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Job #: R-00030288
Location: Richland, WA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: ADP2 / IT2
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:


Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

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Key Capabilities: 

Leidos is looking for a Linux System Administrator to join our team located at our Richland, WA office. The successful candidate will be part of an Enterprise Data Center team supporting our Transportation Security Administration(TSA) – HCAccess contract.

As part of our mission, the selected candidate will be a member within our Data Center Systems team. As a new team member, you will support the IT Data Center infrastructure of our Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Primary and Backup Data Centers. The candidate selected will work with technology Subject Matter Experts and Application Development teams who support the HCAccess environments. The candidate will be responsible for day to day operations, monthly patching, and required O/S upgrades at determined intervals.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with other team members to ensure operational stability for high available computing in a 24x7x365 environment
  • Ensure O/S integrity for vulnerability and patch management, while working in a VMWare environment
  • Prioritize and troubleshoot issues related to performance, authentication, and access in a cross-platform environment.
  • Work closely with Oracle DBA’s and Application owners on process and availability of infrastructure services.
  • Create and modify processes and technical documentation that consists of deployment, patching, test and validation along with performance and resource reports on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate through Engineering Review Boards the Plan and Schedule for the patch release of software and operating system updates as required.
  • Communicate with colleagues across multiple areas (project managers, leads, subject matter experts, etc.).
  • Capture technical issues from our customers and create solutions to help you and other team members be successful in our support service offerings.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • BA degree in computer science or related field and a minimum of 1 year of hands on experience with RedHat Linux 6 or better, Satellite server or equivalent patching process ownership, and Tier 1 and II RedHat Linux and Windows Server support. Additional years of experience and/or relevant certifications may be considered in lieu of degree. This is considered an emerging Tier 2 level position.
  • Continual Service Improvement for existing infrastructure to incorporate latest best practices and cross application integrations when applicable
  • Ability to work well with people from several IT disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
  • Ability to express technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Capable of self-managing individual project priorities, deliverables, and deadlines
  • Produce, modify and maintain delivered solutions documentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 - 5 years experience managing Linux systems in an enterprise production environment
  • 2 – 4 Years with Satellite Server operations
  • 2 - 4 Years of experience in an operations role
  • 2 - 4 Years of experience in a VMWare environment
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Perl, Python or Ruby
  • 1 – 3 years of experience understanding Windows Active Directory, Groups and policies
  • 1 – 3 Years familiarity with Windows server 2012

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Public Trust clearance. U.S. Citizenship is required.

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

ADP2 / IT2


Yes, 10% of the time

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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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