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NetOps Specialist - Diego Garcia

Diego Garcia
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Cyber Security Consultant
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More About the Role:
The Defense & Intelligence Group of Leidos has an opening for the Navy's Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) NetOps Specialist in Diego Garcia. The SMIT contract will provide secure end-to-end Information Technology (IT) services to more than 400,000 hardware devices and 600,000+ users at over 1,600 Continental United States (CONUS) sites and over 82 OCONUS site across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East; constituting one of the largest combined networks in the world.

Under the OCONUS Piers portion of the contract, the Leidos team will provide pier side connect/disconnect service, network administration, and fiber optic cable repair supporting US Navy vessels arriving and departing from piers in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. This position will be responsible for monitoring and maintaining the network infrastructure providing connectivity services to vessels in port. This will require the completion of daily checks, performing vulnerability scans, monitoring network connections, resolving, and reporting outages, and maintaining the lifecycle replacement of network equipment. The NetOps specialist may also assist in the connect/disconnect process for vessels arriving or departing from piers at their location. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in network administration and ideally experience operating and maintaining Navy networks.

What You'll Get to Do:
•Responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of Network Operations.
•Work with Cyber Security analysts to ensure Enterprise information flow is secure.
•Ensures effective and efficient operation of network systems, architecture, and topology.
•Monitor to ensure all operating systems are functioning properly and conform to operation security policies and procedures.
•Receive and analyze network alerts from various sources within the enterprise and determine possible causes of such alerts. Track and document incidents from initial detection through final resolution.
•Assists with the development and application of business processes to ensure appropriate service levels.
•Develop and implement standards, procedures, and processes for the Network Operations Center.
•Participate in strategic network and operations planning.
•Work within the DevSecOps methodology to plan and support implementation of new technologies.
•Prepare recommendations for resolutions to NetOps challenges based on monitoring results, tools analysis, and/or forensics.
•Assist the Cyber Team employ approved defense-in-depth principles and practices (e.g., defense-in-multiple places, layered defenses, and security robustness). Assist with the collection of intrusion artifacts (e.g., source code, malware, and trojans) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential computer network defense (CND) incidents within the enterprise.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
•R equires High School Diploma or equivalent and 3-5 years of prior relevant experience.
•Must be a US Citizen and DoD Secret Clearance.
•Possess a current Information Assurance Technician (IAT) II certification (ex. CompTIA Security+ certification).
•Must possess at least one of the following certifications:
-Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
-Microsoft OS Certification (MDAA, MCSA, MCSE, etc.)
•Hands-on Experience in working with DoD networks, including NIPR and SIPR
•Plans implementation of enhancements and upgrades to the network
•Advise network users of hardware requirements, configurations, and limitations.
•Willing to provide 24/7 On-call support.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).
•Demonstrated hands-on expertise in networking technologies and data centers.
•Exceptional communication abilities, both verbal and written, including long-form business writing on complex topics.
•Proven ability to influence managers of other service support models and supporting teams.
•Ability to manage globally distributed 24x7 operations to include short notice travel in response to emerging operational issues.
•Motivated self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to create complex technical reports on analytic findings.
•ACAS experience.
•Bulk Encryption Device experience.
•Wireless Knowledge a plus.

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:

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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