Information Technology Enterprise Managed Services (ITEMS) User Facing Services (UFS) is looking for Senior System Administrators to support our customer’s Research Office. The Research Office requires specialized, dedicated support for innovative systems including R&D Active Directory domains, Windows desktop systems deployed in a lab environment, and custom A/V systems with knowledge display walls that support Research mission requirements. Successful candidates will serve on a team responsible for dedicated operations and sustainment support, systems administration, security engineering, asset management, and IT hardware maintenance. Candidates should have extensive Windows experience as well as experience maintaining workstations, laptops, monitors, printers, scanners, peripherals, and accessories.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience with maintaining software baselines, maintenance/management of software updates, Security Engineering and Information Assurance, Active Directory Domains, Domain Name Servers, A/V systems and monitors (and knowing when to call for Tier 4 A/V support/vendor maintenance). Candidates should also be familiar with Asset Custodian responsibilities, Architecture Definition Documentation and Planning, Release and Deployment management, Desktop Hosting Services, Desktop Image Management, Home Directory and Profile support services, Print and Scan support services, Desktop Software support services, Personal IT Device support Services, and Conference Center support services. An understanding of Domain Services including Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services and Windows Patch management is also desired.
Candidates will be expected to execute software configuration item changes on thick client workstations across the three network enclaves. The system administrator will be responsible for deploying to Production/Enterprise Entities and for ensuring the success of any software or operating system deployment to these critical segments.
Understanding of Tier 1 & 2 System Administration.
Ability to resolve a wide range of system issues, troubleshoot software, hardware, and network issues, and address trouble tickets and service tasks.
Familiarity with Windows Active Directory and Group Policy Objects.
Maintain records of daily activities, problems, and remedial actions taken, and/or installation activities.
Understanding of how to plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures through the SCCM console to protect data, software, and hardware.
Participate in technical exchanges as required.
Must have excellent attention to detail and experience working for a high-demand customer.
Proven time management skills are required.
Knowledge of IT security concepts and practices is required.
Strong written/verbal communications skills are required.
Current IA Certification: Security + preferred. Cert must be obtained within 6 months of hire.
Knowledge of Microsoft System Center suite.
Experience with NGA programs and NGA facilities are a plus.
Education & Experience:
Requires Bachelors Degree and 4 – 8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience.
Experience in lieu of degree.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Systems Administration
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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