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Network/Systems Engineer

Company: Obsidian Solutions Group
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Security Clearance: Current Interim Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain a final Top Secret clearance and SCI access
Job Summary
The Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) is the security and law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State (the Department). DS is a world leader in international investigations, threat analysis, cyber security, counterterrorism, security technology, and protection of people, property, and information. Its primary mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. The Office of Security Technology (ST) supports the DS mission through the application and use of appropriate technical security countermeasures.
The Countermeasures Program (CMP) and Security Technology Operations (STO) divisions are operational components within ST. CMP is primarily responsible for worldwide technical countermeasures policy for the Department. Countermeasures policies enforce the protection of sensitive and classified information.
Key Accountabilities
Part of team to develop 3D visualization of security data associated with State Department embassies and consulates.
Develops tools to present 3D production visualization of facilities to State Department personnel.
Evaluates new technologies and possible security vulnerabilities associated with them.
Assist in the planning of policies and guidelines involving state-of-the-art equipment and their possible implementation in State Department resources.
Responsible for testing the vulnerabilities associated with the software applications and hardware for networks.
Designs and deploys network and video infrastructure cabling.

Knowledge and Skills
Ability to analyze computer and network architectures, to optimize network performance, security, and laboratory testing functionality.
Must have excellent oral and writing communication skills in order to document testing procedures, results, and recommendation for the secure implementation of tested technologies to senior Department of State managers.
Ability to troubleshoot a variety of hardware and software issues in a timely manner while under tight time and resource constraints.
Must have the ability to perform research, test, review, and report on emergent technologies.
Must be able to troubleshoot a variety of hardware and software issues in a timely manner while under tight time and resource constraints.
Must be able to troubleshoot a variety of hardware and software issues in a timely manner while under tight time and resource constraints.
Experience and Education
Five (5) years of experience with a Master's degree (MS) in Computer Science or Engineering
OR at least ten (10) years of equivalent work experience with a Bachelor's degree (BS) in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience.
Must have experience in Agile methodologies in IT projects.
Must have experience in the following:
Configuring, designing, and maintaining Window servers
Designing, configuring, and testing personal computer and network software components in a laboratory environment
Programming software and command line interfaces
Setting up patch management software and backup management solutions

Must be fluent in the following:
Objective C
Communication protocol implementation
Linux/Windows/OSX scripting
Must have experience with commercial and government best practices in securing computers, networks, and mobile devices.
Must know how to use all major MS Windows applications.
Must have detailed understanding and experience in Android/iOS/Blackberry operating systems.
Must understand system architecture, application design, and device management and deployment.
Must have knowledge of active directory application mode, lightweight directory access protocol, and online certificate status protocol.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment
CONUS: Normal office environment
OCONUS: Travel may include critical threat locations around the world with austere living conditions.

May be required to travel OCONUS to conduct installation, training or maintenance at diplomatic facilities.
Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Company Overview
Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) is a diversified consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. Our core domains are overseas and domestic mission support operations, collection/analysis/identification, and information technology. Obsidian Solutions Group is comprised of strategic and operational personnel who provide its clients deep domain expertise across a comprehensive spectrum of skill sets, allowing mission accomplishment and development of long-term capabilities.
Obsidian Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, any other non-merit factor, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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