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Job #: R-00023042
Location: Columbia, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Job Description

The Cyber and SIGINT Solutions Operation (CSS), in the Leidos Intelligence Group, has an opportunity for a Systems Engineer in Columbia, MD.  The selected candidate will provide system engineering, administration and network engineering support to Research and Development (R&D) infrastructure and projects in the areas of Cybersecurity, Data Science/Machine Learning, and 5G Telecommunications technologies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design of the hardware, software, and network environment that supports ~4-5 simultaneous research projects across multiple LAN enclaves, supporting multiple WAN connections to Leidos corporate and external networks
  • Implementation and configuration of the environment (physical integration, software load and configuration, network configuration)
  • Sustainment of the environment (modifications to meet user needs, on-going compliance and accreditation activities, documentation of the environment)

Additionally, as workload allows, the selected candidate will participate in multiple R&D projects, supporting research into modern technologies and their application to solving Leidos customer problems.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience with Linux systems design, engineering and administration experience with demonstrated advancement to guide technology decisions
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) or other commercial cloud environments
  • System (hardware, software and networking) Design and Architecture experience
  • Experience and interest in fundamental networking implementations and concepts, including basic LAN and WAN networking skills
  • Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g., Xen, ESXi or KVM)

All candidates must be willing to pursue a US Government security clearance.  A security clearance is not required at the time of hire.

Bachelors or Masters with 4 to 8 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience with infrastructure languages (e.g. bash, python or golang)
  • Experience with Agile software development and DevOps tools and pipelines (e.g. Atlassian suite)
  • Experience multiple tools including:
    • Containerization and orchestration software (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
    • Network design, protocol analysis & troubleshooting tools (e.g. pf_ring, tcpdump, wireshark)
    • Cisco IOS
    • Firewalls (ASA, nftables, iptables or PF) and IDS systems (e.g. snort, suricata)
  • Experience with Cyber Security Concepts, scanning software (e.g. nmap, nessus, nexpose)
  • The ability to work independently to deliver results
  • A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field

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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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