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Job #: R-00095304
Location: Remote, US
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Cloud Systems Administrator supporting a Mission Planning program in Orlando FL. However, this position will be entirely remote!

This position will help manage a Next-generation Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline supporting 30+ developer teams across cutting-edge technology stacks.  This position will be part of a team of engineers working in a DevSecOps environment, enabling rapid software development solutions while providing guidance on how to improve Air Force & Navy Mission Planning software.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have a passion for maintaining the security posture of complex IT systems, and will be eager to learn new technologies and enjoy overcoming the challenges of the unknown. Candidate will work in a peer-to-peer environment placing a high value on collaboration and team success.  Day-to-day responsibilities will include implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of a complex and diverse cloud environment, to include: 

  • Providing Subject Matter Expertise for cloud Information Assurance while working with the infrastructure team on a variety of implementations
  • Securing high-availability systems via industry/DOD standards and best practices
  • Configuring/securing Azure/AWS cloud resources for build, release & deployment pipelines with security in mind
  • Supporting an enterprise level CI/CD environment with multiple servers, operating systems and applications
  • Configuring/testing/integrating authentication tools across multiple web applications
  • Deploying, reviewing, patching & testing systems for adherence to build & security requirements
  • Resolving tickets and problem reports on specific technologies and hardware/software components, including COTS/GOTS products, from the system level to individual hardware/software components
  • Configuring/integrating authentication (LDAP, OIDC, PKI, etc..) across multiple web applications
  • Building and maintaining scripts for automation of tasks and server maintenance
  • Creating and maintaining accurate maintenance documentation for systems

Basic Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain a DoD Secret Level Security Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or a closely related field
  • Active Security+ certification or equivalent (DoD 8570 Compliant)
  • 5+ years of Windows & Linux systems administration with 2+ years of Azure or AWS cloud management exp.
  • Experience applying STIG settings and debugging STIG conflicts in Windows and Linux servers
  • Experience interpreting system scanning tool outputs such as Nessus, SCAP, Evaluate STIG, etc. and creating remediation plans
  • Experience in designing and implementing Vnet/VLAN ports, protocols and services settings to restrict communications across Cloud-native virtual networking boundaries
  • Experience with system troubleshooting tools like top, iostat, vmstat, netstat, sar, strace, lvm, fdisk
  • Strong understanding of networking concepts such as OSI Model, LAN/WAN, IPv4/IPv6, subnetting, VLANs, edge services & point-to-point VPN setup within cloud environments
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS SQL, PostgreSQL, and MySQL

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience with a scripting programming language like PowerShell, Bash, Python
  • Experience with Docker container technologies and Docker container deployment technologies, such as TerraForm, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Helm, EKS, AKS
  • Experience supporting Jenkins build tools
  • Atlassian Tools Suite experience (Bitbucket, Confluence, JIRA)
  • Experience supporting large Git repositories
  • Microsoft Azure DevTest Labs experience
  • Familiarity with F5 BIG-IP Authentication and or other Firewall Solutions

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.


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

Pay and Benefits

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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