More About the Role:
Leidos currently has an opening on the ‘Service Management,
Integration and Transport’ (SMIT) Contract for a Communications
Network Engineer Advanced Services Team (AST) position. This is an
exciting opportunity to use your experience and leadership skills
to successfully execute the mission of the Navy’s largest IT
services program: SMIT. Under the SMIT Contract, the Leidos team
will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet,
including cybersecurity services, network operations, network
engineering, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos
will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data
management to improve capability and service while also saving
significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise
network. This position requires Engineering, Operations Support,
Management and extensive knowledge of network communications,
architecture, security controls, and compliance and configuration
Qualified candidates will demonstrate professionalism and the
ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced and mission-focused
What You'll Get to Do:
•Provide Networking Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and thought
leadership for the largest Intranet in the world. A qualified
candidate for this position would be responsible for network
design, integration, test, security, and implementation of Network
Services for the as-fielded NMCI network.
•Provides expert SME knowledge of network engineering and
operations knowledge, integration, test and evaluation activities,
as well as implementation and transition to Network Operations.
•Proposes solution to Network Domain Architects to define and/or
-Directs STIG compliant configuration baselines,
versioning, and compliance
-Evaluates the effectiveness of Automation and
best practice insertion
-Oversees development of SOPs/TTPs.
-Continuous Service Improvements (CSI).
-System performance tuning and enhancements.
-Create and maintain Engineering Implementation
•Analyzes network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet
•Expert knowledge of defense-in-depth principles, Network and
Security architecture, network topology, IT device integrity, and
common security elements.
•Plans and executes network upgrades and maintenance activities
with the NMCI Operations Manager, NOC Lead, Release Management team
and other key stakeholders.
•Tier III escalation support and vendor engagement supporting
Incident Management activities.
•Active participation in Root Cause Analysis for Problem Management
You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree preferred in STEM or relevant field, or
comparable experience with an additional 12 years or a Masters with
10 years of overall related experience.
•Effective written and oral communication and problem solving
•Currently possess an active Secret clearance and ability to attain
a Top Secret.
•Minimum of DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II Certification required prior
to onboarding: CompTIA Security+ CE, Cisco CCNA Security, ISC2
SSCP, GSEC, GICSP, or CYSA+ (See DoD 8570.01-M Appendix 3 for valid
•An Associate level Network Vendor Certification is required prior
to onboarding (from one of the following Vendors): Cisco, Juniper,
CommScope/Ruckus/Brocade, F5 Networks or Aruba Networks.
•Willingness to work or be called in to work during off-hours to
meet customer mission support requirements.
•Network Subject Matter Expert for operations providing tier-III
support to the NOC watch staff.
•Participate in engineering meetings to bridge the gap between
operations and engineering providing operational readiness for new
solutions projected to be deployed into production.
•Perform highly technical maintenance involving network devices
routers, switches, and WANX.
•Participate in technical development of watch staff.
•Perform Network related GDA changes.
•8+ 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.
•Strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of IP network/subnet
•Experienced and adept at developing and maintaining technical
documents, analyses, and reports.
•Experience presenting to senior customer management, customer
stakeholders, and company management.
•Familiarity with the ITIL framework.
•Ability to travel up to 25% including OCONUS potential travel.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Previous work experience providing support to the NGEN-NMCI
program is highly desired.
•Experience with Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM) identity
•Advanced/Professional level vendor certifications (Cisco, Juniper,
Aruba, Palo Alto).
•Demonstrated NET/SEC DevOps experience.
•IAT Level III Certification (i.e. CISSP or equivalent).
•ITIL v3/v4 certification/training.
•Agile certifications or applicable experience.
External Referral Bonus:
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Yes, 25% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Network Administration and Ops