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Telecommunications Network Engineer - Senior 

Category Information Technology  

The Telecommunications Network Engineer - Senior analyzes and develops telecommunications networks supporting a wide range of capabilities, including voice, data, video, and/or wireless services.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Develops designs and plans for installation and maintenance of telecommunications
    systems from project inception to conclusion.
  • Analyzes the problem and the characteristics of the information to be transported.
  • Defines the problem and develops system requirements and network specifications.
  • Closely coordinates with other information system professionals to ensure proper implementation of network services.
  • In conjunction with functional users, develops alternative solutions and backup plans.
  • Provides technical and administrative direction for personnel responsible for telecommunications network design, implementation, and operations tasks, including the review of work products for correctness, adherence to the design concept and to user standards and progress in accordance with schedules.
  • Makes recommendations, if needed, for approval of major network installations.
  • Identify high level design requirements for the backbone to include redundancy,
    maintainability and disaster recovery requirements. Assist in the development of Concept of Operations (CONOPS), disaster recovery, and contingency operations plans.
  • Identify the detailed design requirements for the backbone to include server locations, user locations, projected traffic flows between devices, layer three devices and layer four
    protocols (Transmission Control Protocol).
  • Design, implement, and sustain solutions to include the following:

o Overall topology (switch interconnection locations, Continuity of Operations Plan
(COOP) scenarios, etc.).
o Layer two design: spanning tree, trunking, speeds.
o Operational Information: node addressing, server addressing (if changes are required).
o QoS (Quality of Service)

    • Switchport level access controls and notification.
    • Streaming video IP protocols.
    • Wireless LAN.
    • IPv6 assessment and integration plan.
    • 802.1x – protocols and appliances
    • DNS/DHCP appliances
    • Wireless Intrusion Detection (WIDS)
  • Develop and perform testing requirements (critical items that need to be tested) to include:
    o Features.
    o Applications.
    o Operating systems.
    o Redundancy.
    o Capacity.
  • Develop and implement Fail-over solutions.
  • Troubleshoot and support existing production networking infrastructure (Cisco routers and switches) as well as newly installed technologies.
  • On-call duty will be required.
  • Creation of lab environment for scenario simulation, testing and training.
  • Knowledge transfer to the NTS-LAN government employee staff and/ or contract personnel supporting the current contract.
  • Define, document, and implement a plan for Network Monitoring and Fault Detection.
  • Support network monitoring tools not limited to but including Hewlett Packard Enterprise Openview, Network Automation, Network Node Manager i, Concord eHealth, WhatsUp Gold, Solar Winds, including commands, scripts and utilities.
  • Perform knowledge transfer, regarding tools and methods used, to designated government staff.
  • Network Monitoring and Fault Detection
  • Network management matrix (in Excel Format) explaining functions, tasks, tools used in the plan.
  • Outlines of procedures used to complete tasks (Word Format)
  • List of training resources for using tools described in plan.
  • Soft copies of all customized files and scripts used to configure network monitoring tools.
  • All documentation stored on NTS-LAN share drive.
  • Maintain updated LAN objects and configurations within Network Management Servers.
  • (NMS) to include Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Network Automation (NA),
    Concord eHealth, HPE Network Node Manager I (NNMi), ArcSight, RedSeal, NetSight, Solarwinds/Orion
  • Provide call-back support to DLA, Information Operations, NTS mission 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365/366 days per year.
  • This support includes low and high side environments.
  • In addition, this support requires response to after hour emergency support pages’/telephone calls.
  • Follow DoD/DLA, Information Operations policies and processes for information assurance.
  • Adhere to Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) practices as defined by DLA Enterprise Data Solutions.
  • Remain cognizant of and responsive to Joint Task Force (JTF) - Global Network Operations (GNO) Communications Tasking Orders (CTO) and assist DLA, Information Operations with the design solution and completion of assigned tasks.
  • Provide support for Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning and exercises and ensure DLA, Information Operations, NTS COOP capabilities are in place.
  • Collect and provide information needed in response to data calls or for assisting with DLA, Information Operations, NTS Enterprise Data Centers and Regional Site Locations.
  • Install, configure, and maintain networking hardware and software for the DLA, Information Operations, Enterprise Network Infrastructure.
  • Capable of troubleshooting, administering, configuring and maintaining the following:
    o Enterasys, Brocade, and/or Cisco Catalyst and Nexus network hardware and software.
    o INFOBLOX Grid Manager
    o Pulse Secure IC Series Unified Access Control Appliance
    o Great Bay Beacon Server

o Cisco Access Control Servers (ACS)
o Cisco Prime, Wireless Controllers and access points
o Network sniffer technologies, including WildPackets, OmniPeek, NetScout InfiniStream

Position Requirements


  • Experience on complex applications involving all phases of telecommunications network design, implementation, and analysis.
  • Experience in managing the evaluation and cost estimation of voice and data WAN services from telecommunications carriers, designing access and backbone networks using carrier services, or in managing the analysis and design of wireless voice or data networks (using private radio facilities or commercial services).
  • Must have ten (10) years of telecommunications experience with at least eight (8) years of local area network experience.
  • Experience in telecommunications network design and management.
  • Experience in analysis and design of voice networks, LAN and WAN data networks, wireless networks, and/or network management systems to support voice and data services.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II Certification (i.e. Sec+ CE).
  • Must have one Computing Environment Certification: CCSE NGX, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, SCNA, CCSE NGX Plus NG with AI, CCMSE NG with AI, CSMSE NG with AI Plus VSX, NSA, ESE, etc.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently, or under only general direction, on
    requirements that are moderately complex to analyze, plan, program, and implement.
  • Shall understand fiber optic cable use, maintenance, and fabrication for
    building infrastructure; and IEEE 802x networking standards.
  • Prepares milestone status reports, and deliveries/ presentations on network progress to
    colleagues, subordinates, and end user representatives.
  • On-call duty will be required.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

Security Clearance:

  • Secret security clearance required.
    • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number INF-21-00044  
Location Barstow, CA  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v1.3 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:
Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

EOE Statement We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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