The Defense Systems Customer Group currently has a career opportunity for a Network Engineer to support U.S. Navy Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) in the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) as a shipboard installer and trainer in Norfolk, Virginia. To be considered for this position, a candidate must have an active DOD Secret clearance and current CompTIA Security+ certification with Continuing Education (CE).
The Network Engineer will be responsible for establishing and maintaining shipboard connectivity to the NCTE and of all required NCTE network equipment on fleet units participating in FST and Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) events.
Other functional area duties include:
- Assist ships/shore facilities in the FST architecture configuration and use of communications, C4I, tactical data links, Navy combat systems, SQQ 89 OBT, Battle Force Tactical Training (BFTT), BFTT Electronic Warfare Trainer (BEWT), Global Command and Control (GCCS), Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), Aegis Combat Training System (ACTS) and Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) training systems.
Transport all necessary equipment to multiple locations and participating ships.
Provide organizational and technical assistance to exercise development and execution. Liaise with shipboard technical leads for scheduling of equipment install/de-install.
Integrate shipboard combat systems with the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) architecture using various Fiber Optic and Ethernet networks. Install and assist with troubleshooting for all NCTE pack up equipment onboard U.S. Naval Ships and shore sites to include Cisco Voice over IP Phones (VoIP), BFTT Electronic Warfare Trainer II (BEWT/BEWT II) Pack-up Equipment Kit (PEK), CEC Integrated Trainer (CIT) PEK, Virtual Carrier Platform (VCP), Tactical Data Analysis and Connectivity System (TDACS), and laptops.
Support the configuring, loading, and updating of shipboard cryptographic software for the KG-175D (Tactical Local Area Network Encryption) systems.
Maintain all installed Ethernet and Fiber Optic LANs to include fabrication and repair of fiber/Ethernet.
Support crypto installation requirements for ships in all FST/BMD events.
Prepare After Action Reports (AAR) and any in-process/recommendations for improvement in support of Fleet Synthetic Training events and exercises.
The candidate must have the ability to operate independently without constant supervision, exhibit superior analytical skills, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND / EDUCATION / SKILLS:
Must be a U.S. citizen with a Secret clearance.
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (or additional two years of technical support experience for a total of five years equivalent experience). with
Three (3) years of technical support experience, including two (2) years of functional area experience with Navy communications systems, tactical data links, Navy combat systems, BFTT, BEWT, GCCS, CEC, ACTS, and network engineering.
Ability to assist in the planning and execution of shipboard installations and training for all NCTE pack-up equipment aboard U.S. naval ships and shore sites.
Must have current CompTIA Security Plus certification with CE in accordance with DoD 8570.01 series guidelines to meet Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II compliance requirements.
DESIRED BACKGROUND / SKILLS:
Experience with the JSAF training system.
Experience as Combat Systems Training Team member.
Designation as Afloat Training Specialist/Master Training Specialist.
Recent experience with shore and shipboard training exercises, FST distributed events, and exercise/event planning.
Ability to provide technical, engineering, and analytical expertise for simulation-driven synthetic training and integration of training technologies with live training events.
Linux Plus Operating System and/or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification.
Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) and/or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification.
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