Network Engineer ( R-00060134 )
Are you ready to join the mission to innovate and modernize how we support our nation’s Veterans around the globe with world-class technology? The BEST and BRIGHTEST come to #TeamLeidos, where we take pride in making a difference with every key stroke! You will enjoy great benefits, excellent PTO packages, 10 Paid Federal Holidays, Flexible Schedules, Unlimited Education/Certification Opportunities and Training Support, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Disability Leave, Safe Work Environments AND an incredible internal/external referral bonus program that rewards you for knowing and sharing great talent with us!! Interested in obtaining a government Security Clearance and not sure where to get started? We can help!
Transforming IT for Veterans Affairs with Infrastructure Operations Services Support (IOSS):
Leidos is transforming the way IT is consumed and delivered within the Department of Veterans Affairs IOSS program, a leading-edge Infrastructure Modernization Program fully entrenched in DevSecOps. Our mission is to provide world-class services to our Veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, accessible and cost-effective information technology systems. IOSS provides infrastructure support for Veteran-facing applications that enable efficient delivery of all benefits offered to our United States Veterans. This contract is the VA's next phase in IT transformation, focused on consolidating data centers, updating/migrating cloud services and maintaining secure, efficient delivery systems. If you want the opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest treasure troves of cutting-edge technologies, look no further. Be a part of a specialized team uniquely positioned to make a difference in how our nation supports our Veterans by modernizing the services they and their families have so rightfully earned.
Leidos is currently seeking candidates for a Network Engineer to provide support to the Infrastructure Operations Services Support (IOSS) mission onsite at Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO) in Washington, D.C. This position may also require occasional onsite work at Capital Region Readiness Center in Martinsburg, WV and other locations in the District of Columbia commuting area. The annual payrate is $70,000.
The mission of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information & Technology (OI&T), Information Technology (IT) Operations and Services (ITOPS), Infrastructure Operations (IO) is to support One VA world-class service to veterans and their families by delivering results-oriented, secure, highly available and cost-effective information technology services. IO support helps to provide critical services focusing on consistent availability of veteran-facing applications and quick delivery of benefits for veterans.
WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:
The Network Engineer plans, supports, and evaluates complex existing network systems and makes recommendations for resources required to maintain and/or expand service levels. This resource will provide highly skilled technical assistance in network planning, engineering, and architecture. This position provides and develops technical standards and interface applications, identifies and evaluates new products, provide solutions for network problems. Interfaces with internal/external customers and vendors to determine system needs. Plans and incorporates how new network resources and applications will exist on the network. Provide monthly metrics for network availability and bandwidth usage as well as other metrics as requested.
This position is responsible for network capacity planning and using network management tools to discover, map, and maintain the network. Responsible for network equipment OS and version upgrades. Responsible for conducting research of new technologies and implementation strategies. The Network Engineer must monitor and maintain network interfaces to insure its highest level of performance and makes modifications and enhancements as needed. Responsible for documenting procedures and keeping network diagrams and related material up to date. Handle escalated user problems, questions, and request on network issues. Work with other groups within IS to resolve network related issues as needed. Leads and directs work of other Network Engineers. This position requires technical knowledge, abilities, skills and experience and often exercises judgement in the performance of their duties.
Infrastructure Operations Data Center Network Operations ITC organization administers a variety of complex Information Technology (IT) network devices, primarily in support of Exhibit 300 programs for VA, VACO, VHA, VBA and other VA programs offices and projects. Serve as a subject matter expert and network engineer analyst within the Data Center section of Infrastructure Operations. This position is responsible for a wide range of IT networking and telecommunications services that typically extend and apply to all Infrastructure Operations (IO) and/or the VA in general such as installs, test and maintains Network Device operating system and vendor supplied software or firmware for use throughout IO.
Additional Job Duties:
Monitor network capacity and performance
Diagnose and resolve network problems
Actively participate in the management and administration of the VA network activities
Provide network infrastructure and NETWORK support for enterprise data centers utilizing firewalls, load balancing, LAN and WAN, and WAN Optimization technologies
Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, WAN Optimization, and other network system peripherals)
Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
Perform capacity planning/analysis in order to optimize system hardware and software performance
Monitor performance and ensures system availability and reliability, system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
Familiarity with Phyton scripting relating to Network automation
Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure
Select and implement security tools, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the company’s security team
Work with customer and other IT personnel for problem resolution
Plan, coordinate, and manage interfaces to remote VA computer systems
Ensure that Information System (IS) security plans that safeguard systems within his/her authority exist and are implemented in accordance with NIST and OMB guidelines
Document and perform network administration functions
Possess technical and functional expertise; no supervisory responsibility
Perform work consistent with directives, policies, standards and regulations.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEED (REQUIRED)
Bachelor’s from an accredited college in a Computer Science, Electronics Engineering or other engineering or technical discipline is required with 5 years of professional experience; or 8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education
US Citizen or Green card holder only with the ability to obtain Public Trust Clearance
Proven hands-on network engineering experience
Deep understanding of network protocols
Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic, and network analytics tools
Strong independent critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a rapid changing environment.
Highly motivated and adaptable
Customer Service Oriented (Customers are VA Stake holders, Co-workers and other internal and external contacts)
Differences of opinion are handled in a business-like fashion