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Job #: R-00044657
Location: NA, VA
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos has an immediate opening for a Senior Network Engineer to join our Corporate IT Services Team. This position can be supported from our locations in Gaithersburg - MD, Reston - VA, Orlando – FL, or possible telework opportunity for the right candidate

In this role, you will provide expert level design solutions for the current corporate WAN system within LEIDOS taking into account availability, scalability, security and manageability as appropriate. You will also perform network engineering on a broad range of programs providing overall support for various business-critical networks. Some tasks involve the full system engineering life-cycle including requirements analysis, design, development, integration, test, and implementation.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide recommendations to Network Operations on what features to enable and how to use them.
  • Provide Tier III support to Operations in support of the WAN service.
  • Respond to problem (architecture and design level) tickets associated with WAN/LAN.
  • Provide project-based engineering and on-going enhancement engineering support for WAN/SDWAN, LAN, SDC (Software Defined Data Center) and WAN acceleration.
  • Develop WAN/SDWAN/SDC/SDN system analysis and design documents for Leidos' corporate WAN architecture, specific projects, assessment of business process and design artifacts provided by project, program or service support staff
  • Work with the other departments in designing, staging configuration, implementation and support as applicable; expected to participate and lead combined projects / efforts with adjacent teams to meet the business objectives

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 8 years of prior experience in Network Administration or Network Engineering, including Cisco implementation. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience with SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center) is required
  • Experience with Cisco Switching: STP, RSTP, MST, LAN tuning / protection, VTP.
  • Experience with Cisco implementation of routing protocols mainly BGP, EIGRP, and with knowledge of other protocols as needed (OSPF, RIP, ISIS) to include route redistribution and route tagging
  • Experience with WAN and VPN Solutions, MPLS, DMVPN Phase1/2/3, IPsec, IPsec/GRE, and Performance Routing.
  • Experience with SilverPeak WAN Acceleration, SSL
  • Experience with Network Hardware Design and Configuration, Network Troubleshooting, Network Performance Tuning.
  • Experience with Cisco WAN/LAN technologies - VLANs, Spanning-tree, MPLS tagging.
  • Knowledge of ITIL Change & Configuration Management.
  • US Citizenship and ability to obtain security clearance is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with SDWAN Solution with the SilverPeak Product Line
  • Experience with the SD Data Center Solution with the Arista Product Line
  • Experience with Network Access Controls (NAC) 802.1x
  • Experience with Multicast / Streaming Video Service
  • Experience in Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for new technologies
  • Familiarity with DNS/DHCP, IPAM (BlueCat), load balancers (F5), WAN Optimization (SilverPeak), and Authentication Systems (Clearpass), SSL VPN.
  • Experience with enterprise network management tools such as HPNA, SolarWinds, Cisco Smartnet, LiveAction, Splunk, or similar technologies
  • VoIP implementation and Support
  • Current or former Cisco certifications - CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCIE etc.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:




Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Network Administration and Ops

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00


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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