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Job #: R-00090492
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000.00
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has a career opening for a Systems Administrator on the Sustainment for Analysis Services (SAS) contract located in Gaithersburg, MD. The program provides sustainment and deployment support for multiple Mission-Critical exploitation capabilities. Each system has its own specific requirements and infrastructure. We are seeking a technical, self-motivated System Administrator, who is versatile and flexible and able to adapt to shifting priorities of the customer. The candidate will be subject to a government security clearance and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud migration on multiple security domains.
  • Coordinate maintenance and deployment downtimes.
  • Perform patching and system deployments.
  • Support Information System Security Officer (ISSO) in obtaining Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 security accreditation.
  • Seek software approvals, and document installation procedures for supported systems.
  • Provide support for:
    • Configuration Management (CM) tools, including JIRA, and Confluence
    • Certificates and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) on Linux and Windows systems
    • Large collection of data organized for rapid search and retrieval (MongoDB, PostgreSQL, etc.)
    • Updates to Customer/User Interface

Basic Qualifications:

  • Current TS/SCI active TS/SCI with Polygraph
  • Security + certification or must be able to obtain within 6 months.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Master’s with 2-6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Experience working as a System Administrator for Linux and Windows systems.
  • Basic knowledge/experience with Windows 10 and/or 11 workstations, and/or Windows Server 2016 and/or 2019 systems
  • Experience working with Microsoft System Administration including lodging scripting, Group Policy objects (GPO's) and Windows servers roles including DHCP, DNS and active directory.
  • Experience with Python, and the package installer Pip.
  • Knowledge of essentials for IT security and security administration.
  • Experience with maintaining servers, storage devices and applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AWS Certification or experience with cloud computing web services providing distributed computing processing capacity and software tools via AWS server farms.
  • Experience with maintaining servers, storage devices and applications.
  • Experience with Windows system administration to include:
    • Backup/restore
    • Patching
    • Image Implementation
    • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
    • Active Directory + Domain Name System (DNS)
    • User account management
  • Experience with RedHat Linux to include:
    • System backup/restore
    • RedHat Package Manager (RPM) installation/management
    • User account management
    • System image implementation
  • Experience with Solaris
  • Experience with Network-Attached Storage (NAS) to include NetApp filers
  • Experience with McAfee to include:
    • DAT file implementation
    • ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) servers
  • Experience with Citrix workstation images, and management servers
  • Experience with Splunk
  • Experience with VMware and Vcenter

Experience addressing enterprise auditing requirements.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00

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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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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