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Job #: R-00094941-OTHLOC-PL-2D0959
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for an Airborne & Ground SATCOM SME at Hurlburt Field, FL. Candidates must already possess a TS/SCI in order to be considered.

Job Description: 

The selected candidate will be a key resource in the 361st ISR Group Plans and Programs team that will be a self-starter and work with minimum direction to develop comprehensive briefings, staff packages and memos for senior staff. The candidate will use a thorough understanding of SATCOM hardware capabilities and limitations and the integration with USSOCOM ground and airborne systems to lead the development of creative methods to deploy Global Satellite and Telecommunications capabilities (military/civilian, ground and airborne), and deliver high quality, meaningful reports with actionable data. The successful candidate will be responsible for the in-depth analysis of satellite and wireless technologies

and new industry trends; and for the recommendation/execution of improvements to the global SATCOM/wireless network that result in more efficient network resources for the 361 ISRG operators. The SME will be adaptable to changing staff requirements and responsible for creating regular and ad-hoc reports outlining the key metrics on several key programs within the 361 ISRG.  Selected candidate will also assist the customer in all aspects of systems administration on

NIPR, SIPR and JWICS and perform duties as an Information System Security Officer (ISSO), Information Technology Equipment Custodian (ITEC), and Cyber Security Liaison (CSL).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Communications or other technical 4 year degree (May substitute years of experience in lieu of degree)

  • 8+ years of related experience (to include both ground and airborne experience)

  • TS clearance with SCI or SCI eligibility and the ability to submit to a polygraph.

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II (Security+, CCNA -Security, CySA+, etc. or equivalent).

  • 3+ years relevant experience with network protocols, software and hardware involved in LAN/WAN operations.

  • Practical knowledge of routers and switches.

  • Experience with Type1 encryption devices.

  • Experience with network analysis.

  • Foundational knowledge in LAN (local area networks).

  • Strong troubleshooting, analytic and diagnostic skills and leadership abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred experience includes a working knowledge of 361st operations and strategic, operational and/or tactical intelligence experience.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00

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.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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