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Job #: R-00101514
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to lend your technical talent to a special project, critical to U.S. Defense operations?

The Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense Group is looking for your Systems Administration talent to support our N2NOMS program in Colorado Springs, CO.  Our customer maintains a highly demanding mission and requires our support to provide expert technical and professional management support to the commands enterprise Information Technology (IT) services.  In this role, you will be part of the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Optimization project to realign and improve the enterprise architecture for NORAD & NORTHCOM. You will report directly to the Projects Team Lead. 

Clearance: You must hold a current DoD Secret clearance to qualify. In addition, you must be eligible to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance following hire.

Salary Target: $110,000.00

What will you do in this role?
•    Serve as System Administrator and subject matter expert on a team that includes professional services vendors (VMware, Liquidware, Forcepoint, Microsoft).
•    Perform design / implementation planning, installation, configuration and testing of vendor projects.
•    Rectify various issues in the VDI environment to improve performance and the user experience.
•    Work with vendors to develop a strategy and process for application virtualization.  All applications should be available in the VDI environment.  

•    Virtualize applications using various vendor products.
•    Administer Active Directory Services, DHCP, DNS, GPO management.
•    Assess and analyze GPOs, develop an action plan to streamline GPOs and implement the plan.
•    Work with vendors to test upgrades and changes in the Test & Integration Lab prior to implementation on the production network.
•    Apply DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
•    Upgrade Window OS, automate master image builds and the deployment process.
•    Work with Forcepoint vendor to upgrade distribution consoles and Trusted Thin Client solution.
•    Interact with end-users and coordinate with support teams on systematic enhancements or changes. 
•    Monitor, organize, and work collaboratively with Network Operations, Cyber Security, and other Teams to optimize and collaborate solutions.
•    Provide system and application diagnoses to remediate issues while engaging other teams as needed 

These are the required qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s and 6 years of experience or Master’s and 4 years of experience in associated field; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
•    Must hold an active Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance.
•    Must have CompTIA Security +ce certification at start date.
•    Must have Server certification i.e., Azure, CompTIA Server+, Nutanix, or be able to obtain one in 30 days.
•    Experience managing Microsoft Active Directory, GPO’s management, Certificate Administration, and Domain Controller Functional services.
•    Knowledge of security policies and general vulnerabilities management.
•    Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts.

These are the preferred qualifications:

•    Bachelor's degree in the associated field
•    Proven knowledge of computer security principles and DoD security protocols
•    ITIL Foundations Certification
•    Demonstrated project, technical, interpersonal, presentation, and problem management skills  


Pay Range:

Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00

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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