Network Administration Operator

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type

We are seekinga Network Administration Operator__to support the GPS Engineering, Analysis and Remote Site Sustainment II (GEARSS II) contract in Colorado Springs, Co. The GEARSS II contract is the vehicle the GPS program sustainment organization (SMC/GPL) will use to satisfy the AFSPC/CC vision that all sustainment contracts for mission system maintenance and support would fall under SMC contract management and administration. SMC/GPL is chartered to ensure the Operational Control Segment (OCS) viability until the next generation control segment (OCX) effort is developed and fielded. GEARSS II provides organizational maintenance and operational support services to the operational unit that will include remote site technicians, Network Administrative Officers (NAO) and operations support


* Provide mission essential NAO support at the GPS Master Control Station (MCS) and Alternate MCS (AMCS) in accordance with the technical orders and maintaining required NAO proficiency.

* Monitor and coordinate status of all GPS ground systems and communication lines, into and out of the MCS and AMCS

* Analyze and isolate all communications-related malfunctions and reconfigure ground systems equipment as required in accordance with published technical orders.

* Conduct mission operations transfer procedures between MCS and AMCS and deploy to the back-up location, as required.

* Maintain the NAO Position Training Standard (PTS)/Position Training Guide (PTG)



* Technical degree from an accredited college OR equivalent work experience

* Minimum of 2 years related experience with satellite-based system with preference for GPS crew operations, remote site operations, and GPS subject matter expertise

* Have current IAT Level 2 certification such as Security+ or CISSP


Networking & telecommunications protocols (TCP/IP, GSM, SIP)


Linux and/or Unix operating system


Demonstrated knowledge with test equipment (network analyzers, Wireshark, state machines)


Python, Perl, TCL or Labview


* Demonstrated ability to script test procedures

* Demonstrated knowledge in test automation

* Demonstrated knowledge in networking and telecommunications protocols (TCP/IP, GSM, SS7, SIP)

* Demonstrated knowledge with Linux and/or Unix operating systems

* Demonstrated knowledge with laboratory test equipment (network analyzers, Wireshark, state machines)

* Demonstrated systems integration experience

* Knowledgeable in Python, PERL, TCL, LABVIEW or similar programming languages desired

* Knowledgeable about high-availability software and hardware systems desired

* Knowledgeable about machine virtualization, specifically VMware Desktop and ESXi desired

* Knowledgeable about databases such as oracle, MySQL, SQLServer desired

* Knowledgeable about IP networks, routers and switches desired

* Interest in providing high quality, cost effective system integration, test and support services

* Drive toward continuous innovation, adding-value, reducing cycle time and cost

* Developing professionally, learning and sharing knowledge

* Demonstrated relevant technical abilities

* Strong written communication skills will write technical memos, documentation, and scripts

* Written and spoken proficiency in English is required

* Results driven with strong sense of ownership

* Ability to provide critical thinking to a wide array of problems and develop solutions

* Ability to work well both independently and in team structures

* Ability to work with minimal supervision

* Background in working a satellite-based system.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires the candidate to have an active SECRET clearance. In order to obtain a clearance you need to be a US Citizen and show proof of citizenship.

About Employer

Employer provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nations most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Employer has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada.

EEO Statement

_We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law._

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