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Job #: R-00048846
Location: Fort Meade, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Defense Group   is actively seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to join our Mission Partner Environment Services (MPE-S) program at Fort Meade, MD. As part of the IT Engineering team, you will contribute to the overall engineering, design, build, implementation/integration, and operations support of all existing and new infrastructure. This position requires an active Secret clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • With minimum guidance provides top-level technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis.

  • Design architectures to include the software to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces. Ensure these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures.

  • Determine and identify high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture. Identify, assess, and present options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including software updates or upgrades.

  • Formulate and define specifications for operating system applications or modify and maintain existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer. Create detailed design specifications for use by software development staff members. Interact with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction. Develop software design documents and technology white papers.

  • Instrumental in selection of development tools. Responsible for developing high level system design diagrams and for program design, coding, testing, debugging and documentation. Instruct, direct, and check the work of other task personnel. Responsible for quality assurance review and the evaluation of existing and new software products.

  • Engineer messaging systems, Windows Server Enterprise supported by the Infrastructure team by performing server builds, virtual machine management, server maintenance, etc.

  • Install, maintain and monitor equipment, which may include network and server infrastructure, application systems and database systems

  • Recommend and implement changes to the overall system and messaging environments through following an institutionalized change management process

  • Responsible for solving problems of diverse scope where analysis of situations requires evaluation and judgment;

  • Responsible for evaluating current systems; assisting in designing solutions for our government client, and at times, can provide informal supervision, leadership and training to less experienced technicians.

  • Act as an escalation point on critical issues for various internal technology groups

  • Work with ticket queue to track support issues

  • Available to provide after-hours support

  • Willing and available for on-call and exercise support

  • Willing and available up to travel 25% during times of implementation

  • This is a rare opportunity to work in a “Soup to Nuts” environment, we perform ALL aspects of the IT build to operational process, you will never stop learning on this job.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Math, or Engineering). May substitute degree with equivalent experience/combined education.

  • Position requires a minimum 8 years of direct experience in the last twelve years designing, supporting, maintaining, troubleshooting, and administering Windows Enterprise Services [Servers, email (Exchange), instant messaging (Lync, Tactical Chat Server, Open Fire), Web Services (SharePoint) and other communication tools.]

  • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification

  • Technical certification in area of expertise (for Admin access)

  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret w/SSBI clearance is required

  • Due to contract requirements, US Citizenship is required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Solid experience with Microsoft applications in a VMware virtual environment

  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting vCenter and Virtual Machines;

  • Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting Virtual Networking configurations;

  • Strong experience in implementing Hypervisor and Virtual Machine Storage;

  • Solid experience with anti-spam, encryption and email tracking, TLS configurations, transport rules, and e-discovery.

  • Strong Experience managing a Windows environment, including but not limited to Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy.

  • Strong experience with Public and Private Key services (Design and Implementation)

  • Experience developing PowerShell scripts for administration/automation.  Specifically for the automation of Day 1 – Day 3 Operations automation.

  • Serve as Storage Administrator in support of NetApp Storage Area Network.  Lead implementation, design, development and maintenance of NetApp filers in a VMware datacenter.

  • Experience with VMware Operations Manager, Log Insight, Subject Matter Expert with either Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, SharePoint, or other complex Windows applications

  • Experience with one or more programming/scripting languages such as PowerShell, VBScript, Python, etc.

  • Technical lead for large scale projects involving Windows technologies

  • Cloud and hybrid cloud deployments

  • Experience with Microsoft application deployment automation (i.e. Active Directory, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync/Teams, IIS, MS Certificate Services, SQL and MDT)

  • MCSE

  • MCSA





External Referral Eligible

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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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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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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