Abacus Technology is seeking an Infrastructure Specialist to provide technical support for the USAFE Network Control Center at Aviano AFB. This is a full-time position.
Maintain responsibility for voice, video, data transport systems within the confines of the base along with Government technicians. Operate, maintain and configure routers/switches/voice systems/Voice over IP (VoIP)/Video bridges, ITNs, communications closet wiring. Maintain Network Encryption devices intended to apply encryption internal to the base campus—i.e., TACLANEs providing local Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) connectivity. Perform internal base campus network fault notification and management. Perform DNS/DHCP IP administration; install and perform administration on base campus wireless network devices. Perform network management planning; perform active network monitoring. Install and perform administration on base network infrastructure. Perform router/switch preventive maintenance inspections to include IOS upgrades. Program and administer telephony switches; to include VoIP. Upgrade, integrate, install, configure, test, maintain, dismantle and turn in data and video communication networks—both hardware and software. Provide network infrastructure support (technical control), including: point-to-point installs and maintenance; long-haul circuit management and operations; loading circuit encryption equipment; infrastructure network equipment; and installation, repair and management of network infrastructure. Operate, maintain and configure voice, data and video routers, hubs, switches, ITNs and bridges to interface with commercial, DoD and coalition networks. Control and configure internal routers/switches and network infrastructure devices. Maintain and administer network (voice, video and data) management, planning and circuit databases, records and forms. Interpret sketches and layout drawings for placement of distribution systems. Review, recommend and implement changes to Communications - Computer Systems Installations Records (CSIR), technical data, engineering drawings and equipment wiring diagrams. Review and maintain operational measurement reports and analyze network utilization. Ensure equipment and components meet installation practice technical order and accepted commercial installation specifications. Perform active network monitoring. Operate, monitor, secure and control the physical, data link, network and transport layers of the network. Coordinate and perform design, configuration, operation, restoration and improvements. Analyze capabilities and performance, identify problems, take corrective action, operate cryptographic equipment and fabricates cable assemblies. Identify and make operational adjustments to tech control equipment. Ensure links support the transmission of data, for example; electronic mail, voice and video, between Base organizations. Maintain and monitor all aspects of the LAN. Assume operational control of the wireless network and provide network service and maintenance.
3+ years experience in a network or infrastructure support role. Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Additional work experience and certifications may be substituted for degree requirements. Must be Security+ certified (or hold another certification in compliance with DoD 8570 IAT II). Able to develop a thorough understanding of the customer’s mission needs and be knowledgeable of the hardware and software capabilities and limitations supporting that functional system. Must understand the interconnectivity of wireless, fiber optics, coaxial and copper (twisted pair) broadband and baseband. Able to communicate with management, technical staff, and end users in a clear and professional manner. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 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.