• Advanced IT Network Specialist

    Job Location USA-VA-Fairfax | USA-MA-Taunton | USA-MA-Dedham | USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/29/2018 1:51 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field; or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


    Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.



    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced IT Network Specialist.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


    Key Responsibilities:

    As a member of the Enterprise Network team with the Mission Systems Information Technology (IT) organization, the successful candidate will be a key contributor ensuring the network environment is performing to meet complex, critical business needs for ~13,000 users.  The Network engineer will independently manage workload from a ticketing system and will be responsible for the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of firewalls for the border and Wide Area Networks. This role works closely with the WAN and Boarder management Enterprise Network team along with Application, Server and Cloud Services teams to ensure the environment is performing optimally for the user community.


    Required Skills:

    Provide technical support to maintain the network infrastructure within the production environment by configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting
    Implement, manage, and troubleshoot the boarder outer edge, DMZ and WAN solutions including advanced routing technologies using BGP, OSPF, EIRGRP in conjunction with various telecommunication providers and architectures in a MPLs environment and IP Circuits
    Knowledge for configuring, managing, and troubleshooting with Cisco ASA firewalls, Sidewinders, Palo Altos, Cisco routers models, remote access, VPN and IVE technology, and cyber security solutions such as SourceFire, IPS, and Fireeye 
    Performs analysis, logging, and solution of Splunk alerts for the network environment
    Works with customers to understand issues and resolve problems within the border environment for the network, if necessary work with more Senior team members
    Executes tests based on test plans for assigned tasks
    Coordinates testing between impacted teams within IT and/or customer
    Ability to maintain documentation using Visio, Excel, Word, and SharePoint
    Participate in an on-call rotation.
    Ensures all systems are compliant to the security policies and hardening guidelines
    Experience working in a structured environment that requires change control, Problem Management and Root Cause Analysis processes in accordance with company policies, for execution of implementations and changes to the network environment
    Experience with layer 2 through 7 technologies

    Proficiency with Palo Alto firewalls using Panorama in a large scale environment, Cisco ASA firewalls – Layer 1-7 firewalls in a virtual firewall environment and an understanding of the switching and routing techniques.
    Experience with designing high-available networks, including both system and component level redundancy and the associated technologies to accomplish HA
    Conducts systems analysis and development to keep systems current with changing technologies (Internal/External Cloud, SDNetworks)
    The applicant must be able to work with other teams such as system architects, system administrators and hardware support groups.
    Demonstrated knowledge in cyber security solutions such as IPS, SourceFire, FireEye, WebWashers
    Demonstrated expertise with IP designs, NAT, IP routing protocols (BGP)
    Demonstrated expertise with server load-balancing systems and WAN Optimizers
    Expertise configuring, managing and troubleshooting variations of DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, and QOS 
    Proficient knowledge in understanding of the interrelationships within the networking environment such as Windows, Unix, Storage, and VMWare and how they function within a network environment
    Expert with network troubleshooting tools and knowledge of translating the activity on the infrastructure. (SPLUNK, Wireshark)
    Experience in Remedy IT ticketing system
    Experience with Solarwinds for monitoring and backups
    Ability to work individually or collaboratively as part of a high-performance work team
    Strong interpersonal and communications skills
    Skilled at clear and concise written and verbal communication
    Is a subject matter expert within their area of primary responsibility, able to grasp and resolve the most difficult and complex problems, takes initiative and functions as a team leader and mentor.  Demonstrates critical thinking regarding technology and business and can develop components of the IT strategy.
    Knowledge and experience in the ITIL service framework is a plus
    Ability to maintain documentation using Visio, Excel, Word, and SharePoint








    Company Overview

    General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!


    General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.  EOE/Disability/Veteran


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