191508 - Sr Network Engineer
3 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Sr. Network Engineer for an opening in Huntsville, AL.

50% - Provide technical hardware and software support for Classified Enterprise WAN environment to include configuration, racking, cabling for Cisco Switches, Palo Alto Firewalls, Routers, Cisco Jabber, and Cisco Call Manager and other teleconferencing capabilities. Includes IP Phone configurations.

20% - Address service request and incident tickets submitted by the user population requesting new access or break/fix activities to support the user community

20% - Apply System Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs) to systems, apply compliance and hardening updates and represent the company during audit activities to help maintain accreditation and authorization to operate

10% - Support projects and help support Linux and Networking environments.

o Knowledge of procedures to load various cryptographic equipment including: TACLANE, FASTLANE, vIPER, STE, KIV-7, and KG-84.
o Knowledge of COMSEC electronic key management systems and local site key management policies.
o Microsoft Active Directory knowledge.
o Provide Tier 2 network support for a complex enterprise WAN and LAN network.
o Detailed knowledge of audio and video (A/V) concepts (i.e. how to set up and cable a room for VTC, where to put microphones to prevent feedback or audio issues, lighting, video, etc.).
o Analyzes/maintains/administers LAN/WAN systems, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices.
o Resolves interoperability problems to obtain operations across all platforms, including email, file transfer, multimedia, teleconferencing, etc.
o Plans network layout design.
o Requires an in-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN communications, network hardware such as Cisco routers, Ethernet switches, bridges, gateways, firewalls, and encryption devices (i.e., Micro and Gig E Taclanes).
o The engineer shall also have an in-depth knowledge of routing protocol such as RIP, EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF.
o Palo Alto Firewall configuration experience o Demonstrates a strong understanding and practical experience with technologies such as MPLS, VPLS, VPNs, and traffic engineering.
o Also, desirable to have thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in managing help desk, network troubleshooting, and support, as well as active directory enterprise, network management software and tool suites (i.e., MS SharePoint, NetIQ, Nagios & MRTG). Knowledge of or certification in one or more specific applications or processes may be required, depending on job assignment. In addition, requires competence in systems analysis and technical writing to support SOPs.
o Designing architecture to include the software, hardware and communications to support the total requirements o Ensuring that the network/transport layers of the common operating environment are compliant.
o Evaluating analytically and systematically problems of work flows and network usage, organization and planning and develops appropriate corrective action.
o Expert knowledge of TCP/IP protocols (emphasis on Multicast) and Doman Name Systems (DNS).
o Expert knowledge of network architectures and associated equipment including, but not limited to zones, screening devices, and typical design.
o Systems Expert on email delivery, specifically including all aspects of POP3 and SMTP.
o Familiarity with direct attached and network attached storage devices, protocols and techniques to include iSCSI.
o Understanding of Virtual Machines (VM) and knowledge of VM configurations.
o Demonstrated ability to interface with remote users via chat, telephone, instant messaging and email to assist in troubleshooting.
o Strong knowledge of hardening systems, running SCAP tools and implementing STIGs on systems o Ability to address audit requirements o Knowledge of and experience with compliance to government regulations and standards (NIST Special Publications, NISPOM, Risk Management Framework, etc.) o Strong documentation skills and ability to document and diagram solutions using tools like MS Visio

Additional Skills:
Certifications & Licenses:

Bachelor's in Computer Science or a related technology field and at least 6 years of experience in network and server infrastructure or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


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.

Zachary Fasano
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x252 or (800) 927-9318 x252

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.