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Job #: R-00105080-OTHLOC-PL-2D1600
Location: Lorton, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an immediate opening in a fast paced operations and development lab environment supporting a 24x7x365 Research Development community.  We are seeking an experienced mid-level Linux Engineer. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and planning system hardware and software solutions, so the ability to work independently is a must. Candidate should have at least 2+ years Linux experience including installation, integration and maintenance. Experience should include RPM package management, patching and updating Linux workstations and servers and the ability to analyze and resolve hardware and software problems. The selected engineer will maintain systems in production and development, provide systems design, planning and support for our data center and customer. 

Candidate will be working with a small team of Linux and Windows Systems Engineers supporting our customers’ technical requirements and maintaining or developing our operational networks. Candidate should be experienced with virtualization technologies, have some networking knowledge, and should be familiar with DoD information assurance requirements and STIG checklists. There will be daily interaction with the team, customers and our Government representatives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, installation and implementation of Linux hardware and software solutions to meet requirements.

  • Support changes to the operational and development environments and communicating those changes to the team, leadership and customers.

  • Security hardening via STIGs and vulnerability patching of Linux assets.

  • Installation of COTS software including specialty modelling and simulation software. 

  • Creation of scripts to support the management of systems and tools.

  • Baseline management, ensuring accountability for products and versions.

  • Maintain environment with current releases of firmware and operating systems levels.

  • Develop and maintain standard documentation such as work instructions, standard operating procedures and processes.

  • Perform daily system monitoring, server integrity checks, review system and application logs, and verify scheduled job completion (backups, etc.).

  • Maintain server and application inventory and manage corresponding licenses.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS degree and 2+ years of prior relevant experience or additional relevant working experience in lieu of degree.

  • Must have a current DoD Secret Clearance. 

  • Current, unexpired, Comptia Security+CE (or equivalent) – will be verified before hiring

  • Linux installation, management, troubleshooting, technical analysis experience.

  • Microsoft Windows 2016, 2019 server experience.

  • Scripting experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8 engineering/administration experience.

  • DoD Top Secret clearance. 

  • DoD IA requirements (STIGs, vulnerability scans, patching, etc.).

  • Understanding the management and configuration of SELinux and how it can affect application runtime and security.

  • Experience with Red Hat Satellite.

  • Experience with Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana (ELK).

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00

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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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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