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Job #: R-00053934-OTHLOC-PL-2D2817
Location: Vienna, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

As the largest provider of IT services, Leidos develops and sustains large data and technology infrastructures and integrates complex IT systems a number of US federal agencies as well as international agencies.  Leidos currently has a number of positions supporting the United Kingdom Home Office Biometrics program located in Fairmont, WV and Vienna Va.

The current HOB Program is focused on maximizing the public safety benefits of fingerprints, DNA and facial matching. With biometric technology developing at pace, and with new biometrics emerging rapidly, this landscape brings with it a number of important choices for Government, especially how to maximize the potential benefits to the public whilst protecting the privacy of the individual and addressing any potential impact of data aggregation. The HOB Program will transform the existing biometrics capabilities into a technically converged, but commercially disaggregated, strategic biometrics capability.

Primary Job Duties: 

  • Participates heavily in the technical activities associated day-to-day activities, as well as working closely with the UK Production team.
  • Receives assignments from the Team Lead and Team Architecture Engineer as well as more Sr System Administrators.
  • Must have an understanding how to troubleshoot and navigate around the environment in support of the Test and Development environments.
  • Supports the UK Production team as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining current patching levels on all equipment as well as supporting security policies and procedures on the Test and Development environment.
  • Resolves complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation. Develops resolutions that are highly innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices.
  • Willingness to meet the schedule demands from the engineering team as well as meet the needs the developers, testers, and individuals supporting the production environment

Basic Qualifications

  • Must be a US Citizen and have at least a DoD Secret Clearance
  • Must be able to obtain a UK Clearance
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technologies, and 4+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 1+ years of prior relevant experience; additional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience as a System administrator with a strong Linux background, also knowledgeable in Windows environment
  • Collaborator, self-starter, strategic providing input to technical design to meet project objectives
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment and deliver results key milestones targets
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: knowledge of applicable highly complex office procedures and techniques relating to position.
  • Excellent English, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Administer backups and diagnose backup errors via NetBackup
  • UNIX and Linux system administration.   Patching, package installation, etc…  Includes monitoring and trouble shooting.
  • Experience with host based firewall configurations, iptables / firewalld
  • VMware VSphere (ESXi, vCenter, etc)
  • Experience with NAS appliance, specifically Dell Unity.  Also experience with NFS clients of NFS mounts.
  • SAN experience with Brocade switches and Dell EMC storage arrays.
  • Understanding of storage configurations including LVM, use of multipathing to SAN storage.
  • Experience with LDAP and MS Active Directory.
  • General network experience for configurations and trouble trouble-shooting at a server level.  Preferred understanding of packet capture process and analysis.
  • Experience and understanding of server clustering.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Strong background or knowledge in servers, storage, and networking
  • ITIL Certification Experience with monitoring cloud-based applications and infrastructure, specifically Amazon Web Services (AWS).  AWS training preferred.
  • Experience with shell scripting, Bash, etc..
  • Familiar with Ansible and preferred creation of scripts and playbooks.

    External Referral Bonus:

    Eligible

    Potential for Telework:

    No

    Clearance Level Required:

    Secret

    Travel:

    Yes, 25% of the time

    Scheduled Weekly Hours:

    40

    Shift:

    Day

    Requisition Category:

    Professional

    Job Family:

    Systems Administration

    Pay Range:

    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 www.Leidos.com.

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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 Leidos.com 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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