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Network Impact Assessment (NIA) Technician


Global Information Grid (GIG) Service Management-Operations (GSM-O), a program within the Defense and Intelligence Group of Leidos, has an opening for a Network Impact Assessment (NIA) Technician.  Our customer is the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) located at Hill Air Force Base, UT and acts as the provider of GIG/Defense Information System Network (DISN) services to the Department of Defense (DoD) and national security organizations.

Details of the Role:

The team member will provide support to the Operational Engineer (OE) Service Delivery Manager (SDM) as a member of the Network Impact Assessment (NIA) team.  The primary role will be to evaluate all circuits and/or network elements in the entire DISA-provided GIG services network in order to provide network impact assessments for scheduled outages and potential network events to customers and Government oversight entities in addition to ensuring that the assessments are populated in the Trouble Management System.

Primary Responsibilities

•Provide analyses of assessments by determining the impact to the network and formulating responses

•Identify and provide the ability to surge during emergencies

•Correlate event and incident data and determine actions to be taken

•Determine possible event effects on the networks and to customers and other organizations

•Use network management and performance monitoring tools to identify components/elements which may lead to or cause network degradation or failure


External Referral Eligible



Education and Experience Required:

•Requires BS degree and 2-4 years prior relevant experience. Additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree.

•Ability to work in a fast paced, team focused environment while maintaining excellent attention to detail and providing outstanding customer service

•Ability to obtain DoD 8570 certification at IAT level II, Security+ CE

•Strong written and verbal communications and collaboration skills

•Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products

•Currently possess an active DoD Secret Security Clearance with eligibility for Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) or possess an active DoD Top Secret Security Clearance


Additional Desired Qualifications

•Experience with one or more: network design; network management; traffic engineering; LAN maintenance; IP routing; ATM switching; Optical network; network appliances (WAN acceleration, etc) 

•Experience in one or more of the following devices/vendors: CISCO; Juniper; Ciena; Sycamore; Promina

•Bachelor’s degree in a relevant IT engineering discipline

•ITIL certification



Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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