Trace Systems

Network Senior SME

1 month ago
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US-AZ-Sierra Vista


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 Description: Network Senior SME


Job Location:  Sierra Vista, AZ


Security Clearance:  Secret with Tier 5 Investigation (SSBI)


Certification: IAT Level II

Job Responsibilities

The Network Senior SME will remotely operate, monitor, sustain and secure the enterprise network infrastructure on multiple Department of Defense (DoD) networks at multiple locations.  Typical daily duties will include:

  • Develop Intrusion Protection System/Intrusion Detection System (IPS/IDS) procedures; correlate and react to security events; perform first- and second-level triage; and forward suspicious activity to the next echelon of support.
  • Maintain and modify access control lists (ACL) on managed network devices with no disruption in service.
  • Maintain accurate and standardized network site diagrams that include all managed devices, active network interfaces, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, subnet masks, attached circuits with purchased bandwidth rates, Command Communications Service Designators (CCSDs), and routing information.
  • Create, add, delete, audit, and update Deny All/Permit by Exception (DAPE) security policies, including Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Guide (STIG) compliance.
  • Maintain accurate and complete ports, protocols, and services (PPS) for managed sites.
  • Operate, monitor, sustain, and secure such devices as routers, switches, firewalls, OOB management routers, virtual private network (VPN) concentrators, and access control servers.
  • Operate, monitor, sustain, and secure the dynamic multipoint virtual private network (DMVPN) between each installation and the regional tiered layer architectures (TLA).
  • Serve as the Registration Authority (RA), registering, issuing and revoking PKI-E certificates.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years demonstrated/practical hands-on experience working in a DoD enterprise network environment.
  • Familiarity with the DoD Joint Regional Security Stack (JRSS) architecture.
  • Working knowledge of network monitoring tools to include Spectrum, BMC Network Automation (BNA), Netscout, eHealth, DIRECTRON, and Access Control Servers (ACS).
  • Familiarization with the DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).


Required Certifications:

  • DOD 8570 applicable certifications for IAT level II
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or Juniper Networks Certified Internet Specialist, or Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate.


This position supports a 24/7 watch section.  Must be willing to work shifts.

Security Clearance

  • Secret with Tier 5 Investigation (SSBI)


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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