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Network Engineer

DESCRIPTION: Design, implement, test, secure and operate the mission network at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). Network engineer working at Wallops must have advanced knowledge of Cisco routers, switching, and security. Successful candidate will provide network design, implementation support, and troubleshooting services. The Network Engineer will work closely with a Network Asset Planner and an IT Security Lead on day-to-day tasking and priorities related to engineering and sustaining engineering projects. Acima is proud to be part of the growth at NASA Wallops. As a primary NASA test facility Wallops is an exciting place to work with frequent launches of civil, military, and commercial boosters and sounding rockets into space. WFF, NASA’s first launch facility, is known for its collegial working environment and a commitment to excellence that have contributed to over 60 years of success. The facility is located on Wallops Island, VA on the Delmarva Peninsula. Explore Wallops and come join Acima to participate in the future of space research. Acima Technical Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Responsibilities:
  • Support the Network Assessment and Assurance process by providing assessment artifacts and their generation as required, be available to during assessments to field Subject Matter Expert related questions, facilitate/enhance network security, and provide asset and configuration management data collection.
  • Support engineering and sustaining engineering projects as the network engineering and IT Security representative.
  • Establish networking environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation, and defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
  • Develop and maintain network topology, boundary diagrams, and data flow diagrams.
  • Develop and maintain the master list of ports protocols and services in use on the Ring Mesh Network to de-conflict new systems/devices being added to the Wallops range and launch operations environment.
  • Monitor network performance and ensure system availability and reliability.
  • Maximize network performance, troubleshoot network problems and outages.
  • Secure network systems by implementing security controls and establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
  • Report network status by gathering and prioritizing information.
  • Support network related projects.
  • Configure and install various network devices and services (switches, firewalls, VPN, QoS).
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes.
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning.
  • Track inventory and life-cycle of network equipment, technology refresh, and software support.
  • Select and implement security tools and procedures as outlined in the system security plans.
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
  • Assist with preparing Statement of Work documents and seeking vendor input.
  • Supports acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.
  • Work closely with Operations staff to design and implement technical solutions.
  • Background with Cisco network switching and routing devices and protocols.
  • Cisco CCNA or,CCNP certifications.
  • Fluency with TCP/UDP protocol layers.
  • Solarwinds experience desired or readiness to obtain certification.
  • Must maintain a valid passport
  • Must pass background investigation.
Other Preferred Capabilities
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work on assignments that maybe complex in nature and where considerable judgment and initiative are required in implementation and problem resolution.
  • Professional certification such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP or CCDP
  • Solarwinds experience.
  • Project coordination and management experience.
  • Comfortable working with complex network concepts and implementations.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
POSITION STATUS: Full time position open to U.S. Persons only - NO EXCEPTIONS. LOCATION: Wallops Island, VA EDUCATION: BA/BS degree in a technical discipline (i.e., engineering, information systems, computer science) and min. 5 years of experience. Associate Degree combined with years of progressive experience in a related field will be considered. TRAVEL: Travel to domestic and international locations 3 to 4 times a year (duration of 1 to 3 weeks) is anticipated and required for this position.

Aviation Systems Analysts

DESCRIPTION: Acima is seeking mid-level-to-senior Aviation Systems Analysts to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Next Generation Air Traffic Management (NextGen) System. These professionals will conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses using a combination of engineering, economic and management tools to define and create of systems design that lead up to concept demonstrations. These positions involve the following tasks: 1) conducting research, evaluations, analyses, and studies of alternative architectures in support of short and long-term program requirements; 2) developing architectural frameworks and models that support the assessment of various concepts of operations and system implementations; 3) performance of cost/benefit analyses, risk assessments, and engineering trades to establish optimal configurations and system solutions; and 4) evaluations of procedures and operations to ensure that proposed solutions result in future implementations that assuredly meet all system safety requirements. Emphasis will be placed on program management expertise to assist in formulating plans, budgets, and schedules with clear performance-based milestones. We seek professionals familiar with the following:
  • ADS-B and SWIM technologies
  • FAA certification and operational requirements
  • UAP studies and analysis
  • Air traffic control systems
  • Air navigation equipment
  • Airspace design and airport infrastructure
  • Aviation safety systems
  • Cockpit human factors
Applicants should have a strong background in systems engineering and demonstrate the ability to work independently while remaining a proactive team member. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, including the ability to interface with senior managers. EDUCATION: B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineer, or similar from an accredited institution. M.S. degree is preferred. LOCATION: Positions will be located in Washington, DC and nationwide. SALARY: Negotiable depending on experience and education levels.

Research Engineer/Scientist

DESCRIPTION: Acima is supporting government efforts to develop next generation systems for managing our national airspace that ensure operational safety. As more people rely on air transportation the demand for efficient air and ground systems grows proportionally. New types of aircraft (such as drones, personal air vehicles and electric aircraft) are being introduced to the system adding complexity and a demand for new air and ground services. The solutions Acima helps to develop must be safe, cost effective, environmentally responsive, reduce the potential for delays, and provide the services the traveling public demand. Our Research Engineers access large data repositories of actual flight, weather, navigation, geographic, and airport operational data that are updated daily. The goal is to analyze air traffic management solutions that employ advanced autonomy and software and test them using analytics, machine learning methods, and simulations built upon these data. Your Responsibilities: You will work as a key member of a highly skilled collaborative research team. This requires the ability to bring forward innovative concepts and apply diverse skills to research feasibility and demonstrate results. Since these are research positions, you must be able to carefully structure your work and present results to peers and in open forums. You will be responsible for:
  • Performing research into future advanced air traffic management concepts and methods
  • Creating analytical methods to examine various advanced software and automation concepts designed to improve air traffic management capabilities
  • Developing models, algorithms, machine learning methods, and optimization routines to analyze new concepts
  • Working independently and being a self-starter while also participating effectively as part of a close-knit research team
  • Working closely with government leaders to plan and execute your research by understanding requirements, creating research plans, measuring and reporting progress using performance metrics, meeting schedule and milestones targets, and delivering research products that meet a very high-quality standard
  • Directing support personnel to complete research objectives
  • Presenting, as a principle author, briefings, seminars and conference papers to explain the results of your research
  • Organizational management of logistics processes including the development of procedures and work instructions for personnel training, facility security, and the assurance of employee health and safety;
Required Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years of domain experience in areas such as aircraft flight control, flight modeling and simulation, route optimization, air traffic control systems, or aircraft flight dynamics
  • Knowledge of research tools and practices; specifically, knowledge of data mining and machine learning
  • Expertise with algorithm development, modeling and simulation, computational methods, and numerical analysis
  • Strong background using software tools in a research setting; specifically:
    • MATLAB and Python for script development
    • Statistical analysis using Python, R, MATLAB
    • Unix/Linux and Windows platforms
  • Record of research publication that demonstrates experience presenting the results of analyses and effective written communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team with diverse backgrounds and skillsets
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Expertise with big data architectures
  • Use of Hadoop, Oracle, SQL, Spark
Work Environment: You will work with aeronautical researchers and simulation developers in an office setting and in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The work is engaging, fast-paced, and highly rewarding. Some travel will be required. Education: M.S. degree in Operations Research, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science or similar degree from an accredited institution preferred. LOCATIONS: Washington, DC; San Francisco, CA; Oklahoma City, OK TYPE OF JOB: Full Time BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: NACI