Senior Network Engineer
Leidos has an immediate need for a Senior Network Engineer for a new customer on a highly-visible and strategic Cybersecurity Task Order.
The Senior Network Engineer will need to be a self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment, and the ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner. This individual will work with internal team members to ensure that systems are functional, secure, and scalable. The systems and networks developed will be used to collect and process data and improve the customer’s security infrastructure. The Senior Network Engineer will support the design and development of cybersecurity tools and technology along with integration of new architectural features into existing infrastructures while maintaining the integrity and security of enterprise-wide systems and networks.
Provide input to the design of the organization’s network and mission architecture
Perform and oversee the configuration, test, deployment, support, maintenance, and repair of all network equipment
Perform root cause analysis to determine causes of outages
Configure and optimize the network to connect various front-end and back-end components
Minimize network latency and maximize data throughput through design analysis, observed network behavior, and network performance monitoring tools
Report any known or suspected cybersecurity incidents immediately
Validate new and existing dataflow and data formats
Manage assigned tasks and provide guidance to more junior Network Engineers
Develop algorithms used in modules or incorporated into models associated with the research and development of technologies and systems
Perform system analysis of network and telecommunications to assess if deployed changes have caused impacts to customer traffic using provided expectations of traffic behavior, lessons learned, customer reporting, and established metrics and SLAs as baseline
Configure and maintain organization’s network diagrams and accreditations
Integrate network hardware and software to satisfy DHS regulations and standards
Design, integrate, test and deploy solutions to established network issues
Optimize end-to-end system performance and dataflow management
Coordinate with appropriate dataflow organizations and end-customer recipients, follow-on data repositories and tasking organizations and mitigate potential adverse impacts on system-wide dataflow
Implement specific network solutions to support infrastructure requirements and the testing and application of new technologies
Coordinate with system engineering and integrate, configure, deploy, test and provide ongoing maintenance for numerous types of network devices, interfaces and methodologies
Gather needed data to specify system/component performance and interface requirements
Manage multiple assignments and work independently with minimal oversight
Produce network design documents. Support architectural analysis of cyber security features and existing system related to future needs and trends
Review and provide input to system requirements based on cybersecurity posture
Compile industry best practices and lessons learned into future iterations and new designs
Employ measures to ensure the deployed infrastructure is secure and available
Develop processes to evaluate and improve all aspects of network infrastructure
Work closely with stakeholders to solve technical problems with the network
Collaborate, coordinate, and build relationships with customer representatives and external stakeholders
Draft and review technical documentation, reports, and presentations as needed for customer or internal use.
Manage physical and virtual infrastructure and troubleshoot problems to successful completion
Develop solutions to complex technical issues
Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for root cause analysis, engineering technical assessments, and process improvement initiatives
Provide training and documentation for customer and internal teams
Identify tasks and issues that may have an impact on service levels or schedules and provide realistic schedule and cost estimates
Maintain a current working knowledge of IT networks, architecture design, security best practices, and technical standards.
Communicate with other technical leads, IT groups, and customer reps so they understand all aspects of proposed changes/solutions.
Working knowledge of various telecommunication or network technologies and must have a strong understanding of the OSI model and configuration of routing or telecom protocols. (Such as EIGRP, OSPF, MPLS, BGP, LDP, DS0, DS1, MPLS, Ethernet, WAN, IP, BGP, BFD, Routers, Layer 2 switches, and CPE such as Media Gateways).
BS degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or related field and 12+ years of prior relevant experience with a focus on cybersecurity OR Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience.
Candidates must possess a current TS/SCI clearance with the ability to obtain a customer specific background investigation.
Extensive experience managing enterprise networks, especially for a federal government customer
Expertise in Cisco- and Juniper-based networks
Solid understanding of WAN service offerings
Experience with public-sector data centers
Expertise with Cloud services and components to build, manage, and maintain network services to/from Cloud environments
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry on Duty (EOD) is required to support this program
Candidate must, at a minimum, have one of these certifications:
Industry Certification(s): examples: CompTIA+, ITIL, JNCIA, JNCDA, JNCIS, JNCIP, CCNA, and CCNP or other technical, telecommunications, or technical support training programs.
Ability to guide integration projects with partners, carriers and customers.
Ability to change priorities in a fast paced or escalated environment.
Experience working among different Cloud Provider environments (Azure, AWS, GCP)
Working knowledge of SD-WAN architectures and products.
Customer Experience Mindset - the ability to exceed expectations and deliver consistent performance and high levels of customer satisfaction.
Expertise with Network Equipment and Software Defined Networking (Routing, Switching), Load Balancing Experience and Knowledge, Experience with telecommunications troubleshooting (TDM/IP/Ethernet) and MPLS.
Exposure and familiarity with Network Management, Performance, service desk, and Automation Platforms (examples: ServiceNow, Netscout, Splunk, Itential or similar )
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.