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Job #: R-00011260
Location: Norfolk, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos is currently looking for a Systems Administrator to join our team in Norfolk, VA.


The candidate will be a member of the Hampton Roads Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) team responsible for administering mission-critical infrastructure support for the Joint Staff and Joint Service Provider (JSP).

  • Responsibility will include providing technology support to Tier II team members as an escalation point for unresolved issues.
  • Monitor existing servers, configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories and storage IAW operational requirements.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verify integrity of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Research and recommend innovative approaches and provide economies of scale.
  • Maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) consisting of drafting and updating procedures for a virtual environment.
  • Maintenance/Afterhours Support (1800 - 2400 hours)

  • Requires BS and 4 - 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 - 6 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Working knowledge of processes to maintain high security profiles on servers via installation of operating system patches and DOD security vulnerability patches.
  • Troubleshoot issues within Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment.
  • Experienced with VDI computing solution utilizing VMWare ESXi host technology.
  • Working knowledge and experience with VCenter Server and VMware Horizon View
  • Shift schedule will be daily Monday thru Friday with the occasional Wednesday or Saturday Maintenance Window coverage.
  • DOD 8570.01m compliant:
  • Current Security +CE certification required
  • Current VMware Certified Associate (VCA) or VMware Certified Professional certification.

  • Working knowledge of PowerShell.

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 32,000 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 .

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 .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

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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