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Job #: R-00026571
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
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 Lead to be located in the Colorado Springs, CO area.

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 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 Technical Management Lead.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise an All-star team of Network and Cable Operations technicians
  • Oversee User level maintenance support for Voice, Video and multi-media systems cabling maintenance
  • Direct scheduling on periodic inspection and testing of systems and conference rooms
  • Direct testing as needed with secure mobile services
  • Oversee circuit troubleshooting using router commands, loops, alarms and errors, and other troubleshooting technologies and techniques
  • Drive Utilization of network monitoring tools to monitor, track and resolve issues; escalate issues when necessary
  • Manage creation and updates to section assigned trouble tickets
  • Provide Tier 3 network troubleshooting technologies on a live, global network
  • Manage and schedule personnel  to pull shifts in NORAD/USNORTHCOM Command Center (N2C2)
  • Number supervising: 7 FTEs

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 + years of prior relevant experience or Masters degree with 2 + years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experienced in executing the tasks associated with leading and managing small teams.
  • Must have DoD-8570 IAT Level I baseline certification at start date
  • Must have CCNA certification or Juniper Certification.
  •  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
  • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in associated field
  • DoD-8570 IAT 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


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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