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Job #: R-00027548
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself. We welcome your perspective and ideas, in order to foster collaboration and deliver world-class solutions.  We look for solutions that not only transform businesses, but also change the world. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; tuition reimbursement and more.  

The Defense Group at Leidos, has a dynamic opportunity for a Systems Administrator within the Airborne Solutions Division located in Manassas, VA. As the Systems Administrator, you will support a Multi-Intelligence Airborne ISR platform with re-configurable sensor packages that include multi-level security networks, Virtual Machines, SATCOM, SIGINT, EO/IR Cameras, High Resolution Digital Mapping, Hyper Spectral Imaging, Synthetic Aperture Radar and Dismounted/Ground Moving Target Indicator.

Primary Responsibilities
•Provide sustainment of Mission Equipment Payloads while developing extensive knowledge of these specialized sensor systems.
•Proficient in the operation of Linux or Windows Servers in a Virtual Machine environment.
•Follow procedures for recording system deficiencies with ability to resolve in an expedient fashion
•Communicate with internal and external organizations including multiple customer organizations, sensor OEMs, and engineering staff.
•Understanding of all aspects of the MEP system and ability to resolve complex problems with assistance and routine maintenance issues.
•Provide fault isolation/resolution, launch and recovery support, account management, support the installation of patches and conduct security scans as required.
•Support the repair, reconfiguration, and installation of mission equipment hardware, software and associated interfaces.
•Maintain an Airborne Enterprise IT System with both standalone and SATCOM Network configurations.

Basic Qualifications
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below.
•A Bachelor's degree and 2+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with less than 2 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience allowed in lieu of a degree.
•Current Security+ Certification
•Must have an active DoD Top Secret/SCI security clearance
•Basic knowledge of firewall maintenance and networking.
•Technical background in SIGINT, IMINT or Communications Electronic Systems operations and maintenance involving virtual network environments, Active Directory (AD), Microsoft workstations, servers, and cabling.
•Basic knowledge of, and ability to apply technical principles, theories, and concepts to network and avionics mission systems.
•Troubleshooting skills with experience using relevant test equipment
•25% CONUS travel required
•Ability to support Flight Operations on the Day or Night shift

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
•Server+/ MCSA
•CM software experience (Puppet preferred)
•Prior experience with airborne sensor support
•IT experience supporting ISR systems
•Prior experience with airborne networking support (LOS/BLOS/SATCOM)
•Former program experience in: RC-135, P-8, MC-130, 160th SOAR
•Army job experience: 35T, 25S, 25B, 25P / Navy ET, and IT
•Experience with HAIPE encryption devices, (KGs) and simple key loaders (SKL).


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI


Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Standard Plus On Call

Requisition Category:


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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