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Job #: R-00034416
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Systems Administration
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 Technician II to be located 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 Technician will operate autonomously within a team to support a program that provides sustainment, maintenance, innovation, Problem and Change management services to help ensure secure, reliable, and uninterrupted availability of the Department of Defense IP networks.  The Network Operations Technician will be responsible for operations and maintenance of the network enterprise infrastructure supporting the NORAD Northern Command missions. 

This position will report directly to the Network Operations Lead. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Self- motivated and driven to seek solutions to resolve monitoring errors, using research and documentation, and have a deep understanding of and ability to apply principles, theories, and concepts to resolve issues.
  • Work independently to achieve day-to-day objectives by providing all activities related to the Network Operations Work Center with significant impact on operational metric results in deliverable monthly reporting.
  • Provide expert support to troubleshoot circuits using router commands, loops, alarms and errors, and other troubleshooting technologies and techniques. 
  • Engage directly with Government customers, internal customers, team members and management regularly to understand, design, develop and implement networking solutions to optimize network performance and capabilities on all three NORAD/USNORTHCOM networks.
  • Responsible for each ticket using the ticketing process and the use of network monitoring tools to monitor, track and resolve issues.  Follow escalate processes for issues resolution requiring approval, when necessary. 
  • •onitor, organize and work collaboratively in a technological environment to support an established collaborative work environment, and work to influence team members regarding solution design, processes and approaches.
  • Develop networking solutions and technology adjustments on a live, global network to optimize services to NORAD/USNORTHCOM users. 
  • Develop technical solutions that require: collaboration with internal experts and customers; deep analyses; and understanding of impact on end-product users.
  • Manage functional area trouble tickets by creating and updating tickets, to accomplish all tickets within key program performance indicators.
  • Develop, identify and recommend opportunities for performance improvement of various networks and processes by employing IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices. 
  • Tackle complex networking issues to support root cause analysis and development of strategies and solutions to issues that are unclear and require deep technical knowledge.
  • Manage work center equipment accountability and perform the Data Center Management activities to clean-up, grow, and face new challenges to create an environment designed for redundancy and continuity in cases of contingency operations. 

Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelors degree and 2+ years of relevant experience, additional years of relevant experience accepted in lieu of a degree. 
  • Must have DoD-8570 IAT Level II baseline certification at start date.
  • Must have either MCSA Certification or CCNA 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.
  • Must currently possess an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • DoD-8570 IAT III Certification. 
  • ITIL Foundations Certification. 
  • Experience with Circuit Management. 
  • 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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