190115 - Network Engineer
CA-Southern California - San Diego
San Diego
6 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Network Engineer for an opening in San Diego, CA.

Work with other GCS team members to define computer system and network design requirements. Work with other groups such as Software Engineering, Configuration Management and Manufacturing personnel to facilitate tasks completion.
Work with lead Engineers on sustaining engineering tasks that impact existing GCS assemblies and sub-assemblies.
Test, Troubleshoot, and repair computer network systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.
Assist lead Engineers in the producing documentation such as System Specifications and Production Test Procedures (PTP).
Monitors and analyzes network usage and capacity for UAV systems.
Participates in the evaluation of new communications technology to enhance the capabilities of the data network.
Participates in the identification of solutions to ensure current and future data communications requirements are met.
Participates in the preparation of network documentation, including operational instructions.
May be the prime contact with customer and vendors.
Develops configuration and technical networking support for both production and development systems.
Designs and supports the networks for individual project team.
Analyzes and modifies systems requirements as a part of a larger project team.
Configures, manages and provides technical networking support for both physical and virtual environments, including hosts, operating systems and storage.
Design monitoring systems to trend network usage and capacity.
Identifies malfunctions and makes corrections to network configurations to ensure efficient operation.
Manages assigned projects and program components to deliver services in accordance with established objectives.
Design, configure, and provides technical support for the firewalls, IPS, and other network security systems.
Responds to inquiries from staff, administrators, service providers, site personnel and outside vendors and provides technical assistance and support in a timely manner.
Troubleshoots malfunctions of network applications to resolve operational issues and restore services.
Monitors and documents traffic analysis.
Coordinate the repair, replacement, or retirement of system and network infrastructure.
Proactively identify, investigate, and propose resolutions to issues that could impact the network/server infrastructure utilized by customers to support mission operations.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education. Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties. Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems. Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects. Able to work extended hours as required. A Professional Engineering License and original work published in professional engineering journals are desirable.

Must have demonstrated experience with Network Routing and Switching Technologies to include but not limited to:
Operating Systems (Windows, Linux), Computer Systems Hardware, Computer Systems Software, Switching Technologies (Spanning Tree, VLAN, P-VLAN, Snooping Technologies, SPAN / RSPAN / TAP, VACL, MAC-Address / CAM Table, BUM Filters / Storm Control, Port Aggregation / Ether-Channel, and Layer 3 Switching Features), Routing Technologies (Routing Protocols, BGP {IBGP, EBGP, Route Reflectors, and Metrics},)
OSPF (LSA, Network Type, Redistribution, and Route Manipulation) and Multicast (PIM, IGMP, Sparse / Dense/ Sparse-Dense Mode, RP’s, and RPF)
Encryption (IPSEC, Inline Network Encryptors, Suite B)
Network Management
Network/Computer Systems Design Theory
Technical Documentation
Knowledge of RETMA rack mountable equipment design and integration is desired.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent experience is desired.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent experience is desired.
Demonstrated technical expertise of data network principles, theories, concepts and related disciplines and have project leadership skills including organizing, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating work assignments to meet project milestones or established completion dates.

Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.


Applicants responding to this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements by currently possessing the ability to view classified government information.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Max Cameron
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x242 or (800) 927-9318 x242

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.