Fort Belvoir, VA
The facility is open from 6 am – 6 pm
Core work hours are 9am – 3pm
Work hours are negotiable – may require occasional shift in work schedule to cover tasking.
Some travel is required (approximately 10%) – includes OCONUS travel
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.