ACAS Systems Engineer – Colorado Springs

Position Summary

Haystackllc is seeking an ACAS System Engineer to assist with planning and engineering  the organization's systems infrastructure, including the implementation and design of hardware and software; and monitors the performance of systems.  The position assists with architectural documentation, TC/TO 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 management processes; and ensures project/action plans, updates/upgrade tasks, and potential issues are briefed to appropriate stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide cybersecurity remote scanning and remediation support, as necessary, to sites preparing for CCRIs. 
  • Assist the 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. 
  • 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 systems analysis, 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 AFNetOps 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. 
  • Support, on a limited basis, the patching and management of additional systems via 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, and switches 
  • Thorough understanding of Internet Protocol (IP) routing, switching, and the OSI model 
  • May be asked to direct the activities of other team members.


  • Bachelor's degree in related technical discipline required, Business Management, or MIS related field is preferred
  • CompTIA Security+ or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification required
  • CISSP or equivalent and/or RHCSA or equivalent desired

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of progressively responsible ACAS support with experience in mid-to-large data center environments.
  • Minimum of 3 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.
  • Prior experience in a government consulting services environment is required.
  • Posses 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.

Clearance Requirements

  • Active DoD Secret required with the ability to upgrade to Top Secret clearance.

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