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Job #: R-00011888
Location: Fairfax, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Requisition:

Linux Engineer (SME)

Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. Our Civil business is helping to modernize and manage infrastructure, systems and controls, and cybersecurity for civilian agencies and commercial clients around the globe. With core competencies in information technology, energy and environment, complex logistics, and specialized engineering, we solve technical challenges and implement newfound efficiencies on a number of programs. Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies” Leidos...We strive to make the complex clear.

We are looking for Linux Engineer Subject Matter Expert to provide engineering and integration of existing,   new and innovative technologies into the DEA classified and SBU production environments.  The candidate shall provide effective, accurate, and timely engineering and integration services for server software and hardware, workstation software and hardware, virtualization environments and telecommunications systems. These servers include but are not limited to design, development, documentation, test, implement, and integrate enhancements.

Some of the responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • Participate with the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Ensure all work products meet all the necessary security and privacy requirements.
  • Analyze, design, configure, review, and integrate hardware and software
  • Coordinate with other areas of DEA to ensure integration of proposed hardware, software, and all other system technologies.
  • Coordinate with other contractors to assist in troubleshooting and integration of third party products.
  • Provide weekly status reports on assigned activities
  • Document lessons learned and problem diagnosis.
  • Support business continuity and disaster preparedness planning and implementation.
  • Maintain and improve the reliability and performance of the DEA classified and SBU infrastructures by integration approved technologies.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement upgrades to hardware and software on the DEA classified network

Linux Experience

  • Experience designing, planning, and deploying COTS and GOTS  solutions in an enterprise Red hat Linux environment
  • Experience automating the deployment of Red Hat Linux
  • Experience working in a mixed platform environment running both Linux and Microsoft systems
  • Strong understanding of securing the Red Hat Linux operating system
  • Write and maintain scripts for repetitive tasks for the Linux Red Hat environment
  • Ensure system stability, scalability, security, and performance
  • Proactively identify areas that need improvement and develop solutions to address them
  • Develop and maintain system documentation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with applying DISA STIG security controls
  • Experience with virtualization of Linux operating systems
  • Develop and maintain training documentation.

Desired Skills

  • Linux operating experience
  • Experience with VMWare ESXi
  • Experience with McAfee EPO
  • Understand of Citrix VDI
  • Basic Exchange management, Ability to create mailboxes, apply patches, and perform basic troubleshooting  

Must currently possess a Secret security clearance

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Typically requires BS in Computer Science or related field, and a minimum of 15 years' relevant experience, or Masters with 12 years' relevant experience. Additional years of experience, and/or relevant certifications will be considered in lieu of degree.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Job Family:

Systems Engineering




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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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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