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Job #: R-00041718
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Standard Plus On Call
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening in its Defense Group for a Tier 2 (T2) System Administrator (SA).  The T2 SA provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems supporting Maremma at Fort Meade, MD.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems

  • Manages the daily activities of configuration and operation of IT systems

  • Provide assistance to end users in accessing and using IT systems

  • Provides support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc.

  • Provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems

  • Provides support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers

  • Troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance

  • Provides detailed analysis and feedback to agency management and internal customers for escalated tickets

  • Perform IAVA updates and patching to ensuring compliance with Information Assurance (IA) standards

  • Configure and maintain Windows based operating systems.

  • Apply Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG’s) to Windows based operating systems.

  • Create technical documentation such as standard operating procedures (SOP) and as builds for both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Implement and maintain enterprise Windows Active Directory Architectures

  • Perform daily operations to include Active Directory management, monitoring and reviewing system logs

  • Configure and maintain virtual hypervisors to include VMware and Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV)

  • Deploy, configure, and maintain Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) platforms to include Citrix Xen Desktop

  • Install, configure, and maintain 3rd party applications

  • Install, configure and maintain highly available SQL database Engines

  • Deploy and maintain storage platforms similar to Dell EqualLogic and Dell Powervault

Basic Qualifications

  • Have six (6) years’ experience in programs and contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university. Four (4) years of additional system administration experience may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Be a LENEL Certified Professional (LCP) with concentration areas in intrusion and access discipline are required DoD 8570 compliance with Information Assurance Technical (IAT) Level II or higher.
  • TS/SCI w/ polygraph clearance

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 25% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:



Standard Plus On Call

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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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].

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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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