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Chief Network Design Engineer


Network Engineer


Fort Meade, Maryland, United States


Leidos is seeking a Chief Network Design Engineer to join our Defense Enclave Services (DES) team at Ft. Meade, MD.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your technical experience, and leadership to successfully execute Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) migration to the Department of Defense’s Fourth Estate (DoD 4th Estate) agencies into a Common Use information technology (IT) infrastructure. The Leidos team will deliver Network Infrastructure services that will support the transition, infrastructure, network operations and management, engineering and innovation, cybersecurity services, and technical refresh for a Single Service Provider (SSP) network environment with all 4th Estate users.

PROGRAM INFO: DES (Defense Enclave Services)

•Must hold an active Secret security clearance prior to start and be able to obtain a Top Secret. (US Citizenship required)


• Provide Subject Matter Expertise in network design, integration, test, security, and implementation of Network Services for DISA DoDNet.
• Provide expert knowledge of network engineering and operations, large scale enterprise network solution implementation and transition to Network Operations, as well as test and evaluation activities.
• Provide Subject Matter Expertise on secure wide area connectivity inclusive of underlay, overlay, and COI transport design that supports performance, quality of service, security, and mission requirements.
• Propose new solutions to Network Domain Architects to define and/or continuously improve:
• Create and maintain Engineering Implementation Plans (EIP)
• Evaluate network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet those requirements.
• Provide expert knowledge of defense-in-depth standards, Network and Security architecture, network topology, IT device integrity, and common security elements.
• Plan and execute network upgrades and maintenance activities with the appropriate Delivery Operations Managers, NOC Lead, Release Management team and other key stakeholders.
• Able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and mission-focused environment.


• Master's degree and 15-20+ years (ideally over 20 years); additional years of related work experience may be substituted for a degree.
• Must have a DoD IAT level II baseline certification, prior to start (Sec+).
• CISSP or CCIE active certification.
• Advanced/Professional level vendor certifications (Cisco, Juniper, Aruba, Palo Alto).
• 10+ years’ experience engineering and troubleshooting networks, including extensive routing and switching experience such as MPLS, VPNs, routing protocols i.e. BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, switching protocols i.e. Spanning Tree Protocol, VLANs, LLDP, VoIP, Multicast protocols and emerging network technologies.
• In depth knowledge of IP network/subnet addressing.
• Experience presenting to senior customer management, customer stakeholders, and company management.
• Ability to travel up to 25% including OCONUS potential travel.


• Previous work experience providing engineering and operational services on DISA supported networks.
• Experience with Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) identity management solution.
• Demonstrated NET/SEC DevOps experience.


External Referral Eligible

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 $122,200.00 - $220,900.00

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.