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Systems Architect/Administrator
Title:Systems Architect/Administrator

Forward Slope currently has an opening for a Systems Architect/Administrator to join our team. This position is located in CENTCOM AOR.

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 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.

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:

  • DOD contracts specify US Citizens. Candidate must have an active Security Clearance at the SECRET level.
  • Relocation to CENTCOM AOR for the duration of the contract (3 years).
  • Travel required within assigned country within the CENTCOM AOR.

Candidate selected for this position will be provided with the following:

  • Standard benefits relative to the assigned country, to include HOLA/COLA and Post-differential pay if applicable.
  • Bereavement Leave, IAW FSI policy.
  • Company standard benefits such as health insurance, 401k matching contribution, paid holidays, and 3 weeks (120 hours) of paid time off.

Forward Slope Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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