Network Ops Administrator SME with Security Clearance


Assured Information Security, Inc.

Assured Information Security (AIS) is looking for a Network Ops Administrator Subject Matter Expert (SME) to provide Tier 3 sustainment support to a mission critical IP voice transport network in Fort Meade, MD! The position requires extensive experience designing, implementing and maintaining complex networks with a focus on security, high availability and performance. In this role, you’ll work closely with operations, management and customer stakeholders to ensure the network is both secure and functioning optimally. How You’ll Succeed: You’ll succeed by providing design, implementation, testing and maintenance support for a complex enterprise network using industry best practices. You’ll resolve escalated network and security support issues and mentor and coach junior engineers, including providing training and support as required. In addition, you’ll: Resolve escalated network and security support issues
Independently conduct network assessments, identify possible vulnerabilities and recommend/develop solutions to problems found
Lead development of network documentation, diagrams and standard operating procedures.This includes creating and maintaining Engineering Implementation Plans (EIPs)
Support Continuous Service Improvements (CSI)
Actively participate in Root Cause Analysis for Problem Management activities
Work with cross-functional teams to plan and execute network upgrades, migrations and deployments
Manage vendor relationships, including engagement on Incident Support activities and ensure timely delivery of program deliverables
Monitoring, capacity planning, backup and recovery of network equipment
Evaluate and recommend new technologies, tactics and tools to improve service delivery
Your Expertise You have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years relevant experience or master’s degree with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
You have an active DoD clearance at the Top-Secret level with SCI eligibility
You have the ability to work in a team environment with excellent communications and interpersonal skills
You have a security+ certification or other DOD 8570 IAT Lvl II certification within a certain timeframe after starting, if not starting with one when hired
You have extensive knowledge of defense-in-depth principles, Network and Security architecture, network topology, IT device integrity and common security elements
You have 10+ years’ experience engineering and troubleshooting networks, including extensive routing and switching experience such as one or more of the following: MPLS, VPNs, routing protocols i.e. BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, switching protocols i.e. Spanning Tree Protocol, VLANs, LLDP, VoIP, Multicast protocols and emerging network technologies
You have a strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of IP network/subnet addressing and you’re experienced and adept at developing and maintaining technical documents, analyses and reports
You have experience developing and presenting technical information to senior customer management, customer stakeholders and company management
You have the ability to travel up to 10% including OCONUS potential travel Preferred Qualifications Experience with Juniper route, switch and security appliances. (MX, EX, SRX)
Experience with Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) implementation and design concepts
Experience with Ribbon Session Border Controllers (SBC)
Experience with SolarWinds configuration and maintenance
Experience with change, configuration and performance management NetOps concepts
IAT Level III Certification (i.e. CISSP or equivalent)
The Impact
AIS is a leading cyber and information security company supporting mission critical operations across the DoD, intelligence community, commerce and beyond. Our roots trace back to the very beginnings of cybersecurity research, when a group of hackers worked around a pool table until they became profitable enough to order office furniture. They hung a pirate flag on the wall to represent their decision to do things differently. Those pioneers started AIS because they not only believed in the potential of the industry, but the necessity to provide the United States with the offensive and defensive capabilities needed to gain the high ground in cyber warfare. Decades later, the pirate flag waves tall outside of our headquarters, and we continue to develop and envision technologies that protect our nation and our warfighters. The challenge is that there is no end in sight. We’re looking for the best and brightest people to support our mission. When you join our team, no matter your role, you’ll be contributing to the security of our nation and our way of life. The Culture You’re not just a number here. Founded in 2001, AIS is a privately-owned company committed to excellence in all facets. We pride ourselves on offering some of the best benefits seen in the industry and ensuring our brilliant team members have exciting, challenging and impactful work and a fun, values-driven environment to collaborate in. We celebrate the unique backgrounds and experiences of our people and encourage new ideas, innovation and the autonomy to create the future and career they want with our support. EOE/AA Disability/Veteran US Salary Range: $87,000 – $157,000
The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on several factors including location, skills, and experience. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package which includes employer paid health insurance and a 7% contribution to your 401k, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation.

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