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SUBOPAUTH NETWORK ENGINEER (Italy)

Predicate Logic is looking for a network engineer to join our Submarine Operating Authority Enterprise (SOA-E) team providing communications and network technical support for the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. Predicate Logic is currently accepting resumes for a Network Engineer opening in Naples, Italy supporting CTF 69.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Possess a current/active Top Secret security clearance. Must be eligible for SCI Access.
  • Experience with Submarine Communications, including RF paths providing IP connectivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Fleet personnel afloat and ashore in the troubleshooting and repair of serial and IP based communications systems.
  • Act as the liaison to the appropriate In Service Engineering Activity (ISEA) to ensure problems that cannot be corrected locally are resolved by outside personnel.
  • Develop and provide test and evaluation support for new concepts, lead site testing, System Operational Verification
  • Testing and other test events that require network engineering expertise.

  • Assist government personnel in maintaining strict configuration control of current architectures.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of secure build techniques, tools and practices of DISA Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).
  • Participate in Submarine Operating Authority Engineering reviews.
  • Provide technical representation at meetings as required to represent the Submarine Operating Authority systems.
  • Provide Network Administration of the Submarine Operating Authority Servers.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to configure CISCO routers and switches locally and remote.
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP protocols (emphasis on Multicast) and Doman Name Systems (DNS).
  • Expert knowledge of network architectures and associated equipment including, but not limited to zones, screening devices, and typical design.
  • Expert knowledge of routing protocols including OSPF, BGP and EIGRP.
  • Systems Expert on email delivery, specifically including all aspects of POP3 and SMTP.
    • Must have expert knowledge of SMTP and POP Internet RFC’s including transport protocol-level (i.e. Wireshark™) familiarity.
  • Familiarity with direct attached and network attached storage devices, protocols and techniques to include iSCSI.
  • Understanding of Virtual Machines (VM) and knowledge of VM configurations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with remote users via chat, telephone, naval messaging and email to assist in troubleshooting.
  • CISSP Certification required within 6 months of hire.
  • Cisco (CCNA/CCDA/CCNP/CCDP/CCSP) and or Microsoft (MCSA/MCSE) strongly desired.

Experience
First-hand experience desired in the following areas:

  • CISCO Routers and Switches
  • VMWare ESXi 6.x or later
  • Sectera Secure Wireline Modems
  • Avocent series of KVM Matrix Switches
  • Linux Systems Administration
  • Military VLF/HF/UHF/EHF Communications Systems, to include WSC-3, DMR, Mini-Dama, USC-38(), and other submarine specific transmit and receive equipment.
  • Installation and maintenance of cabling and connectors to include:
  • Serial (RS-232/440 and EIA-530)
  • Shielded and unshielded twisted pair (RJ-45/CAT5+ Ethernet)
  • Fiber Optics, transceivers, switches, hubs, and Media converters.
  • Cryptographic Devices to include in-depth knowledge of:
  • KG-175 TACLANE series, KIV-7 Series, KG-195 and KG-19.
  • Configuration and daily maintenance of servers and associated devices (Windows/Linux).
  • Must be able to independently build/rebuild servers and workstations of all OS’s. Should be able to visualize afloat configurations in order to provide remote assistance via chat.

Ability to travel within the U.S. and foreign countries. Travel Estimated less than 10%.

Predicate Logic’s equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment including, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, educational opportunity, dismissal, social and recreational programs.

To apply for this position, please download, complete and return these 3 documents to personnel@predicate.com:

SUBOPAUTH NETWORK ENGINEER, Hawaii

Predicate Logic is looking for a network engineer to join our Submarine Operating Authority Engineering team providing communications and network technical support for the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. Predicate Logic is currently accepting resumes for a Network Engineer opening in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possess a current/active Top Secret security clearance. Must be eligible for SCI Access.
  • Experience with Submarine Communications, including RF paths providing IP connectivity.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist Fleet personnel afloat and ashore in the troubleshooting and repair of serial and IP based communications systems.
  • Act as the liaison to the appropriate In Service Engineering Activity (ISEA) to ensure problems that cannot be corrected locally are resolved by outside personnel.
  • Develop and provide test and evaluation support for new concepts, lead site testing, System Operational Verification Testing and other test events that require network engineering expertise.
  • Assist government personnel in maintaining strict configuration control of current architectures.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of secure build techniques, tools and practices of DISA Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).
  • Participate in Submarine Operating Authority Engineering reviews.
  • Provide technical representation at meetings as required to represent the Submarine Operating Authority systems.
  • Provide Network Administration of the Submarine Operating Authority Servers.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to configure CISCO routers and switches locally and remote.
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP protocols (emphasis on Multicast) and Doman Name Systems (DNS).
  • Expert knowledge of network architectures and associated equipment including, but not limited to zones, screening devices, and typical design.
  • Expert knowledge of routing protocols including OSPF, BGP and EIGRP.
  • Systems Expert on email delivery, specifically including all aspects of POP3 and SMTP.
    • Must have expert knowledge of SMTP and POP Internet RFC’s including transport protocol-level (i.e. Wireshark™) familiarity.
  • Familiarity with direct attached and network attached storage devices, protocols and techniques to include iSCSI.
  • Understanding of Virtual Machines (VM) and knowledge of VM configurations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with remote users via chat, telephone, naval messaging and email to assist in troubleshooting.
  • CISSP Certification required within 6 months of hire.
  • Cisco (CCNA/CCDA/CCNP/CCDP/CCSP) and or Microsoft (MCSA/MCSE) strongly desired.
  • Experience

    • Experience with Submarine Communications
    • First-hand experience desired in the following areas:
      • CISCO Routers and Switches
      • VMWare ESXi 6.x or later
      • Sectera Secure Wireline Modems
      • Avocent series of KVM Matrix Switches
      • Linux Systems Administration
      • Military VLF/HF/UHF/EHF Communications Systems, to include WSC-3, DMR, Mini-Dama, USC-38(), and other submarine specific transmit and receive equipment.
    • Installation and maintenance of cabling and connectors to include:
      • Serial (RS-232/440 and EIA-530)
      • Shielded and unshielded twisted pair (RJ-45/CAT5+ Ethernet)
      • Fiber Optics, transceivers, switches, hubs, and Media converters.
    • Cryptographic Devices to include in-depth knowledge of:
      • KG-175 TACLANE series, KIV-7 Series, KG-195 and KG-19.
    • Configuration and daily maintenance of servers and associated devices (Windows/Linux).
    • Must be able to independently build/rebuild servers and workstations of all OS’s. Should be able to visualize afloat configurations in order to provide remote assistance via chat.

    Ability to travel within the U.S. and foreign countries. Travel Estimated less than 10%.

    Predicate Logic’s equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment including, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, educational opportunity, dismissal, social and recreational programs.

    To apply for this position, please download, complete and return these 3 documents to personnel@predicate.com:

    March 08, 2019

    Today’s news: ISO recertification.

    Yesterday, 7 March, 2019, Predicate Logic’s quality processes were recertified under ISO 9001:2015. “We are very proud of this continuing achievement” said CEO Mary Jo Lawler. “This demonstrates our continuing focus on providing high quality services to the Navy and Marine Corps.”

    Our quality manual can be found on SharePoint under the Training folder. Our quality policy is:

    “to provide accurate, cost efficient engineering services to the Department of Defense that meets schedule and leads to the “very good” customer satisfaction rating and continually improve the effectiveness of the QMS.”

    March 08, 2019

    Today’s news: NxG Contract Award.

    On 4 December 2018, Predicate Logic was awarded a contract under the SeaPort-NxG, N00178-19-D-8323, with a maximum amount of $400,000,000 for Engineering, Technical and Programmatic Support Services. This is a multiple award contract in which Predicate will compete for specific task orders.

    CEO Mary Jo Lawler said, “This is another great opportunity for us to continue our strong growth in the engineering services sector.”

    SUBOPAUTH Network Engineer, Norfolk

    Predicate Logic is looking for Network Engineer to join our Submarine Operating Authority (SOA) Engineering team to provide on-site technical support to the COMSUBLANT N6 Staff and watch standers in Norfolk VA to ensure critical submarine communications (Tactical and Strategic) circuits and network architectures are continuously monitored and maintained at the highest state of readiness.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. Top Secret / SCI eligibility
    2. Knowledge of DoD Communications circuits and network architecture

    Responsibilities:

    This position is responsible for providing technical support in the operations, maintenance and repair of all SOA/BCA equipment and components and to provide technical support to the N6 personnel in other programs of record as required to maintain and/or restore critical submarine communications links. They will also provide System Administrative functions on SOA/BCA components to include ensuring watch standers are conducting general preventive maintenance (log reviews, archiving data, defragmentation (if applicable), verification of RAID functions, etc.), performing ISEA Cybersecurity functions such as installing patches, IAVAs and other related items to ensure systems are maintained current and at the highest possible security posture. The position will be one of three SSC Atlantic ISEA representatives at COMSUBLANT and as such will ensure all SPAWAR Configuration Management procedures and policies are adhered to. They will ensure the ISEA office is aware of any installations, site surveys or pre-installation briefs that are taking place and upon completion of such events will provide a summary to the ISEA.

    Requirements:

    1. CISSP highly desired – Security Plus CE acceptable but CISSP within 6 months of taking position
    2. VMWare VCP Certification or potential CISCO CCNA/CCNP
    3. Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science or other related field highly desired but not required if you have sufficient experience
    4. 18 years of experience
    5. Knowledge of DoD Communications circuits and network architecture to include Fleet NOCs and DISA roles highly desirable.

    Predicate Logic’s equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment including, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, educational opportunity, dismissal, social and recreational programs.

    To apply for this position, please download, complete and return these 3 documents to personnel@predicate.com:

    January 27, 2017

    Predicate Logic awarded $41,429,294.00 by US Navy for FSBS DIGITAL SYSTEMS TECHNICAL SUPPORT
    San Diego, California – January 27, 2017 – The US Navy awarded Predicate Logic a $41,429,294.00 5 year contract to provide systems technical support services to SUBOPAUTH/LBUCS systems and site-specific SMEs for troubleshooting and repair of shore submarine IP based communications systems. Predicate Logic will provide on-site support in Naples, Italy, Yokosuka, Japan, Pearl Harbor HI and Norfolk VA.

    August 11, 2017

    Predicate Logic awarded $38,369,264.47 contact for US Marine Corps for C4ISR Sustainment

    San Diego, California – August 11, 2017 – The USMC awarded Predicate Logic $38,369,264.47 5 year contract to provide recurring CLS services of USMC C4ISR systems at garrison, deployed and shipboard locations worldwide. Predicate Logic will provide this support in Charleston, SC, Okinawa, Camp Pendleton, CA, and Camp Lejeune, NC.

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    “this contractor continues to exceed all customer expectations, and has provided exceptional services during this reporting period.

    COMSUBPAC

    Thank you for your outstanding support for our submarine force in the Pacific. You have made a significant impact in the quality of communications available to the fleet.

    CDR Dale Ramsay
    Director C4I
    COMSUBPAC N6

    Cyber Security Engineer, Norfolk VA

    Description: Predicate Logic is looking for a dynamic self starting individual to join our Submarine Operating Authority Engineering team providing communications and network technical support for the U.S. Navy Submarine Force.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Be the In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) On-Site Cyber Security Engineer for the Low Band Universal Communications System (LBUCS) equipment and network at Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet Norfolk, VA.
    • Maintain the LBUCS suite fully operational and in compliance with all cyber security requirements.
    • Supervise the performance of all System Administrative responsibilities for the LBUCS suite.
    • Supervise the configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of the LBUCS suite.
    • Provide remote assistance to LBUCS transmitter sites as required for system configuration, testing, troubleshooting.
    • Develop and provide test and evaluation support for new concepts, lead site testing, System Operational Verification Testing (SOVT) and other test events in support of the LBUCS Suite.
    • Assist government personnel in maintaining strict configuration control of the LBUCS suite of equipment.
    • Possess knowledge and comprehension of secure build techniques, tools and practices of DISA Secure Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIG).
    • Participate in Submarine Operating Authority Engineering reviews.
    • Provide technical representation at meetings as required to represent the Submarine Operating Authority systems and in particular LBUCS.

    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Install, Configure and Maintain a scalable and highly available virtual environment utilizing VMWare vSphere ESXi hypervisor
    • Working knowledge of direct attached, network attached and storage area network-based storage devices, protocols and management techniques.
    • Working knowledge of Cisco UCS and Netapp storage solutions with a focus on VMWare-based solutions
    • Fundamental knowledge of network architectures and associated equipment including, but not limited to zones, screening devices, and typical design.
    • Working knowledge with CISCO routers and switches and their configuration and management.
    • In-depth knowledge and ability to troubleshoot the TCP/IP protocol suite.
    • Working knowledge of network analysis tools such as Wireshark.
    • Ability to manage and audit the cyber security of systems using tools such as HBSS and ACAS.
    • Ability to perform log reviews of systems to analyze for evidence of exploitation.
    • Ability to interface with remote users via chat, telephone, naval messaging and email to assist in troubleshooting system functional issues.
    • CISSP Certification required.
    • VMWare Certified Professional Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification strongly desired but otherwise must be achieved within 6 months of hire.

    Experience

    • Experience with Submarine Communications, including RF paths providing IP connectivity.
    • First-hand experience required in the following areas:
    • Cisco routers and switches
    • VMWare ESXi 5.5 or later
    • Server operating systems management
    • Cyber security configuration compliance management/auditing
    • First-hand experience strongly desired in the following areas:
    • Cisco UCS
    • Netapp storage solutions
    • Windows Server 2012 or later
    • Windows 10 or later
    • Avocent series of KVM Matrix Switches or similar
    • Linux Systems Administration
    • Serial communications
    • Installation and maintenance of cabling and connectors to include:
    • Serial (RS-232/440 and EIA-530)
    • Shielded and unshielded twisted pair (RJ-45/CAT5+ Ethernet)
    • Fiber Optics, copper, transceivers and switches
    • Cryptographic Devices to include in-depth knowledge of:
    • KG-175 TACLANE series, KIV-7 Series
    • Must be able to independently build/rebuild servers and workstations, both virtual and physical both from baseline templates including system backs and/or OVF templates.

    Possess a current/active Top Secret security clearance. Must be eligible for SCI Access.

    Ability to travel within the U.S. and foreign countries. Travel Estimated less than 10%

    To apply for this position, please download, complete and return these 3 documents:

    Predicate Logic’s equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment including, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, educational opportunity, dismissal, social and recreational programs.