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Job #: R-00102834
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Senior Juniper Network Engineer on NORTHCOM/NORAD Operations and Maintenance Contract (N2NOMS).  Are you looking for your next great career opportunity? We could use your talent in support of N2NOMS, an E&I and O&M program supporting the U.S. Northern Command and North America Aerospace Defense Command IT environment.  The program provides a range of IT services including Campus and Data Center network infrastructure, software application support, enterprise infrastructure support, ITSM service desk and deskside support, telecommunications and mobility services, managed print services, Active Directory services, and video conferencing. 

Location: Onsite at customer site in Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado Springs, CO.

Clearance: You must hold a current DoD Secret clearance to qualify and must be eligible to obtain Top Secret/SCI following hire.

Salary Target: $125,000-$150,000.00

What will you do in this role?

You will be the subject matter expert skilled in Data Center and Campus networking design and operation support. This position requires working independently in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate and will focus on making sure that the customer’s needs are met quickly and effectively.  To be successful, you need to be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision, work closely with the entire engineering and operations team.  Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers to understand requirements, issues, and mission needs, and then to be able to translate them into actions

  • Learn a new Government system and become the single Subject Matter Expert for all systems issues.

  • Independently provide network engineering, and operations and maintenance (O&M) support for a mission-critical government system; support the system as the SME on the team imparting expertise to other team members, requiring broad and deep knowledge across the applicable technologies

  • Design and manage Data Center and Campus Spine and Leaf Topologies utilizing Juniper Network components, iBGP and eBGP routing, and VXLANs

  • Plan and execute projects to perform uplifts and enhancements to the operational environment in accordance with strict change and release management processes.

  • Lead problem resolution cell for challenging network issues; building automation and tooling to support the operation team and improve service delivery to the customer

  • Configure Juniper EX-series switches using 1/10/40Gbps backplanes; implement connectivity with Juniper & other vendor technologies using copper & fiber; implement high availability (HA) as needed

  • Implement defense-in-depth methodology by configuring appropriate firewall rules, security policies and other IS-consistent configurations; implement high availability configurations as needed

  • Ensure secure network infrastructure through connectivity to backend AAA authentication services; ensuring secure configuration for remote & network resource access through 802.1X policies

  • Design & maintain out-of-band (OOB) management network using TrippLite serial consoles, iDRAC and other technologies to ensure secure & available management of network devices

  • Working with customer personnel, contractors, vendors to participate in design & specification of Private IP (PIP) and Internet circuits to support systems

  • Ensure high availability of Network Time Protocol (NTP) across all networks to ensure consistent & accurate time is available to all servers & network devices.

  • Ensure configurations consistent with industry best practices & FISMA to ensure that systems can maintain accreditation.

  • Work within configuration management process to ensure consistent & secure modifications to equipment configurations

  • Develop and maintain technical documentation and diagrams related to the field communications systems equipment & networks

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!    

These are the required qualifications...

•    Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years of experience or a Master’s degree with 10+ years’ experience. High school diploma with 4+ years’ experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
•    DoD Secret Security Clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI
•    U.S. Citizen
•    Subject Matter Expert on Juniper network infrastructure
•    Extensive experience designing, implementing and configuring a primarily Juniper Data Center and Campus Network infrastructures to include:
•    Juniper SRX-series branch routers
•    Juniper EX-series switches
•    Experience designing and maintaining secure remote access VPNs leveraging:
•    Cisco Firepower ASA firewalls
•    AnyConnect VPN clients
•    Certified at the JNCIP-SEC or JNCIE-SEC levels 
•    Demonstrates extensive experience working independently and collaboratively to troubleshoot and correct operational issues
•    Demonstrates extensive experience in the implementation of information security (IS) best practices & performance of work in accordance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA)
•    Demonstrates experience following configuration management processes
•    Possesses excellent interpersonal skills and works well with team members and customers

These qualifications are preferred:

Experience operating and maintaining:
•    TrippLite serial consoles
•    Ethernet & TDMA delivered Private IP & Internet circuits
•    Private APN cellular networks
•    Network Time Protocol (NTP)
•    802.1X Network Access Control policies
•    Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Networking 
•    Security Engineering
•    Prior participation in ATO process
•    Business Analysis/Requirements Development
•    Technical Writing and Documentation


Pay Range:

Pay Range $105,300.00 - $162,000.00 - $218,700.00

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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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