The Defense Group at Leidos has a dynamic job opening for a Systems Engineer to work at our customer site at Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience and skill set helping the US BICES-X war fighters accomplish their important mission; a cutting-edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations. With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions. We are seeking a creative and driven professional with a passion for solving real world issues on a cross-functional, fast paced team.
In this role, you will be entrusted with Operations and Sustainment Support services, Infrastructure Support Systems, Expansion and Installations, Architecture and Engineering and Identified Engineering Efforts.
What Will You Do
Securely integrate new COTS and GOTS products into multiple existing Windows-based isolated networks.
Create and maintain detailed system documentation.
Provide system/equipment/specialized training and technical guidance.
Maintain current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes.
Download, stage and deploy systems-related security policies and updates to maintain information system compliance with DISA security policies and procedures (STIGs, IAVAs, etc.)
Develop scripts and automation (BASH, Python, Ansible, Puppet, etc.) to perform recurring systems administration tasks, automate installs, gather metrics, etc.
Administer VMware virtual environments to include ESXi hosts, vCenter appliances, VxRail HCIs, and VSANs.
Deploy/Patch Red Hat and core infrastructure services software.
Upgrade and/or install, configure and maintain software as needed (GitLab, Splunk, NorthStar/Paragon, Puppet, Red Hat Identity Management, OpenNMS, VMware, IDPA, Firmware, etc)
Administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments with an emphasis in the following areas:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8
Red Hat Identity Manager
Core Linux Infrastructure services (CA, [openssl], DNS [bind], DHCP [dhcpd], NTP [ntpd/MicroSync], Red Hat Identity Management [ipa-server], File Share [nfs, glusterfs])
Automation Technologies (Ansible/Puppet)
Logging Technologies (syslog-ng/Splunk)
What Sets You Apart (job qualifications)
A Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of Linux System Administration experience; additional years of related work experience required in lieu of a degree.
Experience developing ansible playbooks, puppet modules, python scripts, and bash scripts.
Experience with infrastructure including but not limited to: data center operations, server hardware, operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/8), web servers (Apache, Nginx), virtualization (VMware), networking, storage, monitoring, etc.
Experience in infrastructure design and operations including firewall rules, fail over, monitoring, diagnostics, and performance tuning, etc.
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
May be required to work evening, weekend, and holiday hours as required.
A current DoD Top Secret/SCI level of clearance
A current IAT level II compliant with DoD 8570.1 certification
Microsoft Certified System Administrator.
A current Red Had Certified System Administrator (or above) certification and ability to obtain new related certifications as released.
Must obtain an ITIL V3 or V4 Foundation certification within six months from date of hire.
Depending on job assignment, additional specific certifications may be required.
Preferred Qualifications (nice to have)
RHCSA or RHCE
Supporting remote systems.
HBAC and RBAC policy creation in Red Hat Identity Manager.
Direct customer support for both internal and external customers.
Server STIGs, patching, Tenable, ACAS, SCCM, and IAVA vulnerabilities.
Automation processes and tools.
Implementing and maintaining systems documentation.
Developing training for both internal and external junior system administrators.
Managing, monitoring and responding to key server infrastructure alerts.
Puppet, Ansible, VMware and IDPA technologies.
Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00
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.
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 46,000 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 www.Leidos.com.
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