Polaris Alpha

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Systems Analyst, Mid

Systems Analyst, Mid

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Position Type 
Full Time
FLSA Status 
Security Clearance 
Required Secret

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Job Description

Polaris Alpha was formed in 2016 through the merger of EOIR Technologies, Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS), PROTEUS Technologies and Intelesys. The Company has approximately 1,200 employees with major offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, Annapolis Junction, MD, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, and Alexandria, VA as well as customer sites both domestically and internationally. We’re passionate about developing cutting-edge, creative solutions, and fostering a highly sought-out place of employment for many of the brightest minds in the industry. We are the best because we hire the best.

We are a one-of-a-kind mid-tier government contractor provides leading-edge capabilities to three emerging warfighter domains critical to the future of national security: space, cyber, and the electromagnetic spectrum. At Polaris Alpha, we have developed a culture of going above and beyond the normal expectations in the delivery of our work. Our clients and employees are the number one reason why we’re successful, and that formula won’t be changing!

EOIR Technologies, a Polaris Alpha company, is seeking a Field Engineer to provide support for the US Army Project Manager Terrestrial Sensors (PM TS) Base Expeditionary Targeting Surveillance System – Combined program in SWA and other missions as required. Individuals will be performing a wide range of activities to include site survey, network installations, and mission upgrade of Force Protection FMV equipment throughout all Regional Commands in Afghanistan in support of ongoing operations. Qualified individuals will interface and communicate with operational customers in Theater and other team members to successfully perform integration, configuration, and maintenance of software and hardware assets in a large multi-protocol environment. Individuals will also perform setup, configuration, and troubleshooting of workstations, Cisco switches and routers, and other types of peripheral equipment and software. Selected candidates must be capable of coordinating with military and civilian personnel in Theater to plan, support, resolve and document network infrastructure related issues. In coordination with the Fielding and Program offices, Field Engineers will forward deploy to the different FOBs and perform the required site surveys, installation and software and hardware upgrades in accordance with specifications (provided by the government). Tasks may include (but not limited to):

- Identify height requirements to establish line of sight radio connections and installation of such equipment
- Conduct sight surveys to determine what networking hardware is required to establish network connectivity for the dissemination of FMV from sensor to enterprise
- Installation of new software and hardware components
- Configuration of communication and network equipment (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, DMVPN, BGP, Multicast, IGMP, PIM-DM/SM, Rendezvous Points, GRE (mGRE), and AES/IPSEC encryption)
- Equipment Troubleshooting

Additional duties may include providing feedback to CONUS technical support on the status and performance of the system and capturing lessons learned and best practices to refine standard operating procedures. It is likely that during this deployment period, you will be operating under hazardous conditions and living in an austere environment equivalent to the active duty US military units with whom you will be assigned. While deployed overseas, the level of effort required for successful execution of this position is 12 hours per day, 7 days per week for up to 365 working days, not including paid or unpaid leave.

Required Skills

- Must have a working knowledge of solid state components, their functions, capabilities and limitations. Must be experienced in soldering and wiring printed circuit boards and their integration into an operating system. Must have experience in the racking and stacking of electronic equipment and making minor changes in components to improve operation, eliminate overloads, etc. Must be able to interpret block diagrams.

This position requires the selected candidate to hold an active Department of Defense Secret level security clearance which requires US citizenship while working in support of a government contract.

Desired Skills

Beneficial but not required:
• CISCO Routers & Switches
• Tactical Local Area Network Encryption (TACLANE)
• Point to Point Radios
• Video Encoding Systems

- Previous deployment experience a plus

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