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Job #: R-00016205
Location: Columbia, MD
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 Requisition:

Linux Systems Admin. - TS/SCI w/ Poly

Job Description:

The Cyber & SIGINT Solutions Operation under the Intelligence Group of Leidos is seeking an experienced Sr. System Administrator with a TS/SCI with Lifestyle polygraph clearance. This Leidos Program provides full software development lifecycle support to our customers including design, development, deployment, testing, sustainment, user support.  Working across all areas, using innovative software development methods and top tier project management support, the Program constantly strives to provide the best solutions for the customer to address their mission needs, all in a fast paced, highly collaborative challenging environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

This candidate will provide various network / system administrative support for the Mission Management Investment Portfolio. These activities include providing extensive network design & support, software installations, performing backups and restores, installing patch capabilities, troubleshooting of complex systems, monitoring system logs, creating and administration of user accounts. The candidate will:

- Provide complex troubleshooting of the system and architecture.

- Monitor the health and status metrics and trend analysis on applications.

- Provide timely and professional recommendations to the customers.

- Evaluate current operating procedures and provide improvement recommendations.

- Implement corrective action processes for addressing problems detected in the operational baseline in compliance with the TTO.

- Ensure that all detected problems are promptly reported, action is initiated, status is tracked and resolution is achieved without introducing additional issues or risk.

- Adhere to established corrective action processes and procedures.

- Provide after hour and call-in support.

- Interfacing with the appropriate Government organizations for support, regarding system administration, hardware, and communications requirements.

What you will like about this position: 

Work in a small, integrated team environment, focused on innovating and driving solutions to meet current and future mission needs. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with complex network design/support
  • Experience with LINUX
  • Experience with Virtual Environments (MachineShop, EDC) (VMWARE)
  • Working knowledge of network firewall configurations
  • Experience interfacing with the appropriate Government organizations for support, regarding system and database administration, hardware, storage and communications requirements
  • Must be able to interact effectively with developers, system stakeholders, and the Customer
  • Experience with System accreditation processes
  • Rotational Pager support required
  • Must have Ten (10) years of experience as a SA in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity is required.                                                                                                                                                     
  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline from an accredited college or university is required. 
  • Five (5) years of additional SA experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a customer facing role
  • Strong Communication skills

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Administration



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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