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Job #: R-00054072
Location: Fort Belvoir, VA
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group has an immediate opening for a Systems Engineer to work in a fast paced operations and development lab environment. The selected candidate will be a member of the team supporting the R&D community. The candidate will provide hands-on Microsoft and Linux systems engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to interact with the team, customers, Government COR and Government PM and will play a key role in the architectural and design decisions the team makes and be able to articulate the impact of those decisions to leadership, management and customers (including government and military personnel).  Candidate will provide installation, configuration, and operational use of a variety of operating systems, virtualization technologies, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure.  This position requires support to our Modelling and Simulation Research Development team, Technical Reachback, and a background of PowerShell scripting to enhance productivity in the installation and configuration of software.  Candidate should have hands on experience Secure Host Baseline images, both workstation and server, install security updates and update COTs and GOTS software.  Experience with Pulse Secure VPN troubleshooting and problem resolution is required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 24x7x365 support to the Technical Reachback Mission Essential team.

  • Engineering, implementing, integrating and improving systems to meet particular needs with regard to building software/hardware components.

  • Support technical infrastructure in Production and Development Data Center.

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows and Linux Operating Systems.

  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of applications to support the customer needs.

  • Oversee all aspects including management of the project, requirements gathering, technical design, and implementation, while providing availability throughout the life cycle of the solution.

  • Provide health monitoring of systems, storage and networking.

  • Prepare virtual environments to meet customer requirements, including software installation.

  • Develop technical solutions to meet customer requirements.  

  • Assist customers with issues involving every aspect of the Data Center.

  • Prepare and update documentation including work instructions, standard operating. procedures, system As-Built and training materials.

  • VPN administration and issue resolution.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 8 years of prior relevant experience or a Masters degree with 6 years of prior relevant experience.  Additional years of relevant working experience will be accepted in lieu of degree.

  • Must have a current DoD Secret Clearance at start of position. 

  • Windows Operating Systems 2012, 2016, 2019.

  • Linux Operating Systems Red Hat 7.x.

  • Pulse Secure VPN.

  • Citrix Desktop Delivery Controller and VDI implementation and maintenance.

  • ACAS scanning and analysis.

  • Maintaining security posture including patching, scanning, updating.

  • Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) review and implementation

  • PowerShell scripting experience.

  • Microsoft Group Policy (GPO) updates, creation, maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Active Directory management.

  • Storage implementation and management including NAS and NFS shares.

  • VMware configuration and maintenance. 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:




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Systems Engineering

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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 39,000 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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