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Jacobs Senior Network Designer with active TS/SCI Polygraph in Herndon, Virginia

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Job Description (describe the day-to-day):

The employee shall be responsible for providing operations and maintenance support of network management applications that support an Enterprise network. Performs technical evaluations, analysis, and trouble-shooting for all supported servers. Performs setup and installation and/or upgrade services of hardware and software components. Provides support to projects that are impacted by or are impacting network management applications. Proactively identifies risks in the network and assists in the development of a plan to mitigate. The contractor shall identify, train, and transition relevant project tasks to enterprise service providers with an automation-first mindset and provide tiered support to resolve network issues in a timely fashion. The contractor shall continuously collaborate with various offices and vendors, work with various teams to understand requirements/concerns, and participate in vendor technical exchange meetings if necessary.

Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Serve as System Administrator providing operations and maintenance support to Network Management Systems.

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software and all configurations as they relate to application management systems.

  • Familiarity with Network Management tools such as MBC Bladelogic Network Automation (BBNA), Network Node Manager (NNMi), and Splunk is highly desire

  • Prepare troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network application to optimal performance levels.

  • Responsible for performing technical evaluations, analysis, and troubleshooting for all supported servers

  • Work with stakeholders to define constraints, develop requirements, create system requirement documents, and concept of operations documentation. Provide engineer-based feedback to ensure requirements are fully understood.

  • Analyze requirements as well as evaluate problems of workflow and organization to plan and develop appropriate corrective action.

  • Conduct integration and testing of network application hardware and/or software.

  • Assist with development and execution of test plans and supporting documentation of all network configuration upgrades, additions or revisions for customer approval before implementation.

  • Provide fourth tier support, assisting with troubleshooting and resolving network issues to include trouble resolution for features not operating as advertised. Identify the complex issues and when necessary involve vendor to resolve the unexplainable.

  • Recommend and implement process and tool improvements to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization’s change and configuration management processes and systems

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Active TS SCI with Poly Required

  • BS degree in a computer or system science discipline from an accredited college or university and six (6) to ten (10) years of progressive, relevant experience

  • Demonstrated experience with network system administrator and creating relevant network documentation

  • Proven experience as a System Administrator or similar role

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining network management application services and equipment.

  • Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms (i.e. Windows, Linux, Unix, Oracle, AWS)

  • Understand and implement established technical and workflow procedures

  • Self-starter who works well in a high performing team environment with good critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrated experience with written/oral communication and presentation skills

Desired Requirements (nice to have but not required):

  • Experience with government networks and secure communications

  • Experience with network management tools

  • Experience with cryptographic equipment

  • Experience with Perl or Python scripting

  • Experience with Cisco/Juniper devices

  • Experience with Splunk

  • Desired Certification: CCNA, JNCIA, or RedHat

  • Over 10 years of experience in IP network technology preferred

Essential Functions (Enter essential functions that are not listed below under the relevant header):

Physical Requirements:

Most work will be done at a desk or computer.

Work Environment:

General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with other members of the staff as well as individuals across the Company and Customers.

Equipment & Machines:

General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers, Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times. Must be able to work a 40-hour workweek, normally Monday through Friday. However, times and days may vary depending on business requirements. Needs to be available to work overtime during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests for overtime should the situation occur.

Other Essential Functions:

Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle records check. Must be a US citizen.









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