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Network Engineer (JRSS)

Network Engineer (JRSS)

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Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


Job Title:  Network Engineer (JRSS)


Job Location:  Scott AFB, Illinois


Security Clearance:  Clearable


Work Hours:  Rotating Shifts  (24x7x365)

Job Responsibilities

DISA, in conjunction with the U.S. Army, is changing the way the DoD secures and protects information by deploying Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).  JRSS are designed to provide centralized regional architectures reducing the need for locally distributed architectures at each base, post, or station.   JRSS stacks utilize equipment from Cisco, Juniper, Safenet, Ciena, Sycamore, McAfee, and Tipping Point to provide intrusion detection and prevention, perform firewall functions, virtual route forwarding (VRF), a host of network security capabilities, MPLS, and data monitoring/reporting capabilities.    


  • Responsible for the configuration, performance, availability, and security of the JRSS network architecture.
  • Support multiple data centers, in-house test lab/local production environment, and 11 joint regional security sites.
  • Provide documentation support to update and/or create technical management plans, configuration plans, systems maintenance plan, SOPs, Knowledge Base artifacts for training, network/systems diagrams, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) reports for systems outages, weekly status reports, weekly CCB report/schedule, monthly SLA/TPI management reports, and all other research and development customer requests to support the government mission.
  • Interface with government and contractor team members to support the mission.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot the JRSS network to maintain network uptime and quality of service as outlined in service level agreements.
  • Evaluate system and network requirements to make appropriate technical recommendations.
  • Support alarm surveillance, fault management, configuration management, LAN maintenance, and performance management.
  • Monitor and respond to network alarms, service degradations, and outages.
  • Maintain a customer-centric focus to ensure that quality customer service and support is a top priority.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Security+ CE or certification meeting DoD 8570 IAT-II requirements.
  • CCNA or 7 years of Networking experience with a minimum of 3 years Network Engineering
  • Experience with one or more of the following: alarm monitoring, fault management, configuration management, LAN maintenance, or performance management.
  • Expertise with the following technologies: WAN IP routing protocols (e.g. BGP, ISIS), QoS, traffic shaping, firewalls (e.g. McAfee, ASA), IPS/IDS systems, Crypto network appliances, and/or WAN traffic acceleration
  • Expertise with one or more of the following devices/vendors: CISCO, Juniper, Safenet, Ciena, Sycamore, Firewalls, Tipping Point
  • Ability to work in a team focused, dynamic environment.

Desired Qualifications

  • CISSP preferred
  • ITIL v3 Foundation certified
  • Linux certification / experience
  • CISSP or equivalent security certification desired
  • CCNP desired
  • Wireshark Certified Network Analyst
  • F5 certified technology specialist
  • Fidelis certified specialist
  • Netrodome certified expert
  • Juniper certified professional
  • Palo Alto Certified Network Security Engineer (PA CNSE)
  • DOD Secret Clearance


  • Bachelor’s in Engineering, Computer Science, or IT management is preferred.  Sufficient technical certifications and experience may substitute a degree. 

Security Clearance

  • Must be a able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Clearance


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


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Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.



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