RGNext

Network Administrator Senior for Vandenberg Space Force Base

Full Time   Secret Clearance


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Network Administrator Senior - This position is located at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California and is not eligible for telecommuting.
Ready to launch your career?  RGNext operates, maintains, and sustains mission-critical systems to provide safe and effective launch, testing, and tracking of Department of Defense, civil, commercial and international space lift vehicles.  We support ballistic missile, guided weapon and aeronautical tests and evaluations as well as support space situational awareness operations and experiments to defend the United States to ensure our nation’s safety. Our employees serve on the forefront of global defense and space operations. We offer our team of experienced, professional employees an environment of challenging, stimulating and personally and professionally rewarding career opportunities.
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Essential Functions
Collaborate with internal project team and vendors to design and implement a new network environment to support system virtualization, DMZ and other supporting network functions for the space launch ranges.
Develop processes and procedures for administering and supporting the new network environment.
Build, configure and maintain network environment including routers, switches, physical firewalls, virtual firewalls, load balancers, network security devices and other network equipment. 
Oversight of subcontractors and vendors performing installations and configurations.
Collaborate with system engineers to transition existing systems into the virtualization environment and ensure network functionality.
Provide hands on support for network environment.
Coordinate the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.
Apply advanced methods, theories and research techniques and assist in the development, implementation and documentation of processes and procedures to ensure compliance with business practices.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills
Strong organizational skills with ability to effectively manage competing demands, prioritize appropriately, and oversee multiple tasks simultaneously. 
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Able to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential. 
Strong analytical and problem solving skills. 

Required Experience
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience with IP networking and administration of Cisco routing, switching, load balancing, environments, administration of firewalls and load balancing
Experience in IT environments which incorporate traditional and non-traditional IT services, supporting 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure preferred.
Experience with system security and best practices in complex, multivendor networking environments.
 Experience with supporting enterprise datacenter hardware and software including:
 Dell VXRail platform.
 VMware NSX.
 Cisco: Nexus platform, Catalyst platform, Cisco Data Center Network Manager, Secure Network Server, Identity Services Engine.
 F5 load balancers.
 Palo Alto: physical and virtual firewalls, IDS, WildFire.
 Aruba: AP Capacity, Controller Policy Enforcement Firewall, Aruba Controller RFProtect, Airwave with RAPIDS and VisualRF.
Experience in transitioning from standalone to virtualized environments preferred.
Familiarity with DISA STIGs and RMF/DIACAP frameworks preferred.
Current Security+ or other DoD 8570 Certification or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of start date.
Preferred certifications:
 Cisco CCNA or JNCIA-Junos ( Associate Level )
 Cisco CCNP or JNCIS –ENT ( Enterprise Professional )
 VMWARE Network Virtualization (VCP-NV) / Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCP)
 Red Hat System administrator (RHCSA) CompTIA Linux + 
 Microsoft Azure administrator  ( this also depends on the server year )

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
The ability to lift 30 lbs.
Some travel may be required (less than 10%).
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization.

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What We Offer
Everyday Wellness: Access to on-base facilities which may include: fitness centers, pool, bowling alley, recreational facilities, beach access and restaurants.
Financial Opportunities: 401k savings program with company match and vesting on day one, retail and merchant employee discount programs, life insurance, business travel insurance and more.
Work/Life Balance:  Tuition reimbursement programs and flexible schedules.
Equal Opportunity: Commitment to diversity and strategic partnerships.

Note: This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of the job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor's ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

RGNext is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected class.

 

 

Network Administrator Senior for Vandenberg Space Force Base

Locations: California (CA)