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Data Link Analyst


Data Analyst


Las Vegas, Nevada, United States


Leidos has an immediate career opening for a Data Link Analyst with vast knowledge in systems/user administration, Tactical Data Link (TDL) and the Joint Data Network (JDN) in support of the 526th Intelligence Squadron (526 IS) at Nellis AFB, NV.


The individual is responsible to perform a variety of assignments associated with systems administration and management including installing, configuring, monitoring and controlling computing environments. This position will also maintain current data link network/operations. The selected individual must have an excellent understanding of computers (both hardware and software) and a demonstrated willingness to learn and apply new technology.


- Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve issues with desktops, laptops, printers, digital senders, video teleconferences, VoIPs, and other standard office equipment; will also need to operate & maintain servers and storage devices

- Setup, troubleshoot, and understand the VMware vSphere 6.x and up (VMware VCP)

- Perform Windows 10 and 11 systems administration including performance tuning, system availability, capacity planning, provisioning, and security.

- Administer systems/environment solutions for multiple projects and services

- Deploy, setup, and maintain customer-furnished computer systems.

- Set up, administer, and service user accounts across multiple networks and client environments

- Provide service to end-users for operation, restoration, and configuration of information systems

- Establish and update procedures and documentation

- Ensure rigorous application of information security and assurance policies in the delivery of C4ISR services.

- Perform configuration management and provide IT equipment upgrade recommendations

- Track all work in designated systems (such as Remedy, Serena or ServiceNOW), ensure completeness and accuracy of tickets; escalate issues as needed

- Perform COMSEC user duties in accordance with national and DoD directives

- Setup and operate Taclane (KG-175D, KG-175F, KG-175G)

- Provide expertise of programs focused on command and control (C2) systems primarily in support of TDL

- Provide Data Link Operator (DLO) support to the customer

- Provide configuration management, application implementation, upgrades, software and operating system patches, antivirus updates, and data backup/restoration for all TDL and C4ISR systems

- Conduct gap analysis on current data link architectures and offer solutions towards improvements

- Operate and maintain C2 tactical data systems including MSCS, ADSI and all other systems/software associated with tactical data networks

- Operate and maintain TDL network monitoring software

- Participate in special projects, as required

- Occasional shift work will be required to support exercises


- TS/SCI clearance.

- CompTIA Sec+ CE certification or higher

- Bachelors degree in Information Systems/Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field. Experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

- 8 or more years of relevant experience.

- Expertise in TDL and JDN

- At least three years’ experience in COMSEC (accounting for and handling COMSEC items and materials)

- At least two years VMWare vSphere administration experience

- Expertise in one or more areas of IT, such as Microsoft OS administration (Windows 10 and 11, Server 2016, etc.), Sun Solaris (UNIX) administration, ASA/firewall administration, Cisco IOS (CLI) and NetIQ Directory and Resource Administration (DRA)

- Proven skills in systems repair, troubleshooting, deployment and liquidation

- Advanced troubleshooting skills in a multi-user high pressure environment

- Experience in data cabling and computer facilities maintenance

- Understanding of networking concepts such as DNS, DHCP, email, SSL, OSI model and TCP/IP protocols and applications

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (in person and via phone/radio) with peers and management

- Must be willing and able to lift 50 pounds

--Minimal travel, if any.


- DoDD 8140 certification for IA Management Level II / IA Technical Level III; CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP)

- Military C4ISR (Command, Control, Computers, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) experience

- Certifications such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA R&S), CompTIA A+ and Network +

- Knowledge of weapons systems, sensors, and major aircraft programs

- Familiarity with Falconer Air and Space Operations Center (AOC) operations and systems environment.

- Familiarity with AF Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Sentinel

- VMware Certified Professional Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)

- Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) certification

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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.