Leidos is seeking a highly motivated, self-initiated Linux Administrator with strong Ansible skills, database experience and a desire to learn and expand their skills supporting the infrastructure of different database platforms. We serve the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their mission to meet the changing needs of the public, positively impacting at least 65 million American lives per month. Be part of the mission solution and help support SSA’s Modernization Strategy while ensuring continuity of system availability supporting the enterprise database team for the agency. We are in need of a strong candidate with a desire to learn new skills, embed with a team, solicit ideas and feedback, and have good communication skills; able to work independently as well as in a team. If this sounds like a mission you want to be a part of, keep reading!
Your passion and values might be a good fit for our teams if you answer “yes” to the following questions:
Are you looking for a company that puts employees first, with a focus on career, flexibility, and well-being?
Do you enjoy collaborating with colleagues and teammates and believe that the best ideas are fostered in an inclusive environment?
Are you searching for a team with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive for daily mission success?
Are you comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership?
Do you enjoy being a catalyst, solving complex problems, and providing innovative solutions?
Do you have the flexibility, creativity, and resilience to pivot the mission for success?
Do you have the courage to make tough ethical decisions with pride, transparency, and respect?
MENTORSHIP & CAREER GROWTH
Our teams are dedicated to supporting new team members in an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Experienced engineers will be assigned to new hires for one-on-one mentoring, collaborative code reviews, and coaching on customer engagement to help each new hire successfully onboard and demonstrate their skills. Projects and tasks are assigned in a way that leverages your strengths and will help you further develop your skillset.
DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES
Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it. Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find you passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. Find your “Why” with us and take your place in our Leidos Family!!
Support the Linux environment for the database team.
Development of user documentation and guidelines.
Development of presentation material.
Investigate, collaborate, and resolve production jobs and job failures.
Support weekend maintenance activities to apply changes during non-peak hours.
Provide input to continuous improvement of Linux Administration and Support
FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS (Basic Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related field and 10+ years of relevant experience
Masters or Doctorate degree may substitute for required experience
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust. Contract requirement.
7 Years of work experience with Linux Administration
*** Selected candidate must reside within two (2) hours of SSA Headquarters in Woodlawn, MD OR be willing to relocate prior to first day of employment
FACTORS TO HELP YOU SHINE (Required Skills)
These skills will help you succeed in this position:
Excellent communication and written skills.
Proficiency in Linux Patching/upgrading
Proficiency with Linux commands and shell scripting
Proficiency with Linux troubleshooting
Proficiency with Ansible and Ansible Tower
Proficiency in High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Proficiency in Linux Performance Tuning
HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD (Desired Skills)
Showcase your knowledge of Linux System Administration through the following experience or skills:
Solid working knowledge of AWS
Experience supporting databases running on Linux.
Experience with working with Federal Government clients.
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 and contribute to our communities. 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. Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it. Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find your passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. We are excited for you to take your place in our Leidos Family.
Do you want to learn more about our telework posture? Are you an US citizen, US resident, or Visa candidate and think you might fit? We recommend you apply and start the conversation today! Join us in supporting our SSA contracts in Woodlawn, Maryland.
Pay Range:Pay Range $108,550.00 - $196,225.00
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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's 47,000 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, 2023. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
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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.