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Job #: R-00010611
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 Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to make a difference by supporting the warfighter? Do you thrive in a fast paced, impact driven environment? We're looking for technical professionals who are hungry to bring industry's best practices and services to support the North American aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) diverse missions.

Leidos Defense Group has an opening for a Network Operations Engineer supporting an Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Network Operations and Maintenance Support (NOMS) program in Colorado Springs, CO.

Our customer maintains a highly demanding mission and requires our support to provide expert technical and professional management support to the commands enterprise Information Technology (IT) services. The Network Operations Engineer will support a program that provides sustainment, maintenance, Problem and Change management services to help ensure secure, reliable, and uninterrupted availability of the Department of Defense IP networks.

This position will report directly to the Deputy Program Manager/Operations Manager, with regular interaction with the Program Manager and government POC.


• Provide technical support for the design, implementation, and integration of network changes and sustainment
• Assist in the planning and performing of analytical research, design development, and other assignments in conformance with design, engineering and customer specifications
• Perform various complex software development tasks
• Ensure efficient delivery of contract capabilities using industry standards and repeatable processes
• Mitigate risks, control costs and schedule variance, and effectively manages large scale, integrated projects
• Perform a variety of analytical tasks which include the hardware and software design and implementation utilizing various facility equipment
• Collaborate with other Service and Functional Leads to resolve customer related issues with company provided services


• Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of overall related experience (Additional related years of experience is accepted in lieu of a degree)

• Currently possess an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance
• Hold DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE) prior to start date
• Currently possess Cisco CCNA Certification
• Experience analyzing VLAN, routing, IP addressing and sub-netting
• Experience with firewalls and Splunk systems
• Experience troubleshooting and configuring IP networks using at least one of the following routing methods: BGP, ISIS or OSPF, Static routing
• Experience with either service provider or enterprise IP networks using an interface on Cisco (ESR and ASR) and/or Juniper routers
• Experience with ports and protocols


• Equally proficient in Juniper and Cisco configuration, troubleshooting, and design
• Experience with Cisco IOS XR, JUNOS, and Cisco IOS codes
• Perl or other language scripting capable of running backup confits and other scripting to pull information from Cisco/Juniper routers
• IPSEC configuration, troubleshooting, and design experience
• MPLS configuration, troubleshooting, and design experience
• IPV6 configuration, troubleshooting, and design experience
• CISSP certification and/or knowledge of DDoS and other attack vectors experienced in today's networks
• Crypto configuration, troubleshooting, and design experience
• Layer 2/3 VPN and Firewall knowledge and experience
• Physical cable plant and wiring experience
• Certifications with major network system vendors such as Cisco are a strong plus
• Extensive network integration experience for a variety of network protocol standards
• ITIL Foundations Certification
• Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills
• Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts
• Familiarization of DOD regulations and directives

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 .

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 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 .

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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