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Job #: R-00105264
Location: Dayton, OH
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: $5000
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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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 sustainably. 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.

Leidos has an exciting opportunity for a Computer Systems & Network Administrator to support our customer at Wright-Patterson AFB, in Dayton, Ohio.  Qualified candidates should have knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability to perform tasks related to assessing, securing, and monitoring IT systems. Candidates will have the ability to work independently and apply the proper procedures and process related to their area of expertise.

Primary Responsibilities

  • All basic IT duties in support of a high-tech engineering and research facility (login issues, repair of IT equipment, etc.)
  • Installation, configuration, administration, and support of a self-contained IT infrastructure environment, to include internal networks, back-up procedures, domain and domain logins, server management, etc
  • Management of software licenses and system users (e.g. MATLAB, programming environments, etc.)
  • Management of systems infrastructures, implementing best practices to identify and recommend system functional specifications, configuration of physical and virtual systems, and back-up and recovery of IT infrastructure
  • Updating and supporting systems by tuning performance and allocating storage space
  • Implementing critical patches as needed
  • Reviewing systems performance logs to identify anomalies and troubleshoot issues  
  • Management of projects or processes spanning multiple technical areas 
  • Employing ingenuity and creativity to develop new technical solutions and systems in order to achieve mission objectives.
  • Communication with internal team members across multiple areas, customer team members, and external personnel (e.g., sub-contractors, vendors, etc.). 

Basic Qualifications

  • BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology or relevant technical field and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience, or an MS degree with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience
  • Experience in Linux and Windows administration
  • Advanced-level experience with Windows administration is (Minimum of 5 years or more)
  • Mid-level to advanced experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF) is required
  • Qualified candidates must be a US Citizen and able to obtain a DoD Secret security clearance (no clearance needed to start)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD SECRET clearance
  • CompTIA Security+ certification
  • Experience with network design and implementation
  • Mid-level to advanced experience with Linux administration
  • Microsoft IT certifications
  • Familiarity with NIST 800-53A and NIST 800-171 security controls
  • Understanding of and experience with Cybersecurity Information System Security Officer (ISSO) duties.


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 45,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.  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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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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