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CAN/LAN Transition Support Engineer- TS/SCI with Poly Required


Applications Engineer


Chantilly, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

The National Solutions Group at Leidos is seeking has an opening for a CAN/LAN Transition Support Engineer to support internet network, intranet and other data communications systems or a segment of a network system, in providing network hardware and software maintenance; Overseeing network control centers; providing support to projects that involve networks; Evaluating new network technologies and making recommendations to project managers regarding the integration of these technologies into the existing network.


  • 25-30% Travel Required, must have US passport

  • Diagnose hardware and software problems, and replace defective components. Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.

  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.

  • Monitor the performance of computer systems and networks

  • Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.

  • Configure, and test hardware, networking software and operating system software.

  • Prepare technical proposals for presentation to the NRO's engineering review boards for adding new technologies to the network.

  • Perform a full range of upgrades in accordance with existing network architecture.

  • Review user requests for upgrades or additions to the network to assess impact on network performance and provide advice and guidance on the most practical technical approach to meeting user requirements.

  • Perform long term O&M activities to include tier 3 troubleshooting and problem resolution.

  • Utilize complex network analysis tools to identify and correct problems in the network.

  • Prepare troubleshooting procedures for restoring the network to optimal performance levels.

  • Provide fault management for the network and supports performance management functions.

  • Respond, isolate, and resolve network troubles. Monitor alarms and alerts to identify network elements causing network degradation or failure.

  • Maintain logs and records associated with reported problems or situations.

  • Execute reporting functions and data input associated with network management.

  • Monitor security posture of the network, report suspected violations to designated authority.

  • Coordinate with configuration management and implementation teams.

  • Perform operator-level maintenance on components for network management systems

  • Analyze network characteristics (e.g., traffic, connect time, transmission speeds, packet sizes, and throughput); recommend procurement, removals, and modifications to network components.

  • Optimize network topologies and site configurations. Plan installations, transitions, and cutovers of network components and capabilities.

  • Coordinate requirements with users and suppliers.

  • Organize and direct network installations on site surveys.

  • Assess and document current site network configuration and user requirements.

  • Maintain operating systems, communications software, data base packages, compilers, assemblers, and utility programs.

  • Apply software, hardware, and standards information technology skills in the analysis, specification, development, integration, and acquisition of open systems for Information Management (IM) applications.

  • Ensure these systems and applications are compliant with standards for open systems architectures, reference models, and profiles of standards - such as the IEEE Open Systems Environment (OSE) reference model - as they apply to the implementation and specification of IM solutions on the application platform, across the application program interface (API), and the external environment/software application.

  • Evaluate and recommend COTS applications and methodologies that can be acquired to provide interoperable, portable, and scalable information technology solutions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Candidate must have 10 years of experience that can be a combination of work history and education. This equates to a Doctorate and 8 years of experience OR Masters and 4 years, Bachelors and 6 years, Associates and 8 years or HS and 10 years.

  • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph

  • 8570 Certification

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.