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Job #: R-00103012
Location: Huntsville, AL
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: $3,000.00
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Cloud Engineer Manager- Huntsville, AL

Join a team committed to a mission! 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.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Cloud Engineer Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Defense product line mission. In this mission, we support the Modernization Effort of the Reagan Test Site Operations Headquarters located in Huntsville, AL.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Responsibilities – Work you’ll do:

  • Manage a tam of 3 to 5 engineers across multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Provide leadership for cloud engineering team, including planning, coaching, recruitment, selection, performance development, and mentoring

  • Monitor staff performance by working with employees to establish and implement goals, create and encourage professional development plans and track/monitor performance 

  • Manage day-to-day activities such as resource scheduling conflicts, utilization reporting, etcetera

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance on complex projects which includes identifying risks and developing mitigation strategies

  • Manage staff to ensure all duties are performed in an accurate and timely manner

  • Perform resource planning and allocation and support direct reports in meeting work requirements

  • Build a high performing team of mixed technical subject matter experts while mentoring them on soft skills and career planning

  • Contributor in defining and mapping Agile IT services and VMware cloud capabilities to compliancy controls such as NIST 800-171, CMMC, HIPAA, etc.

  • Drive initiatives in improving processes for discovery, documentation, deployment strategies, and engineering execution

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • BS degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s with 3 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of management experience with an ability to share knowledge, lead and mentor less experienced team members.

  • 5+  years of VMware administration in the areas of design, implementation, capacity planning, and maintenance

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Ability to operate across multiple projects concurrently and assume the responsibility for the appropriate technical and architectural implementation of project appraisal

  • Experience conducting virtual infrastructure capacity assessments, forecasting, and health

  • Familiar with Horizon 8 and VDI architectures

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of VXRail, PSC/SSL VCF Certificates, NSX, vSphere, vRealize Suite and related technologies.

  • Basic knowledge of vROPS, and Fibre channel SANS, NFS and vSAN

  • Familiar with VMware associated programs and coding languages, such as Windows Server, MS IIS, SAN architecture, WebSphere, Citrix, Python, and JavaScript

  • Solid knowledge of protocols such as DNS, HTTP, LDAP/AD, SMB, NFS,FTP, SMTP and SNMP

  • Understanding of Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) (Forests/Domains/Trusts/Group Policy)

  • Windows/Linux client OS deployment, operations, and troubleshooting

  • Splunk Engineering Knowledge and Service Now integration

  • 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)

  • VMWare Certified Professional (VCP) preferred

  • Strong communication skills with business partners.

  • Experience with vRealize Automation or Kubernetes is strongly preferred

Clearance Required:

  • Possess an active DoD Secret security clearance.

Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00

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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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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