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Job #: R-00049711-OTHLOC-PL-2D1272
Location: Hurlburt Field, FL
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:

The Leidos Airborne Sensors & Analytics division has an opening for a Network Architect at Hurlburt Field, FL or Cannon AFB, NM. The Network Architect will serve on an Engineering Team in support of upper echelon engineering for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operations Center (ROC) contract and a full spectrum of division activities and contracts primarily focused on network engineering related to mission systems operations within or in support of aircraft platforms. As a subject matter expert, the candidate will inject into each stage of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle to include but not limited to, requirements analysis, network system design, network system integration, functional testing, and all associated documentation. Primary duties are technically hands on and include the research, development, integration, testing, troubleshooting, and fielding of network hardware, software, and appliances. The selected candidate will have a strong background and experience in network engineering or related information technology field to include the ability to integrate, troubleshoot, and test network hardware and software.

Primary responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

Lead installation, configuration, and maintenance of network services, equipment and devices.

Support administration of servers and server clusters, manage all system backup and restore protocol, plan and support network and computing infrastructure, monitor system performance and implement performance tuning.

Network design, integration, troubleshooting, testing, and documentation

Develop network test plans that validate requirements

Develop and maintain network systems engineering documentation and diagrams

Develop technical and programmatic assessments, evaluates engineering and integration initiatives and provides technical support to assess security policies, standards and guidelines.

Support engineers of other disciplines in the design, integration, and security posture of products

Assists ISSM in the development and maintenance of multiple accreditation packages

Contributes to pre, peri, and post Authority to Operate (ATO) assessments

Assists with other systems engineering activities as directed by supervisor

Basic qualifications:
Bachelor's degree, in related technical discipline, with at least 8 years of related experience
US Citizen with a Top Secret clearance with ability to obtain SCI
Certifications: Any Cisco CCNA, Any DoD 8570 certifications of IAT Level II or higher or IAM Level I or higher (e.g. Security+ CE, CISSP, CISM)

Candidate must have experience with Netapp storage and full motion video multicast

Experience with full engineering Systems Development Lifecycle including design, documentation and change management
Candidate must be familiar with the Cisco IOS, IP routing protocols, long haul communication transport, WAN protocols, network test equipment, and NSA type-1 encryption devices.
Requires C4ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) experience.
Excellent communication skills in team environments and superior customer service skills
Must be able to work independently
Experience with virtualization architectures (VMware, Citrix, Hyper-V)
Must be able to rack up servers and IT equipment in accordance with installation prints and physically lift 50lbs  

Preferred qualifications:
Cisco CCNP
AWS or Azure Certification and Cloud experience.
Familiarity with NIST RMF SP 800-53
Experience with virtualized environments, multi-level security solutions, and cross-domain solutions
Strong working knowledge and experience with virtualized environments, multi-level security solutions, and cross-domain solutions.
Deep experience in multicast and streaming product ingest/egress.
Experience with transport of sensor and ISR data.
Experience in software defined networking and cloud backups of data.
Experience with and knowledge configuring and maintaining SAN and NAS storage systems.


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


Yes, 10% of the time

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Network Administration and Ops

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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 39,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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