Communications Network Engineer Expert - AST
Location: San Diego
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Communications Network Engineer Expert - AST Job #:
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Potential for Telework: No
Referral Eligibility : Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3,000.00
Group: Defense More About the Role:
Leidos currently has an opening on the 'Service Management,
Integration and Transport' (SMIT) Contract for a Communications
Network Engineer Advanced Services Team (AST) position. This is an
exciting opportunity to use your experience and leadership skills
to successfully execute the mission of the Navy's largest IT
services program: SMIT. Under the SMIT Contract, the Leidos team
will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet,
including cybersecurity services, network operations, network
engineering, 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. This position requires Engineering, Operations Support,
Management and extensive knowledge of network communications,
architecture, security controls, and compliance and configuration
discipline. Qualified candidates will demonstrate professionalism
and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and
mission-focused environment. What You'll Get to Do:
---Provide Networking Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and thought
leadership for the largest Intranet in the world. A qualified
candidate for this position would be responsible for network
design, integration, test, security, and implementation of Network
Services for the as-fielded NMCI network.
---Provides expert SME knowledge of network engineering and
operations knowledge, integration, test and evaluation activities,
as well as implementation and transition to Network Operations.
---Proposes solution to Network Domain Architects to define and/or
-Directs STIG compliant configuration baselines, versioning, and
-Evaluates the effectiveness of Automation and best practice
-Oversees development of SOPs/TTPs.
-Continuous Service Improvements (CSI).
-System performance tuning and enhancements.
-Create and maintain Engineering Implementation Plans (EIP).
---Analyzes network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet
---Expert knowledge of defense-in-depth principles, Network and
Security architecture, network topology, IT device integrity, and
common security elements.
---Plans and executes network upgrades and maintenance activities
with the NMCI Operations Manager, NOC Lead, Release Management team
and other key stakeholders.
---Tier III escalation support and vendor engagement supporting
Incident Management activities.
---Active participation in Root Cause Analysis for Problem
Management activities. You'll Bring These Qualifications:
---Bachelor's degree preferred in STEM or relevant field, or
comparable experience with an additional 12 years or a Masters with
10 years of overall related experience.
---Effective written and oral communication and problem solving
---Currently possess an active Secret clearance and ability to
attain a Top Secret.
---Minimum of DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II Certification required prior
to onboarding: CompTIA Security+ CE, Cisco CCNA Security, ISC2
SSCP, GSEC, GICSP, or CYSA+ (See DoD 8570.01-M Appendix 3 for valid
---An Associate level Network Vendor Certification is required
prior to onboarding (from one of the following Vendors): Cisco,
Juniper, CommScope/Ruckus/Brocade, F5 Networks or Aruba
---Willingness to work or be called in to work during off-hours to
meet customer mission support requirements.
---Network Subject Matter Expert for operations providing tier-III
support to the NOC watch staff.
---Participate in engineering meetings to bridge the gap between
operations and engineering providing operational readiness for new
solutions projected to be deployed into production.
---Perform highly technical maintenance involving network devices
routers, switches, and WANX.
---Participate in technical development of watch staff.
---Perform Network related GDA changes.
---8+ years' experience engineering and troubleshooting networks,
including extensive routing and switching experience such as MPLS,
VPNs, routing protocols i.e. BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, switching protocols
i.e. Spanning Tree Protocol, VLANs, LLDP, VoIP, Multicast protocols
and emerging network technologies.
---Strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of IP network/subnet
---Experienced and adept at developing and maintaining technical
documents, analyses, and reports.
---Experience presenting to senior customer management, customer
stakeholders, and company management.
---Familiarity with the ITIL framework.
---Ability to travel up to 25% including OCONUS potential travel.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
---Previous work experience providing support to the NGEN-NMCI
program is highly desired.
---Experience with Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) identity
---Advanced/Professional level vendor certifications (Cisco,
Juniper, Aruba, Palo Alto).
---Demonstrated NET/SEC DevOps experience.
---IAT Level III Certification (i.e. CISSP or equivalent).
---ITIL v3/v4 certification/training.
---Agile certifications or applicable experience.
-- Pay Range: COVID Response Effective October 1, in order to enter
Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events
outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated
for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within
96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must
be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are
entitled to a legal accommodation. 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.-- 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 www.Leidos.com .
Pay and Benefits Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career
decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect
the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment
benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness
programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More
details are available here . Securing Your Data Leidos will never
ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the
employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with
you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email
address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that
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information, please report the email to email@example.com .
Commitment to Diversity All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to sex, race,
ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or
mental disability, medical condition, genetic information,
pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic
partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
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