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 – JAVA, JavaScript, Microsoft C++, Microsoft C# and Visual Basic

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)