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Development & Engineering

As a small business, Altus provides expertise in a range of IT services. Our core competencies are network engineering/design, systems engineering, software engineering/development, systems integration/training and customer support.

Network Engineering/Design

  • Expert level knowledge of computer network architecture, design, implementation, operations and support
  • Design and implementation of security best practices using hardware firewalls, VPN devices and IDS systems.  This also includes software-based security measures such as access-control lists, traffic policing and segmentation using VLANs
  • Extensive knowledge of network protocols (IPV4 and IPV6, TCP/UDP, Multicast), LAN/WAN network topologies and Quality of Service design
  • Configuration and troubleshooting knowledge of Cisco switches, routers, VPN Concentrators, PIX and ASA series firewalls and Foundry switches and routers
  • Employee Cisco CCNP, CCDP and CCSP certified talent
  • Network analysis, monitoring, and detection systems – HP Openview, Snort, NMAP and Ethereal

Systems Engineering

  • Enterprise-wide design, engineering, administration, analysis, programming and support of highly available clustered systems and networks
  • Extensive engineering and system administration experience of mission-critical Windows 2003 Servers and Microsoft Exchange 2003/2005 based systems
  • Enterprise BlackBerry design, configuration and deployment
  • Continuity of Operations and Disaster recovery models, methodologies, design and engineering
  • Design and configuration of various storage systems: NAS, SAN, iSCSI and geo-clustering
  • Broker and implement full range support of network, platform and information sharing technologies between Intelligence Community organizations and other Federal Departments, Agencies and Organizations which require Top Secret level access
  • Microsoft SharePoint server and portal design
  • Extensive use of terminal services/Citrix, thin client design and anti-virus systems
  • Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager with Audit Collection Services and clustering design
  • Softgrid design and engineering
  • Microsoft’s MCSE for 2000, 2003 and 2008 talent with expert knowledge in Active Directory modeling and Group Policy administration

Software Engineering/Development

  • Extensive experience designing, developing, deploying and maintaining complex collaboration and work flow applications in a secure environment
  • Significant experience developing data extraction, translation and loading tools
  • Well versed in the integration of third party tools with relational database management systems
  • Expert knowledge of a wide range of development tools – Python, Node.js, JAVA, JavaScript, Microsoft C++, Microsoft C# and Visual Basic
  • Subject Matter Experts in design, development, testing and deploying services within the Amazon Web Services ecosystem. Primarily focused on integrating AWS Lambda functions with other serverless architectures such as Flask to gather publicly available datasets.

Systems Integration/Training

  • Production of detailed engineering and deployment documents, security plans, technical briefings and tutorials
  • Familiar with various government project management frameworks
  • Utilization of portfolio management within the organization to maximize the value of the customer’s technology investments
  • Expertise in providing all necessary training on deployed systems

Customer Support

  • Comfortable and experienced with work in high-stress environments – mission-critical network upgrades, network fault isolation,  troubleshooting and deployment support work in overseas environments
  • Primary support for several unique encryption systems (ex: STU III and Cisco VPN technologies)