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Job #: R-00024637
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Cloud System Engineer will lead a team of two systems administrators and a software developer who provide support to Azure-based cloud applications for approximately 150 users. There are also several small AWS cloud applications.

The Cloud System Engineer provides subject-matter expertise with significant hands-on experience to administer, develop and support user-oriented implementations of various Cloud applications, including but not limited to: an Apache Tomcat web application with SQL Server, an SSL VPN and Cisco firewall, and other applications in O365 and Azure clouds. 

The Cloud System Engineer will respond directly to user requirements from the program, which provides open source news monitoring and language translation services of a wide variety of media. The successful candidate will interpret user requirements into solutions that surface rich archives of processed data, daily/hourly workflow changes, productivity tools, and customer-facing dashboards.  The candidate will also administer a custom implementation of SDL WorldServer, an Apache Tomcat-based web application for computer-aided translations, SharePoint Online and Azure cloud services.

The Cloud System Engineer will:

  • Lead an IT support team to provide systems administration, development, and end-user support of cloud-based applications
  • Respond to user requirements to improve work processes and customer services
  • Provide user support for developed and deployed cloud solutions of a web application, WorldServer, a cloud-based Cisco VPN/Firewall, and SharePoint Online.
  • Troubleshoot item delivery and workflow problems, escalating to IT staff and vendors as required
  • Assist users with the use of PC tools and improving user documentation
  • Install, test, and maintain cloud-based services
  • Plan and perform system upgrades, patches and configure communication systems
  • Provide operations and maintenance support of IT technical systems
  • Provide on-call after-hours support in the event of system outages


  • Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.
  • Ten years systems experience with administering and supporting Windows-based Servers, PCs and web browser-based applications
  • Five years of experience with Apache Tomcat, MS SQL database, and network administration
  • Strong knowledge of HTTP, HTML, JSON, REST, XML, and Unicode data processing
  • Experience with web application, Sharepoint Online, Office 365, and network administration and troubleshooting
  • Experience in timely support of IT issues
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributor to a virtual team
  • Strong organizational skills, time-management skills, attention to detail, and strong initiative
  • Effective communicator in both written and verbal formats for a variety of audiences
  • Able to adapt schedule to meet customer demands. Occasional weekend and after-hours availability are required.

Security Clearance Requirement

  • Must have an active TS/SCI with a polygraph in order to be considered for this position. 


  • Azure or AWS cloud certification
  • Cisco network certification
  • Knowledge and experience with networking, security, including VPNs and firewalls hosted in the cloud
  • Experience supporting applications that enable multilingual data input
  • Experience with Python or PowerShell or other high-level language software development

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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Systems Engineering


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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