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SMS Data Products Group ACAS Systems Engineer III in Wichita, Kansas

The ACAS System Engineer III oversees and directs the engineering and maintenance of the organization's systems infrastructure, including supporting the design and implementation of hardware and software while monitoring the performance of deployed systems. The position assists with architectural documentation, Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO) documentation and validation, STIG compliance, status reports and updates. The ACAS System Engineer coordinates amongst resources and stakeholders for the testing and validation of system upgrades and modifications for new projects and existing deployments. The position also supports configuration and change managements processes; and ensures project/action plans, updates/upgrade tasks, and potential issues are briefed to appropriate stakeholders.

As a dynamic systems integrator, SMS offers proven solutions in engineering, operations, cybersecurity, and digital transformation. With expertise in modernizing and optimizing legacy infrastructure and systems, ensuring operational efficiency, and designing, implementing, and managing secure environments, SMS supports business and mission goals with proficiency, quality, and integrity.

SMS has been serving the advanced information technology needs of the federal government since 1976, delivering talented teams and innovative, cost-effective solutions and services to support our customers’ missions for more than 40 years. SMS is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with offices and on-site operations at customer locations throughout the United States. For additional information on SMS, visit www.sms.com.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Provide cyber security remote scanning and remediation support, as necessary, to sites preparing for CCRIs.

  • Provide the Program Management Office (PMO) with remote maintenance of base/site lists and Internet Protocol host counts.

  • Maintain effective communications with other teams essential to ACAS operation (e.g., Base Boundary, I-NOSC Boundary, Server Consolidated Environment, ADX, ANG NCC-R/GSU-V, etc.).

  • Support the reporting of compliance data via ACAS to the CMRS and ELICSAR.

  • Facilitate, as necessary, the transition of ACAS Security Centers from SCE to the Air Force's new virtual infrastructure; the Area Processing Centers (APCs).

  • Assist with custom security policies.

  • Perform systemsanalysis, design review, programming, documentation and implementation of complex system applications and related IT/ADP systems

  • Participate in all phases of the software life cycle with emphasis on the planning, analysis, programming, testing, acceptance and installation phases.

  • Assist in the installation/maintenance of configuration files, signatures and other such files necessary to add new vulnerability discovery capabilities into the ACAS system tool.

  • Assist AF Cyber personnel in the implementation of the DISA Information Assurance and Vulnerability Management programs including vulnerability tracking and compliance reporting.

  • Perform implementation of AFLCMC-released software patches, updates, and upgrades via TCTO.

  • Support, on a limited basis, the patching and management of additional systemsvia Satellite Server.

  • Accommodate, as necessary, PMO-led pilot programs of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Passive Vulnerability Scanner on ACAS.

  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 or newer

  • Scripting experience (Perl, JavaScript, HTML, Bash)

  • Knowledge of data communications, local-area networking, wide-area networking, routers, switches, and firewalls

  • Thorough understanding of Internet Protocol (IP) routing, switching and the OSI model

  • This is a supervisory position that will be asked to direct the activities of other team members.


  • 7 – 10 years of progressively responsible RHEL and/or ACAS support with experience in mid-to-large data center environments.

  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in:

  • Advanced networking concepts, VLAN, trunking and port channel

  • Demonstrated advanced diagnostics and troubleshooting abilities

  • Disaster Recovery - expertise in risk reduction, Hot/Warm site DR architecture, high availability, planning for disaster situations

  • Knowledge of data communications, local-area networking, wide-area networking, routers, and switches

  • Network (Layer 2, 3) LAN/WAN knowledge and switches/routers

  • Thorough understanding of Internet Protocol (IP) routing, switching, and the OSI model.

  • Ability to coordinate activities across multiple agencies while prioritizing critical/high-priority taskings.

  • Possess refined critical thinking skills, should be a self-starter, and multi-task capable.

  • Approach work as diplomatic, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related technical discipline, or MIS related field is preferred but not mandatory.

Required Certifications: CISSP or equivalent, RHCSA or equivalent within 60 days of start, completion of DISA ACAS or CMRS Course

Desired Certifications: RHCE or equivalent

Clearance: Active DoD Secret required with ability to upgrade to Top Secret clearance preferred.

SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ID: 2020-3376

Experience Level: Mid-level

External Company Name: SMS Data Products Group, Inc.

Telecommute: No