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Job #: R-00051636
Location: Chantilly, VA
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: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a talented and diversely capable Systems Administrator to work collaboratively and in support of an outstanding team of software developers and engineers in Chantilly, VA.  The GeoRover software program ( team, develops a commercial suite of tools within the Esri environment for Leidos customers.  Leidos has a strong value system – integrity, innovation, agility, collaboration, and commitment enabling an engaging work environment that is fast paced, highly adaptive, and flexible.

Primary Responsibilities

The System Administrator will be independently responsible for installations, upgrades, migrations, configurations, administration, and security of hardware and software systems associated with the GeoRover programs requirements.  The job responsibilities include providing developer end user support as well as the ability to drive efficiency, remedy, and innovative technical solutions.  Duties entail ensuring systems are securely connected to network resources, monitoring and maintaining control compliance, and performance optimizations demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of virtualization and configuration of client and server operating systems.

The System Administrator would also support new initiatives to migrate existing development systems to new cloud hosting environments.  This would including a primary role in the design, deployment, configuration, and management of the cloud infrastructure in accordance to IT benchmarks, architecture, and security control standards.

  • Cybersecurity

    • Maintain continuous compliance with IT benchmarks and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)

    • Monitor hardware, operating system, and application server logging to identify and implement the rectified operational issues

    • Maintaining system security technical documentation and briefing systems status in meetings

  • Virtual Machines

    • Design, install, and administer virtualization (VMware and Hyper-V) products.

    • Client-side System Administration includes virtualized Windows 10 workstations utilizing Microsoft Office and ESRI ArcGIS as the primary application base

  • Systems

    • Install, configure, troubleshoot, migrate, monitor, and update system components such as web servers, databases, virtual machines, backups, and secure multifactor authentication

    • Document and maintain system configurations and standard operating procedures (SOPs)

    • Test, maintain and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems

    • Implement and manage disaster recovery and COOP plans, systems, and operations

    • Perform data backups as defined and required

  • Asset Management

    • Perform full life-cycle of computer hardware and software; to include, price estimation, evaluations, purchasing, physical installation, inventory and physical decommission activities

    • Maintain hardware and software technology refreshes, ensuring milestone compliance while coordinating with application owners to minimize disruptions

    • Maintain license servers and audit hardware and software asset inventories

Basic Qualifications

  • US citizenship is required with the ability to obtain a DoD security clearance

  • Technical Bachelor's degree and 4-8 years of relevant experience

  • Virtual Machines

    • Experience configuring and managing bare metal and hosted hypervisors using VMWare (ESXi, vSphere, vCenter)

    • Experience configuring, deploying, and managing persistent and non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) machines

    • Working knowledge of networking concepts and technologies (TCP/IP, VPN, vLAN, DNS, DHCP)

  • Web Application Server

    • Experience installing, configuring, maintaining, and hardening front end web application servers (Apache, Tomcat, WebSphere, IIS)

    • Experience installing, configuration, maintaining, and hardening back end relational database management systems (RDBMS) (MySQL, Microsoft SQL)

  • Hardware and backup

    • Data Storage expertise (Dell EMC Data Domain, SAN, NAS)

    • Backup management software administration (Veeam, Veritas Backup Exec)

    • UPS Backup power management experience

    • Hardware monitoring and maintenance experience (Firmware updates, OpenManage, RAID configurations, Hard drive upgrades/replacements)

  • Operating Systems

    • Manage and maintain currently supported and subsequent Microsoft (MS) Windows Server & Client Operating Systems (OS) on physical and virtual operating environments

    • Understanding of technology areas such as Active Directory, NTFS, Group Policy, DFS and the ability to maintain other Windows core services

    • Fundamental understanding of authentication mechanisms such as Kerberos, LDAP, MFA, PKI, and NTLM and use of necessary tools to troubleshoot them

    • Training, experience, or formal education in the security hardening of information systems DISA STIGs or vendor hardening guides

    • Training, experience, or formal education in the assessment of software and hardware vulnerabilities for applicability and the remediation or mitigation of applicable vulnerabilities using Nessus

  • Functional

    • Responsible for entire projects or processes with multiple priorities within a technical area

    • Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)

    • Strong organizational, planning, time management, communications skills.

    • Ability to independently manage development systems with a strong work ethic

    • Desires to learn and grow, and has an ability to self-teach with minimal guidance

    • Possess strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and verbal/written communication skills

    • Demonstrated experience in system administration technical writing, creating and updating system specifications, knowledge base articles, configuration, status, and network architecture or data flow diagrams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Server/Workstation Infrastructure Automation

    • Experience developing automation scripts in PowerShell, BATCH, VBScript, Python, or BASH

    • Experience with automation technologies such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet

    • Experience integrating commercial product Application Programming Interfaces

  • Working knowledge of software engineering processes and methodologies (SDLC, Agile)

  • Familiarity with software engineering Atlassian tools (Confluence, JIRA, Crucible/Fisheye, and Crowd).

  • Familiarity with Continuous Integration/deployment (CI/CD) using source control, build, and testing tools (SVN, GIT, Teams, Perforce, Jenkins, and Bamboo).

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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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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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