Network Systems Analyst
Raytheon - Sterling, VA

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Job Description:

Analyze, design, test, and evaluate network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet, intranet, satellite, and other data communications systems. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. Research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Includes telecommunications specialists who deal with the interfacing of computer and communications equipment. May supervise computer programmers.

Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities:
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Adapt and modify existing software to meet specific needs.
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Assist users to diagnose and solve data communication problems.
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Design and implement systems, network configurations, and network architecture, including hardware and software technology, site locations, and integration of technologies.
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Develop and write procedures for installation, use, and troubleshooting of communications hardware and software.
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Identify areas of operation that need upgraded equipment such as modems, fiber optic cables, and telephone wires.
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Maintain needed files by adding and deleting files on the network server and backing up files to guarantee their safety in the event of problems with the network.
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Maintain the peripherals, such as printers, that are connected to the network.
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Monitor system performance and provide security measures, troubleshooting and maintenance as needed.
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Set up user accounts, regulating and monitoring file access to ensure confidentiality and proper use.
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Train users in use of equipment.
Minimum Experience:
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Top Secret clearance with polygraph is required.
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Typically someone that is a recognized expert or certified practitioner with a particular computer language, system or technology that can not only deliver capabilities, but can mentor and train others.
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Generally requires eleven (11) years of experience with the majority of the following technology and tools.
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Technology
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Administration software — Cisco Systems CiscoWorks; Element management software; NetIQ software; SolarWinds software
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Configuration management software — Application management software; Automated installation software; Patch and upgrade management software; Software distribution software
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Network monitoring software — Ethereal; Ipswitch What's Up Gold; Multi-router traffic grapher MRTG software; Symantec Intruder Alert
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Network security or virtual private network VPN management software — Intrusion prevention system IPS software; Network and system vulnerability assessment software; Risk assessment software; Virtual local area network management software
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Transaction security and virus protection software — CA eTrust; Encryption software; Penetration testing software; Virus scanning software
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Tools
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Integrated services digital network ISDN testers — Integrated services digital network ISDN analyzers
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Multimeters — Network multimeters
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Network analyzers — Asynchronous transfer mode ATM analyzers; Bit error rate BER testers; Network connectivity testers; Wide area network WAN analyzers
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Power meters — Fiber optic power meters
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Protocol analyzers
Required Education (including Major):

General professional years of experience may be substituted for specialized years of experience at a ratio of three (3) years of general experience within an occupation for one (1) year of specialized experience. Relevant certifications will be considered equivalent to three (3) months of specialized experience. A degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or a scientific or technical discipline related to the specific skill.
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An Associate’s degree will be considered equivalent to eighteen (18) months specialized experience.
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A Bachelor’s degree will be considered equivalent to three (3) years specialized experience (total equivalency is not cumulative when combined with an Associate’s degree).
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A Master’s degree will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of five (5) years when combined with a Bachelor’s).
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A Doctorate will be considered equivalent to two (2) years specialized experience (up to a total of seven (7) years when combined with a Master’s and a Bachelor’s).
Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide.
At Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS), we transform data into knowledge. IIS is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for our customers worldwide. IIS employs more then 8,300 people worldwide with major hubs in the Mid Atlantic Region, Aurora, CO, and national Headquarters in Garland, TX, IIS generated $3 billion in 2011 revenues.

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