Leidos is looking for an Information Technology Engineer to work in our office in The Hague, Netherlands, in support of the NATO Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) contract.
As a member of the Leidos Team's support to NATO Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System Engineering and Integration (SE&I) Project, the IT Engineer will provide technical expertise in the setup and operation of the NATO BMD ITB and other AMDC2 laboratories.
The ITB Open Framework Services (OFS) consists of a set of computer simulation tools that enable early testing of the BMD architecture as well as the capability for extensive integration testing to ensure that all National systems work effectively and efficiently together. The ITB enables connection of any combination of constructive simulations, National laboratories and live systems into a realistic friendly force structure, and enable injecting realistic threat scenarios into those integrated components for a variety of purposes that range from architecture interoperability assessment, to evaluating Concepts of Operation (CONOPs). In addition to the OFS, the ITB lab includes NATO Command and Control (C2) prototype systems and several constructive simulations. The ITB Equipment and systems can be connected to external systems or representations via the Combined Federated Battle Laboratory Network (CFBLNet), or the NATO General Communications Systems (NGCS) operational network.
The BMD ITB OFS Has been transitioned from a classic hardware-based server system to a virtualized environment using HP Blades, CISCO 4500 switches and NetApp Data Storage hardware, and VMWare products for software. MäK products (MäK RTI and VR Exchange) are used for providing both a DIS and HLA interface within the ITB, and for external connections to simulations, hardware-in-the-loop labs, and live systems.
The role of the IT Engineer is to assist in the coordination of the building of a new lab which comprises of managing requirements, coordinating various entities such as upper management, building and facilities, NATO IT services, and contractors. Additionally, the IT engineer will ensure the plan and schedule to move dozens of server racks and hundreds of thin clients from NATO sites in Belgium/France to NATO The Hague, The Netherlands.
A future role for the position is to participate on a team of technical specialists to ensure the ITB Open Framework Services operating efficiently, support the set-up and configuration of the tool suite for a test event, perform software (OFS) and hardware configuration management, and ensure security compliance for aspects of the ITB.
The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:
• High School degree and 5 plus years' experience working in Information Technology support with a specialty in desktops, servers, and networking • Active NATO Secret Clearance • Ability to upgrade to NATO (Cosmic) Top Secret Clearance within 1 month (i.e. requires a current national Top Secret Clearance) • Able to work independently and report status • Familiar with TEMPEST testing for NATO computer systems • Willingness to learn many different technologies as breadth of skills is important • Capable of troubleshooting hardware and software issues. Demonstrate the ability to deduce problems. • Demonstration of performing configuration management at any specified level • IPv4 troubleshooting and basic subnetting • Demonstrate packet sniffing to troubleshoot network and application issues • Demonstration of installing and building computer systems in these operating systems (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008/2012, Redhat Linux 5,6,7; Solaris 10; VMWare) • Coursework and/or certificates in programming • Experience using Microsoft Office products • Understanding of CAT 5/6, HDMI, Fibre cabling • Able to lift 50 pounds, maneuver servers in to racks, use hand tools to assemble hardware Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering • Experience working with Tactical Data Link formats (Link16 in both JREAP, SIMPLE formats) • Experience working with Simulation Interoperability using HLA / DIS • Experience using defense simulations with a focus in missile defense • Experience using Cisco switches and basic Layer 2 knowledge • Security+ certification • Experience executing DoD STIGs for operating systems (Windows 7/10, Windows Server 2008/2012, Redhat Linux 5,6,7; Solaris 10/11) • Scripting (Perl, Bash, GNUPlot, XML, Batch files, database queries) • Database administration in MySQL, SQL, Oracle • Administration in Vmware VCenter, ESXi, Horizon