IP Administrator





Global manager: 

  • Adeline Bernaudon


Asia / Asie

Nato clearance: 


Job description: 

LOCATION: Afghanistan
DURATION: 1 year renewable
CONTRACT: Consultant
SALARY: Negotiable daily rate
WORK HOURS: 7 days a week, 10 hours per day

GLOBAL Technologies is contracted to install, operate and maintain Communication and Information Services in Afghanistan under Resolute Support Project. The network is deployed to RS Points of Presence in the country. GT is looking for a skilled IP Administrator.
The scope of work for the IP Administrator will be the following:
1. Network equipment administration and monitoring:
• IP equipment: switches, routers, COMSEC equipment (TCE), Firewalls
• IP services: Multicast, FMV, VoSIP, VTC, 802.1x
Some TCE management tasks, the overall management being handled by NATO (NITC). The IP Administrator will detect TCE failure upon IP tunnel failure, will coordinate the keys generation between NITC and FT, but would not generate TCE keys (NITC)
2. Incident resolution and related tasks (support, escalation, problem investigation)
3. Network changes application

1. Upon network incident detection, or end-user TT (Incident or Service request) received from User Support Group:
• solve the incident, handle appropriate remote network configuration
• solve the incident and/or trigger FT for the 1st Level corrective maintenance intervention on-site
• solve the incident and/or trigger Commissioner (or IDS team leader if ancillaries issue) for the 2nd Level corrective maintenance intervention on-site
• solve the incident and/or escalate to Level 3 support in case of problem
• for an end-user TT, check with end-user the TT issue is fixed, and set the TT to fixed state
2. Direct 1st level fault resolution of deployable and transportable Routing and Switching
3. Ensure that on Routing and Switching elements routine maintenance is performed
4. Coordinate with detachments to implement Routing and Switching elements standardization and best practices
5. Responsible for the maintenance and creation of Standard Operating Procedures within the Deployable CIS area of the Routing and Switching Cell
6. Work with elements with operational, exercise, and garrison locations in coordination with the Service Area routing cell
7. Prepare deployable network assets in accordance with the exercise plan
8. Baseline deployable network assets at the end of an exercise in accordance with the standard configuration set
9. Update baseline configurations as directed
10. Advise on fault diagnosis throughout the deployable network environment utilizing a number of management platforms (e.g. HP Network Automation, NetScout, InterMapper, Splunk, CA Spectrum)
11. Investigate and propose long term solutions to encountered equipment and configuration problems of management platforms
12. Report (significant facts) towards Coms Group team leader on a weekly basis
13. Carry out problems investigation with OSQ support
14. Apply to the network the Software Changes, upon Team leader’s request: coordinate between NITC and FT for TCE management (TCE Key change, TCE Trouble shooting, TCE inventory, TCE firmware upgrade, TCE/KOI Replacement, TCE installation)
15. Operate provided management tools and capabilities
16. Perform operation and maintenance activities for current NATO operations in Afghanistan

Job requirements: 

• Fluency in both spoken and written English
• NATO Security clearance
• Minimum 2 years of experience in Military context
• Minimum 5 years of experience in Network or Administration: IP Network Technology, including telephony and security - Level 2-3 (high skilled expert)
• Minimum 2 years of experience of CISCO Routing and Switching Elements
• Minimum 1 year of experience with the configuration and operation of network automation and orchestration software
• Minimum 2 years of experience with the configuration and operation of Network Monitoring and Event Management systems (ideally Intermapper, Spectrum)
• Minimum qualification of Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
• Proven experience in the use of an Incident Management System
• A high level of knowledge of network, system and application level troubleshooting techniques
• Knowledge of communications protocols and practical experience of using diagnostic test equipment
• Working Knowledge of BGP, OSPF routing protocols
• Extensive knowledge of implementing and operating LAN technologies (e.g. HSRP, STP, Switching, VLANs, DHCP snooping, ARP Inspection, Port-Security)
• Working knowledge of operating network authentication and authorization systems and technologies (e.g. 802.1x, RADIUS, TACACS+)
• Knowledge and experience with commercial IPSEC encryption solutions and have general understanding of related telecommunications systems and techniques of, Radio, SATCOM, MPLS, Video, Voice and VOIP technology
• Strong communication skills and the ability to be concise in both written and verbal communications
• Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team