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Job #: R-00008750
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

Job Description:

The Leidos Intelligence Group has a career opportunity for a Linux Systems Administrator at our Leidos Facility in Columbia, MD.

Program Summary

This contract is a large, multi-year contract for the development, integration, deployment and sustainment of large, collection systems. The work that's being done on this Leidos-led, prime contract is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. Join a tremendous technical team solving hard problems with true mission relevance on emerging technologies.

Job Summary
An experienced Linux System Administrator is needed provide administration and operational support mission and analytic networks. The candidate will need a proactive attitude, strong customer service skills, and the ability to integrate into an existing technical team. To be successful in this role the candidate will need to demonstrate proficiency with Linux.

Primary Responsibilities
Provide system administration/engineering for RedHat Enterprise mission and analytic networks. This will include but is not limited to:
  • User account management, administration, access/controls and support
  • Installation and configuration of workstations and peripherals
  • Kernel parameter and disk partition modification
  • Support to LAN infrastructure
  • Client-server support, software and hardware upgrades, network administration troubleshooting, and shell script programming.
  • Provide regression testing on new software releases
  • Perform periodic system back-ups and developing/documenting standard operating procedures for these activities


Basic Qualifications
TS/SCI with polygraph required

Strong LINUX experience is required.
System administration for RedHat/CentOS 5, 6, 7 and Windows Server 2003, 2008

A minimum of 3 years system administration and/or engineering experience with computer systems.

Candidates should have expertise with the following operating systems, applications, and platforms:
  • RedHat Enterprise
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows XP and/or Windows 7 (x64)
  • McAfee virus scanning software
  • Microsoft Exchange 2010
  • Although minimal, periodic after-hours on-call support is required


Within the last 3 years, experience with either UNIX or Windows System Administration, to include user account administration, installation and configuration of workstations and peripherals, kernel parameter and disk partition modification, client-server support, software and hardware upgrades, troubleshooting, and shell script programming.
Within the last 3 years, experience with Network Information Service (NIS), Network File System (NFS), Domain Name System (DNS), and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).
Within the last 3 years, a minimum of 1 year scripting experience using BOURNE Shell, C Shell or KORN Shell languages.
Within the last 3 years, a minimum of 1 year experience performing periodic system back-ups and developing/documenting standard operating procedures for these activities.
Red Hat Certifications are highly desired and may substitute for 1 year experience. Microsoft Certifications will be considered on a case by case basis

Additional expertise using VMWare, Desktop/Server imaging software, and basic LAN administration skills is desired, but not required.

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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