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Job #: R-00054186
Location: Annapolis Junction, MD
Category: Hardware
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

Leidos has a challenging and exciting opportunity for a self-motivated Lead Hardware Technician to join our team supporting a nationally significant and fast-paced program that uses Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) methodology. The new program provides system engineering, development, test, integration and operational support focused on injecting new technology and adding advanced capabilities while continuing to support an on-going mission and operational system.

Job Summary

The selected candidate will lead a team of technicians responsible for supporting the physical integrations (rack, stack, cabling), deployment and sustainment of development and operational systems.  She/he will lead the research and evaluation processes and utilize best practices to create and modify Deployment Packages (Microsoft Excel), Rack Elevations (Microsoft Excel), Master Cable Lists (Microsoft Excel), and Wiring Diagrams (Visio).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify and assign tasks to team members and track and review progress against planned milestones for a team of hardware technicians.
  • Assemble devices and equipment and perform initial physical integrations of multi-rack systems.
  • Support deployments of multi-rack systems both CONUS and OCONUS.
  • Provide support for a lab consisting of ~100 racks to include physical integrations, power, space and cooling estimates, power testing, and monitoring and troubleshooting of hardware.
  • Develop installation plans and coordinate redesign efforts with system administration and system engineering teams.
  • Establish and conduct test cases and coordinate with system and network engineers in troubleshooting suspected failed components, including hard drives, memory, batteries, cables, motherboards and processors.
  • Operate electronics test equipment: fiber and copper test sets, OTDRs, multi-meters, etc.
  • Plan and implement data center enhancements and undertake lab and deployment-related special project work.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field and at least 8 years of related experience. Additional experience may be substituted for a Degree.
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings and blueprints.
  • Experience maintaining network and server documentation and diagrams.
  • Must be able to routinely lift 35 lbs.
  • Experience with data center design and configuration (rack and stack, power, placement, etc.).
  • Familiarity with network, server, and/or Data Center security accreditation and certification.
  • Must be available to perform short-duration travel to support deployments.
  • Must be available to provide after-hours surge support when needed to meet customer requirements. 
  • Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
  • Must possess strong analytic abilities and must be meticulous and careful in their work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with server/router/firewall configuration and application performance optimization functions.
  • Experience with network and server component moves.
  • Experience documenting and providing information for security accreditation and certification.
  • Experience with Agile practices and Scrum Management.

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Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


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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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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