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Job #: R-00109855
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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In this role, the candidate will support the core engineering and operations and maintenance team in system integration of the Cross Domain Unit (CDU) and other security technologies in a small team environment. Primarily the candidate will be responsible for leading engineering/laboratory systems support and operations & maintenance activities on existing CDU systems. Will perform deployment, integration, troubleshooting and testing of new data flows by applying diverse skills in system engineering, administration, management, and security.  Additionally, will provide immediate response and problem resolution to critical system incident tickets. The candidate will have significant direct contact with the immediate customer and the organization’s CDU staff.

Primary Responsibilities:
•Build and manage systems in lab and production environments
•Install COTS/GOTS and custom software, firmware updates, operating system patches of CDS guards, and antivirus software updates in lab and production environments
•Monitor the systems for possible system problems, analyze the problem for resolution paths, implement solutions, and or work with vendors to resolve issues
•Assist with buildout of lab servers, test clients, development environment
•Respond and resolve incident tickets within priority response times
•Write/run scripts to which perform routine monitoring, maintenance, and metrics on the production systems
•Set-up/maintain user accounts and support system security vulnerability scan activities
•Participate in program standup meetings to discuss system status, technical issues, or coordinate production system changes
•Perform security assessment and risk analysis including log auditing and vulnerability scanning results 
•Participate in the operating system and application hardening consistent with the current status of cyber security regulations and existing Authority to Operate (ATO) requirements
•Serve as the primary interface to the client and senior management on all matters pertaining to information assurance
•Provide IA guidance for development of Business Continuity Plan, Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Disaster Recovery Plan, and System Security Plan
•Ensure all IA review items are tracked and reported

Basic Qualifications:
•Strong Windows and/or Linux system administration demonstrated in a large complex enterprise environment
•Experience in system integration, test, and debug of COTS/GOTS systems
•Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills to integrate new capabilities
•Experience with Virtual Environment administration; Installation, configuration, and managements of: Type 1 hypervisors (ESXi, KVM, others), Virtual Machine configurations, and VM Management environment (e.g. Vcenter/Vsphere and associated networking and storage)
•Understanding of and/or experience in network administration
•Proficiency in installing, hardening, patching, backup and restore of Linux systems
•Basic development of scripts for system health checks, monitoring, deployments, etc 
•Experience with the application of DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to operating Systems, Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) monitoring 
•Experience conducting system vulnerability scans
•The ability to quickly adapt to new system environments 
•An interest in working on a broad range of problems and technology and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
•Ability to work independently and as well as with a team
•Follow change management process including creating required change management documentation
•Demonstrates maturity, good judgement, and excellent technical written/verbal communications
•A team player with organization skills, can follow written instructions or technical guides, and the ability to prioritize tasks

Preferred Qualifications:
•CISSP certification
•Experience performing security assessment and risk analysis including log auditing and vulnerability scanning and mitigation of findings and remediation of findings
•Experience with Federal Information System Management Act (FISMA) reporting, other information assurance assurance-related compliance reporting and applicable NIST and CNSS IA directives, instructions, guidelines
•Experience with current cyber and Risk Management Framework (RMF) protocols to complex server, network and interconnected systems to resolve and satisfy the conditions necessary to achieve an Authority to Operate (ATO).
•Experience investigating computer and information security incidents to determine extent of compromise to information and automated information systems
•Scripting and programming in languages such as: Bash, Perl, Python
•Networking, particularly system integration of physical/virtual servers with routers and firewalls in current data center environments
•Integration of one or more cross domain products (guards, one-way transfers, multi-level access solutions)
•Ability to perform bare metal server builds, backup/restore
•Integrating with typical IT support infrastructure services: LDAP, Active Directory, log archive
•Use of standard project management techniques to include AGILE and standard project management methodologies
•Experience developing and reporting security performance metrics

Experience and education requirements: 
BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience or equivalent experience in lieu of degree

Security requirements:
Active Top Secret with ability to obtain SCI through a polygraph

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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