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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:  Networking Specialist II


Job Location: Ogden, UT


Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance with eligibility to be cleared to Top Secret 


Required Certification:  IAT Level II or higher (Security+ce, CCNA-Security, etc.) certification is required


Shifts: Rotations (1st, 2nd, 3rd and weekends)


Job Responsibilities


The Networking Specialist II is responsible for overall network engineering support for customer programs including planning, designing, and evaluating various components of the DISA Enterprise Network.

Duties to include the following:

  • Partner with Engineering team to provide specifications for network architecture, evaluating and recommending new technologies to enhance current capabilities, and performing needs assessments.
  • Analyze user requirements, concept of operations documents, and system architectures to develop solutions for network outages or other systems issues.
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting and problem resolution of complex network problems.
  • Interacts with customer and/or senior leadership regarding Network Engineering technical considerations and for associated problems, issues or conflicts.
  • May be required to troubleshoot issues utilizing established procedures.
  • This is a rotating shift position and must be available for a rotating shift.
  • Verify equipment is operating in the baseline configuration and react to alarms as necessary.
  • Remotely provide global equipment configurations at DoD SATCOM Gateways utilizing the Satellite Access Authorization (SAA) and Gateway Access Authorization (GAA).
  • Work with DoD SATCOM Gateway facilities and deployed operators to troubleshoot and resolve SONET, IP and SATCOM network issues.
  • Perform SONET/SDH/IP network support to include configuration of switches, routers, multiplexers, media converters, and modems.
  • Utilization of diagrams, maps, cut sheets, and TSOs/SAAs/GAAs as source documentation for network configuration.
  • Utilize ticketing applications to aid in customer problem tracking and resolution in all aspects of the network integral to our customer's communications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with one or more of the following: alarm surveillance, fault management, LAN maintenance, performance management.
  • Understanding of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) architecture and signal flow.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: routers, switches, crypto devices, routing, Promina, CISCO (multiplexers), Juniper, ADTRAN, MSPP, DWDM, Optical Switching, SATCOM/MILSATCOM.
  • General understanding of network topologies, both transport and IP.
  • Familiarity with the operation of trunk (bulk), MILSATCOM, and data encryption devices.
  • Ability to work in a 24/7 operation.



  • Must have a current Security + certification/meet IA Level II requirements, or at minimum, have the certification exam scheduled prior to the final stage of interviewing

Desired Qualifications

  • A minimum of six (6) years of experience as a military/DoD networking specialist/technicians or related work experience
  • Advanced experience configuring and managing: routers and switches; cisco call managers, VLANs, and firewalls.
  • Knowledge and experience in provision and service of IP-based satellite and terrestrial data and video for full-time and occasional use networks.
  • Knowledge of implementing hybrid networks---terrestrial, satellite and fiber.
  • Firewall management experience
  • Experience with Juniper and Brocade routers and switches
  • Expert knowledge of earth station equipment and terrestrial systems, voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems
  • Military Signal, Telecommunications, Network Specialist/Technician
  • Prior experience working in a NOC environment – 24/7
  • iDirect Advanced IOM
  • ITILv3 – Foundations Certification 
  • Familiarization with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL3) is preferred.



  • Position requires a Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline with a minimum of four (4) years of overall related experience.
  • Additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.

Security Clearance

  • An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance is required
  • Must have eligibility to be cleared to Top 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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