Network System Administrator at Leidos

  • Computer/Internet Jobs, Network System Administrator Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Virginia, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor
  • Job experience 4 Years

Job Description


Leidos National Security Sector has an opportunity for an experienced Network Systems Administrator to work aboard government owned Ocean Surveillance Ships conducting Surveillance Towed Array Sensory System (SURTASS) operations at sea. Technicians will be on a 6 month on and 3 month off rotating mission, working in excess of 40-hours per week.

**Selected applicant can reside anywhere within the United States as long as he/she is flexible for deployments and travel.**


As a member of the Ship’s Operation Center (SOC) and the SURTASS team, you will be responsible for the following:
  • Perform work independently to maintain shipboard network connectivity and repair CISCO servers, switches, and routers as part of the SURTASS program.
  • Assist with onsite shipboard network and communications systems repairs, upgrades, and installations on SURTASS Expeditionary and other similar mission vessels.
  • Employ technical solutions to perform any physical and/or software (CISCO IOS) patching as required.
  • Perform operations and maintenance of the Ship’s Operation Center and Array Handling systems utilizing common and specialized tools, test equipment, manufacturer’s manuals, schematic diagrams, and government procedures.
  • Opportunity to work on UHF SATCOM, Communication, Processing, Passive and Active Arrays and other supporting systems.
  • Become qualified in Ship Operation Center and Array Operation positions and participate in the deployment and retrieval of Tow Arrayed evolutions and all other SURTASS operations.
  • Assist supervisor and other program managers in compiling data, procedures, and manuals.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of Logs and Records.
  • May be assigned COMSEC, logistics, 3M or safety collateral duties.
  • Required to participate in Leidos and Government Compliance Training programs.
  • Share common spaces over lengthy deployment periods and work closely with others in a small working area and in a shipboard environment.
  • This position requires close cooperation and working relationships with active-duty military, defense contractors, and government personnel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or a graduate of Navy C” school in network and information technology with 4+ years of related hands-on experience in planning, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of data networks, computers, and distributed data systems.
  • Possess certifications: Security+ or Cisco Security or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
  • Proficient with network computers and have a familiarity with operational, schematics, and maintenance publications.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform assigned taskings.
  • Obtain valid U.S. passport in an expeditious manner.
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening
  • Ability to obtain and maintain company provided travel charge cards.
  • Must be capable of passing a Mariner’s Physical per COMSCINST 6000.l.c and maintain their medical fitness for this position.
  • Secret Clearance required and ability to complete government background investigation and meet eligibility requirements to obtain Top Clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cisco Certified Design & Architecture Certification (CCDA) and experience with Windows, LINUX, or UNIX.
  • Demonstrated experience in the maintenance and repair of the SURTASS COMM SUBSYSTEM, including SHF or UHF SATCOM, IFF, Secure Voice, and data communications security, and KMI.
  • Combined experience in managing, administrating, maintaining, and repairing UNIX/LINUX and Windows networks.
  • Background in EKMS/COMSEC.
  • SURTASS program background.
  • Super High Frequency (SHF) experience.


As an eligible Leidos employee, you have the flexibility to choose from a wide variety of benefits that offer you and your family important health and financial protection. Benefits elections are made by employees at the time of hire (or as they become eligible), and during the annual Open Enrollment period. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401K Retirement Plan, Stock options
  • Paid Holidays, which can be deferred if on missions.
  • Floating Holidays.
  • Technicians will receive on mission bonus pay, as well as an additional Mission Completion Bonus (MCB) when their mission ends.


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:
Pay Range $55,250.00 – $99,875.00

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.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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