Leidos has an immediate opening for a Network Specialist at Ft Riley to ensure that the LAN/WAN is capable of providing required services by supporting the network infrastructure through the use of troubleshooting and problem resolution in a production environment.
Provides daily operational support for LAN/WAN networks, including firewalls while planning, installing, and supporting hardware and software upgrades.
The successful candidate will be required to resolve technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the OSI model through the use of diagnostics and network administration tools such as Hewlett Packard.
(HP) OpenView, Cisco Works and Tivoli. An understanding of Management Information Blocks (MIB) and MRTG to measure, plan and execute methodologies to ensure high performance levels and minimum downtime.
Responsible for maintaining LAN – WAN barrier systems to prevent unauthorized access to MTF systems. In order to meet these requirements,
The Network Specialist must be familiar with;
· Cisco firewalls
· NetScreen VPN devices and IDSs.
Must have experience using diagnostic utilities to identify and isolate problems encountered on different mediums and network protocols, gather latency statistics and find specific network bottlenecks, evaluate problems and implement fix actions through device reconfiguration or replacement depending on the circumstances.
The Network Specialist should have a clear understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP, SHTTP, SMTP, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, EIGRP, OSPF, PPP, HDLC, V.35, RS-449 and knowledge of the 803.2, 802.3, 802.5, 802.10, 802.11, 802.3u and 802.3z communications, EIA/IA cable standards and Internet standards. The Network Specialist must address issues related to synchronous and asynchronous communications, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, FDDI, ATM, ISDN, microwave and satellite communications. Desired experience with various OTDR, cable testers, network sniffers.
Possess experience in routed, switched and shared LAN environments that operate Novell Netware, Microsoft Windows NT/2000/2003/XP/Active Directory, UNIX and OpenVMS and employ various routers switches, hubs and terminal servers as well
as various local and long-haul ISDN,256 Kbps through T1-T3, satellite and ATM WAN connectivity that employs Codex and PairGain CSU/DSUs.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Sciences and 3 years related experience; or successful completion of a certified technical/vocational school and 8 years related experience.
- Must have current Security Clearance (Muinimum Public Trust)
- Successful crossover of current Securoty Clearance
- Meet the DOD 8570 certification requirement by obtaining and verifying your Security+ certification prior to your start date.
- OTHER SKILLS: Experience and skills shall include a range of assignments in technical tasks directly related to the proposed area of responsibility. Expertise in Windows networks, Cisco Systems and HP Openview desired. Desired to have the following certifications aligned to site network architecture: Security+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent (i.e., BCNE for Brocade, etc.).
Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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