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Job #: R-00005081
Location: Bethesda, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The STS (Signature Trainer Support) program at Leidos has immediate openings for Linux Systems Engineers to join our team in Bethesda, MD.

Leidos is the prime contractor for a number of training and simulation systems used throughout the United States Navy.

Our High Fidelity Simulation Business Area is responsible for architecting and implementing large-scale System of Systems solutions in support of world class simulation and training products for this customer.

Leidos support of the U.S. Navy has garnered accolades such as:
"There is no other trainer like this in the world.
"The modeling and the fidelity are unmatched."
"This is a quantum leap in being able to make the [training] system realistic."
"The technology that backs this system up is head and shoulders above anything we have ever seen before."

In order to continue this level of excellence, Leidos seeks individuals who take pride in their career to learn and grow their expertise of job function.

In this role, you will use your expertise with Linux Operating systems (including concepts, command line interface (CLI), and hardening) to perform the following duties:

  • Work on multiple facets of the training systems that we design, develop, integrate, and install at Naval sites around the nation.
  • Be part of the team responsible for technical planning, system hardware-software-network design, development and integration, verification and validation, and fielding Linux based training systems.
  • Perform systems requirements analysis
  • Take part in trade studies
  • Be involved with the development of multi-processor Linux system network boot concepts.
  • Provide technical leadership.


Requirements for the position include:
  • BS or higher in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science, Math or the Sciences, Network Engineering, Systems Software, or applicable field and 8 - 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 - 10 years of prior relevant experience; or if no degree, additional related work experience.
  • Demonstrable expertise with the Linux operating system (Enterprise Linux, either RHEL or CentOS) or Network engineering (specifically focused on Cisco products)
  • Proven ability to identify, quantify, and solve complex technical problems.
  • Ability to obtain a DOD Secret clearance (US Citizenship for 5 or more years)
  • Ability to travel 10% of the time (U.S. Naval sites across the United States, typically no more than 2 weeks in length)


Note: This requisition is at a Senior level. Linux Engineers who have less than 8 years of experience are able to be considered for lower level positions and are encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills:
  • Active DoD Secret or Top Secret Clearance
  • Technical certifications i.e. Red Hat are desired but not required.
  • COTS hardware design and build, knowledge of latest CPU, memory, video trends and products
  • Cisco Network design, configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Detailed knowledge of BIOS and UEFI
  • Reverse engineering skills on Linux systems (OS and software/scripts)
  • Detailed Linux operating systems knowledge (build, configure, boot)
  • Red Hat Package Manager skills
  • Server provisioning via Cobbler, Foreman, Spacewalk, Katello, Stacki, Maas, Razor, etc.
  • Virtualization Technologies: KVM, QEMU, VMWare, Docker, puppet, Vagrant
  • Cluster System design and management (currently using Cisco UCS)
  • Linux Scripting, BASH and Python
  • Systems software skills for such things as: power management in large-scale systems and creating system services for systems monitoring and status


Candidates not local to the Bethesda, MD area are eligible for a sign-on bonus to off-set the costs of relocation.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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