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Job #: R-00012480
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
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 Requisition:

Senior Nagios Systems Engineer - TS/SCI w/ Poly Required

Job Description:

Why wake up every day and want more when YOU CAN HAVE IT?  Do you love KNOWING at the end of each day that your work made a difference?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with one of the BEST in government contracting?  Ranked by Forbes in 2018 as a Top 100 government contractor and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Team Leidos is one you don’t want to overlook.   

Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. We embrace and solve some of the world's toughest challenges. We’re focused on ensuring our intelligence customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving threat landscape and succeed in their mission to protect people and critical assets around the world. Who wouldn’t be fulfilled being part of that every day?  We know once you join Team Leidos, you are sure to go home at the end of every day knowing YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE, resulting in one of the most REWARDING careers you could have imagined.   WE WANT YOU!!

The Senior Nagios Systems Engineer role support in a SecDevOps delivers and supports large scale-network, systems, applications, services, and business activity monitoring and alerting solutions.  The positions involves the deployment and support of tools used to monitor network, systems, and applications.  This position will work with team member to gather and vet monitoring requirements from stakeholders (customers and teammates), and deliver solutions leveraging Nagios and other enterprise monitoring tools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work to build, redesign and implement progressive monitoring strategies that meet evolving and dynamic requirements.
  • Create and drive strategy and standardization of monitoring across identified networks, systems and applications.
  • Collect metrics at the optimal frequency to support the develop alerting and reporting analysis
  • Support the analysis and remediation advanced systems on Linux and Windows
  • Perform automation and ad hoc tasks through scripting and testing. Perform system prototyping of features through hands-on design and development implementation tasks.
  • Create and maintain dashboards pulling together monitoring across multiple teams within the same and differing tools.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience supporting and working in Agile environment
  • Experience monitoring SMTP, POP3, HTTP and other common protocols.
  • Experience providing technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments.
  • Experience with Nagios monitoring applications and capabilities (i.e.: XI, CORE, NRPE).
  • Experience with other monitoring and related applications such as SolarWinds, New Relic and Service Now
  • Experienced with developing, modifying scripts for application execution for automated and ad hoc requirements.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Requires Bachelors with 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 of prior relevant experience.
  • An active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required for this position

Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on ODNI systems
  • Understanding of ODNI system development policies


"External Referral Eligible"

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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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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