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Job #: R-00095924
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
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 Lead Systems Engineer to join our Mission Partner Environment Services (MPE-S) program to provide on-site support at Fort Meade, MD. As the Senior System Engineer, you will serve as Technical Lead responsible for supporting the day-to-day systems engineering support, server virtualization services, along with planning, implementing, and continuously improving physical/virtual infrastructure technologies.

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:

You will support multiple technologies in the enterprise and works cross-functionally with the Networking, Storage, Configuration Management, Cloud Architecture, and the Project Management teams. You will solve problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations requires evaluation and judgment; evaluate current systems; assist in designing solutions for our government client, and at times, provide informal supervision, leadership and training to less experienced technicians. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day support of server, app, or desktop virtualization 

  • Participating in disaster recovery tests and planning 

  • Partnering with cross-functional peers to make informed strategic/big-picture decisions 

  • Support operations of multi-site (geographically)  

  • Provide break/fix support to virtualized infrastructure across the enterprise 

  • Architecting system logs and analyzing through tools including SolarWinds SEM and VMware Log Insight 

  • Performing routine audits of systems and software 

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

  • Answering technical queries from other IT support teams (Systems, Networking, Architecture) 

  • Responsible for documenting the configuration of the current and future infrastructures 

  • Responding and resolving service outages and interruptions; Troubleshooting any reported problems; Multi-site System performance tuning 

  • Contributes to the design of enterprise server systems including but not limited to technical architecture, stability, and platforms 

  • Maintains accurate and comprehensive documentation diagrams of the enterprise server infrastructure, data flows and routing topologies 

  • Perform pro-active support functions and reporting to maintain the integrity of the enterprise virtual environment and business function 

  • Communicates accurate and useful status reports to management on a timely basis 

  • Prepares contingencies, scenarios, scenario plans and action items to resolve issues 

  • Maintains awareness of new technological developments in industry and processes- presents new concepts appropriately and champion successful implementation 

  • Key contributor in the research, planning and implementation of server virtualization projects in accordance with and support of business needs goals and objectives 

  • Where appropriate, provides on-going training and technical direction to other team members pertaining to virtualization optimization, systems integration, system upgrades, system configuration, and troubleshooting 

  • Interacts with vendors in the resolution of complex problems 

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

  • Presents new technology and high-level resolutions to management 

  • Facilitates training sessions for peers on new technology solutions, optimizations, upgrades, trouble-shooting techniques and administration tools 

  • Forecasts and recommends infrastructure and system application improvements 

  • Works with ticket queue to track support issues 

  • Available to provide after-hours/on-call support 

  • Willing and available up to travel 25% during times of implementation 

  • Other duties as assigned 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math).  Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 

  • Twelve years direct experience, in the last fifteen years supporting IT projects and initiatives as a systems engineer or technical manager.  

  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification 

  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret w/SSBI clearance is required with the ability to obtain TS/SCI Eligibility 

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PowerShell scripting experience 

  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper and/or Palo Alto firewalls (Virtual or Physical) is a big plus 

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

  • Must have demonstrated experience with the forecasting, planning, and resourcing technical projects 

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

  • Extensive 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 information security practices (cryptography, privilege separation, RBAC, INFOSEC, Auditing, patching, Security Benchmark Compliance, OS hardening, etc) 

  • Experience in the implementation of cross domain solutions 

  • At least 1 year supporting MPE / MNIS network infrastructure and service deployments 

  • Experience in implementation of CENTRIXS networks and supporting infrastructure 

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

  • ITIL Foundations Certification  

  • VCAP6-DCV, VPC6.5-DCV, VCAP6-DCV, VCAP6.5-DCV, or VCP-DVC 2020


External referral eligible

Pay Range:

Pay Range $113,100.00 - $174,000.00 - $234,900.00

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

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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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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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