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Job #: R-00025064
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Rotating
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense group of Leidos has an opening for a Systems Administrator to be located in Colorado Springs, CO.

Our customer maintains a highly demanding mission and requires our support to provide expert technical and professional management support to the commands enterprise Information Technology (IT) services. The System Administrator I will support a program that provides sustainment, maintenance, Problem and Change management services to help ensure secure, reliable and uninterrupted availability of the Department of Defense IP networks.

This position will report directly to the System Administrator Lead. 

Primary Responsibilities
•Provides monitoring and updating current and new systems, implementing critical system patches, responding to incidents, scheduling O&M activities and coordination of all customer related issues.
•Provide subject matter expertise on IT operating systems, computing hardware platforms and systems administration to provide Tier 2/3 support; escalate to Senior System Administrator as needed.
•Monitor, organize and work collaboratively in a technological environment to support an established collaborative work environment
•Perform systems engineering functions for new system development efforts or critical system enhancements and patches engineering and configuration management processes.
•Develops functional requirements through interaction with end-users and coordinates with support teams on systematic enhancements or changes.
•Review and update current processes and procedures to ensure their accuracy in accordance with customer requirements and contract policies.
•Have the ability to learn and train junior personnel on new system changes as needed.
•Perform implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems.
•Troubleshoot to determine problems for operating systems, applications, network, or mobile issues. 
•Actively manage incident tickets and provide status updates on tickets.
•Provide system and application diagnoses to remediate issues while engaging other teams as needed. 

Basic Qualification
•High School diploma with 3+ years of relevant experience or Bachelors degree with 2+ years of relevant experience. Additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
•Currently possess an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance.
•Must have DoD-8570 IAT Level I baseline certification at start date.
•Experience with Splunk (four positions) and VCA-DCV (four position), MCT (five positions) experience with multiple a plus.
•General understanding of network topologies, both transport and IP.
•Must be available for on-call support as required.
•Day-to-day fluency using Microsoft Active Directory to manage policies & user objects. 
•Knowledge of security policies and general vulnerabilities management.

Preferred Qualifications
•Bachelor's degree in associated field.
•Proven knowledge of computer security principles and DoD security protocols.
•SQL programming experience. 
•ITIL Foundations Certification.
•Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills.
•Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts.
•Familiarization of NORAD/USNORTHCOM missions and DOD regulations and directives.


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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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