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Job #: R-00010487
Location: Huntsville, AL
Category: SCA Computer Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Computer Operator 3

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking candidates to perform   computer operation tasks for the NASA NEST program. The candidate will be given the opportunity to work in the NASA environment and will have direct exposure to NASA scientists and programs. The candidate will be responsible for performing computer administration tasks that  support (e.g., upgrades) and help improve  the NASA computing environments. The candidate will work with others to identify resolution to issues and  suggest ideas for enhancing the NASA computing environment. The candidate will utilize documented procedures to accomplish the designated tasks. The candidate will be expected to make suggestions to improve that documentation. The candidate will  work in an environment that enables the candidate to  diagnose solutions to address difficult issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform services to support the NASA  data center and service operations. This would include, but not limited to, installation of software packages, system  reboots, system restorations, system validation, etc.
  • Communicate with the NASA customer to help address issues.
  • Be actively involved in issue resolution conference calls and contribute ideas to help reach a resolution.
  • Diagnose and address customer issues. The candidate will be exposed to a wide range of technologies  - desktop, mobile (e.g., iPhones, Android, Servers, etc.) with the expectation that this exposure will lead to increased knowledge and the ability to diagnose and address customer issues.
  • Work with the NASA Enterprise Service Desk and NEST Team members to understand customer  issues and  address those issues using known resolutions.
  • Use the NASA ServiceNow system to track issues and document resolutions.

Typical Education and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with Windows and Linux or macOS.  Windows and macOS are preferred.
  • Knowledge of Windows, Linux, and macOS would be considered a plus.
  • Ability to use existing procedures to address issues. However, the candidate will be afforded the opportunity to diverge from those procedures if those procedures do not adequately address the situation.
  • Good debugging/analysis skills and the ability to use these skills to follow documented procedures to address customer issues. If the documented procedures do not address the issue, the candidate should demonstrate the initiative to identify the discrepancy and update the documentation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds to assist in moving computer equipment. 
  • Experience with an ITSM system such as ServiceNow or Remedy is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications: Cloud-based knowledge - Azure, AWS

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

ADP1 / IT2



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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

SCA Computer Operations



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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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