Abacus Technology is seeking a Telephone Technician to provide technical support for Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) equipment. This is a full-time position.
Provide administration, management, operation, and maintenance of DRSN switch and associated equipment. Support equipment installation, placement, or relocation, including system checkout, test, and maintenance. Perform all work in accordance with the specifications and policies of the DoD, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCSI), DISA/DISA-EUR and USAF, and manufacturers of system components and with generally accepted telecommunications industry practices. Operate DRSN switch and associated hardware. Start and configure the switch, respond to console messages, execute available diagnostic routines, and monitor system status. Power down and start up system(s): mount and remove disks, cartridges, or tapes; select input/output files; load programs, files, and data base(s); and perform recoveries from machine stops or malfunctions. Perform disk, cartridge, or tape backup of the DRSN switch programming every seven days. Perform system/data administration on all equipment and software. Perform software functions and translations for any add, move, change, delete, query of a circuit or system data, service order, trouble assistance, records administration, and call usage documentation. Perform minor installations as part of O&M and assist during major installations.
5+ years experience providing telephone or telecommunication systems support. Must be Security+ certified (or hold one of the DoD 8570 IAT-II certifications. Must be certified on Nortel SL-100 or Meridian I/Succession 1000 family of switches. Must have expert level knowledge and experience in troubleshooting and maintaining telecommunications equipment including DRSN equipment and Raytheon secure digital switches. Experience working with switches of interface Inter-Switch Trunks (ISTs) from DoD and commercial microwave/satellite systems and other equipment needed to extend voice transmissions across fiber or copper mediums. Extensive experience with Nortel switches. Experience with the following: Raytheon Secure Digital Switch (SDS-1); Raytheon Digital Small Switch (DSS) – 2A; Raytheon Channel Encryption Unit (CEU) and associated L-3 Communications Secure Telephone Equipment STE-RC/STE-CEU Modules; Raytheon Enhanced Command Center (ECC); FEI-Zyfer GPS Time and Frequency System; RED and Black Sonus Promina Multiplexer systems; DoD Cryptographic Key Generators (KIV-19M, KIV-7M, KIV-7HSB, etc); Telecore Universal Multiplexer (U-Mux-II and U-Mux-III) equipment; Telecore Multifunction Digital Adapter (MDA) equipment; Telecore Integrated Services Telephones (IST-2/IST-130); Canoga Perkins Fiber Optic Modems and associated nest racks; and Cisco Unified Communication Manager—Voice over Secure Internet Protocol (VoSIP)-DRSN Gateway. Experience in telephony and cable systems architecture, integration techniques, and testing methods. Able to analyze complexities of existing technology, understanding of maintenance and administration position testing applications, and be able to read, assess, and understand testing results. May be required to crawl under/behind customer work environments to gain access networking equipment. Must be willing to live and work overseas. Must be willing to travel extensively throughout Southwest Asia. Must be a US citizen and hold a current Top Secret clearance with SCI access (TS/SCI).
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.