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Job #: R-00043979
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

At Leidos, we are looking to make an investment in your career and professional growth. We have an opportunity for a multi-talented Network Engineer in San Diego, CA/Point Loma, CA. This position provides an optional 9/80 schedule and relocation assistance is available.  You must have an active DoD TS/SCI security clearance with a current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) to be considered.

Job Summary:

In this role, you will be responsible for building and maintaining the fabric on which all other IT systems and services are built.  You will be required to develop solutions to complex technical issues such as administrating and operating aspects of multiple systems and related software including Linux RHEL 7 servers in VMWare and Amazon Web Services hosted environments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Windows servers. Responsibilities include:

  • Build, deploy, and monitor, software baselines across multiple domains and environments, ensuring configuration and operability.
  • Perform performance analysis and tuning, disaster recovery, and monitoring of data.
  • Advise/participate in design of system architecture and infrastructure support systems.
  • Support all required pipeline environments by ensuring patch compliance, baseline software updates and system health/status checks are complete. 
  • Recommend guidance based on established procedures to ensure corrective actions are taken to restore environment functionality. 
  • Support, troubleshoot and apply expertise regarding network issues between environments and system users.
  • Employ ingenuity and creativity to develop new technical solutions.

Required Qualifications:

  • This position requires an active DoD TS security clearance with ability to obtain an SCI
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Networking Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant field and 8-12 years of related experience with designing, building and documenting networks including hardware administration.
  • Candidate must have detailed and extensive knowledge of routing and switching capabilities as well as server design, storage and workstations. 
  • Advanced networking experience to include configuration of Cisco routers and related equipment—including experience with IPv4 and IPv6 networking.
  • Must be CSWF eligible, that is, IAT Level II certified with COMP TIA Security+ and one of the following OS certifications:  Windows, Linux or Networking certification.
  • Strong background/certifications with installing and configuring software within Microsoft Windows Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating systems.
  • Experience in writing detailed installation, configuration and system administration guides.
  • Experience building and automating systems within VMware vSphere and Amazon Web Service (AWS) based deployments.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills to work with clients, team members, and management staff, including both DOD civilian and contractor personnel. Strong computer related skills.
  • Ability to continually adapt to rapidly changing requirements.
  • Experience writing scripts for at least one operating system (Linux, Windows).
  • At times, support Systems Administrators with designing, installing, maintaining, monitoring, recovering, rebuilding, upgrading, patching and performance tuning.  Maintain user accounts, passwords and access controls.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Cisco/CCNA certifications.
  • Experience with Jenkins, Nexus, or similar DevOps automation pipeline tools.
  • Experience with PKI client and server certificates.
  • Experience with a version control system (e.g., Git). Comfortable with Confluence / JIRA for documentation and ticket tracking.
  • Knowledge of Agile Development methodologies.
  • Prior work as a software engineer is a plus.
  • Experience with architecture documentation and API design.
  • Experience working in government/defense labs and their computing restrictions. 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Network Administration and Ops


About Leidos

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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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.

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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 [email protected].

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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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