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CAN/LAN Transition Support Engineer (Westfields)

Oakton, Virginia


 Installs, configures, and supports an
organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), NRO's Internet
Network, Intranet and Internet and other data communications systems or a
segment of a network system. Maintains network hardware and software.
Monitors network to ensure network availability to all system users and
perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise
other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and
implement network security measures.
Oversees network control centers. Provides support to
projects that involve networks. Evaluates new network technologies and makes
recommendations to project managers regarding the integration of these
technologies into the existing network. Plans new network configurations and
integration into existing networks to maintain optimal performance.

Ensures that plans for hardware and
communications are adequate. Develops and implements methodologies for
analysis, installation and support of voice communications systems. Provides
support in the translation of business requirements into telecommunications (e.g.,
LAN, MAN, WAN, Voice and Video) requirements, designs and orders.

•         Diagnose hardware and software
problems, and replace defective components. Perform data backups and disaster
recovery operations.

•         Maintain and administer computer
networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware,
systems software, applications software, and all configurations.

•         Monitor the performance of computer
systems and networks

•         Perform routine network startup and
shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.

•         Configure, and test hardware,
networking software and operating system software.

•         Prepare technical proposals for
presentation to the NRO's engineering review boards for adding new
technologies to the network.

•         Perform a full range of upgrades in
accordance with existing network architecture.

•         Review user requests for upgrades or
additions to the network to assess impact on network performance and provide
advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach to meeting user

•         Perform long term O&M activities
to include tier 3 troubleshooting and problem resolution.

•         Utilize complex network analysis
tools to identify and correct problems in the network.

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

•         Provide fault management for the
network and supports performance management functions.

•         Respond, isolate, and resolve network
troubles. Monitor alarms and alerts to identify network elements causing
network degradation or failure.

•         Maintain logs and records associated
with reported problems or situations.

•         Execute reporting functions and data
input associated with network management.

•         Monitor security posture of the
network, report suspected violations to designated authority.

•         Coordinate with configuration
management and implementation teams.

•         Perform operator-level maintenance on
components for network management systems

•         Analyze network characteristics
(e.g., traffic, connect time, transmission speeds, packet sizes, and
throughput); recommend procurement, removals, and modifications to network

•         Optimize network topologies and site
configurations. Plan installations, transitions, and cutovers of network
components and capabilities.

•         Coordinate requirements with users
and suppliers.

•         Organize and direct network
installations on site surveys.

•         Assess and document current site
network configuration and user requirements.

•         Maintain operating systems,
communications software, data base packages, compilers, assemblers, and
utility programs.

•         Apply software, hardware, and
standards information technology skills in the analysis, specification,
development, integration, and acquisition of open systems for Information
Management (IM) applications.

•         Ensure these systems and applications
are compliant with standards for open systems architectures, reference
models, and profiles of standards - such as the IEEE Open Systems Environment
(OSE) reference model - as they apply to the implementation and specification
of IM solutions on the application platform, across the application program
interface (API), and the external environment/software application.

•         Evaluate and recommend COTS
applications and methodologies that can be acquired to provide interoperable,
portable, and scalable information technology solutions.

Required Skills,
Experience, and Education
:  Candidate must have 16 years of experience
that can be a combination of work history and education. This equates to a
Doctorate and 8 years of experience OR Masters and 10 years, Bachelors and 12
years, Associates and 14 years or HS and 16 years.

Required Clearance: Active TSSCI with Polygraph or able to
obtain Polygraph.  Or Active TS
upgradable to TSSCI.  

Desired: 8570

Job ID 1913920 Date posted 04/09/2019

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I believe in AT&T and know they are at the edge of technology. The company believes in their people and offers all kinds of training to enable us to take on new jobs and to stay at the front of technology. The software defined network which we are building is the newest technology and AT&T has been involved since early 2000s. You have a great deal of autonomy at AT&T as long as you get the job done. You have the ability to do different jobs and to be challenged at all times.


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