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Job #: R-00019706
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) at Leidos currently has an opening for a Systems Administrator to work in our San Diego, CA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience providing advanced computing solutions in a heterogeneous environment.  We use a wide array of Windows and Linux systems in a tightly integrated environment with a focus on security and high performance computing.  If you want to work in a diverse environment that allows you to get into every aspect of building, maintaining and eventually designing complex computing systems this is a great opportunity!

Primary Responsibilities

• Configuration, setup and maintenance of numerous air-gapped networks
• Manage daily break/fix scenarios, updates, backups, monitoring and user requests
• Secure and maintain Linux servers and client systems according to STIGs
• Create and maintain SOPs
• Patch management
• Hardware troubleshooting (COTS PC, printer, networks, encryptors)
• Monitor ticket queue to ensure tasks are addressed in a timely manner according to priority
• Strong desire to adhere to best practices and provide the highest quality of service and support
• Monitor and maintain system performance, recommend changes and upgrades

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelors’ degree with 2 years of experience.  Additional experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's  degree.
• Firm working knowledge of Windows or Linux systems
• Understanding of application and OS security, virus scanning, and patching in an RMF environment
• Familiar with resolving operational issues as a result of high STIG compliance
• Must have an active Secret clearance with the last investigation completed within 6 years
• Must be eligible for Special Programs
• Excellent customer service skills and clear communications both written and oral
• Comfortable working in an environment without immediate supervision

Preferred Qualifications

• Shell Scripting
• Windows or Linux Certifications
• In-depth Hardware Experience

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret



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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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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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