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Job #: R-00058510
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Description

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a System Administrator to support a large enterprise IT contract for the DOD, ISEO. This role requires an individual that is technical in VMware administration, providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) level support to other systems administrators on configuration best practices.  This individual should be detail oriented in order to capture customer inquiries appropriately. This role is responsible for interacting with other administrators to handle service inquiries and problems.

Duties include examining highly complex customer problems and suggesting and implementing appropriate corrective action to initiate a repair or return to service.  This role analyzes recurring problems and initiates solutions for preventing reoccurrence and analyzes existing infrastructure for tuning/performance enhancements.  Individuals in this role may be required to perform technical software configuration, rebooting, and other remedial actions on customer servers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administration of VMware virtual environment using vSphere spanning multiple data centers and networks.

  • Installation and configuration of VMware vCenter Server.

  • Installation and configuration of VMware ESXi hosts.

  • Perform troubleshooting of existing environment and new deployments in VMWare servers.

  • Conduct active monitoring of environment and respond to alerts and errors.

  • Document, review, and update system administration guides and procedures.

  • Configure and troubleshoot VMware virtual switches and NSX switches.

  • Configure and troubleshoot vSAN, ISCSI, and NFS datastores.

  • Assist other system administrators with troubleshooting virtual machines (Microsoft, RedHat, Ubuntu, etc.) and virtual desktops.

  • Mentor junior team members.

  • Support operations across multiple geographic locations and networks.

  • Develop solutions to complex technical issues.

  • Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for Root Cause Analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives.

  • Interacting with customers and senior managers to handle service requests, inquiries, and problems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with VMware vCenter including installing, configuring, securing, managing, troubleshooting, backup/restore, and upgrading on versions 6.0 or newer.

  • Extensive experience with ESXi host management including installing, configuring, securing, troubleshooting, and upgrading.

  • Extensive experience with vSAN including server side configuring, management, and troubleshooting virtual storage.

  • Extensive experience with NSX virtual networking including installing virtual switches, configuring, VLANs/subnets, and NSX command line.

  • Extensive experience with datastore management utilizing ISCSI and NFS.

  • Experience with configuring and scheduling automated backups.

  • Experience with creating and managing snapshot policies.

  • Familiarity with Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions such as Dell VXRail.

  • Experience with performance monitoring, tuning, and optimization of VMware environment.

  • Experience with troubleshooting VM/VDI errors.

  • Experience with creating and troubleshooting automation scripts using PowerShell and PowerCLI.

  • Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP)

  • The candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree with 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • VCP certification

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:

5000

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Systems Administration

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00

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 www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

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].

Commitment to Diversity

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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