Communications Network Engineer - Regional Technical Delivery Lead

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More About the Role:
SMIT at Leidos currently has an opening for a Communications Network Engineer - Regional Technical Delivery Lead position. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the SMIT mission. SMIT is the largest IT services program for the Navy. Under SMIT, the Leidos team will deliver the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, 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. The Position involves extensive knowledge of network communications, architecture, security controls and configuration.

Candidates for this position are highly motivated and have working knowledge of network operations, fault diagnosis, repair, installation, configuration, cabling, passive infrastructure, troubleshooting, project execution, and COMSEC Operations, as well as the ability to follow detailed policies and procedures. The ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented, fast-paced and mission-focused environment is a must.

What You'll Get to Do:
•Leads a team of Service Delivery-focused Network Engineers responsible for Transport Operational Engineering supporting BAN/LAN/WLAN/WAN/RAS/DSTB/COI and Crypto Network Engineering, troubleshooting, repair, installation, cabling, configuration, implementation, and integration of current and future SMIT network architectures as per approved processes and procedures.
•Champions the evolution from the current silo engineering models into DevOps.
•Overseas and documents work activities/details per established tools and processes; maintains accurate site, regional and project documentation.
•Supervises the creation and updates to network architecture diagrams, configuration bundles, and reviews implementation plans for accuracy prior to implementation.
•Operationalizes new solution development by interfacing with Engineering providing critical input and ensuring seamless delivery into sustainment while minimizing risk to the infrastructure environment.
•Provides guidance and direction for operations staff on new solutions being introduced into the program.
•Initiates software upgrades and changes to the NGEN-R system and communications infrastructure as prescribed by Domain Architects and Engineers.
•May perform maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and removal/replacement of faulty hardware using SOPs, TTPs, work instructions, vendor guidance, and other documented processes and procedures.
•Technical escalation support for the Base/Field Engineers for all operations and maintenance activities.
•Supports network configuration/asset management activities, manages configuration drift, and accurately creates or modifies network documentation to reflect the as-is and/or to-be environment.
•Supports Cybersecurity requirements and implementation of security controls (STIG compliance).
•Coordinates network upgrades and planned maintenance activities with NGEN-R Program and customer stakeholders.
•Position may require local area and/or overnight travel by car or air to assigned locations to conduct operations focused activities i.e. break/fix, COMSEC support, etc...

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree in relevant field preferred with 10+ years of overall related experience...Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's degree (4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a Bachelor's degree at the hiring Manager's discretion).
•8+ years' experience troubleshooting complex routing and switching issues.
•8+ years' experience configuring switches, routers, network appliances, WAN acceleration devices.
•Must currently possess an active Secret clearance.
•Ability to travel up to 25% including possible OCONUS travel.
•Must have current IAT Level II Certification: Comp TIA Security+, Cisco Certified Network Associate-Security.
•Must have current Network Vendor Associate Level Certification is required (i.e. Cisco CCNA, Juniper JNCIA, etc...).
•Ability to be scheduled to work, or be called in to work during off hours and weekends to meet customer mission support requirements.
•Experience with multiple vendor routing, switching or wireless product lines.
•Strong understanding and in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP network/subnet addressing.
•Ability to work independently or in a team environment to resolve technical issues in a dynamic environment.
•Customer service experience.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Top Secret Security Clearance.
•MPLS experience.
•DevOps, CI/CD experience.
•Scripting experience (i.e. Python, etc...).
•Automation experience (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc...).
•SDN/SD WAN experience.
•Professional or Expert level vendor certifications.
•ITIL certifications.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:

Secret

Travel:

Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Standard Plus On Call

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Network Administration and Ops

Pay Range: