Overview SOSi is seeking an IT Engineering Manager in Rock Island, Illinois to be responsible for all technical operations of a Network Operations Center. The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the oversight and technical direction of the Systems, Networking, and Cybersecurity teams supporting a global communications network for the Department of Defense. Responsibilities * Provide leadership, guidance and direction to Network, System and Cybersecurity teams supporting a global communications network for the Department of Defense. * Oversee end-to-end lifecycle technology and engineering projects across multiple teams, including developing, planning, and executing project plans. * Maximize team performance by effectively communicating strategic project plans, direction and performance expectations as well as operations and project objectives. * Evaluate project performance by aligning engineering resources to support the goals and requirements of each project. * Place a strategic focus on maintaining maximum uptime while simultaneously prioritizing cyber security, technology, and engineering efforts. * Partner with internal and external stakeholders, including directly with the customers, to develop the proper scope for each project. * Develops functional requirements for integrated telecommunications systems. * Analyzes task requirements to determine functional and cross-functional requirements. * Applies a wide range of analytical techniques, assessments, and other measures in evaluating data to reach appropriate conclusions. * Translates/recommends processes and procedures to ensure proper consideration of programmatic, technical, and management factors for overall program management successes. Identifies resources required for each task. * Ensures design compliance with all project requirements. * Reviews customer specifications, requirements, and budget and leads a project team to develop designs/solutions to best support the requirements * Provides cost and schedule input for design assignments. * Represent the program in technical discussions with the government. * Provide technical direction, daily supervision, and mentorship to engineering staff. Qualifications * In scope active Secret security clearance required. * Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field. Additional experience can qualify in lieu of degree. * 10+ years of relevant experience. * 6+ years of experience in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Assurance, or Systems Integration in a DoD environment. * IAT-II certification (Security+). * At least one computing environment certification (CCNA preferred). * Experience leading multiple teams with competing priorities. * Experience with the operational and technical skills below: * SolarWinds * Ticketing systems such as Heat, Remedy, or Service Now * CISCO Routers, Switches, and ASAs * Palo Alto Firewalls * STIGs * IAVAs * Active Directory * Microsoft SCCM * SIEM tools such as Splunk or Elastic Endgame * iDirect * Project Management Preferred Qualifications * IAM-II certification (CAP, CASP, CISM, CISSP, GSLC, CCISO) * Fluency in a foreign language desired but not required. Working Conditions * Normal office conditions with possible requirement to lift and/or move objects or packages of up to 25 lbs.