Network Engineer/Configuration Manager in Fort Irwin, CA at KaiHonua

Date Posted: 1/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Configuration Manager/Network Engineer

Location:  Fort Irwin, CA

Job Summary

Candidate will be responsible for managing hardware/software and configuration changes, CCB change requests. Guides and assists in conducting major surveys, problem analysis and development of solutions to assigned application product development projects as well as schedules and cost objectives. Makes recommendations based on approved government hardware and software. Evaluates use of available products and equipment, suggest plans for improvement, better utilization, standards of reliability and performance of assigned segment of the development effort. Develops and maintains Change Management procedures, workflows and job aids. The Configuration Manager is responsible for education of change request submitters and implementers on the Change Management Process. Works independently under overall project objectives and requirements; apprises Program Manager about progress and unusual complications. Conducts configuration management (CM) planning and describes provisions for configuration identification, change control, configuration status accounting, and configuration audits and develops documentation for CM planning and activities. Identifies and maintains the original and subsequent configuration versions of requirements documentation, design documentation, and network/software/other related documentation.  Manages configuration change control and regulates the change process so that only approved and validated changes are incorporated into product documents and related hardware and software; performs other duties as assigned or required. Superior attention to detail and process compliance is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Must be able to perform the following:

  • Experience tracking and controlling multiple versions of coexisting applications at various stages in the software life cycle by applying technical and administrative direction and surveillance over the life cycle of items; controlling, recording and reporting on configuration changes; maintaining specifications, drawings, software versions, and verifying conformance to configuration documentation; and auditing STIG configuration items, practices, and procedures to verify conformance to specifications, drawings, and interface control documents.
  • Conduct research on process improvement.
  • Ensure software policies and procedures remain current and up-to-date.
  • Develop, implement and maintain internal policies, procedures and associated training plans.
  • Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team
  • Coordinates software quality assurance process audit definition and activities
  • Initiates actions to define, document, and maintain the CCB, including roles and responsibilities of CCB members
  • Initiates actions to define hardware and software configuration processes and procedures, version control processes, policies, and procedures to ensure they are followed on hardware and software development projects

The Network Engineer is responsible for maintaining industry and government IT compliance standards via scheduled deployments, patching, managing and maintaining, configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting network routers, switches and encryption devices on both Classified (SIPRNet) and Unclassified (NIPRNet) environment. This position focuses on ensuring production systems are secure, tuned for optimum performance, delivering required information to end-users, and interacting properly with Wide Area networks (WANs). Maximize network environment monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with System Integration network architects. The Network Administrator will interface with other stakeholders and attend meetings, generate reports, and provide recommendations for enhancements and improvements. In addition, the Network Administrator will be the Primary Video Teleconference (VTC) Facilitator responsible for scheduling, conducting, and troubleshooting all VTC related activities in our Common User VTC Suite.

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • * Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, and related work experience (relevant experience - field preferred – and education may be considered in lieu of a degree)

    * 5+ years of experience in network administration working with networking equipment specifically, including maintenance and upgrades

    * Must possess and maintain an IT I level certification IAW AR 25-2 and an IAT II certifications IAW DoD 8570.01-M

    * Cisco, Juniper, and General Dynamics (TACLANEs) training

    * CCNA minimum, CCNP preferred


    * Candidate must have solid knowledge of information of STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guide), security principles and practices, as well as an advanced understanding of security protocols and standards.

    * Strong knowledge of networking, including: TCP/IP, Vlans, Ethernet, switching, routing and routing protocols (BGP/OSPF), 802.1Q, and DNS.


  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Capable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Able to take proactive measures to prevent problems rather than reactive by nature
  • Strong verbal and written communication to effectively express concepts, plans, and proposals

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.  Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen.  Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.  May include lifting weigh up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.

  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Clean driving record
  • Occasional use of company vehicle while on work site

Security Clearance

Position Requires a Secret Clearance

Company Summary

Headquartered in Hawaii, KaiHonua, LLC is a SBA Certified NHO 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services.

Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects located around the world, our team possesses innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technology solutions.  KaiHonua, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget."

KaiHonua LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time.  The above job description is not all encompassing.  Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs.

KaiHonua LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.