Network Engineer

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OBXtek Inc. is an established award-winning business providing information technology and professional management services to the federal government. OBXtek is a leader in its field and is committed to identifying, developing, and delivering innovative, mission-focused technical and logistical solutions to over 15 civilian and military partners in the Federal Government.


As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, and we possess a robust corporate infrastructure that provides management oversight and support for all our programs. OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO to create processes that leverage best practices and result in novel, successful solutions.


The Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) is an Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) base located on Arnold AFB in Tullahoma, TN with Geographically Separated Units (GSUs) in White Oak , MD and Moffett Field, CA. OBXtek has been contracted to provide Base Communications and Information Technology Services (BCITS), Network Operations (NetOps), Infrastructure, and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation and transformation services and solutions to AEDC and AEDC (GSUs).


OBXtek is recruiting professionals to provide network-centric information technology, networking, and security, voice, video and data communications, information and applications management, system solutions services as well as emerging requirements based on the AF Chief Information Officer’s (CIO’s) SOA construct to satisfy all AEDC requirements. This task order shall provide users the capabilities to find, access, collaborate, fuse, display, manage, and store information on the DoD DoDIN. Services provided include Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS), National Security Systems (NSS), intelligence data handling equipment, Command and Control (C2) equipment, Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), Wireless LAN (WLAN), secure and non-secure video, voice and data systems, and other mission equipment.


*Please note that some, but by no means all, positions may fall under the Air Engineering Metal Trades Council and Affiliated Unions, AFL-CIO collective bargaining agreement.


OBXtek is staffing for a Network Engineer who possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments. Assignments may be broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks. Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems. Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.

Position shall support the AEDC Network Operations Center with capabilities such as the following:

  • The ability to optimize the flow and location of information over the DoDIN by positioning and repositioning data and services to optimum locations on the DoDIN in relation to the information producers, information consumers, and the mission requirements
  • The ability to ensure that the DoDIN is optimally delivering the information required by DoDIN users in accordance with information delivery priorities
  • Tools to view information flows and access, determine impact to network capacity, and ensure user profiles are being satisfied with a reasonable quality of service
  • The capability to prioritize information requirements, determine the sources responsible for providing that information, and stage information content throughout the DoDIN in support of a given operation
  • The ability to track and maintain knowledge of various requests and user profiles for information.
  • The ability to coordinate changes in operating parameters of DoDIN assets
  • The ability to review and validate the user-profile database
  • Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations. Designs, builds, and implements network systems.
  • Directs compilation of records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance.  Troubleshoots network performance issues.  Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions.
  • Monitors and responds to complex technical control facility hardware and software problems. Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.
  • Manages the purchase, testing, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN/MAN/WAN systems.
  • Performs system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
  • Plans large-scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies.
  • Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with major systems design, integration, and implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support facilities and/or equipment.
  • Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products.
  • Provides assistance and oversight for all information systems operations activities, including computer and telecommunications/communications operations, data entry, data control, LAN/MAN/WAN administration and operations support, operating systems programming, system security policy procedures, and/or web strategy and operations.
  • Provides input to policy level discussions regarding standards and budget constraints.
  • Supervises all personnel engaged in the operation and support of network facilities, including all communications equipment on various platforms in large scale or multi-shift operations.
  • Supervises complex operations that involve two or more additional functions such as, but not limited to, network operations, systems security, systems software support, and production support activities.
  • Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals).
  • Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance
  • Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network


BA/BS, preferred

Candidate must have active/obtain Secret clearance.


Must have current Security+CE equivalent or above DoD 8570 equivalent for an IAT Level II position.


Professional experience supporting any of the following Operating Systems:

Network Infrastructure CISCO Routers and Switches, Brocade, Juniper, Solarwinds, CISCO Prime 

Professional experience supporting any of the following business and other standalone AEDC Network Segments:

NIPRNet, SIPRNet, AREN (DREN), Quality of Life (QoL) 

Professional experience supporting any of the following downward systems:

Must have current Security+CE


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