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Job #: R-00057950
Location: Edgewood, MD
Category: Software Specialist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Senior Systems Administrator to support work in our Edgewood, MD office.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping an Army program.  In this mission, we provide systems to  Army Installations across the United States. 

Primary Responsibilities:

Responsible for performing as the Senior Software Specialist for managing the process of building, integrating, testing, and coordination for enterprise level software applications supporting the deployment of systems to the individual Army installations. The responsibility includes giving direction, technical analysis and guidance to Enterprise Software Specialists and Database Administrators The Enterprise Senior Software Specialist takes tasking from the Enterprise Software Applications Manager and the DPM to implement the various software related configuration, build, remediation and deployment tasking’s.

Primary duties include:

  • Being proficient about building, integrating and support deployment of the enterprise systems being deployed to Army Installations Facial Recognition Systems and kiosk systems integration.
  • Provide support as a Help Desk Tier 2 SME when requested to resolve complex software and application issues in the field or in the system lab that are not solved by Enterprise Software Specialists and Database Administrators.
  • Responsible for the tracking of orders to ensure deadlines are met and status is provided to the  Enterprise Software Application Manager and the DPM.
  • Responsible for the assigned workspace for the build team to keep it neat, orderly and laid out to support the efforts.
  • Responsible to & for safe storage and use of images for the various system components and for ensuring that Enterprise Software Specialists and Database Administrators are building and storing images securely for all systems.
  • Provide updates to the Monthly scheduling process enabled by the Master Scheduler
  • Provide updates to the Tier 1 Help Desk personnel on the status of trouble tickets that are assigned.
  • Prepare/Provide information for and present at the monthly IPT program meetings with the Government
  • Generate various reports as needed

Basic Qualifications

- Must be a US Citizen and possess or be eligible for a Secret clearance.

- Must have a BS Degree and have 12+ years of experience to include experience and knowledge of large IT programs, managing technical teams, and customer care operations ability to work firsthand with customers. Work experience and Microsoft certifications maybe substituted for college degree.

- Must have experience in :

  • Windows Server 2012/2016 hands-on experience
  • SQL Server Configuration 2014/2016/2017 beyond a DBA level of knowledge.
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience with Active Directory: users, groups, privileges, group policies, site configuration, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with Windows Clustering
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of TCPIP  and fundamental networking
  • Server Hardware Configuration
  • Hands-on experience with Server Backup and Recovery procedures
  • Hands-on experience with Patching, scanning and STIG compliance of servers

Must have the following certifications:

  • IAT level II certified, either CompTIA Security +CE or other DOD 8570 certification

Requires the ability to travel to Army installations 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Secure Host Baseline and Imaging
  • Handing PII for commercial and Government customers
  • Working knowledge/experience and hands-on experience with WSUS and/or SCCM, Virtualization VMWare or Cloud Computing.
  • CISSP Certification

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

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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