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Job #: R-00058368
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a Senior Windows Systems Engineer with MDS (Meta Directory Service) with MIM/FIM experience to support the ESA V program. ESA V is an IT Services program supporting several customers within the Department of Justice. The program provides a range of IT services, including help desk, deskside support, Windows engineering and maintenance, managed print services, ITSM, Account Management Services, Cybersecurity, Cloud technologies and other IT services.

This position will engineer, maintain and administer MIM/FIM environments providing identities to multiple systems.  Senior level responsibilities related to maintaining production with reliable and stable operations that includes but not limited to senior level understanding of Windows Services and Servers, Advanced Troubleshooting, and advanced Windows Server communications.  Additionally, experience AD, ADFS, Okta, AAD, RSA, LDAP, Cisco Duo and other directory and authentication items is required. Furthermore, this position requires extensive knowledge of the logic and code to facilitate this synchronization, including thousands of lines of VB Code.  The primary responsibility of this role is to manage the synchronization mentioned above, using the items listed above, and the subsequent upgrades to this system.  Other requirements and preferences are secondary. The individual selected for this position will be a member of the ESA V engineering team and the primary work location will be remote. Excellent hands-on knowledge of Windows enterprise management technologies is required for this position.

•    Document all platform service processes and procedures and maintain the artifacts in a document repository;
•    Perform systems operation support, including server system administration, general troubleshooting, and troubleshooting of complex engineering issues for hardware, software, and network components;
•    Provide expertise and assistance in migrations to managed service(s); and
•    Design, build, and test application upgrades within specified timeframes.
•    Manage and maintain Windows servers in the customer data centers; work directly with customers as required to ensure their needs are met
•    Maintain the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers and engineers
•    Set up administrator and service accounts, tune system performance, install system wide software
•    Interact with users and evaluate vendor products

Required Education & Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree with 12+ years relevant work experience with Windows Microsoft Meta Directory Service (MDS) Management + MIM/FIM systems engineer with an IT equipment vendor, service provider, or a data center. Four additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
•    Hands-on Experience with Microsoft Meta-Directory Service (MMS) Management
•    Extensive experience with Identity Management tools MIM and FIM

•    Experiencing configuring MIM and FIM environments from bare metal
•    Experience with AD, ADFS, Okta, Cisco Duo a plus
•    VB Code and Scripting (or other closely related)
•    Experience with SQL for database programming
•    Strong technical writing skills
•    PowerShell Scripting experience 
•    Experience completing registry backups and modifications 
•    Experience with Group Policy Management (GPO) and application of Local Security Policies 
•    Experience with security settings/STIGs and other commercial security best practices 
•    Experience with System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools

Other Requirements:
•    Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule (eastern timezone); also responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations.
•    Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers
•    Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
•    Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information. Selected individual cannot start the assignment until the required security clearance is granted by the customer.
•    Must be a U.S. Citizen

Desired Qualifications:

•    MCSE certification
•    Experience with AAD, RSA, LDAP, other directory and authentication items

•    Experience with configuration, troubleshooting and maintaining virtual and cloud environments 

•    Experience with Windows Task Scheduler 

•    Experience with System (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration 

•    Azure 
•    Past experience with the Department of Justice 

•    DOJ or DOD Active Clearance 
•    Network knowledge and experience 
•    Working knowledge of NetApp and other storage devices 
•    Exposure to SQL and Oracle and database concepts and installations 
•    ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with Remedy

Desired Tools:

•    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and newer
•    Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2012 and newer
•    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 R2 and newer
•    Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
•    Symantec End-Point Protection 14 and newer

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Administration

Pay Range:

Pay Range $97,500.00 - $150,000.00 - $202,500.00


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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