GHG Corporation
  • ASC
  • Centennial, CO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Job purpose

The successful candidate will serve as the team leader for the Network Engineering team responsible for ensuring the continued operation and improvement of the United States Antarctic Program's (USAP) Network infrastructure, which spans three continents. Candidate will work closely with operations team members to operate, repair, and improve existing network infrastructure, including providing tier 3 support. Candidate will work with project teams to design and implement significant upgrades to network systems. Candidate must be capable of requirements analysis and preparing designs and plans for network systems, expansions and upgrades in order to provide connectivity according to customer requirements. Candidate maintains technical expertise in all areas of networking technologies including network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing such as routers, switches, firewalls, WAN accelerators, VoIP systems, and physical cabling infrastructure.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) for network systems.
  • Work closely with enterprise network architect to design network infrastructure improvements.
  • Isolate faults and diagnose system failures to resolve problems in a methodical, thorough, and timely manner.
  • Proactively look for methods to improve the efficiency and reliability of the USAP infrastructure.
  • Create complete end-to-end plans including designs and/or upgrades for enterprise-wide LANs/WANs within the United States Antarctic Program (USAP).
  • Develop Concept of Operations documents, Requirements documents, design documents and drawings.
  • Install, configure, maintain and document network hardware and software suites at multiple sites.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all network changes in compliance with company policies.
  • Maintain secure networking environments based on industry best practice security standards in conjunction with USAP policies.
  • Provide engineering support to IT for new deployments, enhancements, or modifications to IT systems, both on and off Ice.
  • Manage personal tasking as directed by IT management to ensure timely implementation or delivery of critical USAP infrastructure.
  • May periodically deploy to Antarctica (typically between 6 to 8 weeks in a year) to assist with installations, problem solving, or information gathering.
  • Coordinate any modifications to the USAP network environment with other IT departments and affected users.
  • Assist with life-cycle management evaluations and recommendations.
  • Review USAP grantee Support Information Packages (SIPs) to determine ASC ability to meet requirements.
  • Rotate 24x7 on-call support with other team members as required.
  • Provide technical expertise to other teams as required.
  • Excellent communication ability and the ability to work well with others in a diplomatic fashion is an essential skill.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • Perform other duties as needed.


  • Strong expertise in primary network topologies, LANs/WANs (Ethernet), TCP/IP protocol (IPv4) and other common network standards.
  • Strong expertise demonstrating the ability to design, implement and support enterprise network switched and routed architectures.
  • Experience designing and operating networks using routing protocols such as BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, and static routing.
  • Experience designing new systems or upgrades to existing network systems.
  • Experience developing Concepts of Operation, Requirements, Basis of Design, and critical design documents and drawings.
  • Experience installing, configuring and maintaining Cisco routers and switches.
  • Experience with network management applications and related protocols such as SNMP and Netflow.
  • Experience with traffic shaping devices, WAN protocol accelerators and bandwidth management.
  • Experience with wireless networking technologies in the 802.11 protocol suite.
  • Ability to perform fault isolation and resolution in a methodical, thorough manner.
  • Understanding of and experience applying Information Security concepts to core network infrastructure and data transport.
  • The ability to work well with others in a diplomatic and professional fashion.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively through verbal and written means in a timely manner.


Desired skills

  • Current and valid Cisco certifications including CCNP, CCDP and CCIE are desired and preferred.
  • Deep knowledge of QoS, IPSec, VPN technologies and best practices.
  • Experience with the configuration and operation of Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimizers is desired.
  • Experience with IPv6 is desired.
  • Experience with the configuration and management of Palo Alto firewalls is desired.
  • Experience with the configuration and management of Cisco ASA firewalls is desired.
  • Experience with Network Access Control (NAC) is desired.
  • Experience with IP Address space management is desired.
  • Experience with BGP, EIGRP, OSPF and static routing is desired.
  • Experience with IPAM solutions is desired.
  • Experience with the configuration and management of VTC systems is desired.
  • Experience with data transmission over satellites is desired.
  • Experience with the unique requirements of operating in Antarctica is desired.

Typical Minimums

  • Typically requires BS degree and 12 15 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 10 13 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain. Considered an expert, authority in discipline.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Will be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements.


  • Performance Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Thoroughness

Physical requirements

  • The individual in this position must successfully complete physical, dental, and psychological examinations, as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. 
  • Complies with applicable safety, environment, health, and waste management policies and procedures.  
  • Must be able to work in possibly a stressful and cold environment with 6 months of darkness and 6 months of light 
  • S. citizenship is required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Direct reports

Program Manager 

Position Expectations

This is a full-time position 

Period of Performance: May 14, 2018- November 9, 2018

Deployment to Antarctica may be required at the discretion of management (approximately 6 to 8 weeks / year). The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action 

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