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  • Cyber Range Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Function
    Information Technology
    Minimum Clearance
  • Overview

    The Cyber Range Engineer will perform as a member of an engineering team on-site at the Information Warfare Training Group – Norfolk (IWTG-N) charged with the integration, system management and configuration, operation, testing, and scheduling of the Navy Cyber Operations Training Simulator (NCOTS).  This position will maintain and update simulator designs, integrate hardware and software, determine baseline configurations for training classes/cyber exercises, and maintain the system’s Authority to Operate.


    • Perform system analysis, system and network design, system integration, product testing, capacity planning, and documentation for the integration of the new software and/or hardware in NCOTS.
    • Install, configure, and test routing and switching devices, network security appliances and software, virtual machines, network operating systems and network services for new target platforms. 
    • Perform development and functional testing for new software versions and document test plans and test cases for that testing.
    • Configures and tests existing/legacy images of virtualized enclaves for integration into NCOTS.
    • Maintains and updates NCOTS design documents, configuration guidance, and test plans.
    • Primary POC for the NCOTS routing and switching infrastructure.

    Required Experience/Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science related field with 4 years of experience or Associates Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science related field with 7 years of experience
    • Security+ or another approved DoD 8570.01-M IAT II certification required
    • Experience (in four of the following areas)
      • Networking: Routing, Switching, DNS, Active Directory, VPNs, VLANs, SANs, PKI          
      • Virtualization: VM Ware ESXi, Kernel Virtual Manager (KVM)
      • Operating Systems: MS 2003, 2008, 2012; Windows XP/Vista/7/10; Debian/Red Hat Linux  Applications:  Exchange 2007/2010/2012, IIS, SQL Server, Solarwinds Kiwi Syslog; NetIQ Sentinel Log Manager
      • Security Appliances/VMs:  McAfee Network Security IPS, Cisco ASA, E-Policy Orchestrator (Gov HBSS), Nessus (Gov’t ACAS), MetaSploit, Splunk, Sourcefire FirePOWER
      • Office Applications:  MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Visio
      • Network vulnerabilities, network attack vectors, attack signatures, and technical mitigation
      • Security Test & Evaluation/Continuous Monitoring for DIACAP/Risk Management Framework

    Preferred Experience/Qualifications

    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA); Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP); Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP); Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
    • Navy Networks Experience – COMPOSE/CANES (HIGHLY DESIRED)

    Special Requirements/Security Clearance

    • This position requires an Active TS/SCI security clearance
    • Security+ or another approved DoD 8570.01-M IAT II certification

    Physical Demands

    • Able to lift 50 lbs



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