• Army Gold Master Engineer

    Job ID 2018-2021
    Job Locations
    US-AZ-Fort Huachuca
    IT: Administrator / Analyst / Architect / Engineer
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.


    Highlights of responsibilities:

    • Work in coordination with Microsoft to design the solution for developing and building desktop and server platform-specific baseline configurations for Microsoft operating systems to release AGM products. Leverage, where possible, any previously developed image processes for all supported operating systems.
    • Provide input in requirements and release testing of the AGM monthly release, annual builds and new OS releases.
    • Support inclusion of required non-AGM applications (such as Java, Adobe, and others) into the standard AGM baseline configuration.
    • Maintain AGM standard baseline deployment components using only Army-defined automated deployment tools and keeping the required local files at a size that will fit on a single DVD.
    • Maintain the AGM deployment architecture and build model, as updates (mandatory and optional) are released by the AGM Program through InSight® and other automated deployment methods.
    • Update a common architecture as it relates to the components of an AGM release (OS/Configuration, Security Patches, and Applications), how each component is defined and packaged, and how an AGM release is deployed (media) and maintained.
    • Analyze Windows and Non-Windows products during software development and product lifecycle and document all product configuration specifications.
    • Review the processes used to apply the AGM security settings on both workstation and server platforms, and draft a standard process to modify settings in the field to support Army functional requirements.
    • Effectively troubleshoot Group Policy and the effects they impose on computer objects.
    • Provide input in requirements and release testing of the AGM monthly release, annual builds and new OS releases.
    • Assist the Government in preparing and maintaining lab environments that mirror the Army production environment using the AGM-built OSs.
    • Provide Tier II/III support for engineering and program-level issues submitted to the AGM Program and issues elevated by system administrators. Manage incidents and problems; confirm validity of issues and problems; seek known solutions related to more complex issues.
    • Provide support to the Enterprise Change, Configuration, and Release management process for the AGM Program.
    • Provides expert advice and support on network design, engineering and implementation issues.
    • Provides expert advice and support on network design, engineering and implementation issues.
    • Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including end-users, project managers, engineers and senior staff members.
    • Actively participates in multiple work groups at one time and disseminates information across all levels of the organization.
    • Translates subject matter terminology into business terms and recommends alternatives to both senior management and software developers.
    • May be required to perform product demonstrations in a variety of settings, including internal meetings, training sessions and trade shows.



    • Current Information Assurance (IA) certification (required at performance start date): IAT III (CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP (or Associate), CASP CE, CCNA Security).
    • Current Computing Environment (CE) certification (attainable within 6 months of performance start date): Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).
    • Clearance (required at performance start date): IT Level II (in accordance with AR 25-2) SECRET T3 (formerly NACLC).
    • Bachelor’s Degree in IT with > eight (8) years practical experience or > twelve (12) years of direct relevant technical experience may be substituted for education.

    Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience or an Associate degree with 15 years of experience in the subject or area related to information technology of computer science.
    • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
    • In-depth knowledge and experience in the following:
      • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) management
      • Automated mechanisms for deploying configured baselines
      • Microsoft, Android, and iOS mobile operating systems
      • OS and application install process
      • Security automation
      • Non-Microsoft applications, examples of non-Microsoft applications include Active Client, Tumbleweed, and ApproveIt
      • Web development
      • Application of IA processes/principles IAW NIST, DISA, NSA, DIACAP, RMF
    • Experience in software development for line of business mobile applications Application of IA processes/principles IAW NIST, DISA, NSA, and DIACAP Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003/2008/Windows Desktop Operating System/Linux
    • Experience with ASP.NET Framework and C++ and understanding of Object-Oriented Design

    Physical Requirements:


    This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

    • Sitting for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office
    • Ambulate between several buildings
    • Travel by land or air transportation 25%


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