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Job #: R-00026792
Location: Suitland, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Linux System Administrator/Engineer in Suitland, MD.    An active TS/SCI clearance is required for this role.  All work is onsite in Suitland, MD.  

Duties include: 

Install new and rebuild existing servers, and configure hardware, peripherals and services, settings and storage in accordance with standards and project requirements. 

Performing performance optimization, developing, proposing and executing (upon approval) innovative updates to enhance functionality and efficiency  

Identifying and resolving production problems, and providing timely follow-up on reported problems. 

Resolving moderately complex customer issues integrating several technologies, ensuring service availability, and handling quality, outage management, subscription management and correlation of usage and charges.

Interpret and maintaining system documentation while driving performance optimization, escalating suggestions and implementing technical solutions (with client approval) to drive peak efficiency.  Review system logs to address and assure optimal performance.

 Assist with design, development, deployment, testing, security accreditation and full transition of additional, emergent or emergency requirements when appropriate.  


*BS/BA in relevant field and 8+ years of relevant experience or CNSSI 4011 Certificate or military training (NEC 2790 or 2730 or 9225 or 9229 or 9298 or CYBR1005) OR MS and 6+ yrs of relevant experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree 

*Active TS/SCI clearance

*CompTIA A+, Network+ or SSCP industry certification  

*Experience with systems administration in a Linux environment including shell script development and debugging

*Experience with systems administration on Windows 2008, 2012 and/or 2016 servers

*Technical experience/knowledge of installation, configuration, and security of server environment

*Familiar with the DOD/Navy Accredition process, information assurance vulnerability management (IAVM), Risk Management Framework (RMF), and security technical implementation guides (STIGs).  


Security+ (CE) , Cloud Devops


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI



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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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