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Job #: R-00026696
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an opening for a Network Operations Center Lead 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 Center Lead 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 Security/Network Operations Center Lead. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead an all-start team of Network Operations Center personnel while also performing duty as a Network Operations Watch Officer.
  • Provide network expertise to the Government operations center personnel.
  • Provide network monitoring and status updates and reporting on a daily basis.
  • Act as the communications focal point and liaison for remotes site reporting and tracking of IT issues.
  • Monitor network tools for availability and performance.
  • Act as the liaison between Government operations (J63) and sustainment (J66), CWOC, NORAD/USNORTHCOM Command and Control (N2C2) Center and Contractor personnel.
  • Perform COMSPOT monitoring and tracking, support development of COMSPOT and Executive Summary (EXSUM) Reports.
  • Provide coordination of Authorized Service Interruptions (ASIs).
  • Provide coordination with Technical Management teams (N2C2, Sys Admin, Net Ops, Applications and Cyber Security) on Various IT issues, open tickets and track resolution.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and 4+ years of experience Master's with less than 2+ years of prior relevant experience, additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Must have current Secret with ability to gain TS/SCI clearance.
  • Must have CompTIA+ce certification at start date.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: alarm surveillance, fault management, LAN maintenance, performance management.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: routers, switches, crypto devices, routing, DSN/DRSN, Video Services, Promina, CISCO, Juniper, MSPP, DWDM, Optical Switching.
  • General understanding of network topologies, both transport and IP.
  • Experienced in executing the tasks associated with leading and managing small teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in associated field.
  • DoD-8570 IAT II & III Certification.
  • 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 NORAD/USNORTHCOM missions and DOD regulations and directives.



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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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