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Job #: R-00013611
Location: Chesapeake, VA
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: Eligible
Group: Defense


Job Requisition:

Linux Network Technician/Engineer

Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos is seeking a Network Technician/Engineer who will support AN/SQQ Surface Sonar in Chesapeake, VA.

Job Summary

Network Technician/Engineer with Linux experience to support Navy ships surface sonar 89A(V)15 systems ashore and afloat virtually. Candidate will be part of a US Navy In-Service Engineering Activity responsible for system installation, certification, and operations and maintenance.

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Work closely with the customer to support the AN/SQQ-89(V)15 US Navy and FMS systems
•    Provide subject matter expertise to analyze and evaluate UnderSea Warfare (USW) equipment network approaches, methodology, techniques, and products 

Basic Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree in related field and 7+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 4+ years of prior relevant experience (additional experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree)
•    Prior experience with network engineering support for DoD programs
•    Excellent written communication and grammatical skills
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    Experience working directly with other engineers and DoD customers
•    Ability to collaborate effectively across multiple teams and coordinate deadlines
•    Must maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

•    Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience with a working knowledge of Linux, networking theory, and network hardware (Cisco and/or HP) related to Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). **Demonstrated experience may be substituted with certification.

  • **Linux certifications for experience substitution may include:

o    CompTIA Linux+
o    Junior Level Linux Certification (LPIC-1)
o    Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or equivalent
o    Networking certifications for experience substitution may include:
o    Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
o    Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT)
o    Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
o    HP Accredited Platform Specialist (APS) - Networking
o    HP Accredited Integration Specialist (AIS) - Network Infrastructure or equivalent

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Active Secret clearance required.

Preferred Qualifications (not required):

•    System LAN operation and administration
•    Fault Detection / Isolation / Localization
•    Remove and replace procedures

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Network Administration and Ops




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 33,000 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

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