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Network Engineer

Engineering Research

This is a Full-time position in Huntsville, AL posted May 14, 2022.

For more than 30 years, ERC has been delivering the advantage needed to solve our customers’ and the nation’s toughest challenges.  ERC is a trusted partner to the Defense and Space communities.  We provide the advanced engineering, innovative technology, and subject-matter expertise to deliver the mission results our customers need to keep the nation safe and secure.  Our unique solutions enhance readiness, optimize performance, and help ensure success in the air, on the ground and in space. 

An essential part of our success is our corporate culture built on respect, empowerment, and collaboration. Our culture elevates our people, ensuring they provide best-in-class service and solutions to our customers. We always strive to do the right thing. We believe that are our people are our best asset and human connection our greatest strength.

Our ~2,000 employees work on the most critical missions in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force (USAF), NASA, and Missile Defense Agency (MDA).  We provide support for Test and Evaluation (T&E), Modeling & Simulation, Agile Software Development, Systems Engineering, and more.  Our teams’ current projects range from engineering and logistics support for vital space hardware to platform and weapons modeling, simulation, and engineering.

Check us out on ERC.US

Your role:

  • The Senior Network Engineer supports the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on the Integrated Research and Development for Enterprise Solutions (IRES) contract

What you’ll do all day:

  • Work in close coordination with project managers, and other service area representatives to coordinate network design and implementation efforts.
  • Serve as a project expert and provides technical contribution to facilitate project completion in order to satisfy contractual requirements according to high-level architectural designs.
  • Review documentation to ensuring engineering quality, and maintain responsibility for projects and tasks assigned to the team.
  • Communicate activity status through multiple venues, and provide quantitative project reports to the project managers and Delivery Team Lead.
  • Have primary duties that include the design, configuration, installation, and test of IT network and boundary protection devices and systems at MDA remote site locations.
  • Secondary duties to include Network Design support for the IT Services Team; developing and providing detailed designs with supporting implementation, test, and transition plans.
  • Will also be responsible for ushering proposed system changes through the Configuration Management process to successful implementation for transition to the O&M RBA teams.
  • Recommended expertise to include Cisco, Palo Alto, and KG-175 Taclane.
  • Be responsible for conducting site surveys, installing and configuring network and boundary protection solutions; acting as program liaison; and assisting in data collection and validation efforts at each location.
  • Provide specifications and detailed schematics for network architecture.
  • Provide specific detailed information for hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements.
  • Design and plan network communications systems.
  • Conduct testing of network design.
  • Maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc.
  • Evaluate and report on new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network.
  • Position may require up to 75% travel in support of MDA remote site integration activities

You will love this job if you:

  • Are a self-starter and require little oversight to complete given tasks
  • Enjoy a fast-paced work environment
  • Love working with diverse groups of individuals, including engineers and technicians
  • Are good at communicating with people
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Enjoy multitasking

Minimum requirements for this position:

  • Must have one of the following combinations of education and experience: HS Diploma (or GED) and 10 years of general experience; Associate’s degree and 8 years of general experience; Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of general experience; Master’s degree and 4 years of general experience.
  • Must have 6 years of directly related experience
  • Must have network technical experience with a solid understanding of Cisco internal and external routing protocols
  • Must have local and long-haul data transmission mediums experience (RS-530, T1, OC-x, etc.)
  • Must have experience w/multicast technologies
  • Must have, or obtain within 90 days, a current DoD Approved 8570 IAT Level II certification
  • Must have, or obtain, an active DoD Secret Security Clearance

Desired skills and experience for this position:

  • Have Cisco certification such as CCNA or CCNP
  • Have knowledge of architecture frameworks (i.e. DoDAF, TOGAF, etc.)
  • Have experience in requirements development and management

What we offer:

  • Competitive salaries.
  • Continuing education assistance.
  • Professional development allotment.
  • Multiple healthcare benefit packages.
  • 401K with employer matching.
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with federally recognized holiday schedule.