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Network Systems Engineer


Network Engineer


Columbia, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Leidos has a career opportunity for an Network Systems Engineer with a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance in Columbia, MD.

Primary Responsibilities:

Candidate will be involved with the implementation and sustainment of router and switching solutions in a data center/telecommunications environment. Must understand and be able to implement several common features such as IP routing, policy-based routing, switching, VLAN configuration, access-control lists, secure virtual tunneling solutions and IP SLA requirements. Candidate must have familiarity in the implementation and sustainment of an SNMP based metrics, monitoring and reporting software solution such as ZENOSS or Solarwinds. Candidate must have experience in integration of network systems equipment in a rack mount based solution. Candidate must have strong communications and organizational skills to assist in the implementation of vendor circuit orders, service implementation changes, IP subnetting and allocation, troubleshooting IP and telecom based service interruption issues as required. Candidate must be willing to accept requirements for on-call and minimal CONUS travel requirements if needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science in related discipline such as Information Technology or Information Systems with an emphasis in Internetworking or a minimum of 4+ years in a similar past experience in the last 5 years.

  • 4+ years’ experience with Cisco routers to include Integrated Service Routers (ISR). Understanding and implementation of static routing, policy-based routing, access-control lists (ACL), IP encryption tunneling protocols such as IPSEC and Virtual Tunnel Interface (VTI). Also include an understanding and implementation of IP SLA and route failure scenarios.

  • 4+ years of experience with Cisco Catalyst series switches to include configuration and implementation of base IP routing, VLAN implementation, secure access protocols such as SSH and ACL configuration.

  • 2+ years’ experience in design and implementation requirements to provide customer solutions as needed for network. This includes diagram drafting, creating a rack elevation model, requesting vendor product quotes and cost analysis. Order equipment, burn in testing and fielding rack solution where required.

  • Experience in the implementation and sustainment of common SNMP monitoring platforms such as ZENOSS with an emphasis on node management and configuration of SNMPv3 accounting on all routers and switches as well as software platform. Must be able to understand metrics monitoring and reporting as well as trending of bandwidth utilization for planning of appropriate bandwidth scaling of all communications circuits in use.

  • Must be able to work IP and Telecom vendor related issues such as circuit order implementation from initial orders to tracking of completion. Circuit related outages or interruptions and coordinating remote support for service restoration.

Nice to have:

Aggregate Service Routers (ASR) platforms.



Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00

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.