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Job #: R-00032930
Location: Reston, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is a Top 10 Health IT provider drawing on decades of success in delivering solutions to meet the healthcare challenges of today.  Our unique position as a technology company with deep health and life sciences expertise equips us to transform patient care, as well as provider and payer operations in commercial and government health organizations. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community.  We’re looking for talented people to join our team and help us revolutionize the future of health.

The Systems Administrator will provide systems administration for the current VA VX130 systems and servers.  Servers are predominately Clustered MS Windows Operating Systems (OS) including the related software such as InterSystems products including Cache and Ensemble. This position shall provide system administration support activities and troubleshooting efforts to ensure defined performance and includes immediate support for outages or incidents identified

Primary Responsibilities

1. Use automated TRM approved provisioning tools to support operating systems on virtual servers.

Use administrative tools such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) for monitoring and administering Windows servers. Configure system and file systems in accordance with SOPs. Configure Windows Clustering for High Availability, allocate resources to the appropriate roles to meet the application requirements. Configure and implement backup client software (Commvault). Add systems to our monitoring tools (SCOM and Solarwinds). Configure and implement SSL/TLS Certs for securing application Attach systems to a Storage Area Network, configure Multipath IO (Input/Output) Policy for redundancy and to optimize performance

2. Maintain existing operating systems.

Manage, install, upgrade, patch and configure Windows 2012 and 2016 systems including Patch OS on a monthly cycle. Administer Microsoft HYPER-V and Virtual Machine Manager and Docker containers. Review status of the cluster daily, check cluster events, Docker Containers Understand standard tools and services utilized in enterprise Windows environments to include Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, SMB, RDP, WDS, and Group Policies Monitor and maintain adequate file system space for the operating system and application files. Monitor logs and system error logs. Remediate where skilled; elevate to more experienced administrators where necessary. Implement security hardening (STIG) requirements and configurations per VA instructions outlined in Service Requests and Change Orders.

3. Troubleshoot incidents and problems.

  • Provide support 24 hours/day, seven days/week, 365 days/year, the coverage off business hours can be on call Participate in troubleshooting / fault isolation teams to determine problem or issue.
  • To include familiarity with Mellanox NICs and network switches and software
  • Correct OS related incidents and problems during coordinated maintenance windows based on instructions defined in ticket and maintenance plan.

4. Support general activities.

Perform work tasks as instructed within service requests, incident and/or problem tickets. Provide a Technical Guide on Windows Configurations and Topology Communicate to project managers, team members, other technical administrators and/or end users the status of work performed and findings with tickets, incidents, and problems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or commensurate experience
  • 6 years Systems Administration

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of HP hardware to include Proliant DL Series Servers, Blades and Blade Chassis hardware to make configuration changes and additions to hardware or firmware would be desired.

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Systems Administration

About Leidos

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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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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