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Job #: R-00109725
Location: Camp Arifjan, KW
Category: Systems Administration
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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At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.

The Leidos Army Intelligence information technology Environment Support (ARIES) program, part of the Leidos Defense group, is looking for a Network Engineer to support US Army Central Command G2 in Kuwait. The ARIES program provides IT repair, maintenance, operations, logistics, and engineering services to help ensure secure, reliable, and uninterrupted availability of Army Military Intelligence Enterprise IT Systems as well as network administration support for an organization comprised mostly of a Microsoft Enterprise software environment residing on multiple networks.

The Network Engineer will be part of a dynamic team supporting US Army Central (ARCENT) G2 and supported customers throughout the ARCENT Area of Responsibility, with primary duty at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, including both U.S. and coalition personnel. You will be primarily responsible for network device troubleshooting, network operations and maintenance, documentation of logical & physical networks, network device and infrastructure installations.  Assist G2 Systems Service Desk with Tier I & II troubleshooting as needed.  Perform administration duties for multiple networks including routers, switches, encryption devices, and other related network equipment.  Develop, propose, and implement network performance & security enhancements, changes, network extensions, and hardware & operating system upgrades as needed. Must have firm grasp and knowledge of fiber and copper‐based Ethernet technologies, capabilities and cabling and their connectivity to local and wide area networks. Experience on US Military Intelligence networks and/or a service desk in SWA a huge plus.

Primary Responsibilities

• Perform troubleshooting of network and connectivity issues with network devices on multiple LANs, and coordinate troubleshooting on Tier 0 WAN circuits to ensure mission critical operations continue across the AOR

• Thorough understanding of and experience in installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco‐based local‐area networks using various encryption devices; be able to document the network (such as with Visio)

• Expert-level knowledge of LAN switching, including Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP), Port Security, Spanning Tree, and Layer 2 and 3 switching configurations.

• Through understanding of Layer 3 routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, etc.) and best practices on implementation.

• Able to install, configure, and maintain encryption devices (KG-250/255, KG-175D/G/X, etc.) at network points of presence and to extend networks throughout the local and regional areas, including management via GEM-X.

• Thorough understanding of Cisco WAN, LAN, and Data Center design practices, technologies and implementations.

• Experience with network based monitoring tools (Solarwinds, GEM-ONE, etc).

• Experience configuring and troubleshooting Cisco VTC devices and VoIP phones.

• Install, maintain, and/or repair network infrastructure (i.e., Panduit, conduit, and/or terminating CAT5/6 or fiber)

• Advise government customers on COMSEC duties and serve as COMSEC custodian as needed; understand US DoD COMSEC rules, policies, and regulations

• Present and comment on system changes thru Configuration Control Boards (CCB) or similar meetings.

• Maintain required security posture on all network equipment in accordance with DoD and local command mandates and requirements, including updates, STIGs, IOS upgrades, and other basic network security requirements.

• Assist Field Service Technicians and System Administrators with Tier I and Tier II tasks as needed

• Participate in or lead projects and day‐to‐day network operations as needed or assigned by the site lead, including surging to alternate locations for customer requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4-8 years experience.

  • 8140 IAT II IA Baseline Certification, such as Security+|ce or higher

  • Computing Environment certs include: CCNA

Preferred Qualifications

• Preferred Computing Environment certs include: CCNP Enterprise

Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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