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Network Engineer


Job Requisition:Network Engineer

Job Description:
  • The Defense group at Leidos has a career opening for a Network Engineer located at DISA HQ at Fort Meade, MD.

    This network engineer will support the sustainment and ongoing development of the DISA Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution.

    •Assist in the design, development, test, implementation and sustainment of SDN components. 
    •Support troubleshooting, incident and problem management as necessary.
    •Apply working knowledge of technical domain to develop solutions to routine technical problems.
    •Collaborate with GSM-O request fulfillment and engineering teams to obtain network configurations/templates for various services and implement them in lab environments.
    •Verify and validate SDN/NFV/Orchestration solutions by integrating them into the GSM-O SDN lab environments.
    •Travel to customer sites as needed to support SDN and NFV infrastructure deployments.
    •Periodically validate SDN database by collecting data from various sources including configuration management databases (CMDBs), live router configurations and other data sources.
    •Make and renew SDN port reservations periodically in the CMDB.
    •Validate IPT-PE Location and POC Identification.
    •Inspect router configurations and compare with templates and baselines to determine router readiness for SDN integration.
    •Communicate configuration requirements for new capabilities to the software team.

    •Bachelor's degree and 8+ yrs. of relevant experience; additional years of applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
    •Hold a current DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 baseline certification (Security+ CE) or higher.
    •Hands on experience configuring Juniper (Junos), Cisco (ASR9K, IOS-XR) and Palo Alto in a production environment.
    •Solid understanding of current and evolving network architectures and trends.
    •Network protocol experience (OSPF, BGP, TCP/IP, MPLS, IP/MPLS VPN).
    •Experience analyzing VLAN, routing, IP addressing and sub-netting.
    •Layer 2/3 VPN and firewall knowledge and experience.

    •Must have a Secret clearance with SSBI or a Top Secret Clearance.

    •Experience with network function virtualization and SDN.
    •Experience with prototyping and building prototypes/proofs of concept.
    •Experience with scripting is a plus to automate configuration and validation tasks that are performed regularly.
    •Experience with one or more of the following: alarm surveillance, fault management, LAN maintenance, performance management.
    •Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching or Juniper Network Certified Specialist - Service Provider (JNCIS-SP).

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:Yes

Clearance Level Required:Secret

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Network Administration and Ops



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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