• NETCOM Enterprise Protected-Domain Name Service (EP-DNS) Systems Engineer - Senior

    Job ID 2018-2143
    Job Locations
    US-AZ-Fort Huachuca
    Engineering (non IT)
    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.




    NCIAs an Enterprise Protected-Domain Name Service (EP-DNS) Systems Engineer – Senior, you will provide services in support of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). You will provide operational and technical engineering support for the implementation, testing, integration, interoperability, and sustainment of information technologies comprising NETCOM Enterprise capabilities. You will support engineering support, testing and technical support in the implementation of the Network Operations (NetOps) capabilities. Support government efforts in continued deployment of enterprise NetOps capabilities that directly support the Army’s maturing transformation and modularity concepts, doctrine, architecture, and organizations.

    Highlights of responsibilities:

    • Provide Information Assurance (IA) support for the Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and IPv6, Domain Name Service Security Extensions, and Architectural Support Land Warrior Network (LandWarNet) for the EP-DNS supporting classified and unclassified networks in the Army Enterprise.
    • Provide engineering, testing, documentation, and technical support in the implementation of the EP-DNS software applications and related hardware.
    • Patch and upgrade, in a test environment, Oracle database Infoblox appliance, and Solaris Operating System software for the U.S. Army's EP-DNS.
    • Create a shell, in a test environment, using Practical Extraction and Report Language (PERL) and Standard Query Language (SQL) Plus to automate data-gathering tasks.
    • Install and configure, in a test environment, enterprise-level Oracle database servers, Infoblox appliances, Solaris-based domain name servers, and Java Runtime Environments.
    • Modify, in a test environment, the LandWarNet architecture design of the Army EP-DNS infrastructure and Internet domain name resolution/Internet Protocol (IP) schema.
    • Monitor and audit the Army's Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)/IP address scheme across the LandWarNet.
    • Write white papers, technical notes, test engineering reports, Engineering Considerations (EC), software maintenance updates (SMU), and ECPs.
    • Provide technical support to Army customers, field engineers, technicians, and product support personnel who are diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing, and debugging EP-DNS hardware and software problems.
    • Coordinate, test, and implement, in a test environment, EP-DNS security upgrades.
    • Create software upgrades and implement software patches to the Sun Solaris 10/11 Operating System, Oracle 10/11 Database, Infoblox Trinzinc, and Lucent Vital QIP DNS software.
    • Research Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) alerts and vulnerabilities in Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND) software
    • Perform security scans on EP-DNS servers using Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) for UNIX and Oracle databases.
    • Identify security impacts to the EP-DNS, and design, implement, and maintain the secured EP-DNS baseline.
    • Develop incidental technical documentation and drawings as may be necessary.
    • Review engineering designs, system designs, engineering concept of operations, and ECPs all based on DNS designs.




    • Provides consulting services to members of the professional staff and to the customer in the analysis and design of data processing systems, management systems, scientific systems, and other related areas
    • Makes technical decisions on kinds of data to be gathered and methods to be used in data collection and analysis
    • Provides technical direction, guidance, and assistance to assigned projects, suggesting efficient approaches and methods for solving problems
    • Develops analytical and computational techniques and methodology for problem solution
    • Prepares and presents written and oral reports
    • Prepares and presents proposals, or portions thereof, primarily in field of specialty
    • Analyzes, diagnoses, and recommends solutions to complex problems
    • Serves as principal analyst for research project
    • Develops advanced concepts of automation and information processing, display, control, and transfer for various subsystems
    • Conducts research and analysis of algorithms and defines data structures that lead to highly efficient system design parameters
    • Performs related work as required
    • Work is performed under the general direction of a senior level manager
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and client personnel at all levels
    • Ability to work in a normal office environment
    • Cost management responsibility within assigned area






    • Current Information Assurance (IA) certification (required at performance start date): IAT III (CISA, GCIH, GCED, CISSP (or Associate), CASP). IA Certification Category and Level (IAW DoD 8570.10-M and BBP 05-PR-M-0002)
    • Current Computing Environment (CE) certification (attainable within 6 months of performance start date): Linux/Solaris Operating System, Infoblox, DNS Bind or equivalent
    • Clearance (required at performance start date): IT Level I (in accordance with AR 25-2) SECRET SSBI
    • Bachelor’s Degree in IT with >4 years practical experience or nine (9) years of direct relevant technical experience may be substituted for education.
    • Working knowledge of IIPv4, IPv6, DNSSEC, Trinsic, DHCP, and Vital QIP.




    • Master’s degree plus 5 years’ experience or bachelor’s degree with 10 years’ experience. In Engineering or computer science degree in one of the following disciplines: Electrical, Computer, or Computer Science.
    • Advance degree in a technical field.
    • Expertise with SUN Solaris 10/11, Oracle 10/11, and Domain Name Service (DNS).
    • Extensive knowledge of current regulatory criteria, policies, procedures, principles, concepts, and techniques of IT support as it relates to the implementation of the EP-DNS system.
    • Working knowledge of the U.S. Army systems currently configured on IPv4 and being moved to IPv6.
    • Knowledge of EP-DNS equipment specifications and plans.
    • Demonstrated proficiency with the current version of Visio.
    • Familiarity with software engineering processes, along with the full suite of Microsoft Office products.




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

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


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