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Job #: R-00121301
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: National Security

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Description

Leidos is seeking a Sr. Linux Administrator. The role calls for a Linux Administrator to support the deployment and maintaining of products, tools and capabilities. The Linux Administrator provides systems and software operations and maintenance support in a large network enterprise, multi-enclave environment.  This individual will work in a team environment to ensure mission needs are met and ensure functionality of capabilities of customers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Design, build and deploy applications in a hardened enterprise Linux environment.

  • Review and compare multiple platform options for applications and collaborating with specific teams to choose an appropriate platform. 

  • Deploy and maintain tools set that simplify provisioning and support of a large enterprise Linux environment. 

  • Plan, configure and implement features on the Linux platform that enhance availability, response time, and monitoring of key system metrics.

  • Provide support implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems.  Rapidly distinguish isolated user problems from enterprise-wide application/system problems. 

  • Coordinate with customers and stakeholders to collect data, conduct analysis, develop, and implement solutions associated with incident tickets and requirements.

  • Develop solutions to complex technical issues.

  • Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for Root Cause analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives.  

  • Support customer requirements in a 24x7 environment and schedule.

  • Provide general systems administration mentoring and training to 24x7 Service Operations Center personnel.

  • Develop and update operations and maintenance documentation for 24x7 Service Operations Center personnel.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong foundation of knowledge around AWS cloud services and the cloud ecosystem. (Cisco UCS, Splunk, Solarwinds, elastic search, dhcp, ldap)

  • Subject matter expert with Linux (RHEL)/CentOS

  • Experience setting up and modifying system monitoring with Nagios

  • Scripting language experience

  • Required support experience and/or current working knowledge in the following areas:

  • RHEL

  • Scripting/Automation

  • Troubleshooting issues in a growing environment

  • Experience with server patch management methodologies 

  • Domain and expert technical knowledge.

**Requires a Bachelor’s degree with 8 or more years of prior relevant experience or a Master’s degree with 6 or more years of prior relevant experience.
**Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required.

**TS/SCI with Poly is required for Position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Scripting in Bash, Perl, and Python

Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

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.

Original Posting Date:

10/17/2023

While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

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 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.

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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the Leidos.com automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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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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