Job Description:The Intelligence Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Network Engineer to work at the customer site in San Antonio, Texas. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience supporting an important, fast-paced, mission critical program. Minimal travel to Maryland will be required.JOB SUMMARY:This selected individual will be part of an integrated team engaged in planning and implementing solutions in support of multiple geographically distributed systems in a complex network environment. He/she will plan, implement, and support system engineering requests to meet operational needs, as well as engineering, deploying, and maintaining capabilities that are new to the environment.PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:The selected individual will be responsible for server/router/firewall configuration and security management of an environment that includes networking equipment from several different manufacturers, as well as Windows/Linux servers, databases, VMware and security hardware & software. The network includes local and geographically dispersed LAN enclaves connected by WAN links.Additional responsibilities include:- Developing network security requirements and policy and translating requirements into specific device configurations;- Providing network administration support for development, deployment, and problem identification and remediation of the enterprise network environment;- Providing enterprise LAN support, working closely with the IT service provider teams to ensure customer requirements are considered and supported by the evolving LAN/WAN architecture;- Planning and implementing IT enhancements and undertaking project work;- Identifying and correcting WAN hardware, software, and circuit problems;- Identifying and correcting hardware and software issues on servers, clients, and networks;- Providing in-depth analysis on existing network and server configurations and developing plans for system enhancements;- Examining system data and implementing enhancements to improve reliability and performance;- Planning and implementing IT enhancements and undertaking project work, to include configuring servers, clients, storage devices, and network components;- Planning and managing system installs and upgrades for networks and servers (hardware and software);- Providing detailed analysis and trouble-shooting guidance for real-time system crisis;- Supporting system engineering requests to meet operational needs;- Proposing, designing, testing, and installing capabilities that are new to the environment;- Providing technical assistance to companion work groups in support of overlapping projects.BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:- Degree in a related technical field and 8 - 12 years of experience. Additional years of experience may be substituted for Bachelor's Degree;- Candidates must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work;- Must have experience providing direct assistance to users;- Must have experience with the following systems: Linux/Windows, Cisco Systems, Juniper Systems; and Networking Switches, Routers, Firewalls, LANs and WANs;- Must be able to support planned, after hours activities on occasion and may be responsible for providing after-hours support for network administration, operations, and maintenance problems on occasion;- Must possess excellent written and communication skills;- Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures;- Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:- CCNA;- CCNP+;- Experience documenting and providing information for security accreditation and certification;- Experience with Data Center design and configuration (eg rack and stack, power, placement, etc.);- Thorough understanding of standards-based engineering drawing packages;- Thorough knowledge of networking essentials in a professional office atmosphere.