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Network Engineer V


Network Engineer


College Park, Maryland, United States


Leidos is seeking a Network Engineer V to work in support of the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO) Network Infrastructure Services.

Leidos Civil Group has an immediate opening for a Network Operations (NetOps) Engineer to join our Enterprise IT Modernization team in support of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO) Network Infrastructure Services Contract. NCO is an office under the National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

In this role, you will provide engineering assistance to the NCEP customer on their network infrastructure, including operations and maintenance (O&M) of networking services, equipment, and software. These network support services require operating within a Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) High Impact System, per Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) publication 199. The NCO networks are maintained in accordance with all Federal guidelines related to FISMA domains. You will solve the customer’s most demanding challenges thru innovation, technology modernization, and transformation processes, using proven industry methods and vendor solutions. The Network Engineer will aid network operations support inclusive of installation, configuration, maintenance, monitoring, optimization, patching, security hardening, troubleshooting, recovery, and decommissioning to the existing network infrastructure equipment and circuits.


  • Coordinates network administration, design and configuration and performance requirements with other members of the networking team.
  • Prepares technical implementation plans that provide integrated solutions, including actions, milestones, timelines and critical paths required for complete solutions.
  • Research applicable standards and requirements documents to assure network compliance.
  • Plans for and provides reasonable responsiveness in terms of network performance (e.g., availability, reliability, throughput).
  • Prepares activity and progress reports for the Government regarding network performance initiatives.
  • Troubleshoot Network problems and resolve as appropriate.
  • Maintain and configure local area networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT field and 8+ years experience, Associates Degree and 12+ years of experience, or at least 15 years Network Engineering/Administration experience. Additional years of relevant experience, training, and/or professional certifications will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Must be a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Routing and Switching
  • Must have at least three (3) years hands-on experience managing Cisco Firepower Threat Defense
  • Must have hands-on experience with Juniper networks
  • Ability to work independently and provide input/recommendations into designing and configuring enterprise networks to successfully execute requirements.
  • Must be able to efficiently troubleshoot complex networking problems to resolution.
  • Must have involvement working independently within complex enterprise networks.
  • Must be a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or equivalent.
  • Must have working knowledge with Cisco Firepower Threat Defense or similar technology.
  • Must have exposure using Solarwinds or equivalent network monitoring tools.
  • Must have at least 3 years hands-on experience working with Juniper or Cisco network firewalls, switches, and routers.
  • Must have or be able to obtain the CompTIA security+ or equivalent certification within 6 months of hire and maintain throughout employment.
  • Must be able to provide technical leadership and consultation in the areas of enterprise network operations and best practices, enterprise routing, network systems programming and configuration, enterprise network security and best practices, network system integration, and/or enterprise network management OR the analysis, development, and operational support of highly complex technologies affecting multiple networking infrastructure areas. Performs a variety of tasks; Leads and directs the work of others.
  • Must be U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and qualify for a Federal Position of Trust.
  • Excellent communication skills in team environments and superior customer service skills are mandatory.
  • Prior federal contracting involvement.
  • Strong knowledge of the OSI 7-layer model.
  • Must have network and firewall engineering experience with designing, implementation, and maintaining Layer 2 and 3 networking devices and/or firewall devices such as Cisco, Juniper, Dell, Fortinet, and/or Palo Alto.


  • Familiarity with these technologies:
    • Analog Telecommunications (POTS Lines)
    • Audio Encoding over IP
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • Cisco Command line
    • Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA)
    • Cisco Aggregation Services Routers (ASR)
    • Cisco Catalyst
    • Cisco Firewall Management Center (FMC) Management
    • Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)
    • Cisco Optical Networking Services (ONS)
    • Cisco Nexus
    • Coding Language to Script Automation (Such as Python)
    • Command line and GUI background with network firewalls, switches, and routers
    • Data Center Cabling
    • Dark Fiber
    • Diagramming applications (such as Visio)
    • Enterprise Routing/Switching
    • Firewall Management
    • Juniper Command Line
    • Juniper Technologies
    • LAN Architecture
    • LTE Routing Technology
    • Network Architecture & Design
    • Network Monitoring
    • Network Operations
    • Network Security
    • Network Troubleshooting
    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) protocol
    • Out of Band Management
    • Satellite Modulation/Demodulation
    • Solarwinds
    • Technical Communication
    • Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Technologies
    • Wide Area Network (WAN) Routing and Architecture
    • Wireless Networking


  • College Park, Maryland
  • Boulder, Colorado

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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.