Network Engineer / Administrator in Fairmont, West Virginia


Network Engineer / Administrator in Fairmont, West Virginia

Fairmont, WV
Part Time
  • Responsibilities


    Railhead Inc. has an immediate opening for a for Network Engineer / Administrator supporting the DoD ABIS contract in Fairmont, WV. This position requires a Secret security clearance. This five-year program will provide operations, maintenance, software sustainment services and hardware procurement services, and associated support for all devices associated with the DoD ABIS system. You will be responsible for the operations, maintenance and system updates of all network equipment associated with multiple environments.

    DoD ABIS is an information technology system that supports identity superiority by providing the critical capability for warfighters to identify known or suspected terrorists and third country nationals in the course of military operations. DoD ABIS is the authoritative biometrics enterprise system that provides matching, sharing and storing of biometrics data. The capability can receive multi-modal biometrics submissions to include iris, face, palm and finger prints from biometrics collection devices, which will support the warfighter in making, retain, capture, or release decisions. By providing access and responding to requests the system has a direct impact on the availability of critical intelligence information that is of vital interest to DoD and other government agencies.


    Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments. Assignments may be broad in nature, requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks. Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems. Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.

    • Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations. Designs, builds, and implements network systems.
    • Directs compilation of records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance. Troubleshoots network performance issues. Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity-planning solutions.
    • Monitors and responds to complex technical control facility hardware and software problems. Interfaces with vendor support service groups to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.
    • Manages the testing, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN/MAN/WAN systems
    • Performs system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications.
    • Ensures DOD cyber compliance of all assigned systems / equipment.
    • Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with major systems design, integration, and implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support facilities and/or equipment.
    • Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing network related products.
    • Provides input to policy level discussions regarding standards and budget constraints.
    • Monitors / mentors more junior network engineers on staff.
    • Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (including power, software, communications machinery, lines, modems, and terminals).
    • Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance.


    • Bachelors Degree and 8-12 years of applicable experience
    • Must be able to obtain DOD Secret Clearance
    • Hands on Experience with CISCO devices


    Railhead, Inc. is a leader in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; advanced cyber solutions; cloud and managed IT solutions; engineering, and information-based solutions for DoD, law enforcement and homeland security. We provide training and logistics in support of readiness operations; and operational support services and solutions in support of organizations not limited to DHS, DoD, and the Intelligence Community (IC). We hire mission enablers whom reflect our communities and proactively embrace diversity and inclusion, in order to advance our corporate culture, develop our family of employees into the best they can be, and in turn grow our market share throughout industry.

    Railhead, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.