• Network Engineer FSP (2191-0)

    Job Locations US-McLean | IT-Naples
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/6/2018 2:33 PM)
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  • Overview

    Blackwatch International Corporation (Blackwatch), a small business founded in 2010, provides world-wide mission critical services to the Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities. We’re headquartered in McLean, VA with satellite offices located in Carmichael, CA and O’Fallon, Ill. Additional work locations include: Europe and the Middle East.


                Information Technology                        Cyber Security
                Translation and Interpretation                Intelligence
                Telecom                                                  Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)


    The incumbent is under the administrative control of the FSP Service Manager and the technical control of the Service Line, and will perform the following duties: • Direct 1st level fault resolution on Network Elements to sectors, sites and the Service Area routing cells;

    • Responsible for the delivery of 3rd level technical support for Network Services;

    • Performs fault diagnosis using the Network Management System;

    • Coordinate with sites for Routing and Switching elements centralization, standardization and best practices;

    • Supervises and carries out routine maintenance of Network infrastructure, management appliances and other NATO Network equipment;

    • Completes the update of routing tables;

    • Completes any changes to the system documentation;

    • Completes backups and restores of Network core devices; Management Appliances;

    • Supervises the work undertaken by the FSP Network Technicians;

    • Performs remote fault diagnosis and rectification as required;

    • Performs on the Job Familiarization with the Customer.



    MUST have current and in access NATO clearance.


    Experience and Education:

    • A Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree at a nationally recognised /certified University in a technical subject with substantial Information Technology (IT) content and 2 years post-related experience;
    • The lack of a university/college degree may be compensated by the demonstration of a candidate’s particular abilities or experience that is/are of interest to NCI Agency; that is, at least 2 years extensive and progressive expertise in the duties related to the function of the post .


    Essential experience/education:

    • At least two years’ operation and configuration experience of CISCO Routing and Switching Elements; at least two years’ operation and configuration experience of and operation of HP Network Automation or equivalent network automation and orchestration systems ;
    • a minimum of two years’ experience with the configuration and operation of Network Monitoring and Event Management systems; minimum qualification of CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA ) or equivalent; minimum qualification of ITIL Foundation;
    • very good knowledge of Transmission and Telecommunication Systems Engineering and the associated aspects;
    • extensive knowledge of implementing and operating network authentication and authorization systems and technologies (e.g. Secure ACS 5.x, 802.1x, 802.1ae MACSEC, RADIUS, TACACS+);
    • a high level of knowledge of network, system and application level troubleshooting techniques;
    • sound knowledge of communications protocols and practical experience of using diagnostic test equipment; working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols;
    • experience in Service Management processes for Incident Management Change Management and Service Fulfilment; experience in customer support, user incident handling;
    • experience of preparing technical documentation and Standard Operating Procedures.

    Desirable experience/education:

    • sound knowledge of communications protocols and practical experience of using diagnostic test equipment; familiarity with military Networks and data systems;
    • experience with integrating communications systems with Active Directory and PKI technologies;
    • demonstrable evidence in maintaining knowledge of advances in Information Technology;
    • prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements;
    • knowledge of NATO responsibilities and organization, including Allied Command Operations and Allied Command Transformation.


    Blackwatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.


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