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Job #: R-00097863
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

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 practices. 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. Employees enjoy career enrichment opportunities available through mobility and development and experience rewarding relationships with supportive supervisors and talented colleagues and customers. Your most important work is ahead.
 
If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!


Leidos is looking to fill a Linux Server Systems Administrator/Engineer position within the Analysis Solutions Division (ASD) to support the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). This role requires an individual that has technical experience with administering Linux servers within a within a physical and virtual environment.  This role is responsible for interacting with administrators to handle service inquiries and problems. Duties include examining customer problems and implementing appropriate corrective action to initiate a repair or return to service.  This role analyzes recurring problems and initiates solutions for preventing reoccurrence and analyzes existing infrastructure for tuning/performance enhancements.  This Individuals in this role may be required to perform technical software configuration, rebooting, and other remedial actions on customer servers.  The Customer utilizes an Agile Framework to plan and successfully complete all initiatives. The work location is in Bethesda at the Intelligence Community Campus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review C&A documentation providing feedback on completeness and compliance of its content
  • Perform system installation, configuration maintenance, account maintenance, signature maintenance, patch management, and troubleshooting of operational IA and CND systems
  • Operates with appreciable latitude in developing methodology and presenting solutions to problems. 
  • Contributes to deliverables and performance metrics where applicable.
  • Responsible for implementing, operating, and maintaining physical and virtual server hardware and systems software.
  • Provide technical support, administration, and monitoring of Linux systems within a physical and virtual environment.
  • Decommission server(s) upon request through approved engineering change solution.
  • Install and/or remove service application and scripting components
  • Maintain server hardware and software assets in compliance with supporting third party vendor and lease requirements.
  • Implement capacity planning and tuning actions for server assets
  • Provide support for the implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems. Rapidly distinguish isolated user problems from enterprise-wide application/system problems.
  • Support operations, maintenance and troubleshooting for end user workstations, to include desktop applications
  • Coordinate with customers and stakeholders to collect data, conduct analysis, develop, and implement solutions associated with incident tickets and requirements.
  • Seek opportunities for continuous improvement to support effective and efficient operations
  • Develop solutions to complex technical issues.
  • Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for Root Cause analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives.
  • Support customer requirements in a 24/7/365 environment and be able to provide on-call support during outages occurring after hours; may involve shift work.
  • Update operations and monitoring documentation for 24/7/365 Operations Watch personnel. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 6+ years of relevant experience, additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree 
  • System security engineering expertise in one or more of the following: system security design process; engineering life cycle; information domain; cross domain solutions; commercial off-the-shelf and government off-the-shelf cryptography; identification; authentication; and authorization; system integration; risk management; intrusion detection; contingency planning; incident handling; configuration control; change management; auditing; certification and accreditation process; principles of IA (confidentiality, integrity, non-repudiation, availability, and access control); and security testing
  • Possesses and applies expertise on multiple complex work assignments. Assignments may be broad in nature requiring originality and innovation in determining how to accomplish tasks. 
  • Background in Linux or UNIX server setup, deployment and maintenance
  • Experience using Red Hat Satellite Server and/or Spacewalk for patching and system management
  • Experience with hardening Linux environments
  • Experience with system administration of server operating systems such as Linux (CentOS, RHEL, or Ubuntu)
  • Familiarity with supporting virtual desktops running Linux, Microsoft Windows, and/or MacOS
  • Experience with Scripting/Automation through Linux Shell scripts, PowerShell, PowerCLI, or other scripting languages
  • Experience troubleshooting issues in a growing environment
  • Experience with log reviews, incident analysis, and identification of issue trends
  • Experience with server patch management methodologies
  • Time management skills with the ability to work within an IT Service Management/ticketing system independently 
  • Ability to triage and properly classify incidents and prioritize work efforts accordingly
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Experience establishing goals and plans that meet project objectives
  • Track record of working effectively within a team, and support to peers toward improved processes and results
  • Perform systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, integration, system testing, and quality assurance.
  • Must be able to work independently to develop solutions to technical problems.
  • Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP along with an appropriate computing environment (CE) certification)

Clearance

  • TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph required
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of working with patching/management systems such as Red Hat Satellite Server
  • Knowledge of AWS or Azure cloud services and the cloud ecosystem. 
  • Experience operating and maintaining systems in a Windows environment
  • Certification relating to VMware (VCA/VCP)
  • Experience with SAN or network storage setup and administration
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Familiarity with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) concepts and solutions
  • Experience with troubleshooting within a security environment
  • Experience with backup and restore procedures
     

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 www.Leidos.com.

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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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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