Red Switch Systems Administrator Job
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Washington, DC 20502, US
Engineering & Technology
Job Description The selected candidate will maintain secure voice, data, message, and video telecommunications systems, equipment, and circuits for a government agency’s communications command, supporting routine installations, periodic maintenance, and demand maintenance for the Secure Voice Division (SVD). Experience in the technical capacity with the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) nodal maintenance and associated secure communications instruments (i.e. MLP, STU-III, STE, IST-2, TXP, Omni, Sectera) is required. Will be responsible for providing technical expertise and input to ensure emerging telecommunications programs reach adequate functional requirements, proper security levels, technical compatibility, and compliance with Government and industry standards, Will document and report on a daily basis the status of the assigned responsibilities. Will be self-reliant and capable of performing essential technical maintenance activities without direct supervision, responsible for managing work orders and trouble tickets.
This position is located in Washington DC. There is no relocation assistance available for this position. Applicants must be currently residing in or state willingness to relocate self to Washington DC or surrounding areas.
Please be sure to address all requirements of posted requisition in resume. Only resumes that include all requirements will be considered.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills High school diploma and a minimum of 8 years of direct experience with telecommunications, integration design, installation and support
Ability to pass additional background screenings
Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts
Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) Digital Small Switch (DSS-2A) course
Current Security + certification
Experience with Wide Area Networks
Strong troubleshooting and problem isolation techniques for solving complex troubles with telecommunication instruments, equipment, circuits, channels, and trunk troubles where limited standardization exists
Create trouble tickets and track progression for corrections utilizing the customer based tracking system.
Considerable knowledge base of secure communications instruments associated with the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) and secure communications (vIPer, MLP, STU-III, STE, IST-2, TXP, Omni, Sectera)
Capable of performing telecommunications equipment installations and de-installations IAW applicable published standards with minimal guidancePreferred Education, Experience, & Skills Experience using test equipment such as O-scope, Fireberd, and transmission test sets
Capable of systems analysis with highly complex technologies
Familiarity with patch panels
Knowledge of telecommunications fundamentals
Ability to be self-reliant
Capability to perform essential technical maintenance activities without direct supervision
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to professionally interact with high level military officers and civilian officials on a daily basis
Quality assurance experience with both new and upgraded telecommunications systems
Trainer / training experience
Positive, service oriented attitude
Military experience / knowledge of customs and courtesies
Experience with larger enterprise IP networks and related networking equipment
Knowledge of DoD policies and procedures with regard to the installation, configuration, and management of Cisco IP Systems
Full-Time Salary Range: $92290 - $156860
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That’s BAE Systems. That’s Inspired Work. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression. To see Inspired Work in action, visit www.baesystems.com and follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/baesystemsintel.
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