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Job #: R-00039584
Location: Norfolk, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos is currently seeking a motivated, career oriented System Administrator with proven experience to join the JSP Platform Services team in Norfolk, VA.

•Manage and maintain currently supported and subsequent MS Server, VMWare VCenter Server enterprise solutions
•Create to develop new technical solutions and systems to meet customer requirements
•Must demonstrate expert knowledge of and ability to apply advanced technical principles, theories, and concepts using Microsoft Server and VMWare VCenter Server, GPO’s, Domain Controllers, Active Directory Services,.
•Demonstrate day-to-day adherence with change management precepts and practices and is responsible for writing Change Requests and seeking approval.
•Troubleshoot and resolve unique or complex problems in an efficient manner.
•Prepare clear and timely technical documentation that explains recommended/required actions.
•Interface directly with the client and parallel teams when necessary.
•Apply DISA STIGs and resolve security vulnerabilities.
•Support operational transition of enterprise solutions into production.
•Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience; additional experience in lieu of degree accepted. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain.
•Minimum of five years of relevant IT work experience.
•Perform hardware and software technology refreshes, ensuring milestone compliance.
•Proficient understanding of technology areas such as VMware VCenter, Horizon View, VDI technology and management, in addition to Windows 10 OS.
•Fundamental understanding Image creation, maintenance, testing and deployment.
•Hands-on experience implementing DoD STIG requirements and patch and update/vulnerability mitigation
•Working knowledge of networking concepts and Zero Client connectivity and management.
•Proficient with troubleshooting Window 10 OS computing environment
•Hands-on experience with reviewing system logs and events to resolve issues
•Demonstrated analytical approach to solve complex problems in a large-scale, and multi datacenter environment.
•Develop and provide solutions to complex technical issues and problems that impact testing and production computing enclaves. 
•Demonstrate the ability to manage data backup and recovery evolutions as required.
•Experienced with creating and managing critical system work instruction and Standard Operating Procedure documentation.
•Experience with creating and managing Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, MS Server Operating systems
•Possess DoD 8570.01/DoD 8140 Certification Security+ CE
•Windows Server 2012 MTA -2016 Preferred - or – VMWare VCP 6.x (Will accept VCA)
•Active DoD issued minimum Secret clearance.
•Preferred Certification: VMWare VCP 6.x or higher

•Experience using PowerShell script
•Experience using SCCM

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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