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Network Engineer

Kupono Government Services LLC is looking for a qualified Network Engineer to support a contract located at Kirtland AFB, NM.



The Network Engineer is responsible for the designing, securing, and maintaining of the National Training Center (NTC) networking infrastructure. This includes the implementation and design of perimeter and internal networking systems, as well as monitoring the performance of these systems. Provides day to day support in the administration of the NTC firewalls, switching and routing as well as the NTC VOIP phone system. The Administrator will apply knowledge of networking technologies to investigate, identify, and resolve technical and cyber security issues. Essential Duties and



• Design and implement new technologies or techniques to improve and secure the operating environment of the NTC.

• Analyze business need and make recommendations on best possible paths forward relating to technology and security.

• Manage security systems that include but are not limited to firewalls, switches, intrusion detection systems/intrusion prevention systems, web content filtering systems, mail gateways, multifactor authentication systems, and Syslog servers.

• Provides support in the areas of vulnerability assessment, incident handling, system hardening, and system implementation of network resources.

• Manages the NTC VoIP PBX to support telecommunication needs.

• Manages Ethernet switches, creates and maintains VLANs, maintains network security, and monitors network traffic.

• Proactively monitors system and security logs of network devices.

• Supports NTC Cyber Security Staff ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for all NTC Information Systems in accordance with all applicable DOE orders and requirements.

• Assist in remediation of findings discovered by regular vulnerability scanning.

• Supports in the investigation, identification and resolution of cyber security issues and provides forensic analysis of logs and network traffic.

• Monitors network systems performance, and security baselines. Creates reports to management based on this information and identifying any potential problem areas.

• Provides recommendations for physical network infrastructure upgrades while ensuring traffic flow efficiency.

• Responsible for generating requirements for ordering new hardware, and updating or maintaining existing hardware for all NTC networking systems.

• Create and maintain technical documentation of network related implementations.

• Perform routine audits of networking systems and applications.

• Troubleshoots any reported problems.



• Diverse IT experience with a minimum of six years of solid switching and routing protocols.

• Solid VoIP, audio, and video bridge experience.

• Experience with perimeter security devices such as routers, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and web content filtering systems.

• Experience with fiber optics, twisted-pair, patch-panel cabling standards, and multi-toning/tracing, cable testing.

• Working knowledge and understanding of standard networking protocols.

• Familiarity with current Microsoft Server OS.

• Fluency with Ethernet, 802.1x Network Access Control, Port-Security, VLANs, Radius, BGP and serial connections.

• Effective interpersonal skills (e.g., ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively, work/interact effectively and amicably with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures and with diverse personal attributes).

• Effective communication skills (i.e., ability to present ideas effectively in formal and informal situations and convey thoughts clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing).

• Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills (i.e., ability to effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work, and to control and follow up to assure work completion).



• Preferred Firewall and cyber security related certifications

• Preferred certification CCNA,CCNP, or ECE.



• A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.




• Unquestioned integrity and qualification for a DOE security clearance.


Kupono Government Services is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. Kupono Government Services is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click  here  to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.


The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kupono Government Services, and Kapili Services, Po`okela Solutions, Kikaha Solutions, LLC,  and Pololei Solutions, LLC.  Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.


Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 3 - 5 years
Bonus/Commission: No
Albuquerque, NM 87102, US