SME II (Virtual Platform Network Engineer)

Job Locations US-MO-ST LOUIS
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Illuminate Mission Solutions is seeking a Virtual Platform Engineer with an active TS/SCI security clearance to support an ongoing program with a government customer.


Job Responsibilities: Supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Virtual Platform Engineer shall provide services to include:

  • Design and implement a single, scalable integrated virtual platform capability across existing customer data centers
  • Examine and develop requirements with all stakeholders
  • Review various design options and recommend best solution for implementation
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, surveys, site visits, scenarios, business analysis and test/workflow analysis
  • Lead requirement analysis and verification, ensuring requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and they conform to standards
  • Review mission related change requirements such as Requests for Change (RFCs) and approved Change Requests (CRQs) and determining impacts on Transport activities across the Enterprise while providing technical solutions and cost impacts
  • Support network traffic analysis and bandwidth optimization efforts to ensure attainment of performance and availability objectives
  • Evaluate and report on new/emerging network/communication technologies to enhance capacity, performance and reliability of the network
  • Follows all Customer network security processes and procedures, ensures compliance with all Government policies
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work schedule must conform to customer’s work schedule


A Virtual Platform Engineer candidate shall possess the following qualifications:

  • 15 or more years of technical experience in Network and Transport technologies, tools, and techniques
  • 8 or more years of experience working with large-scale enterprise/global networks in a high paced diverse environment
  • 4 or more years demonstrated experience designing and implementing enterprise-scale multiple virtual platform capabilities in classified environments
  • Thorough understanding of private, public and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Understanding and experience with the DoD Architecture Framework and other key DoD network architecture and strategic planning instructions
  • Experience with CISCO and Juniper, switches, routers, Cryptographic devises, VPN and VPN client
  • Experience with Network analysis tools (CISCO Network Analysis Modules, Solar Winds Network Management, OPNET NetOne, HP Network Node Manager, etc.)
  • Experience with CISCO firewall/VPN equipment (Adaptive Security Appliance, etc)
  • Experience with supporting  IP services to connect to NIPRNET, SIPRNET and JWICS (IPv4, VPN, IPv6, Multicast, QOS, SDN, SNMP, VOIP, VTC, etc)
  • Experience with EIGRP, OSPF, BGP and multicast
  • Ability to work weekends and evening hours as needed
  • An understanding of how to practice requirements engineering according to several hardware/software development life cycles in a team environment


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