Field/Base Communications Network Technician

Leidos

4.1

(20)

Ridgecrest, CA

Why you should apply for a job to Leidos:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 70% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 85% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our Women’s Network is one of nine employee resources groups that provides support for onboarding, networking & professional development.
  • Leidos offers programs to help employees prepare for over 95 industry-standard professional and technical certifications.
  • Leidos offers a voluntary well–being benefit program to help support employees on their personal wellness journey and earn rewards.
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    Position summary

    s position are highly motivated and have working knowledge of network operations, fault diagnosis, repair, installation, configuration, cabling, passive infrastructure, troubleshooting, project execution as well as the ability to analyze and interpret numerous policies and procedures. This includes a basic understanding of network architectures and engineering solutions. The ability to work in a dynamic, team-oriented, fast-paced and mission-focused environment is a must.

    What You'll Get to Do:
    • Works as an Operations-focused Network Technician on a team responsible for BAN/LAN/WAN Network Operations, troubleshooting, schedule upgrades and cutovers, and coordinate with responsible users and sites.
    • Provides COMSEC Alternate Local Element support to assigned locations, which includes maintaining COMSEC hardware/software assets and key inventories, loading keys into Encryption devices, installing, configuring, troubleshooting, upgrading, removing/replacing faulty equipment, interacting with the Primary Local Element and/or the Government KOAMs while standing in for the Primary Local Element and following prescribed procedures and processes related to COMSEC.
    • Documents work activities/details per established tools and processes; maintains accurate site documentation.
    • Interfaces with Field Base Network Lead and the Network Operations Center (NOC) as required in support of incident troubleshooting and restoral.
    • Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and removal/replacement of faulty hardware using SOPs, TTPs, work instructions, vendor guidance, and other documented processes and procedures.
    • Interfaces with the Network Operations Center (NOC) as required in support of incident troubleshooting and restoral.
    • 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 SMIT Program and customer stakeholders.
    • Recertifies training annually to maintain baseline, participates in training to maintain a baseline skillset and knowledge base, provides input to assist in development and improvement of content for Master Training Syllabus that will define the minimum On-the-Job-Training (OJT) requirements.
    • Assist with assigned Government Directed Actions (GDA) in a timely manner and reports completion to the Field Base Network Lead.
    • 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.

    Physical Requirements:
    • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs for up to a 100 feet at a time; must be able to lift 25 lbs vertically using ladders.
    • Must be able to work in confined spaces, such as raised floors or communications closets; must be able to work in noisy environments, such as data centers and operations centers; must be able to stand or sit for 8 hours at a time.
    • Must be able to utilize basic hand tools such as screwdrivers and wrenches while rack mounting active and passive equipment using small screws and brackets.
    • Must have normal color vision to identify different colors of wires and cables; must have correctable vision to 20/20 or better so you can see objects and information displayed in schematics, test equipment, and computer monitors; must have depth perception to be able to judge distance between objects to work safely on ladders and in confined spaces; must be able to use and read digital test equipment such as OTDR.
    • Must be able to drive corporate vehicle to different locations to work on projects and troubleshoot; valid state license required.

    You'll Bring These Qualifications:
    • Associate degree in relevant field preferred with 2+ years of overall related experience.
    -Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of Associate's degree (2 additional years of experience may be substituted for an Associate's degree at the hiring Manager's discretion).
    • DOD Secret Security Clearance w/ability to upgrade to and maintain a TS Security Clearance.
    • Minimum of DoD 8570.01 IAT Level II Certification required prior to onboarding: CompTIA Security+ CE, CDN, ISC2 SSCP, GSEC, GICSP, or CYSA+ (See DoD 8570.01-M Appendix 3 for valid certifications).
    • Must be able to obtain Network Vendor Entry Level or higher Certification (i.e. Cisco CCST, Cisco CCT, etc...).
    • Ability to be scheduled to work, or be called in to work during off hours and weekends to meet customer mission support requirements.
    • Entry level knowledge of configuring and maintaining network devices such as switches, routers, wireless access points, firewalls, and network appliances.
    • Awareness of network protocols and technologies such as TCP/IP, VLAN, VPN, and routing protocols.
    • Ability to travel 25% including possible OCONUS travel.
    • 1+ years' experience troubleshooting complex routing and switching issues.
    • 1+ years' experience configuring switches, routers, network appliances, WAN acceleration devices.
    • Ability to be scheduled to work, or be called in to work during off hours and weekends to meet customer mission support requirements.
    • Ability to work in a team environment to resolve technical issues in a dynamic environment.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with clients and team members effectively.
    • Customer service experience.

    These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
    • Top Secret Security Clearance.
    • Bachelor degree from an accredited institution in IT Management, Engineering, or related field.
    • MPLS experience.
    • DevOps, CI/CD experience.
    • Scripting experience (i.e. Python, etc...).
    • Automation experience (i.e. Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc...).
    • SDN/SD WAN experience.
    • Associate or Professional level vendor certifications.
    • ITIL certifications.

    Salary Range: $36-41/hr.

    Original Posting Date:
    2024-06-26
    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:
    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.

    Why you should apply for a job to Leidos:

  • 4.1/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.3/5 in supportive management
  • 70% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 85% would recommend this company to other women
  • 85% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Our Women’s Network is one of nine employee resources groups that provides support for onboarding, networking & professional development.
  • Leidos offers programs to help employees prepare for over 95 industry-standard professional and technical certifications.
  • Leidos offers a voluntary well–being benefit program to help support employees on their personal wellness journey and earn rewards.