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Job #: R-00056724
Location: Norfolk, VA
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Storage Team Lead to support efforts for SMIT; the successful candidate will be responsible for performing enterprise network operations and engineering support for a broad range of programs including planning, designing, and evaluating various components of the Navy’s NMCI network on the Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) program. SMIT is the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport, the Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.

As the Storage Team Lead you will provide technical implementation, engineering and Tier 3 support services for an extensive infrastructure that provides an enterprise, state-of-the-art Storage environment. The Storage Team Lead will perform high level technical analysis, provide technical input to decision makers, and provide expert level systems engineering and management support regarding the Storage product set. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience deploying and maintaining storage based solutions. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks and will have excellent written communication and customer service skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate, troubleshoot, and modernize the storage device management services.

  • Must understand storage best practice solutions in a production environment with enterprise security requirements in mind.

  • Communicate and coordinate with system/network administrators, enterprise security, and government personnel.

  • Install, configure, and maintain storage to include (but not limited to) operating system patches, software version updates, and DoD STIG application and validation efforts.

  • Troubleshoot storage configuration issues, developing SOPs and processes for delegation to local support.

  • Create and modify application groups, policies, application configurations, and user groups within storage area.

  • Performs routine maintenance of storage servers to include (but not limited to) operating system patches, software version updates, and DoD STIG application and validation.

  • Perform daily operations and maintenance of an availability storage environment to include capacity checks, logging, and overall system health.

  • Recommend upgrade paths as applicable to include additional functionality rollouts.

  • Proactively manages system to provide consistent service uptime for user base.

  • Respond in support of after-hours outage resolution (shared with other Storage admins).

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree (or equivalent) in Cybersecurity, Information Security, IT, EE, Network Engineering, Computer Science, or related field or related experience.

  • Requires 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.

  • US Citizen and DoD Secret Clearance

  • 8570 (IAT) II

  • Must possess at least two of the following certifications:

    • CompTIA SEC+ CE

    • Scaled Agile Framework Practitioner (SAFe)

    • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP),

    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA).

  • Hands-on Experience in working with DoD networks, including NIPR, SIPR, and PPSN.

  • Direct delivery experience

  • NGEN first generation experience  managing a central delivery of IT services for including: NOC operations, SOC operations, Cyber operations, messaging, systems, transport, storage, backup and restore and incident management

  • IT contract transition experience

  • Demonstrated experience running a DevOps organization

  • Familiarity within the DevSecOps framework with the engineering and security teams to test new network design

  • Experience planning implementation of enhancements and upgrades to the very large enterprise service organizations

  • Experience to advise senior program leaders and stakeholders of hardware requirements, configurations and limitations

  • Ability to maintain technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing.

  • Expertise in develop and implement new technologies to enhance capabilities of the enterprise

  • Willing to periodically work with the shift operations to coach, mentor and teach them

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated hands-on expertise networking technologies and data centers

  • Demonstrated experience migrating to Cloud environments

  • Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, including long-form business writing on complex topics

  • Proven ability to work with and influence mangers of other service support models and supporting teams

  • Ability to manage globally distributed 24x7 operations to include short-notice travel in response to emerging operational issues

  • An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to drive innovation independently; have a passion to improve at every opportunity

  • Proven able to credibly coordinate between technical teams and business stakeholders

  • Ability to define program goals and roadmaps based on customer needs and strategic direction, and ensure that committed projects are delivered on schedule by the relevant team members

  • Ability to lead and work in a matrix organization and communicate effectively with peers, subordinates and program leadership

  • Experience working with ITIL processes and/or ITIL Foundation V3/4 certification

  • Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 75%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 25% of the time

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Network Administration and Ops

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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 40,000 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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