Network Systems Administrator/Analyst

China Lake, California
05 Oct 2016
25 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world.

Jacobs is seeking to fill a Network Systems Administrator/Analyst position at our China Lake/Ridgecrest, CA location. This individual will design, oversee, implement and maintain DoD network systems. Additional duties include integrating hardware/software solutions for prototypes and/or system deliveries, deriving requirements from customer specifications, conducting systems analysis, requirements tracing, design verification, integration, testing and validation.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Perform an evaluation of existing network and server software and hardware in order to determine development and deployment platforms, tools and packages.
  • Derive requirements from the customer specifications, conduct systems analysis, requirements trace, design verification, integration, testing, and validation. Recommend solutions based on requirements and industry survey/standards.
  • Provide documentation supporting recommendations that provides rationale for proposed solution.
  • Configure network systems hardware and software for maximum reliability information assurance, and system security.

  • Provide expertise in the design, oversight, implementation, and maintenance of Enterprise network systems.

  • Administers automated systems (new or existing) to the point where they can be stabilized, documented and transitioned over to the customer. Transition and turnover includes classroom training with training documents and follow up support.

  • Recommend and implement development facility configurations and upgrades in support of the TARIF software development team.

  • Support installation and documentation of TARIF software applications used at the Air Force and Navy TTRs.

  • Maintain and administer TARIF and CES Division computer networks and related systems and support system security and accreditation requirements.

  • Configure new computer hardware for installations at DoD ranges and install computer systems at the TARIF and within the CES Division.

  • Act as the TARIF and Thompson Lab RDT&E computer network system administrator. Assist with the backup and restoration of the TARIF software development and test systems

  • Configure CES computer systems backup software for optimal network performance and automated back-ups.

  • Execute system security functional evaluations and testing.

  • Assist with the administration of automated systems (e.g., Thompson Lab secure entry system).

  • Support day-to-day activity with regards to the TARIF computers, network systems, and related support facility.

  • Operate, maintain, and provide engineering support of Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS) and subsystem electronic and computer systems and work closely with system software developers and users of fielded systems and provide "front line" technical support.

  • Support the operation of CES building security systems (CAC access, issue door combinations).

  • Maintain technical competency in computer systems, network technology, and operation systems.
  • Expertise is required in the areas of network connectivity, network operating systems, network security, intranet server software and the associated hardware.

  • Must be able to use schematic diagrams to troubleshoot and repair systems.

  • Must be capable of multi-tasking and positively interacting with disparate types of individuals on a daily basis.

  • Persistence, good communication and writing skills are required.
  • Must be able to work independently when required as well as work closely with other personnel.

Training & Certifications:
    • Must have extensive experience or degree in field relating to Network System Analysis. Bachelor's degree preferred; AS degree required.
    • CompTIA Security + and an applicable operating system certification.

Education and Experience:
  • AS/AA in Computer Science (preferred) along with 3 years of similarly related work experience; or

  • BS /BA with at least 2 years of similarly related work experience; or

  • MS/MA with 1 year of similarly related work experience.

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Working at a computer or desk (Considerations: sitting, eyes, hands). May involve long periods of sitting or standing depending on current tasking.

Physical Requirements:

Sedentary - involves sitting most of the time but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Exerts up 10 lbs. of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Equipment and Machines:

Personal computer, scanner, copy machine, telephone, laser printer, faxmachine, and other office equipment including desk supplies.

With the exception of STD/LTD/FMLA & approved time off, attendance is considered essential. Must be able to work within the shift hours of 0800 and 1700.

Other Essential Functions:
  1. Must be able to secure a security clearance.
  2. Must pass drug testing.
  3. Must be able to read and write effectively in English.
  4. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

  5. Must perform work activities requiring interaction, negotiating, instructing, supervising, persuading or speaking with others.

  6. Travel requirements - Must be capable of traveling throughout the world.

  7. Must be able to work under supervision and respond appropriately and professionally to criticism from a supervisor.

The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our three Core Values: We are a Relationship-based; Growth is an Imperative, and People Are Our Greatest Asset. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.