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Job #: R-00024633
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos' Government Health & Safety Solutions Group is looking for a full time Senior Active Directory Engineer to support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Data Center program. This position is contingent upon contract award.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for system administration, maintenance, and operations for the AD and related systems in accordance with Microsoft best practices and the agency security policies.
  • Perform user account administration, group administration, and group policy administration.
  • Respond to Active Directory (AD) and Role Based Access Controls (RBAC) related Help Desk tickets (e.g. password reset, account unlocks, group membership changes).
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot AD integration efforts with external systems to maintain authentication and access between systems including the Exchange Infrastructure and AD Integration.
  • Provide synchronization and integration support between the FDA AD and other internal and external systems and directories.
  • Perform domain authentication, logon monitoring, and troubleshooting.
  • Provide application integration support for Active Directory (e.g. Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and LDAP Secure (LDAPS), and Kerberos keytab generation).
  • Create, manage, and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Site Configuration Procedures (SCP), installation guide, and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the FDA Active Directory environment.
  • Manage Identity & Access Management tools (e.g. Centrify) and Credential and Privilege Management systems (i.e. Sailpoint) interfacing with AD.
  • Manage cloud identity systems (i.e. CA PAM) interfacing with AD. Provide support for RBAC support via AD.
  • Create and maintain RBAC SOP and implementation guide.
  • Support Credential Manager, Privilege Management, Derived Credentials, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Technologies.
  • Provide guidance and/or oversight to junior team members.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising and managing the daily activities of configuration and operation of systems, specifically for AD and Role Based Access Controls (RBAC).
  • Experience with synchronization and integration support between an organization’s AD and other internal and external systems and directories.
  • Experience optimizing of system operation and resource utilization.
  • Experience performing systems capacity analysis and planning.
  • Experience planning and monitoring assistance to users in accessing and using business systems.
  • Ability to develop technical solutions that require collaboration with internal experts, deep analyses and understanding of impact on end-product/solution. 
  • Hands-on experience with: Splunk, SolarWinds, Centrify, Sailpoint, Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management tool, Microsoft AD Best Practices Analyzer, Performance Monitor, Replication Monitor, and PowerShell scripts, ServiceNow.

Preferred Qualifications:

Microsoft technology certification (e.g. MCSE, MCSA)

Education and Years of Experience:

BS and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust. Must be eligible for Tier 2 – Sensitive Moderate Risk


Yes, 10% of the time

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust


Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




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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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