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Job #: R-00058428
Location: New Orleans, LA
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

We have been awarded the Navy Service Management, Integration and Transport (SMIT) program, formerly referred to as NGEN, and we are seeking a talented Virtual Server Administrator to join the Leidos team.

This is an eight-year, $7.7 billion contract that is responsible for maintaining and modernizing the main global network of the Navy and Marine Corps.  If you join our team, you will be part of the largest IT services program in Naval history.

As a member of the Leidos team, you will assist in the delivery of the core backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, including cybersecurity services, network operations, service desk, and data transport. Ultimately, Leidos will support the Navy in unifying its shore-based networks and data management to improve capability and service while also saving significant dollars by focusing efforts under one enterprise network.

What will you do as a Virtual Server Administrator?

Job Description

The qualified candidate will manage and operate a virtualized Microsoft (MS) environment. Other duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Perform Daily Status checks of 6 Nutanix Clusters (Virtual Environments) and complete reports with any alerts or errors.

  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with both internal and external customers who use MITSC-E Virtual Machines and Remedy Ticketing systems.

  • Develop the physical Virtual Infrastructure design, addressing performance criteria and standards for transition from VMWare to Nutanix Virtual Environment.

  • Work closely with section lead to oversee and manage daily operations to meet established goals.

  • Develop and implement programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware, understand, and follow network IA policies and procedures.

  • Installed software for Nutanix configuration for Virtual Machines running Microsoft Server 2012, 2016, Windows 10, RHEL 6/7, and integrated with Active Directory to configure end-user permissions.

  • Perform routine checks from vendor software for update software packages. Perform Proof of Concept and Stability in a Staging environment before applying to production systems.

  • Ensure Recovery checkpoints are completed on an hourly, daily, and weekly basis.

  • Report On-Site to local Data Center and remote Disaster Recovery locations for hardware component replacement.

  • Submit Support requests with vendors for issues that cannot be resolved through Knowledge Base information.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve systems failures and application issues with information system developers, customers and independently.

  • Installed, configured and administered a wide variety of: windows and linux/unix operating systems, servers, workstations, desktops, storage, network components for Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Attached Network (SAN) switches.

  • Utilize Remedy Tickets to troubleshoot and resolve customer issues, documented actions taken, routed tickets to other sections as required.

  • Built, monitored, maintained, upgraded and secured server and storage hardware systems on NIPRNET and SIPRNET networks

  • Acted as POC for maintenance and administration of systems for both onsite and remote locations.

  • Routinely provide after-hours and weekend support for customers with Maintenance windows outside of regular working hours.

  • Recommend and implement changes to information systems via approval from management and Change Advisory Board (CAB).

  • Utilized VMware vSphere vCenter and Nutanix Acropolis to manage multiple ESXi and AHV hosts; datastore clusters, and virtual machines (VM)

  • Configured virtual networks utilizing distributed switches, configured datastores, created VM templates, generated snapshots, applied patches and updates to vCenter Server and its components as well as Nutanix Acropolis.

  • Created baselines to apply patches and updates using VMware Update Manager.

  • Utilized vSphere Data Protection (vDP) to provide VM and Volume level backups to ensure systems were recoverable in the event of failures.

  • Conduct system diagnostics, repaired and or replaced electronic equipment hardware such as storage, switches, CPUs, system boards, Network Interface Cards (NICs), storage arrays and other hardware components.

  • Manage Nutanix Acropolis, Nutanix AHV, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, VMware vSphere vCenter 5.x and 6.x, ESXi 5.x and 6.x, Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Windows 7 and Windows 10.

  • Assist customers in installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance for various hardware and software.

  • Generated trouble tickets and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s to document work performed.

  • Performed system security checks, applied security measures as appropriate, patched systems using Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA) according to Operational Directives (OpDirs) to ensure compliance with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) security standards

  • Applied DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) on information systems/software to meet stringent security compliance requirements.  Remediated vulnerabilities discovered from Retina security scans.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and 6 Years of Experience

  • Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II

  • DOD Secret Clearance

  • Experience with Active Directory (AD), clustering, Domain Name System (DNS), and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

  • Must possess VMware Certified Associate (VCA) certification.

  • Must possess VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification within 6 months. 

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 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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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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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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