Network Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Asia-Pacific (APAC) Kwajalein, Marshall Islands


Position Title:

Network Planner/SME


Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands


Full Time – Regular

FLSA Category:



Tribalco is actively seeking a certified IT professional to join our rapidly growing team.  The Network Planner/SME is part of an integrated Customer Support team responsible for providing the ARMY Information Technology Portfolio of Services to organizations and users serviced by the Network Enterprise Center – Kwajalein (NEC-KA).  The NEC-KA is located on an Army Garrison in the Republic of the Marshall Islands.  This position reports to the Operations Manager.


  • Perform work in a complex information technology (IT) Army Enterprise environment involving NEC-KA and Regional Cyber Center Pacific (RCC-P) security assets with distributed access control/ limited permission sets for a government-owned, contractor-operated local Network Enterprise Center (NEC) that is approximately 2,500 miles from the supporting Regional NEC
  • Facilitate close coordination, communication and partnership with NEC-KA teammates, the Regional NEC–Hawaii and RCCP
  • Develop and implement solutions for recurring network infrastructure issues
  • Automate routine tasks and monitoring of network infrastructure
  • Develop rough order of magnitude estimates for replacement and maintenance costs
  • Provide integration planning and analysis, develop detailed estimates
  • Evaluate design plans and recommend necessary changes in network infrastructure design.  Conduct complex technical evaluation
  • Analyze problems, evaluate technical issues, test, maintain, modify, integration and monitor existing network infrastructure
  • Develop technology strategies for modernization of network infrastructure
  • Create initial sets of “as built” or “as is” network infrastructure documentation
  • Assist with writing and updating detailed Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP)
  • Create and maintain network infrastructure Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) configuration templates
  • Assist with project plan development and estimates
  • Develop Request for Change (RFC) and required documentation for network changes and present to Technical Review Board (TRB) for approval before implementing changes

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent and 5+ years relevant experience
  • Additional training, certification, and/or years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree
  • Must possess and maintain DoD 8140.01/8570.01-M IAT Level II certification, CISSP preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain DoD 8140.01/8570.01-M computing environment certification, CCNA-Security required, CCNP preferred
  • Must possess ITIL Foundations certification

Security Clearance/Background

  • Position requires that candidate possess a Top Secret security clearance to access classified information. Inability to maintain a security clearance will result in candidate being ineligible for this position
  • US Citizenship is typically required for a security clearance


  • Compensation is competitive and is commensurate with experience.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • Tribalco is an equal opportunity employer

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to relocate and reside at the U.S. Army Garrison – Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (USAG-KA).  You must meet current and future vaccination requirements for infectious diseases such as COVID-19 to enter the Republic of the Marshall Islands 
  • Must possess a valid U.S. passport
  • Pre-employment health screening is required due to remote location and limited medical and dental capabilities on the island
  • Ability to ride a bicycle or walk at least 2 miles to/from work daily. There are no personally owned vehicles allowed on USAG-KA. Transportation is primarily by bicycle.
  • Ability to travel by plane or small sea going vessel between working locations.
  • May be required to work overtime
  • Rotational call back and emergency duty are requirements of this position

About Our Company:

Tribalco is a global systems integrator providing C5ISR and tactical survival, rescue, and safety systems to military, federal civilian, and commercial customers around the world. Since 2004, Tribalco has delivered and supported innovative technologies that protect our nation from evolving cyber threats and improve the safety and survivability of our armed forces and critical infrastructure. Tribalco is a CMMI® Level 3 appraised organization and ISO 9001:2015 certified enterprise. As a named NSA CSfC Trusted Integrator, Tribalco is at the forefront of technology advancement in engineering and deploying NSA compliant solutions that enable customers to securely access and share classified data across commercial networks, often in extremely challenging environments. Tribalco is headquartered in Maryland and maintains offices in Florida, California, Georgia, South Korea, Germany, Hawaii, Japan, the Marshall Islands, the Middle East, and Africa. For additional information, please visit