Works under general supervision, and no instructions are needed for routine work. Receives general instructions for special assignments. Work is reviewed for sound technical judgment and overall adequacy. Assists in the identification, analysis and documentation of requirements for network transport technologies and services. Creates, implements, maintains and documents basic network designs that conform to architectural and security standards. Supports component research. Collects data to provide project cost estimates. Assists with implementation planning for tactical multi-technology insertion projects.
Bachelor's degree and typically 4 or more years related work experience or a Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Accreditations and/or Certifications: Preferred Cisco and/or other industry standard certifications
2+ Years of experience with Palo Alto.
3 or more years of experience in the field of Networking.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
?Makes use of and applies job practices, techniques, standards, principles, theories, and concepts.
?Analytical Skills: Skill and ability to: collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources at the work group level.
?Commutations & Network Systems Test: Makes use of and applies knowledge of communications and network test (e.g., sub-system, system, installation, performance, operational, built-in test, qualification, acceptance). Knowledge of test methodologies for voice and data networks and communications equipment.
?Data Configuration Mgmt: General knowledge of configuration management principles and processes to maintain the integrity of data (e.g., revision level, naming conventions, product identification numbering systems) and numerically controlled media.
?Data Mining: General ability to use a variety of techniques and tools to analyze the data stored in databases, data warehouses and/or data marts. Presents interpretable results in a format understood by the business.
?Enterprise Architecture: General ability to work across the enterprise, model and analyze data from a computing technical and total business viewpoint, and integrate into an overall computing system and application systems architecture. General ability to connect the networking, processing, and data management that provides the most effective computing infrastructure.
?Government Security Reg: General knowledge of government security regulations (e.g., National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual [NISPOM], International Traffic in Arms Regulations [ITAR], Export Administration Regulations [EAR]) as appropriate to the assignment.
?Information Protection: General knowledge of the security of architecture, electronic data communications, network/data, electronic commerce, electronic commerce, and other related areas to provide computing security and integration services to company computer users and customers. Interfaces with the appropriate government agencies, customers, suppliers, and company personnel in order to facilitate implementation of protective mechanisms and to ensure understanding of and compliance with computing security requirements.
?Maintenance Programs: General knowledge and understanding of the principles of preventive and corrective maintenance programs.
?Network Systems: General knowledge of network communication concepts, principles and architectures, associated with network planning, design, integration and maintenance. End-to-end knowledge of network transport technologies, systems, environments, services, protocols, performance monitoring and diagnostic analysis.
?Quality Tech Documentation: General knowledge and the ability to interpret policies, practices, processes, and procedures, e.g., ISO resources, including documentation, as they apply to technical documentation to ensure quality product delivery.
?Adaptability: Generally understands changes in own and others' work-group tasks and situations as well as the logic or basis for change; generally seeks information about changes affecting own and fellow employees' jobs. Treats changes and new situations as opportunities for learning or growth; focuses on the beneficial aspects of change; speaks positively about the change to work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups. Quickly modifies behavior to deal effectively with changes in the work environment; readily tries new approaches appropriate for new or changed situations; does not persist with ineffective behaviors.
?Applied Business Knowledge: General understanding of the business and key market drivers that have an impact on the work group and occasionally on other work groups, including macro-economic indicators, channels of distribution, competitors, customer fitness for use, suppliers, etc. General understanding of all operations and processes including sourcing, logistics, manufacturing, bill and collect, order fulfillment, cash application, materials planning, labor relations, safety, etc. Has an understanding of the industry.
?Business (Operational) Acumen: General understanding of how the business and organization work; knowledgeable in established policies, practices, trends, and information affecting the business and organization; General understanding of the competition; is aware of how tactics work in the marketplace. General understanding of how to accomplish tasks both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the reasoning behind key policies, practices and procedures; General understanding of the cultures of the organization.
?Change Management: Generally encourages fellow work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups to appropriately question established work processes/assumptions and to support continuous improvement actions and alternatives. Generally remains open to ideas offered by others; supports and uses good ideas to solve problems or address issues. Recognizes fellow work group members who make useful changes. Usually helps fellow work group members and other inter-organizational employees overcome resistance to change; shows empathy with people who feel loss as a result of change. Generally tries to minimize complexities, contradictions, and paradoxes or reduce their impact on fellow work group members and other inter-organizational employees; clarifies direction and smooth’s the process of change.
?Coaching/Teaching: Generally clarifies expected behaviors, knowledge, and level of proficiency by seeking and giving information and checking for understanding. Usually provides instruction, positive models, and opportunities for observation in order to help work group members and occasionally members of others work groups to develop skills; encourages questions to ensure understanding. Offers timely, appropriate feedback on performance; reinforces efforts and progress. Generally establishes good interpersonal relationships by helping work group members and occasionally members of others work groups feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions.
?Collaboration: Generally works effectively and cooperatively with work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups; establishes and maintains good working relationships by helping people feel valued, appreciated, and included in discussions. Places higher priority on team and/or organization goals than on own goals. Normally offers to help work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups when they need assistance.
?Communication: Generally clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence. Usually keeps the audience engaged through use of techniques such as analogies, illustrations, humor, an appealing style, body language, and voice inflection. Frames the message in line with audience experience, background, and expectations; uses terms, examples, and analogies that are meaningful to the audience. Generally seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding. Uses syntax, pace, volume, diction, and mechanics appropriate to the media being used. Accurately interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
?Continuous Improvement: Reviews a variety of processes to identify gaps between requirements and current outputs within own and occasionally within other work groups. Identifies potential conditions that contribute to gaps or key variances; explores relationships between conditions and effects; distinguishes causes from symptoms and identifies primary causes. Generates ideas for solutions; analyzes the effect or impact of each solution; selects appropriate solutions. Tests solutions; gathers feedback on effectiveness; reviews impact on baseline measures; modifies solutions as appropriate to ensure effectiveness.
?Contributing To Team Success: Makes procedural or process suggestions to work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups for achieving team goals or performing team functions; tries to provide necessary resources or helps to remove obstacles to help the team accomplish its goals; listens to and fully involves others in team decisions and actions; values and uses individual differences and talents; shares important or relevant information with the team; adheres to the team's expectations and guidelines; fulfills team responsibilities; demonstrates personal commitment to the team.
?Customer Focus: Considers customers and their needs when performing and/or working with others on routine tasks; supports others and occasionally becomes directly involved in developing and sustaining customer relationships; assists more experienced employees in seeking information to understand customers' circumstances, problems, expectations, and needs; prepares information which more experienced employees will share with customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities; considers how day-to-day actions or plans affect customers; responds quickly to help others address customer needs and resolve problems.
?Decision Making: Recognizes a variety of issues, problems, or opportunities in own and occasionally in other work groups and determines whether action is needed; identifies the need for and collects
?information to better understand issues, problems, and opportunities. Generally integrates information from a variety of sources; detects general trends, associations, and cause-effect relationships. Creates relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes. Generally formulates clear decision criteria; evaluates options by considering implications and consequences; chooses an effective option. Implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time. Generally includes work group members, direct supervisor, and occasionally members of others work groups in the decision-making process as warranted to obtain good information, make the most appropriate decisions, and ensure buy-in and understanding of the resulting decisions.
?Initiating Action: Generally takes independent action when confronted with routine problems or situations. Implements new ideas or potential solutions without prompting; does not wait for others to take action or to request action. Occasionally takes action that goes beyond job requirements in order to achieve objectives.
?Managing Work: Has a general sense of more critical and less critical activities and tasks; adjusts priorities when appropriate. Generally ensures that required equipment and/or materials are in appropriate locations so that own and others' work can be done effectively. Allocates own time to complete work; tries to coordinate own and others' schedules to avoid conflicts. Usually takes advantage of available resources (individuals, processes, departments, and tools) to complete work efficiently. Uses time effectively and rarely allows irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with work completion.
?Project Management: Has general experience in the creation of simple project schedules identifying time frames for key project milestones. Usually updates more complex project schedules developed by more experienced employees; independently identifying project resource requirements by seeking assistance or recommendations from others within own work group and occasionally from other internal employees. Work may be checked by more experienced employees; may lead and direct the activities and resources of smaller projects within work group.
?Quality Orientation: Generally follows established procedures for completing work tasks within own work group. Watches over job processes, tasks, and work products to ensure freedom from errors, omissions, or defects. Initiates action to correct quality problems or notifies others of quality issues as appropriate.
Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity.
Assists in the identification, analysis and documentation of requirements for both classified and unclassified network transport technologies and services (e.g., voice, video, data, wireless, cable, wire) based on customer goals, objectives, cost and security constraints, to provide input into the design process.
Creates and documents designs that conform to architectural and security standards, to meet customer requirements, using design templates and standard implementation packages.
Prepares and deploys routine implementation packages per Boeing standards. Coordinates the installation with impacted customers and provides feedback to the design process based on implementation experience.
Assists with preventative, proactive and reactive maintenance to meet service restoration and network availability objectives, using network analysis and monitoring tools.
Supports component research under instruction from more experienced personnel to provide input for more comprehensive evaluation.
Assists with implementation planning for tactical multi-technology insertion projects, using established project management methodologies for the purpose of controlling costs and ensuring adherence to project plan.
Other duties as assigned.