Computer Network Architect

Merrifield VA Leidos


The Digital Modernization Sector at Leidos is seeking a Core Network Engineer to support global enterprise networks. The Core Network Engineer will provide engineering solutions for modernizing the network while supporting service delivery for customer requirements in a mission-focused operational enterprise.

The Core Network Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Experience with both Cisco and Juniper routers

  • Installs, configures, and supports an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), NRO's Internet Network, Intranet and Internet and other data communications systems or a segment of a network system. Maintains network hardware and software. Monitors network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures.

  • Oversees network control centers. Provides support to projects that involve networks. Evaluates new network technologies and makes recommendations to project managers regarding the integration of these technologies into the existing network. Plans new network configurations and integration into existing networks to maintain optimal performance.

  • Ensures that plans for hardware and communications are adequate. Develops and implements methodologies for analysis, installation, and support of voice communications systems. Provides support in the translation of business requirements into telecommunications (e.g., LAN, WAN, Voice and Video) requirements, designs and orders.

Basic Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • Security+ Certification

  • Requires a Bachelors degree and 2+ years of prior relevant experience or a Masters degree with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience.

  • CCNA or other advanced networking certificate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Cisco / Brocade / Juniper Network Platforms

  • Experience with ACS/TACACS Servers

  • Experience with Cisco lOS/ Brocade OS / JUNOS

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $55,250.00 – $99,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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