Seeking a Computer/Network Engineer working with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), the security and law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of State (the Department). DS is a world leader in international investigations, threat analysis, cyber security, counterterrorism, security technology, and protection of people, property, and information. Its primary mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. The Office of Security Technology (ST) supports the DS mission through the application and use of appropriate technical security countermeasures.
- Evaluates new technologies and possible security vulnerabilities associated with them.
- Assist in the planning of policies and guidelines involving state-of-the-art equipment and their possible implementation in State Department resources.
- Responsible for testing the vulnerabilities associated with the software applications and hardware for networks.
- Works with a laboratory focused local area network.
- Designs and deploys network and video infrastructure cabling.
- Must be able to analyze computer and network architectures to optimize network performance, security, and laboratory testing functionality.
- Must have excellent oral and writing communication skills in order to document for senior Department of State managers the testing procedures, results, and recommendations for implementing tested technologies securely.
- Must be able to troubleshoot a variety of hardware and software issues in a timely manner while under tight time and resource constraints.
- Must be able to research, test, review, and report on emergent technologies.
- Must have experience in the following: configuring, designing, and maintaining Window servers; designing, configuring, and testing personal computer and network software components in a laboratory environment; programming software and command line interfaces; and setting up patch management software and backup management solutions. Must be fluent in VMWare, C, C++, Objective C, Java, communication protocol implementation, Wi-Fi, RFID, Bluetooth, TCP-IP, VoIP, and Linux/Windows/OSX scripting.
- Must have experience with commercial and government best practices in securing computers, networks, and mobile devices.
- Must know how to use all major MS Windows applications.
- Must have detailed understanding and experience in Android/iOS/Blackberry operating systems.
- Must understand system architecture, application design, and device management and deployment.
- Must have knowledge of active directory application mode, lightweight directory access protocol, and online certificate status protocol. Must have knowledge of bandwidth utilization.
- May be required to travel OCONUS to conduct installation, training, or maintenance at diplomatic facilities. OCONUS travel may include critical threat locations around the world with austere living conditions.
- Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.
Please note: This client is not accepting candidates submitted by other staffing firms or agencies at this time. Thank you.
Applicants for this opportunity must have an unrestricted right to work in the United States.[Persons in H-l, L-l, and OPT EAD status do not have unrestricted right to work.]
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