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IDS/IPS Engineer

Network IDS/IPS Engineer will provide Integration Support Services - Analyzing and recommending product configurations and improvements to existing configurations, assessing and verifying COTS integrated solutions, Analyzing and documenting of software integration test results and updating associated test plans and procedures.  Review and analyze computer systems, critical software/hardware interfaces, database and information systems methodologies, performance evaluation and optimization, and design and test requirements

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in development and design of architecture, policies and procedures using a variety of networking TCP/IP layers, protocols, operating systems and applications such as, but not limited to, various Microsoft products, Linux variants, and others used to support the hardware component of the gateway and boundary protection devices
  • Assist in performing requirements analysis, design, and implementation of new functionality called for by engineering change proposals
  • Work with virtualized applications, VMware vSphere, vCenter, ESXi, other products, etc. 
  • Provide dev operations on larger networks and AF Gateways and DoD GiG
  • Establish and maintain a complex assessment and evaluation network
  • Build, configure, and utilize traffic generation software/appliances to model real-time traffic


  • Must have a DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Must possess an information assurance level II (IAT II) certification or higher network certification (e.g., Security+)
  • Associates Level Certification (CCNA) with 5 Years' experience a plus
  • Must have knowledge of larger networks and AF Gateways and DoD GiG
  • Must have current/relevant (within the past 24 months) experience in network engineering
  • Must be able to meet all contract deliverables, project meetings, milestones, reviews, inspections, base configuration timelines, status of applicable Air Force (AF) Forms, all required permits, quality assurance inspections and unique tasks and events requests
  • Must be able to provide network discovery tool maintenance on Government provided hosting equipment by applying vendor release patches, and operating system security patches. Produce monthly release IAW CM plan
  • Must have experience with virtual applications, VMware vSphere, vCenter, and ESXi
  • Must be familiar with DISA Applications Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG)
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking
  • Must be able to operate and meet imposed deadlines
  • Must be able to research and help develop solutions for cybersecurity requirements
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision or detailed direction
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