Communications Network Engineer - Transport Service Delivery ( R-00055234 )
NGEN at Leidos currently has an opening for a Communications Network Engineer - Transport Service Delivery position. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the NGEN mission. NGEN-R is the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under the Service Management, Integration, and Transport portion of NGEN-R, 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. The Position involves extensive knowledge of network communications, architecture, security controls and configuration.
Candidates for this position are highly motivated and have working knowledge of network operations, fault diagnosis, repair, installation, configuration, cabling, passive infrastructure, troubleshooting, project execution, and COMSEC Operations, as well as the ability to follow detailed policies and procedures. The ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented, fast-paced and mission-focused environment is a must.
Works as a Service Delivery-focused Network Engineer on a team responsible for BAN/LAN/WLAN/WAN/Crypto Network Engineering, troubleshooting, repair, installation, cabling, configuration, implementation, and integration of current and future NGEN-R network architectures as per approved processes and procedures
Documents work activities/details per established tools and processes; maintains accurate site and project documentation
Creates and updates network architecture diagrams, configuration bundles, and reviews implementation plans for accuracy prior to implementation
Initiates software upgrades and changes to the NGEN-R system and communications infrastructure as prescribed by Domain Architects and Engineers.
May perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and removal/replacement of faulty hardware using SOPs, TTPs, work instructions, vendor guidance, and other documented processes and procedures
Interfaces with the Network Operations Center (NOC) as required in support of incident troubleshooting and restoral
Supports network configuration/asset management activities, manages configuration drift, and accurately creates or modifies network documentation to reflect the as-is and/or to-be environment
Supports Cybersecurity requirements and implementation of security controls (STIG compliance)
Coordinates network upgrades and planned maintenance activities with NGEN-R Program and customer stakeholders
Performs monitoring (health and status) of network systems and proactively identifies potential issues before they impact users; recommends and/or applies corrective actions to mitigate network issues
Position may require local area and/or overnight travel by car or air to assigned locations to conduct operations focused activities i.e. break/fix, COMSEC support, etc.
Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred with five (5)+ years of overall related experience
Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree (Four (4) additional years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree at the hiring Manager’s discretion)
Ability to travel up to 50% including possible OCONUS travel
Must currently possess an active Secret clearance
Must have current IAT Level II Certification: Comp TIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security
Must have current Network Vendor Associate Level Certification is required (i.e. Cisco CCNA, Juniper JNCIA, etc.)
Ability to be scheduled to work, or be called in to work during off hours and weekends to meet customer mission support requirements
Five (5)+ years’ experience troubleshooting complex routing and switching issues
Five (5)+ years’ experience configuring switches, routers, network appliances, WAN acceleration devices
Experience with multiple vendor routing, switching or wireless product lines
Strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP network/subnet addressing
Ability to work independently or in a team environment to resolve technical issues in a dynamic environment
Customer service experience
Top Secret Security Clearance
DevOps, CI/CD experience
Scripting experience (i.e. Python, etc…)
Automation experience (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc…)
SDN/SD WAN experience
Professional or Expert level vendor certifications