Company Overview

For 29 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

1-181219-8214: Network Engineer
LocationOverseas - Germany/Italy/Kosovo
Open Date12/19/2018

SOS International LLC (SOSi) is seeking a Network Engineer to join a large intelligence technical support program in Europe. The Network Engineer provides network engineering, monitoring, and technical support to DCS, G2 for the intelligence data networks operating over a Gigabit Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) communications topology in both a garrison and deployed environment.  


  • Responsible for assuring high availability (24 x 7) of critical network and communications services on the Unclassified (NIPR), Collateral SECRET (SIPR), TOP SECRET/SCI, COALITION and other intelligence networks 
  • Performs systems engineering support in planning, installation, configuration, and maintenance of the network architectures and network / communication devices supporting the intelligence and communication networks 
  • Provides technical support for the configuration, operations and maintenance of video teleconferencing (VTC), to include both Collateral Secret and the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS), and streaming video systems and capabilities 
  • Provides configuration, operations and maintenance for the Global Broadcast System (GBS) communications link and equipment. Performs technical studies to identify necessary upgrades, systems enhancements, project timelines, and Bill of Materials (BOM) 
  • Develops and executes migration and fielding plans for new hardware and software technologies. Performs technical reviews of proposed configuration or architectural modifications, to include requests for network connectivity and usage, and provides recommendations for approval, disapproval, or waivers 
  • Develops and maintains accurate network diagrams for all networks within DCS, G2, to include the communications node and wiring closets. Provides technical expertise and assistance in the integration of intelligence functional automated information systems into the intelligence network architecture 
  • Serves as technical expert for new communications and networking technologies and protocols, Designs and implements technical solutions to meet intelligence requirements in areas such as advanced security multimedia broadcasting etc. Scan networks for vulnerabilities, apply fix actions and report status to local Information Assurance Manager 
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance for the development of technical systems documentation, including network and systems diagrams for architecture and configuration management purposes, system fielding guidelines, user guides and operations directives 
  • Develops standing operating procedures (SOPs) and processes to assure proper maintenance and monitoring is performed on all networks. Configures, installs, maintains, and troubleshoots all communications equipment (switches, routers, modems, patch panels, Voice over IP, desktop VTC, encryption devices etc.,) supporting ATM, GIG-E, microwave, SONET, satellite and fiber optic WAN/LAN technologies 
  • Troubleshoots communications circuits in support of remote communications, and support encryption and key material for COMSEC devices such as the “KIV” and “KG” series of devices 
  • Detects, corrects and performs damage assessment of security vulnerabilities 
  • Performs monitoring and analysis of security logging systems and provides technical and engineering support in the evaluation, installation and integration of security patches and protective measures 
  • Patches, monitors, and reports compliance status of Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) to the appropriate functional security managers 
  • Participates in technical conferences and on-site visits to keep command intelligence community informed and apprised of current status on technical programs, projects, and other related matters 
  • Prepares and presents technical briefings as subject matter expert 
  • Plans, organizes, secures and manages resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives 
  • Current DOD Top Secret with SCI Access (TS/SCI)
  • Bachelor's degree in related field and minimum of 3 years experience; OR
  • Associate’s degree and minimum of 7 years experience; OR
  • 11 years technical experience; OR
  • Major Certification and a minimum of 7 years 

Major Certification and a minimum of 7 years. Major Certifications (no substitutions) are: 

  • CCDP - Cisco Certified Design Professional
  • CCIE - Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert
  • CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional
  • MCSA - Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
  • MCITP - Microsoft Certified IT Professional
  • MCM - Microsoft Certified Master
  • MCA - Microsoft Certified Architect
  • MCPD - Microsoft Certified Professional Developer

Specialized Experience

  • Must demonstrate experience in planning, installing and maintaining Layer II and Layer III switching and routing equipment and Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN), knowledge of Communications Security (COMSEC) accountability procedures and regulations, and experience maintaining various communications components (switches, routers, modems, etc.) 
  • Must possess certification(s) satisfying the Technical Level II requirements in DoD instruction 8570.1. In addition to the baseline Information Assurance (IA) certification for their level, network engineers with privilege access must possess appropriate Computing Environment (CE) certifications for the operating systems and/or security related tools/devices they support 

• Working conditions are normal for an office environment