Network Specialist (LAN Specialist)

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Position Title Network Specialist (LAN Specialist)
Position Type Full Time
Position Location Landstuhl, Germany
Tracking Code 00608
Daily Responsibilities
  • Ensures that the LAN/WAN is capable of providing required services by supporting the network infrastructure through the use of troubleshooting and problem resolution in a production environment.
  • Provides daily operational support for LAN/WAN networks, including firewalls. Plans, installs and supports hardware and software upgrades.
  • Resolves technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the OSI model through the use of diagnostics and network administration tools such as Hewlett Packard (HP) OpenView, Cisco Works and Tivoli.
  • Understanding of Management Information Blocks (MIB) and MRTG to measure, plan and execute methodologies to ensure high performance levels and minimum downtime.
  • Responsible for maintaining LAN – WAN barrier systems to prevent unauthorized access to MTF systems.
  • Must be familiar with Cisco firewalls, Cisco, Alcatel and Avaya VPN devices and IDSs.
  • Uses diagnostic utilities to identify and isolate problems encountered on different mediums and network protocols, gather latency statistics and find specific network bottlenecks, evaluate problems and implement fix actions through device reconfiguration or replacement depending on the circumstances.
  • Address issues related to synchronous and asynchronous communications, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, ATM, ISDN, microwave and satellite communications. Desired experience with various OTDR, cable testers, network sniffers.
Required: Years of Experience (min)
  • 5 – 10 years of directly related experience (see below)
Required: Degree
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical discipline and 5 years related experience: OR successful completion of a certified technical/vocational school and 10 years related experience.
  • Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II or equivalent certification, per DoD 8570.01-M, "Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program" (most recent version) is required.
  • Desired: Security+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent
Required: Experience
  • The LAN Specialist should have a clear understanding of TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, HTTP, SHTTP, SMTP, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, EIGRP, OSPF, PPP, HDLC, V.35, RS-449 and knowledge of the 803.2, 802.3, 802.5, 802.10, 802.11, 802.3u and 802.3z communications, EIA/TIA cable standards and Internet standards.
  • Experience in routed, switched and shared LAN environments that operate Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows NT/2000, UNIX and OpenVMS and employ various routers switches, hubs and terminal servers as well as various local and long-haul ISDN,56 Kbps through T1 - T3 (European E1 – E3 experience desired), satellite and ATM WAN connectivity that employs Codex and PairGain CSU/DSUs.
  • Experience and skills shall include a range of assignments in technical tasks directly related to the proposed area of responsibility. Expertise in Windows networks, Cisco Systems and HP Openview desired.
  • Must have strong oral and written communications skills to effectively present information to a broad audience of Government officials, medical professionals, and highly specialized technical personnel
Required: Clearance
  • Able to secure and maintain Federal Government security clearances

About Systems Plus


Systems Plus is headquartered in Rockville, MD with over 2 decades of experience providing Global Enterprise Management, Technology, Engineering and Professional services and solutions across Defense and Federal Civilian government sectors.


From Discovery to Delivery, Systems Plus brings a greater measure of confidence, commitment and value to our clients. With various Defense and Federal contracts across the United States, Europe and Pacific/Asia, we are driving innovation and excellence within the Special Operations Forces Components and Commands, Defense Health Agency, United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, National Institute of Standards and Technology, House of Representatives and more.


Through our diverse portfolio of clients and capabilities we power vision and insight—discover what’s possible with a Small Business that thinks BIG!

Interested individuals should email their resume with salary expectations and with a cover letter to careers@sysplus.com or fax them to (301) 948-3918.