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Job #: R-00111957
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description
The Mission Operations Division at Leidos is seeking a Systems Engineer to support a government contract in the National Capital Region (NCR).  The ideal candidate will have extensive experience supporting operation and maintenance (O&M) of an integrated information system (IS).  The candidate will be required to install, configure, test, and maintain software and hardware related to Windows services and functions, to include Windows Server 2016/2019, Windows 10 client, AD, WSUS, GPO, etc.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform related software updates and upgrades
  • Maintain related system documentation (SOPs, job aids, etc.)
  • Maintain current knowledge of Windows-related trends and issues including emerging technologies and best practices
  • Act as a technical consultant
  • Provide Tier 1, 2, and 3 support for incident and problem management as required
  • Work with Tier 4 , vendors, and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Participate in the design, installation, configurations, testing, acceptance, and documentation for changes to information system hardware and software
  • Help the organization meet key performance indicators (KPI) and service-level agreement (SLA) requirements by proactively monitoring the information system logs and alerts to ensure backup and disaster recovery operations are successful; test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement fixed; assess system loads and work with tech lead on developing tuning recommendations. 
  • Write and maintain custom PowerShell scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any task, e.g., automate O&M task and patching
  • Support information system authorization to operate (ATO) requirements by participating in security audits, scans, and remediation
  • Participate in new user requirements service request process through technical exchange meetings, design reviews, and management briefings
  • Regularly employ ingenuity and creativity to develop new technical solutions in order to achieve IT objectives
  • Assist with VMWARE and occasionally various other client-based applications in Windows or Linux environments 
  • CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required up to 10% of the time


Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Active TS/SCI w/polygraph
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or relevant field and 8 years of relevant experience. Work experience can be used in lieu of degree or combined with education
  • Understanding of ITIL Framework relating to Incident, Trouble, and Service Management
  • Demonstrated experience with Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and higher, SQL Server, database administration, WSUS, NAS, SCCM, storage, VMWare, scripting, and disaster recovery
  • Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining servers, laptop, desktop, and printer hardware
  • Demonstrated experience using TCP/IP, SSL, PowerShell, & SSH
  • Demonstrated experience with DNS, DHCP, IIS, Group Policy, AD/LDAP, KMS, Registry and File System Security
  • Demonstrated experience with Endpoint Security and Remote Server Management
  • In-depth understanding of Active Directory in a multi-site domain
  • Strong understanding of security baselines such as NIST, DISA, or FIPS
  • Demonstrated experience applying efficient task management and ability to adjust to changing requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain system documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, adapt quickly to changing requirements, and work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated strong customer service and interpersonal skills, to include interfacing with all levels of staff and management.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • COMPTIA-related certifications (Server+, Network+, Security+)
  • One or more of the following qualifications or certifications: ITIL, MCSA, MCSE, and/or MSO
  • Experience in Windows and Linux operating system security
  • Experience with intrusion detection (logs), firewalls, SSL, VPNs, risk analysis, IDS/IPS configuration, monitoring, and optimization, security auditing and threat analysis
  • Experience with Splunk, Qumulos, and/or Solarwinds
  • Experience with standardized orchestration and automation tools
  • Experience using 2FA

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  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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