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Job #: R-00023667
Location: Lanham, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

More About the Role:
Leidos is a large, multi-national corporation specializing in the management of complex technology programs.  We have an exciting opportunity working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to support the development and delivery of information technology services to the handling and processing of paper census questionnaires.  The 2021 Census Questionnaire Management (QM) program, Program Management Office is located in the Southeast of the United Kingdom, near the ONS Titchfield, Hampshire office with the predominance of IT engineering support being provided from the US, in Lanham, MD.

This role provides IT infrastructure engineering, administration, and development of existing hardware, software, network configurations, and new system initiatives.  The candidate will be responsible for maintaining the infrastructure of the development/test labs and production environments, ensuring proper configuration and availability of Windows-based application servers. The candidate will monitor logs, start/stop services and troubleshoot OS, hardware, and network issues. This includes applying the latest patches and upgrades, and collecting and evaluating metrics to assist in the management of the infrastructure.

What You'll Get to Do:
This position is responsible for installation, configuration, administration, support and maintenance of systems, including associated hardware. Duties may include updating to new systems, as well as support on current systems by tuning performance, allocating storage space, and implementing critical system patches.
•Manage and monitor server infrastructure to ensure consistent operation. 
•Point Of Contact for local server, network and desktop repair of infrastructure components. 
•Installation, configuration, administration, support, and maintenance of systems, including associated hardware and cloud resources.
•Duties include updating to new technologies, tuning performance, defining storage needs, and prioritizing the implementation of critical system patches.   
•This infrastructure includes on-premises and cloud resources.
•Application development using scripting.
•Management of virtual servers.
•Provide recommendations to enhance or improve to legacy infrastructure implementation and design -  and identifying inefficiencies.
•Collaboration with the Development and Test organizations - ensuring the solution meets stated requirements for their applications.
•Work comfortably both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move a team toward a common vision or goal.

You'll Bring These Qualifications:
-Requires High School Diploma or equivalent and 3-5 years of prior relevant experience.
•Experience with functional and/or technical aspects of enterprise commercial off the shelf software packages and custom development.
•Experience and core knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
•Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges, with experience working effectively within an Engineering department and interfacing with the customer.
•Experience communicating clearly and efficiently to team members and customers, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills.
•Enterprise Windows, Active Directory and Virtualization experience.
•Enterprise-class infrastructure/system engineering experience with Microsoft platforms running on servers- designing and implementing system infrastructure upgrades.
•Working knowledge of networking protocols and components including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IP Networking VPN’s, switching, and routing.
•Server administration in a Win 2008 and 2012 domain to include AD, DNS and DHCP.
•System administration experience in an operational environment.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
•Experience in all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and capability to work in agile development processes.
•Shell Scripting, Perl Scripting, PBS Pro Workflow, Tomcat, Web Services Development.
•Census experience preferred (any country).

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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