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Job #: R-00011834
Location: CHANTILLY, VA
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:

Seeking a System Administrator to provide operations and maintenance support for mission communications systems. The candidate will possess system administrator skills in Linux OS patching, file and server backups, and schedule/plan/perform system upgrades. The candidate will have a sound understanding of RF communication concepts such as signal digitization, antenna beam patterns, SNR, and satellite operations. The candidate will be responsible to provide input into the design, implementation, and operation aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and software.

Responsibilities include:
  • Developing engineering preventive maintenance plans
  • Executing remedial and preventive maintenance activities remotely and in the field
  • Installing, maintaining, and upgrading Linux OS servers, software-based maintenance tools and other related applications;
  • Conduct reviews of complex electrical/electronic systems, components, and equipment associated with the modernization, expansion and upgrade of communication systems consistent with the Radio Frequency (RF).
  • Provide technical support of the system which will include, but not be limited to, system and network troubleshooting, RF system repairs and testing of failed systems


Required skills:
  • A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering with 12+ years of experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree.
  • 6+ years of experience as a Linux Systems Administrator
  • 2+ years of developing test plans and procedures for RF communications technologies and techniques
  • Knowledgeable of IC system security standards and INFOSEC processes and boards
  • Experience with radio systems, SATCOM equipment, cryptographic equipment, keying data transfer devices (DTD's), RF Test Equipment (oscilloscopes, power meters, spectrum analyzers, multi-meters), basic electronic principles, and basic knowledge of networking equipment is required.
  • Must be able to support Night/Weekend work
  • CONUS and OCONUS travel possible
  • Possess strong troubleshooting, problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills
  • An active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance is required


Desired Skills

Experience managing hardware to include hardware administration: enterprise server racks, attached storage, and/or SAN storage

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 www.Leidos.com .

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 Leidos.com 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 spam.leidos@leidos.com .

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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