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RHN Network Engineer

Fort Detrick, MD
The Lockwood Group has a need for an RHN GAIT Network Engineer  to support the PM Tactical Network/PdM Mission Network Core Group has a need for seven network engineers that will serve as mid-level personnel to perform the daily tasks of operating and maintaining the Global Agile Integrated Transport (GAIT) Network Service Center (NSC). 

The candidates fulfilling these functions must be fully knowledgeable in the tactical, worldwide global network from a planning, implementation and troubleshooting perspective.  The GAIT cell will be based out of the Fort Detrick, Maryland (Fredrick Maryland) area.  The cell will operate on a 24 x 7 x 365 basis. 

GAIT is a colorless (transport) MPLS network that connects each of the Army Regional Hub Nodes (RHNs), multiple DoD Teleports (SATCOM only), and other points of presence together in support of a global tactical network.  This network will support training, contingency and operational missions on a global scale.  GAIT will provide for the successful integration of processing equipment that solves a multi-phase convergence methodology:  Transport Convergence phase 1 (Intelligence Convergence) and phase 2 (Telemedicine Convergence).  It also provides the backhaul network for emerging requirements such as Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) and En route Mission Command and Control (EMC2). 

The GAIT NSC engineers will be responsible for mission planning, engineering, implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting as required to support users requiring GAIT services.  Knowledge of the PM Tactical Network (formerly PM WIN-T) architecture along with emerging technologies is required.  All candidates must be able to identify with all variations of the WIN-T network, configuration and the implementation processes and procedures associated with each.  The ability to assess and implement network outage or degradation remediation in a quick and resourceful manner is required. 

The following bullets represent an optimal candidate but you should realistically meet 75% of the descriptors below. Each candidate must have excellent reasoning and troubleshooting skills enough to assist and guide problems to resolution over the phone.  To that end, good customer relations skills are also a must.   

All candidates should have a basic understanding of tactical satellite (TACSAT) equipment and understand its relationship to the greater network architecture.  Attributes listed below that are classified as Basic Ops are required, while those identified as Advanced Ops are not required, but desirable.   
  • Understand Linkway modem operations (Basic Ops)
  • Understand Raydyne FDMA modem operations (Basic Ops)
  • Understand NCW modem operations (Basic Ops)
  • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand Linkway NCC operations (Advanced Ops)
  • Setup, troubleshoot and understand iDirect network operations (Advanced Ops)
An in-depth knowledge of IP networking and processes is mandatory.  The candidate must possess knowledge that is commensurate with a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification (or higher) but the certification is not a requirement for the position. 
Additionally, the candidate should be in compliance with DoDI 8500.01 and DoD 8570.10-M for Information Assurance Technical Level II no later than 120 days after being placed in this position. 

The candidate network engineer should have a working knowledge of the topics listed below or have the potential to learn the required knowledge in a reasonable timeframe. 
  • Voice
    • Create trunks (CCNA Voice)
    • Build call managers (CCNP Voice)
    • Create route patterns (CCNA Voice)
    • Setup and operate the REDCOM
    • Setup and operate the Voice Gateway Routers (VGR) (CCNP Voice)
    • Understand call setup and call traffic flow (CCNP Voice)
  • Routing
    • Load routers/switches IOS (CCNA R&S)
    • Load configurations on router/switches (CCNA R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) (CCNP R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot,  and understand Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) (CCNP R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot,  and understand Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN) (CCIE R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot,  and understand Multicast (CCIE R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot,  and understand switch technologies (CCNP R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot,  and understand Riverbed wide area network (WAN) accelerators
    • Setup, troubleshoot,  and understand Policy Based Routing (PBR) and Web Cache Communication Protocol (WCCP) (CCNP R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) (CCNP SP)
  • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand MPLS Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) (CCNP SP)
  • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand MPLS Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) (CCNP SP)
  • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand various SP technologies ie; MVPN, LDP, MP-BGP (CCNP SP)
  • Information Assurance (IA)
    • Load IOSs on Cisco firewalls/IPSs (CCNA Security)
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and configure Cisco firewall/IPS configurations (CCNP Security)
    • Understand routing and traffic flows in the RHNs, and downrange assets (CCNP Security/CCNP R&S)
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and configure Cisco Security Manager (CSM) (CCNP Security)
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and configure Palo Alto virtual firewalls
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and configure Palo Alto’s Panorama firewall management tool
    • Communications Security
    • Set up and operate KG-175A and KG-175D model TACLANEs and/or similar encryption devices
    • Set up and operate KIV-7M
  • NetOps
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand the VMware vSphere 6.0 (VMware VCP-DCV)
    • Setup, troubleshoot, and understand the various Netops applications, such as: SNMPc, Solarwinds ORION, Radius, and TACACS (Cisco ISE)
  • Travel is estimated at 10% for all employees within CONUS.
  • Shift work is required and there may be periods of time where employees are placed in an on call scenario and provide a good point of contact number.   
  • Premium hours in the amount of 10-15% is anticipated for all incumbents. 
  • Teamwork is a must. 
  • SECRET clearance is required. You should have a current clearance or have held a SECRET clearance within the past 24 months.

Lockwood Credo and Core Values
The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, our community – service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees, are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily and its Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We consider our partners as one team working alongside. 

Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Customer Commitment 
  • Team and Family Environment
  • Patriotism
  • Leadership
  • Positivity

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