ManTech Blackcore Network Engineering Support in Afghanistan


This network is the primary transport for all data in theater; information flows via a multiprotocol label

switching (MPLS) packet switched network. All network services and classifications are aggregated over a single

infrastructure while incorporating quality of service (QoS) and MPLS traffic engineering (MPLS-TE). The

BlackCore network also supports US coalition partners, US government agencies, and special systems.


This team provides 24/7 coverage and available (on-call) 24/7 for the following tasks and


  • Shall provide 24/7 IP/MPLS network engineering support for the design, configuration, implementation, operational management, and troubleshooting of the network.

  • Shall have knowledge of and proficiency in key Service Provider technologies and protocols such as DiffServ TE, VPLS. Layer 2 VPN, Layer 3 VPN, MP-BGP, EIGRP, IS-IS, MPLS/LDP, Inter-AS option B, Packet over SONET, IPSec, CSC, Internet Overlay VPNs, Remote Access VPNs, redistribution and Service Provider Quality of Service (QoS).

The contractor will be expected to maintain Cisco ACS and RSA SecureID servers along with Symmetricom and

Microsemi NTP servers. Further responsibilities include:

  • Shall maintain network diagrams using Microsoft Visio; updates shall be made within seven (7) days of network changes.

  • Shall maintain compliance of network device software versions and configuration in accordance with DISA STIG policy; devices must be compliant within a 30 day notification of policy updates.

  • Shall begin troubleshooting network problems within one (1) hour of notification; resolve problems within six (6) hours unless contingent on an upstream service provider.


Requires High School diploma or equivalent, and three to four years of related experience. Technical training equivalent to an Associate s degree preferred.


High School Diploma or GED Certificate, Equivalent Experience/Education

Years of Experience

03-04 years w/High School Diploma

Position Type





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