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Job #: R-00087207
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Network Engineer in Centennial, CO. The Network Engineer will serve as a mid-level member of the Network Infrastructure team responsible for ensuring the continued operation and improvement of the United States Antarctic Program’s (USAP) network infrastructure which spans three continents.  

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.
Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

This position will be hybrid Remote - Must be local to Centennial, Colorado, or willing to relocate to the area at your own expense. Onsite support will be required for meetings and hands on support on a regular basis. It’s expected the initial training and familiarity period will require more onsite support, after which in person support is expected to be less than 50% of the time

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate and manage enterprise network and subsystems, including routers, switches, firewalls, WAN Optimizers, wireless infrastructure, and security appliances.

  • Isolate faults and diagnose system failures to resolve problems in a methodical, thorough, and timely manner.

  • Deploy network enhancements in compliance with industry best practice security standards in conjunction with USAP policies.

  • Design and implement engineered solutions for new deployments, enhancements, or modifications to IT systems within the enterprise, in collaboration with senior technical leaders.

  • Provide 24x7 on-call support, on a rotating basis, to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues.

  • Install, configure, maintain, and document network hardware and software suites at multiple sites – may involve occasional travel.

  • Design and plan life-cycle replacements.

  • Develop and implement test plans.

  • Comply with the change control process.

  • Create complete end-to-end engineering diagrams as part of the change control process.  

  • Create and maintain documentation of network systems and services.

  • Provide technical guidance to Antarctic and other remote-site team members.

  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with team members.

  • Periodically deploy to Antarctica (typically between 6 to 8 weeks in a year) to assist with installations, problem solving, seasonal surge support, or information gathering.

  • Provide technical expertise to other teams as required.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively.  

  • Work well with others in a diplomatic and professional manner.

  • Maintain a safe workplace and ensure safety is the highest priority.

  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s Degree and 2+ years of prior relevant experience; additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Experience with common network topologies, LANs/WANs (Ethernet), TCP/IP protocol (IPv4) and other common network standards. 

  • Experience operating networks using routing protocols such as BGP, EIGRP, and static routing.

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining Cisco routers and switches.

  • Experience with network management applications and related protocols such as SNMP and Netflow.

  • Experience with wireless networking technologies in the 802.11 protocol suite.

  • Experience with traffic shaping devices, WAN protocol accelerators and bandwidth management.

  • Ability to perform fault isolation and resolution in a methodical, thorough manner.

  • Understanding of and experience applying Information Security concepts to network infrastructure and data transport.

  • Expertise demonstrating the ability to implement and support enterprise network switched and routed architectures.

  • Experience designing new systems or upgrades to existing network systems.

  • The ability to work well with others in a diplomatic and professional fashion.

  • Effectively able to convey thoughts and ideas using both written and verbal formats.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current & valid Cisco certifications including CCNP, CCDA, CCDP and CCIE.

  • Knowledge of QoS, IPSec, VPN technologies and best practices.

  • Experience with IPv6.

  • Experience contributing to Concepts of Operation, Requirements, Basis of Design, and critical design documents and drawings.

  • Experience with the configuration and management of Palo Alto firewalls.

  • Experience with the configuration and management of Cisco ASA firewalls.

  • Experience with Network Access Control (NAC).

  • Experience with IP Address space management.

  • Experience with BGP, EIGRP, and static routing.

  • Experience with IPAM solutions.

  • Experience supporting VoIP telephony systems, such as Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and Cisco Unity Connection (CUC).

  • Experience with the configuration and operation of Riverbed Steelhead WAN optimizers.

  • Experience with the configuration and operation of Riverbed NetProfiler.

  • Experience with the configuration and management of VTC systems.

  • Experience with the configuration and management of Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers.

  • Experience with data transmission over satellites.

  • Experience with Zabbix.

  • Experience configuring a data center to support the unique requirements of SANs and Virtual Machines.

  • Experience with the unique requirements of operating in Antarctica.

  • Experience with Project management, cost estimation, cost analysis, scheduling, tasking, staffing, and reporting.

*** Deployment to Antarctica may be required at the discretion of management (approximately 6 to 8 weeks / year). The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action. *** 

Pay Range:

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

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

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® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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