NATO AGS Network Administrator 3

Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking self-motivated, hard-working full-time Network Administrator 3 for the NATO AGS Program in NAS Sigonella, Italy (Sicily). The selected candidates will provide overall network infrastructure support to routing and switching equipment, firewalls and IDS/IPS, and associated cabling.
The Network Administrator 3 will ensure that the LAN/WAN is capable of providing required services by supporting the network infrastructure through the use of troubleshooting and problem resolution in a production environment. Provides daily operational support for LAN/WAN networks, including firewalls. Plans, installs and supports hardware and software upgrades; resolves technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the OSI model through the use of diagnostics and network administration tools such as Hewlett Packard (HP) OpenView, Cisco Works and Tivoli. An understanding of Management Information Blocks (MIB) and MRTG to measure, plan and execute methodologies to ensure high performance levels and minimum downtime.
Responsible for maintaining LAN WAN barrier systems to prevent unauthorized access. In order to meet these requirements, the Network Administrator must be familiar with Cisco firewalls, Cisco, Alcatel, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel and NetScreen VPN devices and IDSs.
Uses diagnostic utilities to identify and isolate problems encountered on different mediums and network protocols, gather latency statistics and find specific network bottlenecks, evaluate problems and implement fix actions through device reconfiguration or replacement depending on the circumstances.
Basic Qualifications:
-Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a technical discipline- OR - successful completion of certified Tech/Vocational school and/or comparable Department of Defense technical training, plus directly related experience. An additional 4 years of directly applicable experience may be considered in lieu of the completed degree.
-US or NATO SECRET Clearance Required
-Able to commit to a 2 year overseas assignment
Current CCNA desired
-Security+ CE certification desired
-Must have strong network experience maintaining Cisco switches and routers, and trouble-shooting general LAN/WAN problems
-Must have good knowledge on general security methodologies such as firewalls, IDS/IPS and access control lists

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong written and verbal communications
-Ability to work in a fast paced environment
-Willingness to work after hours and weekends as required

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