Abacus Technology is seeking a Network Operations Lead to provide network and infrastructure support for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate. This is a full-time position.
As a working Network Operations Lead for Tier 3 network management, perform daily research and evaluation of network technologies to complete analysis and installation of network infrastructure to support customer requirements. Develop and maintain diagrams of the network infrastructure and connectivity. Build and upgrade LANs and WANs. Perform capacity planning, configuration and version management, performance engineering, and troubleshooting. Develop, test, and implement new LAN/WAN applications and hardware. Identify, research, and resolve complex network problems or situations. Provide guidance for development and improvement of network capabilities. Evaluate, test, and document network software releases and hardware upgrades. Provide Tier 3 support, including maintenance of data center network-related hardware, software, and network tools. Enforce network standards. Work with customer base to ensure reported problems are resolved or answered in a timely manner. Develop processes and procedures to ensure all engineering concerns are resolved and tracked.
5+ years' experience in a network operations or engineering role. Must be Security+ CE and CCNA certified. Must hold CCNA certification or be able to obtain within 3 months of hire date. Hands-on experience with physical network infrastructure (switches, routers). Experience with network implementation and maintenance. Experience with Cisco routers and switches. Demonstrated system-hardening experience with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliancy and demonstrated ability with enterprise infrastructure including dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, network assurance, security, and automation. Experience leading teams to accomplish daily tasks and long-term projects. Able to interact professionally with all levels of an organization. Must be a US citizen and hold a current Secret clearance.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.