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Job #: R-00001509
Location: White Sands, NM
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Network Security Engineer who will be responsible for analyzing site networking architecture and determining security implementation plans utilizing best industry practices. Leidos is part of Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) team that is responsible for the operation, maintenance, sustainment, and systems engineering of NASA's worldwide satellite communication networks. The position is located at the NASA White Sands Complex in Las Cruces, NM.

Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • From a security perspective, identify areas of improvement within in the current networking architecture, propose best practice solutions.
  • Perform scans and audits of networking infrastructure and propose implementation solutions for remediation of scan findings.
  • Assist local IT security team in building system security plan (SSP) data entries for networking equipment.
  • Prepare and present remediation documentation, including: MS Word documents, MS PowerPoint slides, MS Excel files, and any other documentation as requested by the government.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge in field of intermediate to advanced network administrator concepts including (but not limited to): DNS and ARP resolution, IP addressing and subnetting, IP fundamentals, firewall maintenance, switch and router management, as well as OSI model encapsulation.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of best cyber and IT security practices in relation to network management.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects, while meeting infrastructure development deadlines.
  • Perform any other job function as outlined by management.


Typical Education and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or mechanical engineering, physics, mathematics, or other related science, and a minimum of 3 years related professional experience.
  • 2 years' experience working with network administration principles including IP fundamentals, layer 2, layer 3, and firewall application maintenance.
  • 2 years' experience with Linux OS terminal command line.
  • 2 years' experience with Cisco IOS and/or Juniper Junos configuration and maintenance.
  • 2 years' experience working with cyber (IT) security concepts.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Completed Security + certification.
  • Experience with VMWare virtualization software suite.
  • Experience, or ability to learn in a large scale, dynamic environment requiring immediate problem response.
  • Experience in root cause analysis.
  • Familiarity with Cisco Nexus, Cisco Analyst, Cisco ASA, and Juniper Junos SRX networking platforms.
  • Familiarity with MS Windows and Linux administration via PowerShell and command line.
  • Experience in performing credentialed scans utilizing Tenable Nessus Pro Suite.



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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