Sayres & Associates
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Sayres and Associates LLC (Sayres) has been providing excellence in service to the Federal Government since 2001. We offer a broad spectrum of security, management, technical and engineering services including Program Administration, Policy Analysis, Counterintelligence Cyber Security, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Logistics, Integrated Product Support, Production Management, Business Financial Management, Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, System Test and Evaluation. Sayres is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices throughout the United States and has a presence abroad.

Our success can be attributed first to a proven track record of performance excellence based on our customer-focused approach to services. We have demonstrated experience effectively managing large contractor teams across multiple functional areas for major programs. Perhaps most importantly, Sayres offers financial stability and organizational maturity comparable to a large company, coupled with the agility of a small business, providing cost effective solutions and best value to our customers.

Awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan District Office's 8(a) Graduate of the Year for 2017, Sayres and Associates LLC continues to grow in a highly competitive environment while exceeding customers' expectations and providing a work experience conducive to personal and professional development.

Sayres provides engineering and management support to NIWC Pacific Code to fulfill PMA 268 Unmanned Carrier Aviation (UCA) requirements focusing on shore network design, development, and testing, and air, shore and ship network integration and testing to ensure network functionality meets UCA and higher requirements ensuring mission effectiveness. They will provide systems engineering and subject matter expertise for network & communications systems in support of the UMCS research, engineering and C4I integration efforts with NAVWAR Program of Record and supporting systems.


In support of NIWC PAC, the Airborne WAN/ADNS C4I Shore Integration Sr. Systems Engineer / Network Engineer will:

  • Support development of the MD-5D (ashore control station) Internet Protocol (IP) transport system requirements and specifications compatible with Navy Tactical Networks / Automated Digital Network System.
  • Provide systems engineering and network engineering support for development of MD-5D shore control station with particular emphasis on MD-5D's interfaces with Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)/USN IP transport (hardware, interfaces, protocol requirements, cyber security, encryption, etc.).
  • Provide technical support for planning, installing, and integrating MD-5D shore Fixed Control Sites at Navy operational bases in Continental United States (CONUS) and overseas.
  • Capture integration requirements and initiate Service Requests to support MD-5D and MQ-25 integration with existing ashore infrastructure for C4I systems/services.
  • Participate in Test & Evaluation events for the MD-5D series including at-sea and flight test evolutions and provide technical recommendations in support of integration into Naval operational IP transport paths such as the Naval Communications Naval Operations Center (NCTAMS/NOC) "live" circuits to support Preliminary Sea Trial events.

Qualifications & Clearance Requirements

  • Active SECRET clearance
  • This position has been designated as a Cyber IT/Cybersecurity Workforce position in specialty area 441 and as a condition of employment incumbents of the position are required to comply with the DON Cyber IT/CSWF Program requirements of SECNAV M-5239.2, which include:
    • Active CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification, CISCO Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) is desired
    • Active Security+ certification
    • Systems Administrator certifications (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Clients, virtualization, or Linux) is desired.
  • Experience designing, configuring, and troubleshooting IP Transport Routing and Switching architectures to include network encryptors.
  • Configuring OSPF, RIPv1/v2, and EIGRP
  • Implementing Port Security
  • Designing VLANs and LAN architecture
  • Working with HSRP, VRRP and other virtual router constructs
  • Configuring and setup of Network Encryptors, such as INEs and HAIPEs. Specifically: Secret Plaintext (PT) interface configuration
  • Discovery protocols
  • Security Association protocols
  • Cyphertext (CT) interface configuration
  • Management interfaces and protocols
  • Experience designing, configuring, and operating enterprise level cybersecurity architectures and tools is desired. Examples of these tools are:
    • Microsoft's ISA and TMG Firewall Servers
    • McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (HBSS) including McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention (HIP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Application Blocking, Virus Scan Enterprise (VSE), Asset Baseline Monitor (ABM), Policy Management, and threat analysis.
    • Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Retina Security Scanner, DISA Platinum/Gold, DISA SCAP, Symantec Endpoint Version 11, and Symantec Mail Filter for MS Exchange

Education, Work Experience, and Skills Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or equivalent is required.
  • Masters of Science in Information Technology or Network Management is desired
  • 8+ years with military or DOD Information Systems
  • 3+ years' experience as a Network Engineer and at least 8 years of experience with NAVWAR / C4I networks
  • ADNS experience
  • CCNA
  • Security+
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and MS Project is desired
  • SECRET clearance
  • 10-15% travel required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

COVID Vaccination Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere to Sayres and Associates LLC's vaccination policy. All employees must be fully vaccinated. New employees must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Please note, customer site vaccination requirements, if stricter, will take precedence over Sayres vaccination policy. Prospective employees can submit questions regarding the COVID vaccination policy to


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