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Systems Architect / Administrator
Title:Systems Architect / Administrator
Location:Saudi Arabia

Forward Slope currently has a full-time position for a Systems Architect /Administrator to join our Global Security and Engineering Solutions.

This position is located in Saudi Arabia

*Salary Range: $75,000-$110,000 per year

Job Description:

The Systems Architect/Administrator position is responsible for providing support to USG architecture planning for a CENTCOM Partner Network (CPN) technical refresh and expansion; procurement, installation and configuration of CPN client hardware/software; procurement of CPN software licenses; installation and configuration of CPN related networks with associated communication security devices (COMSEC). The position will require operations support, maintenance, system administration, sustainment and training for CPN, Agile Client, and associated networked sites. This position is located in the CENTCOM AOR.

Required Qualifications:

  • Six (6) years of experience in technical specifications development, process analysis and design, technical problem solving, and analytical/logical thinking.
  • At least three (3) years of experience with the CENTCOM Partner Network and Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIX).
  • Three (3) years of experience as a system manager/integrator in integration and implementation of IEEE 802.3 Local Area Network (LAN), IEEE 1703-2012 Wide Area Network (WAN) and converged IP-services that leverage COTS information technologies to deliver enhanced mission capabilities.
  • Three (3) years specialized experience in enterprise and campus-wide WAN/LAN infrastructures in allied military (FMS) shore facilities worldwide, including Command & Control centers, Operations Centers and logistics support centers.
  • Experience with information sharing through the use of email and Web services, instant messaging or chat, the Common Operational Picture service, and Voice over IP.
  • BS degree in Engineering, Physical Sciences, or Mathematics (additional training, technical certifications and/or experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree).
  • DoD 8570 IAT-II certification (satisfied by holding, for example, Security+).
  • Current, unexpired U.S Passport.
  • Extensive experience with troubleshooting Microsoft OS (Windows 7/10), Windows Server 2012 R2, Active Directory, Microsoft Office suite, VMWare virtual servers, Cisco networking (routers and switches).
  • Experience with troubleshooting and managing cryptographic encryptions (KG-175D, IPS-250, STE phones, simple key loaders (SKL), TACSAT radios, etc.).
  • Experience with COMSEC maintenance and administration.
  • Ability to work independently and clearly communicate progress, status, and challenges to leadership.
  • Security+ and one of the CISCO certificates or Network+

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • CompTIA A+, Network+, MCP Windows 7, Cisco CCENT, Windows MCSA, ITILv3.
  • Remedy Help Desk, LAN/WAN troubleshooting, thorough understanding of TCP/IP based networking.
  • Must be capable of physical activities such as moving printers, workstations, scanners and other items up to 40 lbs.
  • Experience with image/load set deployment in an enterprise environment (Norton Ghostcast, PXE, image cloning).
  • At least three (3) years of experience with the System Administration of the following systems:
    • SEWS
    • GCCS
    • CPN
    • Cisco Equipment
    • Cryptography devices
    • Experience with point-to-point and network connectivity, system configuration, analog and digital encryption methodologies, GOTS/COTS Integration and Test and HW and SW configuration and management
    • Video Display Systems and Video Teleconference (VTC) Systems.

Other Requirements:

  • Currently hold an active U.S. security clearance or be able to obtain one.
  • Relocation to CENTCOM AOR for the duration of the contract (3 years).
  • Travel required within assigned country within the CENTCOM AOR.

*The listed pay scale reflects the broad, minimum to maximum, pay scale for this position for the location for which it has been posted and is not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Other compensation considerations may include, but are not limited to, job responsibilities, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, or other applicable factors. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

PAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION - PROVISION The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

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