IT Network Architecture Engineer (Systems Engineer IV)
COLSA Corporation - Colorado Springs, CO

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COLSA Corporation is seeking an IT Network Architecture Engineer (Systems Engineer IV). This person will provide advisory and assistance services support to multiple organizations within the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) for upgrading and expanding the enterprise network. Position requires the individual to develop customer requirements, cost estimates, site surveys, initial network architecture and design. Candidate will provide support including installation, testing and troubleshooting of IT network systems. Candidate will be responsible for participation in Technical Interchange Meetings, evaluating proposals, creating Government Technical Evaluations, and supporting contract negotiations. Candidate will review and analyze life cycle artifacts for technical accuracy and relevance. Candidate will support flight test communication requirements related to enterprise network architecture and test. In addition, candidate will coordinate funding transfers from customers, order telecommunication services, and liaise with government and commercial telecommunications providers. In addition, candidate will coordinate activities associated with ordering and payment of telecommunication services and will liaise with government and commercial telecommunications providers.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Master's degree in related field such as information systems, engineering, etc.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Minimum of 8 years experience in progressively complex systems design, including hardware/software integration of complex systems. Experience with developing detailed architecture designs, writing and reviewing technical requirements, and local and wide area networks. Demonstrated situational awareness, attention to detail and ability to process multiple taskings quickly and accurately. Ability to be focused, work in a fast paced environment with aggressive timelines.
Minimum of SECRET security clearance required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Experience and familiarity with DoD networks and communications transport systems. Demonstrated experience with network equipment, encryption, firewalls, and intrusion detection/prevention, Demonstrated experience developing products using Microsoft applications to include Power Point, Word, Excel, Visio. Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

DoD 8570 IA Compliant, MCSA, MCITP or MCSC preferred.

Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. COLSA Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D.

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