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Job #: R-00002938
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Leidos Airborne Integration & Ground Processing Systems operation of the Advanced Solutions Group has a career opening for a System Administrator for the Airborne Reconnaissance Low - Enhanced (ARL-E) program located in Manassas, VA.


ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet.


The Systems Administrator will perform integration and maintenance of the Airborne ISR (AISR) system. As a part of a multi-company team, the candidate will integrate Mission Equipment Payloads into aircraft, perform system checkout and support the Test & Evaluation team throughout the Contractor Testing and system fielding.


The ARL-E team is geographically separated with primary duty locations of Manassas, VA and Aberdeen, MD. A minimum of 25% travel may be required to support activities at each of the primary duty locations as well as CONUS test ranges. The Systems Administrator will report to the Mission Integration Lead Engineer located in Aberdeen, MD. This position will require an active Top Secret clearance with an ability to obtain a TS SCI.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The position is responsible for providing oversight and integration support of existing hardware, software, network configurations and new system initiatives within the ARL-E Program. Duties may include providing remote and site support services as well as assisting in the development and ensuring adherence to area-wide procedural/policy changes. Day to day activities include:
  • Configuration and administration of Windows systems to include Windows 7 and 10, Server 2008/2012/2016
  • Configuration and administration of ESXi hosts and virtual machines
  • Configuration and management RHEL 6 systems
  • Writing and revising Standard Operating Procedures
Basic Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret with ability to get SCI
  • Bachelor's degree in a related technical discipline and 4-8 years of experience; additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Possess strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project and Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Civilian and/or military experience with AISR programs
  • Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) experience
  • Tactical SIGINT Baseline (TSB) experience
  • Experience in formal technical documentation writing
  • Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into ISR Ground Stations and Airborne Platforms
  • Configuration Management experience

External Referral Program


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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