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Job #: R-00052477
Location: Tampa, FL
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 Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense team is actively seeking a Systems Automation Engineer to join our Mission Partner Environment Services (MPE-S) program in Tampa, FL. Leidos will provide full range of global support services for the enterprise MPE-S, which enables essential collaboration between the DoD and U.S. coalition partners, connecting nearly 45,000 global users in support of the mission. This position requires an active Secret clearance.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Design, install, provision, configure, optimize, tune performance, integrate, and administer various solution technologies in a lab environment
• Understand, decompose, and implement test plan, automation, and validation procedures based on stated product features and skillsets

• Be part of an engineering team building DOD systems using advanced NSX/ESXi networking functionalities such as virtual or distributed switches, network emulation devices, network overlay technologies, and NIC offload capabilities

• Will be responsible for the design, integration, operation, and management of complex enterprise networks, linking a variety of platforms, operating systems, network topologies, and network protocols.
• Collaborate with the project team, Government stakeholders, and external contract support staff 
• Work in a dynamic/agile development environment and be adaptable to changing requirements
• Follow life-cycle oriented processes and procedures
• Analyze and define test requirements with stakeholders and project team members to develop test plans and cases
• Design, implement and configure DEV and/or TEST environment(s)
• Configure and maintain test management suites using current technologies
• Perform analysis and evaluation to implement/improve development and test functions
• Develop, conduct and provide after-action reports for user acceptance testing 
• Act as senior advisor for multiple teams in automation methods/practices, using configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, vRA, etc.)
• Create and maintain technical documentation to include system design documents, network diagrams, user guides, and release notes

Required Qualifications:
• Advanced degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math) and (15) years of relevant experience OR  Bachelor's and at least eighteen (18) years of general experience, of which fifteen (15) is directly related experience
• Minimum of fifteen (15) years of direct experience in the last twenty (20) years
• U.S. citizenship required with an active Secret clearance
• Requires current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification; however 3 month waiver may be requested.
• At least six (6) years of experience working within DevOps or SRE teams 

Solid experience with Microsoft applications in a VMware virtual environment

Strong experience in implementing and troubleshooting vCenter and Virtual Machines, Virtual Networking configurations, Hypervisor and Virtual Machine Storage

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

Experience developing Powershell scripts for administration/automation.  Specifically for the automation of Day 1 – Day 3 Operations automation.
• Excellent technical knowledge of the following: 
  - Terraform, AWS or other Public Cloud platforms
  - Network fundamentals
• Familiarity with Continuous Integration (including experience with tools such as Jenkins or Team City) and Delivery practices
• Hands-on experience with a Distributed Version Control System such as Git 
• Experience being part of a Cloud or Platform as a Service (PaaS) architecture team

External Referral Eligible

External Referral Bonus:


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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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