**Cisco Routing and Switching - IT SME Functional Area
**Akima Global Technology (AGT)** is a technology solutions,
program management and support company that collaborates with
technology partners and the federal government to deliver IT,
management, staffing, recruiting, contracting and logistics
services. Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and
challenging roles in work environments committed to innovation,
diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native
Corporation (ANC), 100% of our company's profits go back to our
more than 14,000 Iupiat shareholders that have resided near and
above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business
helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of
a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.
The IT SME Functional Area Lead for Cisco Routing and Switching
provides high-level subject matter proficiency for work described
in the task. IT SME will provide advanced technical knowledge and
analysis of highly specialized applications and operational
environment, high-level functional systems analysis, design,
integration, documentation, training, and implementation advice on
complex problems that require extensive knowledge of the subject
matter for effective implementation.
The preferred applicant will have 3-5 years of experience with
Cisco routing and switching equipment in a NOC environment. The
engineer should have pronounced knowledge in boundary devices such
as Blue Coat Proxies and Palo Alto Networks Firewalls. Must work in
a team-oriented environment focused in collaborating to protect the
Air Force network.
+ Strong communications skills.
+ Participate in weekly site team lead meetings and disseminate
messages to be shared with functional area employees.
+ Represent IAFNOS from a functional area perspective in daily
meetings, functional area summits and ensure project and functional
area boundary operations is communicated clearly and
professionally, emphasizing a single IAFNOS team (meaning all
locations, not just one) when speaking.
+ Supervise functional area team, provide performance feedback,
training, mentoring, and develop and communicate each team members
growth path and provide continual feedback on progress of
employee's progress toward this growth path.
+ Work with other locations to build a culture of a unified team
+ Advise management on employee's progress, or lack thereof
toward the growth path defined to the employee and other
observations regarding each employee's performance.
+ Develop, coordinate and communicate shift schedules, ensure
shift coverage requirements are met as well as TPI, clearance
compliance per shift and ensure employees do not feel stuck on a
+ Ensure that as attrition occurs that remaining employees are
considered for promotion prior to communicating staffing needs to
the site lead.
+ Manage timesheets and employee leave schedules.
+ Participate and encourage employee appreciation
+ Create and maintain an environment conducive to employees
feeling comfortable expressing concerns or issues.
+ Work with other functional areas across the enterprise to
maintain and administer security boundary components to meet IAW
DoD and Air Force Standards utilizing industry best practices.
+ Experience configuring and maintaining Blue Coat Proxy
+ Configure, upgrade, and maintain boundary devices with focus
on High Availability techniques.
+ Assist in the planning, implementation and installation of
firewalls and proxies according to baseline architecture.
+ Identify and document potential threats and manage resolution
of security violations.
+ Manage, troubleshoot, and correct IPS induced service
+ Grant and restrict administrative access to boundary devices
according to authorization rules.
+ Collaborate to maintain and administer security boundary
components at all locations following IAW DoD and AF standards
+ Identify potential threats and manage the resolution of
+ Monitor potential threats using government provided software
such as SolarWinds, Wireshark, and Splunk
+ Make changes, upgrades, and patches utilizing two-person
integrity compliance through established change management
+ Respond to outages, resolve and document priority incident
+ Monitor a ticket-based Remedy system following an incident
+ Troubleshoot web connectivity problems.
+ 12 Years of Experience.
+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
+ Must possess a DoD Secret Clearance, Top Secret preferred (US
+ Candidate must be certified in accordance with DoD 8570 IAT
Level II approved baseline certifications prior to start date.
(CompTIA Security CE, CySA , GSEC, etc.)
+ Additional industry certifications may be required within
specific time frames.
+ Experience in a military (Air Force) NOC environment
+ Familiarity with monitoring tools such as Splunk and
+ Palo Alto Certified Cybersecurity Associate (PCCSA)
* Must possess an Active Secret clearance, Top Secret is
The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description
generally cover the nature and level of work being performed by
individuals assigned to this position. This is not intended to be a
complete list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required.
Subject to the terms of an applicable collective bargaining
agreement, the company management reserves the right to modify,
add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may be
necessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and
effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates
selected for interviews will be contacted.
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**Job:** Information Technology
**Primary Location:** US-VA-Hampton
**Shift:** Day Job
**Req ID:** AGT00132