More About the Role:
The Defense & Intelligence Group of Leidos has an opening for the Navy’s Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) Piers Connectivity Services program Communications Network Engineer. The SMIT contract will provide secure end-to-end Information Technology (IT) services to more than 400,000 hardware devices and 600,000+ users at over 1,600 Continental United States (CONUS) sites and over 82 OCONUS site across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East; constituting one of the largest combined networks in the world.
SMIT is the Navy’s largest IT services program valued up to $7.7 billion over 8 years. The Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the NMCI, including cybersecurity services, network operations, network engineering, end user support, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.
The Position involves extensive knowledge of network communications, architecture, security controls and configuration.
Candidates for this position are highly motivated and have working knowledge of network operations, fault diagnosis, repair, installation, configuration, cabling, passive infrastructure, troubleshooting, project execution, and COMSEC Operations, as well as the ability to follow detailed policies and procedures. The ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented, fast-paced and mission-focused environment is a must.
What You'll Get to Do:
•Works as an Operations-focused Network Engineer on a team responsible for BAN/LAN/WAN Network Operations on the Piers Network Management System (PNMS), troubleshooting, repair, installation, cabling, configuration, implementation, and integration of current and future PNMS network architectures as per approved processes and procedures.
•Documents work activities/details per established tools and processes; maintains accurate site documentation.
•Initiates software upgrades and changes to the PNMS system and communications infrastructure as prescribed by Domain Architects, Design and Configuration Teams.
•Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and removal/replacement of faulty hardware using SOPs, TTPs, work instructions, vendor guidance, and other documented processes and procedures.
•Interfaces with the Network Operations Center (NOC) as required in support of incident troubleshooting and restoral.
•Supports network configuration/asset management activities, manages configuration drift, and accurately creates or modifies network documentation to reflect the as-is and/or to-be environment.
•Supports Cybersecurity requirements and implementation of security controls (STIG compliance).
•Coordinates network upgrades and planned maintenance activities with SMIT and Piers Network Management System (PNMS) Program and customer stakeholders.
•Performs monitoring (health and status) of network systems and proactively identifies potential issues before they impact users; recommends and/or applies corrective actions to mitigate network issues.
•Travel may be required depending on customer and project requirements.
•Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs for up to a 100 feet at a time; must be able to lift 25 lbs vertically using ladders.
•Must be able to work in confined spaces, such as raised floors or communications closets; must be able to work in noisy environments, such as data centers and operations centers; must be able to stand or sit for 8 hours at a time.
•Must be able to utilize basic hand tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches while rack mounting active and passive equipment using small screws and brackets.
•Must be able to identify different colors of wires and cables; must be able to see objects and information displayed in schematics, test equipment, and computer monitors; must be able to judge distance between objects to work safely on ladders and in confined spaces; must be able to use and read digital test equipment such as OTDR.
•Must be able to drive corporate vehicle to different locations to work on projects and troubleshoot; valid state license required.
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree with 4+ years of overall related experience. Additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree (4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree at the hiring Manager’s discretion).
•Must be U.S. Citizen and possess an active Secret clearance.
•Must have current IAT Level II Certification: Comp TIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security.
•Must have current Network Vendor Associate Level Certification is required (i.e. Cisco CCNA, Juniper JNCIA, etc…).
•Ability to be scheduled to work or be called in to work during off hours and weekends to meet customer mission support requirements.
•5+ years’ experience troubleshooting complex routing and switching issues.
•5+ years’ experience configuring switches, routers, network appliances, WAN acceleration devices.
•Experience with multiple vendor routing, switching or wireless product lines.
•Strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP network/subnet addressing.
•Ability to work independently or in a team environment to resolve technical issues in a dynamic environment.
•Customer service experience.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
•Top Secret Security Clearance.
•DevOps, CI/CD experience.
•Scripting experience (i.e. Python, etc…).
•Automation experience (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc…).
•SDN/SD WAN experience.
•Professional or Expert level vendor certifications.
•Prior experience managing Navy/Marine Corps or other DoD contract projects.
Pay Range –
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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