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Job #: R-00046395
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a talented System Administrator to provide technical support for IT equipment and environments within our Leidos Innovations Center (LInC).  Click here to learn more about LInC.  The LInC System Administrator will provide technical support and serve as a proactive strategic partner for the Group.  This position will be based out of San Diego, CA with support across other locations including Ohio, New Mexico and Virginia.

The successful candidate will perform systems administration and management duties with all components of non-standard information systems on physical and virtual platforms to support contract computing needs. The system administrator will support Linux and Microsoft Windows non-standard equipment such as data processing clusters, network storage devices, authentication servers, and workstations. This position requires attention to detail, critical thinking, solid organizational skills, great customer service skills as well as excellent oral communication skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide system administration within a diverse Linux environment, supporting multiple distributions of non-standard equipment

  • Document existing process and procedures, to make suggestions about and assist in improving our current operations

  • Research new technologies, their best practices and present how to implement new technologies into our environments with a focus on secure implementations

  • Partner with fellow team members, our security staff as well as their user base in a constructive manner to present cost-effective, relevant, and responsive IT solutions in support of non-standard equipment

  • Deploy and configure new domains and manage Active Directory

  • Serve as a proactive strategic partner to LInC leadership teams

  • Assist Program Managers and Cyber Security personnel with documentation required to meet Risk Management Frame Work requirements

  • Remediate system vulnerabilities identified from automated scanners by using Microsoft Group Policy and patch deployment techniques to maintain a compliant security posture

  • Serve as the LInC liaison/representative with CIO Services for NIST 800-171 compliance, LISA compliance and CIO Services Business Information Systems Officer (BISO)

  • Backup non-standard hardware and software mechanisms for disaster recovery and continuity of operations

  • Provide solutions for data redundancy architecture and virtualization

  • Provide Tier II/III support to include non-standard hardware and software configuration deployment

  • Create and maintain Configuration Management documentation

  • Manage hardware replacement program for End of Life (EoL) or outdated/unsupported hardware

Basic Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 8+ years of related system administration experience (additional experience, education or training will be considered)

  • Experience with network switch configuration, TCP/IP, and network cabling requirements

  • Experience with configuration and management of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) systems within a Windows Activity Directory environment

  • Experience with managing multiple variants of Linux (RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, etc)

  • Experience with Windows 10 to include Windows 10 Secure Host baseline (Win10SHB)

  • Experience with Windows Server 2012 – 2019”

  • Proven expertise with management of Active Directory, DNS and DHCP

  • Ability to provide virtualization solutions, VMWare platform including vCenter, VDIs, vSANs

  • Full range of network support patching servers, backups and system management

  • Candidates must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance, so US Citizenship is required

Additional Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of PowerShell and batch scripting is a plus

  • Understanding of US Government policies and directives (e.g., NIST 800-53, NISPOM, JSIG/JFAN, and/or DCID Memorandums)

  • Experience with relevant JSIG/JAFAN or ICD RMF accreditation process

  • Familiarity with SCC scanner and DISA Stigs

  • Experience working with Nessus

  • Experience with HPCs, CONDOR and other distributed computing experience

  • DoD 8570 / 8140 requirements and include IAT level  I in both Cyber (Security +) and Computing Environment

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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