ESIM Systems Engineer
- Job Title
- ESIM Systems Engineer
- Job ID
- Washington DC, DC 20166
- Other Location
Provide Exercise Communications Planning and Network Engineering subject matter expertise to modernize and sustain I Corps C4 and IT systems. Supported Exercise Communications Planning concepts and technologies include Adobe Connect, Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), Microsoft Active Directory schema, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint in order to design server and service architectures in support of the Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC), and COTS/GOTS server hardware in both physical and virtual environments. Supported Network Engineering concepts and technologies include Army tactical communication systems to include Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T), Type 1 encryption devices, and standard network management tools such as SolarWinds (SNMP-C).
Performs Network Engineering to support Army Corps level multi-domain and multinational planning, systems integration, and mission planning required by the United States Army I Corps G-6 in support of Theater Army Service Component Command (ASCC) missions and Operational Plans (OPLANS). Participate in MCP orders process by assessing theater Army, higher, lower, supported, and supporting Operational Orders (OPORDs) and Fragmentary Orders (FRAGOs) for command and control, communications, computers, and information (C4I) impacts. In coordination with G-6 guidance develop the signal annex of I Corps OPLANs and Contingency Plans (CONPLANs) through the I Corps Combat Operations Intelligence Center (COIC) orders manager. This effort requires on-site support services in Government facilities at Joint Base Lewis McChord and support as required to USARPAC in Hawaii and assigned units in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Guam, Alaska and the USARPAC AOR. Travel in support of planning and mission requirements, with emphasis on planning conferences, should be anticipated for peacetime and contingency operations.
Duties / Responsibilities: This position will include, but is not limited to, the following tasks:
· Advise and manage I Corps G6 Chief of Plans on networks and information systems required to successfully force project I Corps in support of exercises and real-world missions in the USINDOPACOM theater of operations.
· Prepare and Brief senior leaders on network architectures and integration challenges/solutions. Identify/highlight risks and resource/capability gaps, along with mitigating actions, which threaten l Corps commander's ability to conduct mission command.
· Maintain familiarity with all OPLANs that include 1 Corps or MSCs. Brief G6 on OPLANs and associated modifications, and the impacts to signal operations. Align the planned communications network for each exercise to an OPLAN.
· Provide recommendations to G6 on future/emerging capabilities.
· Develop WAN and LAN architectures designed around unit MTOE equipment and GOTS/COTS solutions. Document networks to create shared understanding of redundant nodes, chokepoints, and risks. Maintain documentation IAW currently fielded equipment and network appliance modifications. Subject modifications to the I Corps 06 change control board (CCB).
· Support the design, operation and management of Army systems and network infrastructure.
· Collaborate with USINDOPACOM, USARPAC, USFK, USFJ and all coalition partners to develop plans for each exercise that fulfills classified and unclassified communications requirements in support of combined and joint exercises. Organize disparate units toward implementation of the established network plan.
· Lead periodic Technical Integration Working Groups (TIWGs) among stakeholders leading up to event execution. TIWGs should touch on all communications topics to include: network & server architectures; communications security (COMSEC); simulation and common operational (COP) integration; required firewall ports, protocols and service (PPS); Army tactical terminals and their inclusion in the PACE plan; spectrum requests/frequency emitter lists; Field Service Representative support; and many others.
· Write base orders, signal Annexes and concepts of operation (CONOP) as required to define mission requirements to I Corps and major subordinate commands (MSCs).
· Provide design and implementation expertise for deployable Army communications networks for exercises and real-world operations.
· Conduct exercise site surveys and plan conferences in order to integrate mission networks across geographically disparate areas.
· Integrate G6 situational awareness on operational I Corps tactical networks throughout JELC: SIPRNET, CX-J, CX-K, as well as Mission Partner Environment enclaves.
· Track authorized service interruptions to strategic networks and advise I Corps G6 on mitigating actions.
· Provide and identify network life-cycle support, to include requirements, architecture (Defense in Depth), engineering, design, products, integration, Risk Management Framework (RMF), SIPRNet Connection Approval Process, installation, operation, and maintenance.
· Provide technical integration with current cybersecurity defense capabilities with Army networks in support of DODIN operations.
· Support development and maintaining of engineering infrastructure documentation relating to the network and comms infrastructure within the USARPAC theater environment.
***Participate in theater exercise planning and development conferences for multiple events aligned to the JELC process supporting I Corps in USARPAC theater. Support will likely include travel to planning conferences along with virtual participation as well as on-site participation during exercise execution. This includes establishing and operating tactical networks supporting the exercises and/or operation with an average length of 10-14 days. The System Administrator should be prepared to participate in rotating shifts (10-12 hours per day) with a callback contingency that may require the System Administrator to respond within two hours of notification that a problem has occurred.
Basic Required Qualifications and Skills: Note: These are mandatory items that all candidates must have when making application to IMC for this position. Please ensure that your submission addresses each of these requirement items. Candidates without these required elements will not be considered.
· At start date, must possess current CompTIA Security+ Certification.
· Experience with Army tactical communications systems.
· Experience with Mission Partner Environment enclave.
· Experience with USARPAC AOR.
· Experience with OPLANs concerning I Corps.
· Ability to conduct Joint level network planning.
· Must be able to travel up to 50% (CONUS / OCONUS).
· Experience working in a federal government contracting environment.
· Strong communication skills at all levels, and experience interfacing with senior officials.
· Team player with a sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success.
· Excellent organizational and time management skills.
· Due to a customer requirement, as a condition of employment for this position, the successful candidate will be required to obtain and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencing employment.
· Please note that pursuant to a government contract, this specific position requires U.S. Citizenship.
· All applicants must have current DoD Secret clearance eligibility day one and prior to entry on duty.
Desired Qualifications and Skills: It is desirable that the candidate has the following qualifications:
· ITIL v3 Foundations or higher certification.
· MSCE or equivalent desired.
· CompTIA CCNA or CCNP certification Desired.
· 4 - 6 Years of Network Engineering Experience.
· Familiar with routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP and BGP routing protocols. Systems administration includes configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and resolution of any problems that arise.
· Knowledgeable on applying TCP/IP and associated networking protocols such as SNMP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, HTTP, HTTPS, etc.
· A relevant educational degree in one of the follow fields: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Statistics, Business Administration, Systems Engineering, Computation Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Information Security and Assurance, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Telecommunications.