Senior Network Administrator [2021-140]


Essential Functions:

• Collaborate with internal project team and vendors to design and implement a new network environment to support system virtualization, DMZ and other supporting network functions for the space launch ranges.

• Develop processes and procedures for administering and supporting the new network environment.

• Build, configure and maintain network environment including routers, switches, physical firewalls, virtual firewalls, load balancers, network security devices and other network equipment.

• Oversight of subcontractors and vendors performing installations and configurations.

• Collaborate with system engineers to transition existing systems into the virtualization environment and ensure network functionality.

• Provide hands on support for network environment.

• Coordinate the efforts of technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects.

• Apply advanced methods, theories and research techniques and assist in the development, implementation and documentation of processes and procedures to ensure compliance with business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

• Strong organizational skills with ability to effectively manage competing demands, prioritize appropriately, and oversee multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Effective oral and written communication skills.

• Able to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Required Experience:

• Experience in IT environments which incorporate traditional and non-traditional IT services, supporting 24x7x365 mission critical IT infrastructure preferred.

• Experience with system security and best practices in complex, multivendor networking environments.

• Experience with supporting enterprise datacenter hardware and software including:

- Dell VXRail platform.

- VMware NSX.

- Cisco: Nexus platform, Catalyst platform, Cisco Data Center Network Manager, Secure Network Server, Identity Services Engine.

- F5 load balancers.

- Palo Alto: physical and virtual firewalls, IDS, WildFire.

- Aruba: AP Capacity, Controller Policy Enforcement Firewall,

Aruba Controller RFProtect, Airwave with RAPIDS and


• Experience in transitioning from standalone to virtualized environments preferred.

• Familiarity with DISA STIGs and RMF/DIACAP frameworks preferred.

• Applicable Certifications, preferred

- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

- VMware Certified Professional - Network Virtualization

(VCP-NV 2020).

- Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator


Additional Skills:

• The ability to lift 30 lbs.

• Some travel may be required (less than 10%).

• Current Security+ or other DoD 8570 Certification or ability to obtain certification within six (6) months of start date.

• The flexibility to work occasional non-duty hours or on weekends to support specific project or mission requirements.

• Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance, which includes U.S. citizenship or U.S. naturalization.

• Valid U.S. Driver’s License required.

Bachelor Degree in computer science, computer engineering, management information systems or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

5+ years

Vandenberg Space Force Base, CA




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