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Job #: R-00041411
Location: Tampa, FL
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense team is actively seeking a Senior Automation Engineer to join our MPE-S contract team in Tampa, FL.

Clearance: Active DOD Secret Clearance required

Key Skills:

Scripting Languages: Powershell, Python

Continuous Integration Tools: Jenkins or Team City

Automation Suites: Ansible/vRA or Puppet


Public Cloud platforms: Terraform, AWS

Primary Responsibilities:
•    Provide system administration and engineering support focusing on the design, implementation, testing, and maintenance of lab services.
Design, install, provision, configure, optimize, tune performance, integrate, and administer various solution technologies in a lab environment.
•    Understand, decompose, and implement test plan, automation, and validation procedures based on stated product features and skillsets
•    Collaborate with the project team, Government stakeholders, and external contract support staff 
•    Work in a dynamic/agile development environment and be adaptable to changing requirements
•    Follow life-cycle oriented processes and procedures
•    Analyze and define test requirements with stakeholders and project team members to develop test plans and cases
•    Design, implement and configure DEV and/or TEST environment(s)
•    Configure and maintain test management suites using current technologies
•    Perform analysis and evaluation to implement/improve development and test functions
•    Develop, conduct, and provide after-action reports for user acceptance testing 
•    Work with multiple technology teams to provide expertise in automation using configuration management tools (e.g., Ansible/vRA or other automation suites)

Required Qualifications:
•    Advanced degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math) and (15) years OR  Bachelor's and at least eighteen (18) years of general experience, of which fifteen (15) is directly related experience
•    Minimum of fifteen (15) years of direct experience in the last twenty (20) years
•    Requires current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
•    At least six (6) years of experience working within DevOps or SRE teams 

Excellent technical knowledge of the following: 
o    Scripting languages (Shell, Python)
o    Terraform, AWS or other Public Cloud platforms, 
o    Ansible or Puppet
o    network fundamentals

•    Familiarity with Continuous Integration (including experience with tools such as Jenkins or Team City) and Delivery practices
•    Hands-on experience with a Distributed Version Control System such as Git 
•    Extensive general familiarity with current theory and best practices in the DevOps industry


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:




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Job Family:

Systems Engineering


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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