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Network Defense Engineer III

Network Defense Engineer III

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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 Defense Engineer III


Job Location: Kuwait


Security Clearance:  Secret

Job Responsibilities

Design, develop, engineer, and implement solutions to MLS requirements. Assist with the engineering and configuring of ISs to enable CND protection activities for servers, firewalls, and routers. Assist with developing and executing processes and procedures that include protecting, monitoring, detecting, analyzing, and responding to unauthorized actions in cyberspace.   Execute network defense steps, such as configuring and deploying firewalls and intrusion detection systems and modifying systems to protect them against current threats. Analyze network traffic for signs of attack, perform risk assessments, and develop plans for responding to attacks.  Identify network mapping and operating system (OS) fingerprinting activities.  Perform Computer Network Defense trend analysis and reporting. Provide timely detection, identification, and alerting of possible attacks/intrusions, anomalous activities, and misuse activities, and distinguish these incidents and events from benign activities Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise. Reconstruct attacks using activity based off-network traffic flows, packet capture, and security device logs (IDS/IPS, HIDS/HIPS, and firewalls) to analyze attack scenarios. Validate intrusion detection system (IDS) alerts against network traffic using packet analysis tools. Monitor networks for Cross Domain violation and provide logs and alerts for forensic examination. Recommend computing environment vulnerability corrections.

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for military leadership, providing feedback and recommendations for network defense initiatives
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions regarding implementation of Network Defense
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • DoD 8570.01 IAT-III Compliant
  • 5 Years of experience performing Network Engineering in a DOD environment
  • Must be a US Citizen

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated experience with the following protocols and technologies, to include but not limited to:


  • Routing protocols (BGP, BGP VPNv4, EIGRP OSPF, ISIS, RIP, MPLS and VRF) and Multicast protocols (PIM, MSDP and MBGP)
  • MacAfee HBSS
  • Switching protocols (spanning tree, CST, MISTP, PVST, RPVST+, VTP, DTP, GVRP, MAB, VLAN and private VLAN). DMVPN technologies (NHRP phase 3, per tunnel QOS, IKE, IPSEC, EZVPN and site-to-site VPN)/IP services (WCCP, AAA, QOS, IP SLA, EEM, Syslog, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP and NTP). Network management tools and protocols (TDMA, NetFlow, SNMP, Cisco Works, GEM-X, SNMPc, ACS, ASDM and CSM).
  • Hardware experience with ASR, Nexus, ASAs, TACLANEs, and Netscreens


  • Minimum 5 years of Network Engineering in a DOD environment

Security Clearance

  • Secret


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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