System Engineer-Top Secret Cleared

Zachary Piper Solutions, LLC
July 30, 2022
San Antonio, TX
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Zachary Piper Solutions is currently seeking a Secret cleared Field Engineer to support a federal integrator and their nationwide customer base. Our team is upgrading Optical transport equipment on a nationwide fiber backbone network. Individuals will provide advanced Tier II support by troubleshooting and repairing network devices, tools, and services for a nationwide fiber optic transport network as well as network support for two (2) geographically separated Network Operation Centers (NOC).

Up to 15% of travel can be expected due to possible deployments to lab facilities and other NOC locations.


Responsibilities for Systems Engineer include:

  • Serves as the Network Operations Center (NOC) primary point of contact for problem escalations, interacting with Network Provisioners or equipment vendors to identify and develop solutions to escalated problems.
  • Operates as network technical lead on internet protocol (IP) and network management (NM) activities and serve as the first level of escalation to Tier I NOC personnel on network issues.
  • Troubleshoot, identify, and resolve logical and physical network issues and identify problem trends and systemic issues before Tier III elevation
  • Maintain Circuit Layout Records (CLR), network diagrams, IP routing spreadsheet, and other supporting documentation

Qualifications for Systems Engineer include:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in an Information Technology field.
  • At least 7 years of experience in a network management environment.
  • Requires a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Security+ or equivalent IAT/IAM/IASAE Level 2 of DOD 8570.1 is required.
  • Expected to work in a shift environment in support of 24x7 operations.
  • Up to 15% of travel can be expected due to possible deployments to lab facilities and other NOC locations.
  • Requires fluent understanding of Layers 1/2/3 inter-dependences and IP proficiency.
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is required.
  • Expertise in the uses of network management protocols, tools and products, including but not limited to SolarWinds, Cisco Identity Services Engine, Cisco Access Control Server, EIQ SecureVue, Neuralstar
  • Experience with DWDM and Ciena, Ciena 6500 is strongly preferred

Compensation for Systems Engineer includes:

  • $85,000 to $115,000 depending on experience.
  • Fully Remote opportunity, equipment provided, travel expenses paid for
  • Cigna Medical, Cigna Dental, Cigna Vision,
  • Up to 2 weeks PTO, 401k, Holiday pay (11 Federal Holidays)


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