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Senior Boundary Engineer


Senior Network Engineer


Mafb Gun Annx, Alabama, United States


Leidos is currently seeking a Boundary Engineer in support of the AFINC II contract for the highly visible 26th Network Operations Squadron (26 NOS) at Montgomery, AL, which provides a world-wide support mission. The 26 NOS is responsible for the intranet support of the entire Air Force network. The mission of the 26 NOS is to operate and defend the Air Force (AF) Enterprise computer network consisting of the AF Wide Area Network (WAN) routers, AF Network Increment 1 (AFNET Inc 1) Gateways, and the 26 NOS Local Area Network (LAN) assets.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as a Boundary Protection Team Operator for the 26 Network Operations Squadron (26 NOS) at Maxwell Air force Base-Gunter Annex, Alabama.

  • Oversees intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, boundary protection and vulnerability assessment operations to defend the Air Force Network (AFNet).

  • Identifies unknown or unauthorized sources which attempt to access the AFNet and, when such attempts occur, notifies the appropriate AF agencies.

  • Monitors, operates, and maintains intrusion detection/prevention systems, firewalls, load balancers, and web proxies to protect AFNet resources from both internal and external threat.

Network Operations:

  • Manage all network security devices across the WAN, to include enterprise-wide functions for firewall, proxies, load balancers, IDS/IPS, VPNs, and malicious code response.

  • Assist on-site LAN engineers with troubleshooting support of network equipment and installation of new hardware

  • Perform minor and major operating system upgrades on all network security devices.

Enterprise network troubleshooting:

  • Must work with all corresponding technical support teams as required to resolve network traffic concerns.

  • Utilize monitoring tools and log collectors to provide in-depth analysis on traffic anomalies and issues.

  • Work network issues to resolution for customers via trouble tickets, change requests, and phone calls, in direct support with base-level, NOSC-level, and DISA counterparts.

  • Receive inbound calls from enterprise customers and work with other external NOCs to troubleshoot and resolve policy configuration issues.

Device Management:

  • Experience configuring and managing IDS, Firewalls and other network security platforms.

  • Familiarity and experience with Palo Alto firewalls, F5 appliances, and Cisco ASAs is preferred.

Device and traffic monitoring:

  • Performs daily health checks to acknowledge system level faults and begin the process of resolution.

  • Utilizes monitoring tools and log collectors to begin initial analysis on network traffic, including (but not limited to) Splunk, Schnozz, ELK, InfoVista, and NIKSUN.

Flexible schedule as needed:

  • This position requires rotating weekends, 24x7 shift support, and periodic on call duties.

  • It may be required to come in earlier than normal, stay later than normal, or work off shifts to meet contract requirements or to support network changes during off peak maintenance windows.


  • Position minimum requirements: 7+ years

  • PCNSE; Palo Alto Networks Certified Security Automation Engineer (PCSAE), Palo Alto Networks, Prisma Certified Cloud Security Engineer (PCSAE) or F5 Security Certified Solution ExpertPosition requires IAT level II or higher; CompTIA Security+ or better security certification.

  • DoD Top Secret/SCI eligible

Preferred Qualifications

  • Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)

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 $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

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.