Cyber Operations – Network Engineer 

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Cyber Operations – Network Engineer 

X8 is a progressive cyber industry leader providing full spectrum engagement solutions operating at the forefront of cyber operations and cyber security thought and innovation.

Our mission: Bringing mission domain excellence to solve exigent cyber challenges for our client.

X8 seeks a well-rounded Network Engineer with working experience in USCYBERCOM, NSA or other IC partners in cyberspace operations, to manage complex development projects for DoD operational systems. Our customer is the leading voice in DoD operational cyber development, delivering significant capabilities for USCYBERCOM.
The Cyber Operations – Network Engineer will:
  • Guide the development and integration of enterprise-level software that deals with attribution management, user authentication and virtual systems on DoD operational infrastructures.
  • Serve as the hub for programmatic decision making, advocating for industry best practices and will leverage lessons learned from years of working in cyber operational environments.
  • Ensure project planning meets the rigorous demands for operational employment and effectiveness through interactions with users, developers and the customer.
  • Additionally, will conduct operational research projects, assess other systems, document opinions and help integrate new capabilities into a larger cyberspace architecture.
  • X8 SMEs work with a smart, dynamic and important DoD customer, actually changing how cyber operations are conducted.
Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Assess the technical solutions of contract performers, edit requirements and design technical solutions with other SMEs to meet the operational needs of the user community.
  • Advise the customer on best practices for network architecture, utilization and configuration to support attribution management and proper user authentication.
  • Stand accountable, both as a technical advisor and project management professional
  • Identify and address challenges, and work with SMEs from a variety of backgrounds to find solutions that take into account operational OPSEC requirements.
  • Provide informed advocacy, writing, and teamwork with other cyber operations SMEs to help think beyond normal boundaries, to see what’s possible.
Desired Experience:
  • Network certification such as CCNP or comparable.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of topics in cyber space operations including operations, analysis, development, information technology, requirements refinement, architecture development, networking and/or systems analysis.
  • Understanding of cross domain solutions, VPN products and other virtual solutions
  • Understanding of cyber operations processes within the DoD and/or Intelligence Community (IC)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work with technical and non-technical leaders
  • Experience in work roles like ION, EA, Planner, Analyst, TNDA, watch floor, SWO or Developer is a plus
Educational Requirements:
  • BS/MS Degree in a technical field like; Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems or Software Engineering).
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience (7 with a Master’s Degree) in roles working with USCYBERCOM, NSA or other IC partners in cyberspace operations, analysis, defense or development (Public or Private roles).
Clearance:  Active TS/SCI (for immediate consideration)
Location: Hanover, MD
  • This position will operate primarily out of the Hanover, MD area, with some travel to Herndon, VA.
Why should I work with X8? (Why apply?) 
X8 is not hiring you to tell you what to do. X8 wants your best effort, ideas and passion to ensure the successful integration of prototype systems, with multiple applications also under development. You will set the parameters for success and advise multiple vendors under your purview on how to work with each other to achieve combined success. The selected candidate will also have a front row seat to the other interesting development challenges other agencies are hiring X8 to tackle.
If you want to change how the DoD conducts mission and really make a difference within USCYBERCOM, X8 wants to hear from you. X8 values diversity of thought, applicants, military affiliation, and originating industry. Our capital asset is the grey matter we bring to bear on key problems of the military, national security clients and for our own internal development. Join us and rise with a small but ever successful firm on the rise.
X8 LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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