Lead Network Infrastructure Engineer

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THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. (CENTECH®) is seeking a Lead Network Infrastructure Engineer at Robins Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia and Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC)host bases. The Lead Network Infrastructure Engineer will provide AFRC-wide engineering of the overall architecture for Headquarters (HQ) AFRC and AFRC host bases on unsecure and secure (Non-classified Internet Protocol (IP) Router [NIPR], Secret IP Router [SIPR]) networks. This includes the wide area network (WAN) architecture supporting AFRC data centers, backbones, cloud initiatives, and mission data traversing the WAN. The person in this position will provide oversight of the AFRC Enterprise comprising approximately 1,700 infrastructure devices on NIPR/SIPR networks.


This bid position is contingent upon award and the qualified candidate may be selected as key personnel.




  • Support high temporary duty (TDY) requirement (estimated to be 75%) due to high-level of base project support
  • Serve as focal point for AFRC IP space management
  • Serve as focal point for the infrastructure engineering for AFRC
  • Manage technology refresh for the command
  • Make recommendations to the government for infrastructure upgrades, configurations, efforts at HQ and bases. These include:  core nodes (CN), critical distribution nodes (CDN), critical access nodes (CAN), distribution nodes (DN), and access nodes (AN)
  • Coordinate, as technical liaison, technical requirements with the government lead
  • Ensure enterprise network (NIPR/SIPR) compliance with Air Force Reserve (AFR) BAN functional specification
  • Function as subject matter expert (SME) for NIPR/SIPR network-related information technology (IT) requirement reviews
  • Function as SME for network Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) support
  • Perform on-site local area network (LAN)/WAN security management functions
  • Function as the SME for U.S. Air Force (AF) network projects effecting both the HQ and enterprise (e.g., Base Information Transport Infrastructure [BITI], One Base One Network [1B1N], Data Center Optimization Initiative [DCOI], Enclave NIPR Firewall and Automated Security Incident Measurement [ASIM] Sustainment [ENFAAS], Installation Processing Node [IPN], etc.]
  • Coordinate with AF project offices and AF responsible offices for Enterprise projects and programs impacting AFR equities
  • Assist with on-site system administration functions


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience
  • Experience may substitute for bachelor’s degree (depending upon specific position)
  • Extensive technical experience in AFRC architecture
  • Extensive experience designing, deploying, managing and supporting mission critical network environments based on Cisco hardware and Internal Operating System (IOS)
  • Extensive experience with AF NIPR, SIPR and Combat Information Transport System (CITS) architecture and programs
  • Extensive experience as a project manager in data center migrations, enterprise network upgrades and WAN upgrades
  • Extensive experience in LAN design, configuration, installation, evaluation, problem resolution and project management
  • Knowledge of all common routing protocols, including, but are not limited to, Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Knowledge of industry-standard network design principles and best practices
  • U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 8570 IAT Level 3 certification is required (one of following) - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP) CE, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Associate
  • Cisco Certified Associate Level (e.g., CCNA) or Cisco Certified Professional Level (e.g., CCNP) certification required

THE CENTECH GROUP, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/M/F/Disabled/Veteran


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