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Job #: R-00016295
Location: Washington, DC
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Lead Virtualization Admin

Job Description:

We are seeking a full-time system administrator to provide Tier III support to government customer at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington DC.  The successful candidate will be Responsible for resolving break and fix IT incidents as well as service request.

Service to our FTC customer are included but not limited to:

  • Provide on-going technical support to the FTC users on the various virtualization platforms and virtual desktop infrastructure including VMware Vcenter 6.5, ESXi Hosts and associated VMs, Citrix Director 7.12, Citrix Command Center 5.2, VMdesktop 6.5
  • Provide technical support to various OS platforms on VMs including Windows and Linux platforms server the FTC users using a variety of systems and software, including windows server 2008, 2012, and 2016 operation systems  
  • Monitor infrastructure, detect problems, ensure optimal performance and integration with other infrastructure components. Establish baseline and identify areas of improvement.
  • Install, update, and maintain COTS and custom applications
  • Ensure health checks, perform system maintenance, support deployment of security patches, bug fixes, and firmware updates
  • Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures.
  • Confer with senior engineering staff to resolve more complex problems.
  • Develops technical solutions that require collaboration with internal experts, deep analyses and understanding of impact on end-product/solution. 
  • Develops solutions to technical problems and issues that are unclear and require deep technical knowledge.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a BS and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.
  • Related College degree preferred (Bachelor in Computer Science or Information Systems)
  • 6 year’s minimum experience providing Tier II and III support
  • Flexibility to work 8-hour shift between the hours of 7am to 6pm including some weekends.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF), or (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Ability to obtain and maintains a public Trust Security Clearance. 

Additional Desired Skills,

  • Related IT certification preferred (CompTIA A + Certified, Linux + Certified MCSA: Windows Server 2016, MCSE: Core Infrastructure, RedHat Certified Engineer.)

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:




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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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