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Job #: R-00072779
Location: Lakewood, CO
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for Computer Network Architect to support the Digital Innovation for GSA Infrastructure Technologies (DIGIT) program in Lakewood, Colorado.

The Network Architect will design, implement, monitor, and manage change management, software upgrades, problem/incident resolution, and root cause analysis of network circuits and devices. The Network Architect shall perform Tier 3 Network Engineering and Administration of applicable networks to include Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN), Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), Data Centers, Virtual Private Network (VPN), terminal services (including out of band management), Load Balancing Services, and other network services (such as guest LAN/WLAN) assigned by GSA.

Highlights of Responsibilities:

The Network Architect will:

  • Support and operate Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) sites
  • Support and operate the network operations Netscaler based load balancing systems
  • Support and maintain network equipment and configuration (routers and routing)
  • Manage the LAN/WAN routing protocol between the routers and perform port management, network capacity management (including planning and trending)
  • Migrate the GSA Enterprise LAN, including the Regional Office Buildings, Datacenter, and Field Offices, to a Software Defined Network (SDN) architecture with end-to-end segmentation to support a Zero Trust Network environment
  • Utilize network orchestration tools and techniques to facilitate automated and consistent configurations, management, testing, deployment, and operations of physical and virtual devices within the network
  • Manage status, errors, and inbound and outbound traffic statistics of all routing interfaces, bandwidth utilization, and errors of all inbound and outbound LAN/WAN circuits
  • Monitor Internet access and identify/resolve interruptions to the Internet service
  • Perform VPN administration, including remote access and site to site, including monthly audits, anti-virus updates, firewall management, host-based intrusion detection, and intrusion prevention system management.
  • Escalate issues to vendor and third-party entities, as necessary and directed by the Government.
  • Produce knowledge base articles and SOPs

Contract required qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years' experience. Additional years of experience and/or relevant certifications will be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.

Contract desired qualifications include

  • Proficient in configuring the following protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, and Static routes.
  • Proficient with SD-WAN architectures to include Cisco (Viptella), VMware (VeloCloud), and Citrix
  • Experience with Firepower Management Center (FMC) to manage NextGen Cisco ASA Firewalls running Firepower services for layer 7 inspection.
  • Design network architecture for Software Design Access / Software Defined Networks, utilizing Cisco DNA Center.
  • Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) or Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA)
  • Experience supporting industry standard software products
  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts, including holidays as scheduled
  • Shall possess the ability to communicate in both oral and written forms, demonstrating an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff as well as clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments.
  • Familiarity with the following technologies: Active Directory, Windows, ServiceNow, Network Monitoring Systems (Solarwinds), Cisco Prime, LAN/WAN control protocols
  • ITILv4 Foundation certification 
  • Security+ certification 

Physical Requirements:

This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

  • Sitting for long periods
  • Viewing computer screens for long periods of time

Due to contract requirements, U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status is required.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00


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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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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