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Job #: R-00008035
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos has a career opening for a Network Engineer located at DISA HQ at Fort Meade, MD.

This network engineer will support the sustainment and ongoing development of the DISA Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution.

• Assist in the design, development, test, implementation and sustainment of SDN components.
• Support troubleshooting, incident and problem management as necessary.
• Apply working knowledge of technical domain to develop solutions to routine technical problems.
• Collaborate with GSM-O request fulfillment and engineering teams to obtain network configurations/templates for various services and implement them in lab environments.
• Verify and validate SDN/NFV/Orchestration solutions by integrating them into the GSM-O SDN lab environments.
• Travel to customer sites as needed to support SDN and NFV infrastructure deployments.
• Periodically validate SDN database by collecting data from various sources including configuration management databases (CMDBs), live router configurations and other data sources.
• Make and renew SDN port reservations periodically in the CMDB.
• Validate IPT-PE Location and POC Identification.
• Inspect router configurations and compare with templates and baselines to determine router readiness for SDN integration.
• Communicate configuration requirements for new capabilities to the software team.

• Bachelor's degree and 8+ yrs. of relevant experience; additional years of applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
• Hold a current DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE) or higher.
• Hands on experience configuring Juniper (Junos), Cisco (ASR9K, IOS-XR) and Palo Alto in a production environment.
• Solid understanding of current and evolving network architectures and trends.
• Network protocol experience (OSPF, BGP, TCP/IP, MPLS, IP/MPLS VPN).
• Experience analyzing VLAN, routing, IP addressing and sub-netting.
• Layer 2/3 VPN and firewall knowledge and experience.

• Must have a Secret clearance with SSBI or a Top Secret Clearance.

• Experience with network function virtualization and SDN.
• Experience with prototyping and building prototypes/proofs of concept.
• Experience with scripting is a plus to automate configuration and validation tasks that are performed regularly.
• Experience with one or more of the following: alarm surveillance, fault management, LAN maintenance, performance management.
• Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching or Juniper Network Certified Specialist - Service Provider (JNCIS-SP).

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 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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