Hardware Engineer (Secret Clearance)

  • ID: 524675
  • Posted: 3/17/2023
  • Location: Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Category: Pro - Engineering
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 12 + Months


Acara Solutions is looking for a Senior Hardware Engineer for our Client in Vandenberg AFB, CA
  • Collaborate with internal project team and vendors to design and implement a new network environment to support system virtualization, DMZ (demilitarized zone) and other supporting network functions for the space launch ranges
  • Develop process 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
  • 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

Job Requirements

Required Skills / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or computer engineering or management information systems or STEM 
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with IP networking, administration of Cisco routing, switching, load balancing, environments and in the administration of firewalls and load balancing environments
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in complex IT environments which incorporate traditional and non-traditional IT services
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in supporting 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in transitioning organizations from standalone to virtualized environments
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience with system security and best practices
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in provisioning and operating Security networking equipment, including IDS/IPS, Antivirus, WAF (web application firewall), AAA (authentication authorization accounting), Firewall, Security Gateway, VPN (virtual private network), and SIEM architectures
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in administering network environments in a 24x7x365 mission critical environment
  • Active Clearance Required 
Preferred Skills / Qualifications:
  • Experience in the following areas:
    1. System and network device scripting
    2. Automated device configuration tools
    3. DoD NOTAM and STIG compliance
    4. Database Server security
    5. Windows and Linux security
    6. Host based firewalls
  • 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
  • Experience in complex, multivendor networking environments
  • Experience designing and implementing security infrastructure in highly secure environments
  • Experience designing cyber solutions in virtualized environments
  • Experience with DoD Federal Risk Management Framework (RMF)
  • Knowledge of VMware network administration concepts, practices and procedures
  • Familiarity with securing server environments in a regulated industry
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization (VCP-NV 2020)
  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)
  • Familiarity with DISA STIGs and RMF/DIACAP frameworks
  • Network+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified System Associate/Expert (MCSA/MCSE)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Associate (JNCIA)

Additional Information:
  • Upon offer of employment, the individual will be subject to a background check and a drug screen.
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Ability to travel on occasion (less than 10%)
  • The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements
Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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