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Job #: R-00030038
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Job Description

The Leidos Defense Group is seeking candidates to fill a System Administrator position supporting our work with the Department of State (DoS) Consular Affairs office and its facial recognition software. The candidate will work on a multi-discipline team, and must be comfortable working independently, and in small groups as a technical lead or group member. The candidate should be familiar with, and functional in, an agile development framework supporting Linux-based systems, as well as Windows sever and Oracle components.  This position requires shared after-hours/on-call availability to provide required 24 hour system failure response coverage. The position may require up to 10% travel, though primarily in and around the greater N. Virginia area.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the management of 100+ Linux VM servers running proprietary software
  • Monitor and maintain the software and ensure it’s running at its best at all times
  • Build reports and gather statistics from the system as needed
  • Support customer cybersecurity policies and activities as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • Active DoD Secret clearance (at a minimum)
  • Associates Degree in an IT-related field (may substitute high school diploma) and 2 additional years of experience in place of degree requirement
  • 3 years of work experience, including at least 2 years in an IT-related field
  • Proficient administering Linux systems in VM environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skilled in Microsoft office 365 and Teams
  • Familiar with Windows Server; Oracle databases and SQL queries; Zabbix, VMWare vSphere, Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM)
  • Have experience working within an Agile software development framework
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, cybersecurity or related technical discipline and 3 years of experience in an IT/cyber-related position
  • Familiar with windows server
  • ITIL foundation certification
  • Prior experience with department of state IT/cyber programs and security requirements
  • Prior experience with deploying and maintaining biometric-based IT applications in continual use

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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