Network Architect

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Job Details

  • Location: Springfield, VA, 22151
  • Date Posted: 2023-01-12
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Technology
  • Req Number: R-00102152
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Job Description:

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries. Leidos is seeking a Network Engineer for a position as part of a team supporting the Air Force’s U.S. Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System Extended (BICES-X) program. This is a full time position that must work in Springfield, Virginia.  No full time telework is allowed.


Job Description

US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System eXtended (US BICES-X) is a cutting edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations. With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with network staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.

  • Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve business systems issues

  • Acquisition & Deployment

  • Designs and defines network architecture for new or existing computer systems

  • Performs complex network development and design work.

  • Participates in the upgrading of operating systems and design of network enhancements.

  • Provides input for documentation on new or existing networks.

  • Develops and conducts tests to ensure networks meet documented user requirements.

  • Operational Management

  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves network problems.

  • Provides network/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.

  • Determines network specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.

  • May provide guidance and leadership to less-experienced systems engineers.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of network engineering principles, methods, and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the associated hardware, software, and equipment.

  • Participates in special projects as assigned

Qualifications Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of related Network Engineering experience.

  • Must possess and maintain a Secret Security Clearance.

  • BA/BS degree– may substitute additional years of experience.

  • Must possess a completed CCNA certification.

  • Must meet DOD 8750 requirements and be eligible for IAT level II access upon hire for positions with elevated privileges and must obtain ITIL V4 Foundation within six months of hire. Additional specific certifications may be required, depending on job assignment.

  • Knowledge and experience with routing and switching protocols (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, Spanning Tree Protocol, ISAKMP, ESP, SIP, SCCP, etc.)

  • Knowledge and experience with current Cisco IOS software and hardware features

  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot Multicast

  • Ability to configure and troubleshoot DMVPN and GRE tunnels

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and multi-task while still ensuring high quality of work

  • Highly organized with strong ability to prioritize work and work autonomously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Great attention to detail and presentation

  • Results driven, highly efficient, energetic and highly motivated

  • Must possess a high degree of intelligence, competence, maturity, adaptability, resilience, integrity and initiative

  • The work is typically performed at client site locations, which requires proper safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed CCNP Routing and Switching or CCNP Enterprise

  • Knowledge and experience with VoIP/collaboration systems

  • Knowledge and experience with HAIPE-based encryption devices

  • Knowledge of Virtualization technologies: VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft

  • Knowledge and experience with data center networking

  • Experience with firewalls and firewall rule sets

  • Understanding of network virtualization

  • Understanding of concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course

  • Understanding of VxRail Manager and best practices

  • VDI experience highly desired

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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.