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Job purpose

The Network Engineer Senior provides IT services at the National Science Foundation's (NSF) scientific research base at Palmer Station, Antarctica. This position is responsible for the administration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and security of all network equipment.   The Network Engineer Sr. also provides desktop user support and assists the Systems Administrator Sr. with network servers, operating systems, and backup systems.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Install, configure, maintain, and document network hardware and software.
  • Monitor network performance and reliability to proactively identify potential problems.   Isolate faults and diagnose system failures to resolve problems in a timely manner. Tools include Zenoss, WhatsUp, and Cacti.
  • Configure and manage Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, and wireless access points.
  • Configure and manage Bluecoat PacketShaper QoS monitor and traffic shaper.
  • Configure and manage Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimizer.
  • Manage Cisco VoIP Call Manager, Unity, and Voice Gateways.
  • Perform security and patch management, and implementation of standard configurations.
  • Facilitate video teleconferences for medical consultations and educational outreach. Manage network webcams.
  • Assist Systems Administrator Sr. with administration of Microsoft Server, Active Directory, Exchange, and Group Policy Objects; VMware vCenter; Veeam Backup; Red Hat Linux; DNS and DHCP.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot server, workstation, printer, and copier hardware.
  • Manage Windows and Macintosh workstations and applications.
  • Serve as PC Tech and Help Desk, providing hands-on assistance to local users.
  • Assist with life-cycle management evaluations and recommendations.
  • Maintain system documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. Equivalent experience accepted in lieu of degree.
  • The ideal candidate would have experience and expertise with many of the technologies and equipment listed above.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot complex multi-vendor network issues in LAN and WAN networks.
  • Understanding of primary network topologies, LANs/WANs (Ethernet, variants), TCP/IP protocoland standardsincludingSNMPand
  • Experience with Cisco IOS, routers, switches, firewalls, and wireless access points.
  • Experience with network management applications and related protocols.
  • Familiarity with VoIP infrastructure, implementation, and configuration.
  • Microsoft and VMware systems administration background a plus.
  • Administrative scripting skills preferred.
  • Computer and peripheral troubleshooting and repair experience.
  • Experience providing PC and Macintosh user support desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with search and rescue, mountaineering, small boat operations, firefighting, or emergency medical response desired but not required.


  • Technical Capacity.
  • Organizational Skills.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

Physical requirements

  • The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations, and psychological examination, 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. 
  • U.S. Citizenship is required. (As required by the United States National Science Foundation)

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

Position Expectations

  • This is a full-time, contract position located in Antarctica.
  • Period of performance: March 2019 - October 2019
  • All expenses paid while deployed including meals, lodging, cold-weather gear, tools, and travel to/from Antarctica.


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