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Computer Network Architect

Camp Springs, Maryland
30 Aug 2023


Network Engineer

Unleash Your Potential 
At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer's success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. 

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!
Are you an experienced Network Engineer looking for a new challenge? The Leidos Defense Group has an exciting career opportunity waiting for you at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. As our Network Engineer, you will play a key role in providing technical leadership and support in IT planning, solution specification/design, implementation, and target architecture development. 

Join our team and support the 844th Communications Group at three locations: Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB), Joint Base Andrews (JBA), and the Pentagon. You will be tasked with supporting the Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) and Headquarters Air Force (HAF) customers on NIPRNet and SIPRNet domains. 

To be considered for this position, you must have knowledge of information technology and commercial solutions, as well as experience designing and developing technical solutions. We are looking for a professional with excellent communication skills, a strong customer service orientation, and experience serving as an advisor to Chief Architect and other senior IT managers. 

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to take your career to the next level. Apply today and join our team of dedicated professionals at 
Leidos Defense Group!

Your greatest work is ahead! 

The Mission 

The Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world's toughest security challenges for customers with can't fail missions. From scanning for illicit material at ports and borders to predicting future events and instability up to five years in advance, our products help customers make the world safer. To explore and learn more, click here!  

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and fulfilling career, share your resume with us today!

The Challenge: 

  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills and management to include presentations and experience discussing technology at large government agency CIO/CTO executive level.

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a customer environment collaboratively through constraints to meet mission milestones.

  • Participating as a member of the Network Engineering Team and working with the AFDW enterprise architecture team to document, design and achieve target architectures.

  • Preparing solution packages documenting recommended technical solutions and estimated costs and benefits.

  • Identify, assess, and present options for meeting the functional and technical requirements, which might include hardware and software updates or upgrades.

  • Produce architectural artifacts to include system design diagrams, recommendation justifications, and technical specifications.

  • Design and define solution capabilities that satisfy customer business drivers / requirements and meet service delivery objectives.

  • Help resolve issues that arise in implementing solutions and systemic incident resolution.

  • Lead execution of the full project lifecycle, from planning, through implementation, to operational readiness.

  • Lead technical discussions both internally and with customer teams.

  • Provide transparent and regular status updates in requested format.

  • Responsible for implementing process improvements and providing suggestions for tools, automation, etc.

  • Maintain core working hours but remain flexible to support after-hours maintenance windows (as necessary).

  • Be available for on-call support and systems engineering expertise when operational issues or outages are escalated (as necessary).

What Sets You Apart: 

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical discipline and 12+ years of prior relevant experience or a Masters with 10+ years of prior relevant experience. 

  • Enterprise level Network Engineering experience. 

  • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI.

  • Currently possess DoD 8570 certification at least IAT level III, e.g. Security+ CE.

  • Currently possesses one or more of the following: VCP, CCNP, CCNP DC, CISSP, DCA or DSC*.

  • Strong communication, presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Customer service oriented.

You Might Also Have: 

  • Crypto

  • Configuration and deployment of crypto devices

  • GEM One application management of encryption devices

  • Network Management Applications

  • Cisco Prime maintenance and management

  • Cisco ISE maintenance and management

  • Solarwinds NCM (Network Configuration Manager)

  • Solarwinds IPAM (IP Address Manager)

  • Hardware/IOS

  • F5 load balancers

  • Cisco Routers

  • Cisco Switches

  • Cisco IOS

  • Cisco NX-OS

  • Aruba Wireless

  • Routing Protocols/Technologies

  • BGP


  • HSRP

  • OSPF


  • SNMP

  • Spanning-Tree

  • VPC Peering

  • 802.1x

  • Dynamic Vlans

Clearance Required:

  • Active Secret security clearance.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $118,300.00 - $182,000.00 - $245,700.00

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.

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  • Job Reference: 1101146055-2
  • Date Posted: 30 August 2023
  • Recruiter: LEIDOS
  • Location: Camp Springs, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology