Network DevOps Engineer

at Leidos
Location Springfield, VA
Date Posted March 12, 2021
Category Default
Job Type Full-time



Job Description:

Job Description:
At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more. 
Come put your network engineering and DevOps skills into action! Leidos has openings for a talented Network DevOps Engineer to work in our headquarters in Reston, VA. The Network DevOps Engineer will support the design and implementation of a NetDevOps architecture, network DevOps maturity processes, and hybrid cloud integration for advanced software defined networking.

Primary Responsibilities
•Participate in design and planning for evaluation and integration of network DevOps vendor solutions
•Lead requirements, designs and backlog management for network related software development activities
•Evaluate technologies and solutions to increase network programmability, network automation, network simulation & testing, and network DevOps in support of business and mission infrastructure and Operation (I&O) transformation
•Develop, test and deploy network configuration scripts to manage through infrastructure as code (IaC) the next generation of routers, switches, gateways, firewalls, intrusion detection, endpoint protection, and integrations
•Develop network device and service data models in support of data-driven automation
•Automate the processes to collect, normalize, and analyze network log telemetry data
•Analyze network data for trends and anomalies to compare and adjust network data models
•Provision, configure, deploy, and administer secure enterprise network resources on premises in the Data Center and in cloud using AWS and Azure via device abstraction and APIs
•Evaluate systems and solutions that will assist in establishing the network source of truth (e.g. network discovery tools, CMDB, IPAM,  DCIM, ITIM, ITSM, SCM-INV)
•Evaluate software coding practices for compliance with STIGs and other cybersecurity best practices
•Leverage industry’s best practices and enterprise architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, DoDAF, etc
•Participate in agile planning and estimation activities to break down large tasks into smaller tasks
•Participate in agile scrum meetings and work within NetDevOps, Zero Trust and SecDevOps best practices
•Mentor other engineers in network engineering and operations best practices
•Collaborate with other systems engineers in implementing Network Ops specific CI/CD best practices

Basic Qualifications
•Bachelor's Degree and 8 - 12 years experience in computer science, engineering, or related field and 8+ years of networking experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
•Proficiency in networking, routers, switches, gateways, IPS/IDS, firewalls, TCP/IP, SNMP, wired and wireless, and comprehensive knowledge of network architecture and engineering principles
•Hands-on experience configuring, managing and troubleshooting routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection, and endpoint protection devices
•Understanding of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and familiarity with Cisco DNA Center, CML and NSO
•Understanding of YANG data modeling
•Understanding of software engineering and secure coding practices using Java, Python and other object oriented languages
•Understanding of APIs and interface standards such as CLI, SOAP, REST, JSON-RPC, XML-RPC, YAML, NETCONF and RESTCONF
•Experience analyzing network log data
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Excellent team player, enjoys working and collaborating in an agile team environment
•Strong, self-motivated desire to learn new programming languages, tools, frameworks, and techniques
•Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance (US citizenship)

Preferred Qualifications
•Recent experience with network engineering, cybersecurity and information assurance accreditation processes for DoD or IC customers
•Experience with YANG, YAML, NETCONF, RESTCONF, Python, Jinja, and Ansible
•Hands-on experience with network engineering scripting/programming/testing tools (Postman, Visore, pyATS, etc)
•Knowledge of agile development processes and DevOps tools such as Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence
•Knowledge of continuous integration, delivery, and automated test tools such as Jenkins, GitLab, Itential
•Current network product and/or cybersecurity, cloud certifications (e.g. CCNE, AWS, CISSP)
•Active DoD security clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Software Engineering

Pay Range:

Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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