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CONES Systems Engineer III

CONES Systems Engineer III

Job ID 
# of Openings 
Job Locations 
US-CO-Colorado Springs
Clearance Requirement 
Education Requirement 
High School Diploma/GED
Security+ or equivalent, VCAP5 - Data Center, LPIC-2
Experience Level 
8570 Compliant 

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SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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  • Block network connectivity and remove rogue Access Points (APs) as identified by base NCCs.
  • Block or permit access as required for interfering access points as identified by base NCCs.
  • Manage current heat maps in Airwave Management System to include addition of new APs and floor plans.
  • Manage any future COTS wireless controllers, Airwave Management System, ClearPass and 1C6S00S.
  • Support AF BITI Wireless users with system configuration management, software/hardware upgrades and troubleshooting of connectivity issues as a Tier 3 resource.
  • Coordinate and direct network changes and troubleshooting to support fixed wired infrastructure components.
  • Respond to client access issues troubleshooting physical and logical connectivity i.e.
  • Layer 1, 2 and 3 connectivity issues, Active Directory and certificate authentication issues and Dynamic Host configuration Protocol.
  • Provide users with guidance to properly configure client devices ensuring successful network connectivity.
  • Work closely with Aruba network engineers to isolate operational issues and identify corrective actions.
  • To assist BITI in conducting various compliance inspections as required (e.g. CCRI, Scope Edge, NETLAW).
  • Electronically provision new access points and verify network connectivity.
  • Electronically re-provision replaced or relocated access points and verifies network connectivity.
  • Author processes for configuring and managing BITI Wireless devices.
  • Perform and assist with emergency restoration at remote sites.
  • Maintain a database of all provisioned access point and controllers.
  • Act as a liaison between the BITI Program Office and NOSC.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in administration of Juniper & Pulse Secure Networks



High School.  Bachelor’s degree in a Business Management or MIS related field is preferred



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Required Certifications:

Security+ or equivalent

VCAP5 - Data Center



Desired Certifications:



SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.