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Job #: R-00088307
Location: Tampa, FL
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

Your greatest work is ahead!

We are in search of a Virtualization Engineer to join our Mission Partner Environment Services (MPE-S) program to provide on-site support at Fort MacDill in Tampa, FL. You will be a part of a dynamic, multi-disciplined team that is responsible for building, implementing, and maintaining customer systems/networks on our Virtualized Data Center Node for Combatant Commands. As the Virtualization Engineer, you will support the day-to-day server virtualization services to include Networking, Storage, and Configuration Management.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Responsible for Microsoft Windows Servers operating in a virtual environment

  • Assess and optimize of the virtualization systems 

  • Work with Development Team to plan, install and configure new hardware and software for enterprise solutions 

  • Perform routine audits and general health checks of systems and software 

  • Day-to-day support of server, app, or desktop virtualization and VDC node

  • Documenting the configuration of VDC infrastructure 

  • Maintain accurate and comprehensive documentation diagrams of the enterprise server infrastructure and communications flow and routing

  • Be pro-active to maintain the integrity of the enterprise virtual environment and business function  

  • Verify system security and Information Assurance (IA) posture and Security Technical Implementation Guidance (STIG) compliance of systems on Coalition networks and in the Trace Dev Lab 

  • Effectively communicate with customers, help desk support personnel and senior technicians 

  • Identify trends and abnormalities and proactively take steps to prevent performance impacts to virtual environment and business function 

  • Communicate accurate and useful status reports to management on a weekly basis and during outages 

  • Support operations for a multi-site systems environment (geographically separated) 

  • Ability to support and implement server virtualization and high availability clustering 

  • Ability to implement and troubleshoot vCenter and Virtual Machines 

  • Capable to troubleshooting of Hypervisors and Resource pool related issues 

  • Ability to apply sound troubleshooting methodology to isolate and resolve root cause of reported issues 

  • Willing and available to travel up to 10% during times of implementation 

  • Willing and available for on-call support 

  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math) plus 8 years' of relevant experience.

  • Certified in Microsoft Professional 2012R2, 2016, or 2019 OS, or VMware Professional 

  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification 

  • Extensive knowledge of MS Windows Server (2012 R2, 2016, 2019) environments and be able to build, configure, and maintain 

  • Knowledge and understanding of TCP/IP in the virtual environment, including VLANs, routing and virtual switches 

  • Due to contract requirements, U.S. citizenship is required.

  • Active Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret clearance is required to start.

Preferred Experience:

  • PowerShell scripting experience 

  • Experience with Cisco ASR/ASA, or virtual firewall appliances is a big plus 

  • Experience in the implementation of cross domain solutions 

  • Strong understanding of the technology as well as hands on experience deploying VMware NSX  

  • Strong experience with Enterprise level VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure implementation and development 

  • Knowledge of Linux (RHEL, CentOS, Scientific Linux) and be able to build, configure, and maintain via Command Line Interface (CLI)  

  • Excellent understanding of open-source frameworks, with experience deploying various open-source packages and/or application stacks into sponsor's production landscape 

  • Understanding of configuration management systems (e.g. Puppet, Chef, vCM) and concepts behind mass configuration 

  • ITIL Foundations Certification 

  • Strong understanding of Enterprise Architecture and its supporting processes and tools 

  • Experience in implementing and troubleshooting Virtual Networking configurations 

  • Experience in implementation of CENTRIXS networks and supporting infrastructure 

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


External Referral Eligible

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00

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.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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