Network Administrator - Kuwait

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Job Category:
Information Technology - Networks
CAMP ARIFJAN, Camp Arifjan Kuwait KW
Yes, 10% of the time
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
Top Secret/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Our Defense & Intelligence Group has an opportunity for a Network Engineer who will be part of a dynamic team supporting US Army Central (ARCENT) G2 and supported customers throughout the ARCENT Area of Responsibility, with primary duty at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, including both U.S. and coalition personnel. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Primarily responsible for network device troubleshooting, network operations & maintenance, documentation of logical & physical networks, network device and infrastructure installations.  Assist G2 Systems Service Desk with Tier I & II troubleshooting as needed. 
  • Perform administration duties for multiple networks including routers, switches, encryption devices, and other related network equipment.  
  • Develop, propose, and implement network performance & security enhancements, changes, network extensions, and hardware & operating system upgrades as needed.
  • Perform troubleshooting of network and connectivity issues with network devices on multiple LANs, and coordinate troubleshooting on Tier 0 WAN circuits to ensure mission critical operations continue across the AOR
  • Thorough understanding of and experience in installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco‐based local‐area networks using various encryption devices; be able to document the network (such as with Visio)
  • Expert-level knowledge of LAN switching, including Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP), Port Security, Spanning Tree, and Layer 2 and 3 switching configurations.
  • Through understanding of Layer 3 routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, etc.) and best practices on implementation.
  • Able to install, configure, and maintain encryption devices (KG‐175D, KG-250x, KG-175G, etc.) at network points of presence and to extend networks throughout the local and regional areas, including management via GEM-X.
  • Thorough understanding of Cisco WAN, LAN, and Data Center design practices, technologies and implementations.
  • Experience with network based monitoring tools (Solarwinds, Whats up Gold, etc).
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting Cisco VTC devices and VoIP phones.
  • Install, maintain, and/or repair network infrastructure (i.e., Panduit, conduit, and/or terminating CAT5/6 or fiber)
  • Advise government customers on COMSEC duties and serve as COMSEC custodian as needed; understand US DoD COMSEC rules, policies, and regulations
  • Comment on system changes thru Configuration Control Boards (CCB) or similar in a professional manner.
  • Maintain required security posture on all network equipment in accordance with DoD and local command mandates and requirements, including updates, STIGs, IOS upgrades, and other basic network security requirements.
  • Assist Service Desk Technicians and System Administrators with Tier I and Tier II troubleshooting as needed
  • Participate in or lead special projects and day‐to‐day operations as needed or assigned by the site lead, including surging to alternate locations for customer requirements or to backfill personnel during R&R or other absences

Basic Qualifications:
  • HS Diploma/GED + 10 yrs. experience, or Associate’s Degree + 8 yrs. experience, or Bachelor’s Degree + 6 yrs. experience, or Master’s Degree + 4 yrs. experience
  • 8140 IAT II IA Baseline Certification, such as Security+|ce or CCNA: Security or higher level of either certification
  • Preferred Computing Environment certs include: CCNP: R&S or CCDP
  • Firm grasp and knowledge of fiber and copper‐based Ethernet technologies, capabilities and cabling and their connectivity to local and wide area networks.
  • Experience on US military Intelligence networks and/or a service desk in SWA a huge plus.
  • TOP SECRET clearance with immediate eligibility for SCI access at time of hire
  • Duty hours on-site are 12‐hours per day, 7 days a week, plus commute time and are subject to local labor law
  • On‐call 24x7, including weekends and holidays
  • Must have at least 36 months validity and 5 blank pages left on a U.S. passport.
  • Requires processing CRC and passing medical screening and be designated “fit for deployment” including medical tests, BMI analysis, etc.  See: https://www.bliss.army.mil/CRC/BCO_ContractorDeployers.html
  • Requires employee to obtain & maintain host nation work visa, including local/regional medical testing
  • Willing to live & work in the State of Kuwait or forward deploy to austere locations as directed, and follow all corporate and local site policies and host nation laws, customs, and courtesies.
  • Unaccompanied position includes off‐post housing and vehicle support provided by contract; however, operational requirements may dictate assignment and further deployment to austere locations as needed

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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