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Job #: R-00056209
Location: Austin, TX
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Systems Administrator, Senior. The candidate shall have advanced knowledge of desktop and server operating systems to include all OS included applications like IIS. Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 server administration for the operating systems within the control of the service line and associated applications. This can occur on any of the three shifts to provide 24x7x365 (except for Federal holidays where support will be provided on a call back basis) for the current MS supported Windows Operating Systems (OS) including the related software such as Internet Information Services (IIS) with each OS. The Contractor shall provide Senior level (advanced) system administration activities and immediate troubleshooting efforts when contacted by the National Service Desk (NSD) to ensure outages or incidents have been identified and are pending resolution within 24 hours for windows servers with operating systems version of 2012 and 2016.

Primary Responsibilities:

Implementation of security hardening requirements and configurations per VA counterpart instructions outlined in Service Requests and Change Orders. Communicates to project managers, team members, other technical administrators and/or end users the status of work performed and findings with tickets, incidents, and problems.

  • Work in a large infrastructure environment supporting Data Center activities.
  • Preforms troubleshooting and works incidents and problems.
  • Works to resolve issues in a timely manner and determine fault or underlying issue.
  • Works with both customer and vendor personnel.
  • Maintains patching, manages certificates, and remediates known vulnerabilities.
  • Escalates or transfer tickets appropriately to VA staff that can resolve the issue further according to service line requirements.
  • Coordinates with stakeholders for ticket status or request system changes.
  • Maintain accurate documentation for assigned work space and procedures, updating procedures including, but not limited to software and hardware layers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree with 5 years of applicable experience or 13 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Clearance. 
  • US Citizen / Contract requirement

Preferred Qualifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate in 2012 and 2016. MCSE preferred.
  • Extensive PowerShell
  • VMWare, vSphere Web Client,
  • Performance Monitor & Computer Management Console
  • Remote Desktop, RDCM
  • Service Now
  • 2+ years JAVA experience.

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Systems Administration

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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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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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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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