ASRC Federal Holding Company Network Engineer - GOES-R Ground Segment in Suitland, Maryland

ASRC Federal Space and Defense (AS&D) brings a 15-year history of delivering high-performance space systems engineering, integration and satellite operations services to civil and defense agencies. AS&D provides these services throughout all phases of the program life cycle and across the entire space systems architecture, including space and ground assets.

We are seeking a Network Engineer for the GOES-R satellite enterprise in Suitland, MD.

Within the Enterprise Management Operations Controller team, this individual will be responsible to focus on the network facets of the GOES-R Ground Segment.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, manage and maintain Nominal Network data flow baseline for all Ground Segment data flows

  • Understand how these flows affect operational baseline and mission support

  • Determine usage profile (utilizing Netflow, MRTG, Wireshark Probes)

  • Document baseline results for reference (extremely useful for troubleshooting to know what is not nominal)

  • Help evaluate and refine end-to-end Network QOS settings

  • Network Trending

  • Use existing tools (MRGT, Netflow, Wireshark, TIP, Splunk) to proactively look for areas of concerns Develop or adapt scripts (Python, PERL) to monitor/trend select parameters of concern to help with troubleshooting

  • Investigate potential concerns, escalating as necessary to address

  • If new Network issues are encountered, look at historical trending data to see if a problem signature can be identified to detect in future

  • If new problem signatures are identified, request/facilitate updates to EM to alert Operators

  • Perform proactive VPN, LZSS, (and other GSP Edge Services) performance monitoring

  • Monitor and analyze daily/routine Dropped Data, DO, and other reports to look for issues or trend

  • Network Troubleshooting

  • Participate or Lead Extended Troubleshooting of Critical Issues Characterize Symptoms

  • Working with Impacted Users, Site Maintenance Team, GSP, MOST/GSE, and Factory Network SMEs

  • Majority of routine issues expected to be handled by Peraton Site Maintenance Team, with support as required by FactoryGather Data

  • Manage / Collect / Consolidate Network Troubleshooting data and artifacts for current utilization and future reference

  • Build issues knowledge base, cross-referencing WRs, SRs, Vendor Tickets, and other data/artifacts

  • Support LZSS & VPN Troubleshooting, track issues, facilitate cross-organization troubleshooting

  • Network ToolsSupport EI ITCOs, including coordination, network testing and WR checkout

  • Gain familiarity and expertise in Network Troubleshooting Tools (Netflow, MRTG, Wireshark Probes, Splunk, iPerf); provide advice and support to other users (e.g. EMOCs, Ground Engineers, GSP Network) to help them use or provide relevant data from these tools.

  • Provide feedback and recommendations for improvements for the capabilities and configurations of existing tools, using existing process (e.g. WRs, SRs, etc.)

Bachelor's degree plus 5-7 years relevant work experience

  • Cisco and Juniper network equipment and tools

  • Network analysis with, but not limited to, the following tools: MRTG, Wireshark, Splunk, ELK, iPerf

  • Network diagramming tools

  • Under pressure debugging and problem resolution

  • Excellent communication

ASRC Federal and its Subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.

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