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Network Engineer Lead ( R-00090108 )


Network Engineer



Fort Meade, Maryland, United States


Job Description:

Ranked first in Government IT and systems integration, Leidos brings decades of experience leading large-scale mission-critical network IT programs. We’re looking for innovators and forward-thinkers to help us do great things.

Leidos is seeking a qualified Network Engineer Lead to join our Defense Enclave Services (DES) team, who will support an extensive digital modernization program critical to DISA and Fourth Estate Agencies.

We offer competitive compensation, retirement and paid leave packages, health and wellness programs, career development trainings and certifications, income protection, employee stock purchase plans, and family benefits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Optimize end-to-end system performance and dataflow management.

  • Conduct data captures to obtain network performance information.

  • Minimize network latency and maximize data throughput through design analysis and network performance monitoring tools.

  • Provide input to the design of the organization's network and mission architecture.

  • Design solutions, integrate, configure, deploy, test and provide ongoing maintenance for numerous types of network devices, interfaces and methodologies.

  • Review test plans to ensure that all steps have been completed and all requirements have been met before approving test plans for execution

  • Communicate with team members such as project managers, migration team, operations and others regarding project status, issues, or concerns

  • Conduct research on new technologies to determine their application in future projects

  • Coordinate with managers to ensure that deadlines are met and quality standards are maintained

  • Evaluate success of a test by comparing results to predicted outcomes or using other metrics such as code coverage or defect rates

  • Coordinate activities with vendors and other external parties involved in the testing process

  • Coordinate with others to determine project goals and objectives, and scheduling tests accordingly

  • Monitor progress throughout the test cycle to ensure that milestones are met

  • Conduct tests on software applications and computer systems to identify issues and find solutions

  • Configure and optimize the network to connect various front-end and back-end components.

  • Gather needed data to specify system/component performance and interface requirements

  • Implement specific network solutions to support server requirements to include load-balancing, VPN’s, firewall contexts, Traffic Shaping Voice over IP (VoIP), GRE Tunneling, IP Security (IPSec), IP Encryption, Media over IP (MoIP), and network address translation (NAT) where appropriate.

  • Monitor network traffic for unusual activity

  • Configuring and supporting security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software and patch management systems

  • Implement network security policies, application security, access control and corporate data safeguards

  • Training fellow employees in security awareness and procedures

  • Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocols

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of prior relevant experience. In lieu of a Bachelor’s degree an additional four (4) years of relevant experience providing Network Engineering support may be substituted.

  • Currently possess an active DoD Secret security clearance.

  • Security+ Certification

  • Certifications: An Information Assurance Technical (IAT) level I baseline certification as defined by DoD 8570.01-M is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with Juniper IOS or other IP/transport specific management tools (EMS) and general practices. Expertise in IP technologies, i.e. Networking architectures and methodologies and Voice Services.

  • Expert Knowledge of IP principles.

  • Understand the following protocols at minimum: IPSec, OSPF, BGP, and EIGRP

  • Proficiency in at least two or more of the following devices: Cisco VPN 3060, Cisco routers (2600, 3640 and 7200) and Cisco switches (3550, 3560, 3750 and 6500), Juniper routers, Windows XP, NT, and 2000, NSA Certified Type-1 Encryptors Juniper MX5 routers, Juniper SRX firewalls, Juniper EX switches, SONUS SBCs, KG175.


Pay Range:Pay Range $101,400.00 - $156,000.00 - $210,600.00

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.