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Job #: R-00042230
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Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group has an immediate career opportunity for a GCCS-J Systems Administrator based at Djibouti, Africa.

Are you interested in continuing your career in CJTF HOA/AFRICOM in a mission focused environment?
Leidos Defense Group has established upcoming positions throughout the African theater supporting multiple customers for the Department of Defense for a newly awarded contract.
We are looking for experienced, innovative and motivated IT Specialists to support enablement CJTF HOA/AFRICOM’s mission objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:
This position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization, CJTF-HOA located OCONUS in Djibouti, Africa. 
This position is required to travel OCONUS.
GCCS-J Systems Administrator perform tier one and two network support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. GCCS-J Systems Administrator must possess strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills, in addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Government's systems' hardware and software. The position requirements vary depending on system complexity, the types of operating and network systems being supported, and the size of the organization. A background in the specific types of hardware and software systems used by the Government is required. This position monitors and controls one or more mid-range application servers. GCCS-J Systems Administrator studies program operating instructions to determine equipment setup and operations. GCCS-J Systems Administrator continuously observes the operation of assigned applications and storage devices to monitor system operation and determines the point of hardware or software failure. This position manipulates systems in accordance with standard procedures to continue operations when individual units of a system malfunction. GCCS-J Systems Administrator confers with software systems engineering or applications programming personnel in the event that errors require a change of instructions or sequences of operations. The GCCS-J Systems Administrator maintains operating records such as machine performance and production reports. If applicable, this position shall be responsible for ensuring system availability and reliability of the Global Command and Control System - Joint (GCCS-J) and related GCCS Family of Systems (FoS) on the networks.

Typical duties include:
Installing operating system software, patches, and upgrades
Analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving system hardware, software, and networking issues.
Configuring, optimizing, fine-tuning, and monitoring operating system software and hardware.
Performing system backups and recovery.
Conducting server builds.
Establishes complex operational databases, software configuration control and system interfaces for computer systems related to customer Global Command and Control Systems
Maintains file servers, network access; documents, analyzes and troubleshoots systems anomalies to ensure optimum equipment performance.
Basic Qualifications:
Must hold and maintain an active Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
BA/BS and 4-8 years or relevant experience, or Master's with 2-6 or additional relevant experience in lieu of degree.
Professional certification that meets or exceeds DoD 8570 IAT II (Security+ or equivalent).
Red Hat Certified Systems Administrator OR Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials OR Level 1 GCCS-J Unix System Administrator.
A minimum of 2-4 years of related experience.
Must possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of Operations and technologies.
Works independently with little to no supervision researching new technologies or comparing technologies to meet the customers need while providing an unbiased opinion.
Working knowledge of network and information exchange technologies (e.g., TCP/IP, RESTful, SOAP and HTTP).
Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
Experience with GCCS Family of Systems (FOS).

Preferred Qualifications:
Adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs.
Understanding of Department of Defense Military standards.
Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure.
Make recommendations for enhancing services.
Researches operational issues and providing mitigation recommendations.
Formulates/Develop policies and procedures.
Needs strong oral and written communications, analytical, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent judgement and self-motivation.
Experience with DoD IT security requirements.
Experience working in a CJTF.

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

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 www.Leidos.com.

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