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The Defense Airborne Solutions Group currently has a dynamic job opportunity for a junior level System Administrator located in Ft. Bliss, TX, in support of the Airborne Reconnaissance Low – Enhanced (ARL-E) program. ARL-E is a multi-year program supporting the U.S. Army with upgrading and enhancing the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of their airborne reconnaissance fleet.
As a System Administrator, you will perform troubleshooting, maintenance, and root cause analysis on an Airborne ISR (AISR) system. As a part of a multi-company team, you will maintain Mission Equipment Payloads (MEP) on the aircraft, perform system checkout, and support the Test & Evaluation (T&E) team throughout the contractor testing and system fielding. You'll be responsible for providing assigned support documentation, metrics, analytics, test information, and feedback to the IT Support Lead for consolidation and distribution. This position works on a flexible schedule based on the system availability and mission needs.
-Work all assigned problem tickets and report task status and completion to the IT Support Lead
-Maintain the MEP software including Red Hat Enterprise Server, Windows Servers, Windows Workstations, and VMWare ESXi servers
-Review solutions to problems to ensure baseline is maintained or an engineering change request is submitted
-Report all deviations to baseline via approved methods
-Support the launch and recovery process
-Assist IA with account management, installation of patches, and security scans as required.
-Troubleshoot, Repair, reconfigure, and install mission software in accordance with the baseline documentation
-Maintain necessary credentials to have Administrator access to the MEP (TS/SCI, Security+, OS Certification, etc.)
-Maintain and utilize knowledge of current industry standards and best practices
-Maintain and utilize knowledge of current security guidelines and how they are implemented in the current system
-Provide daily situational reporting for activities on your shift to the IT Support Lead
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
- Bachelor’s degree in a related technical discipline with 2+ years’ of experience or a Master’s degree with less than 2 years of related experience; additional years of related work experience required in lieu of a degree
- Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a CI Poly (90 days from start or soonest government availability)
- Ability to obtain and maintain a CompTIA Security+ CE certification prior to, or within 90 days from date of start
- Possess strong troubleshooting, problem solving, and organizational and verbal/written communication skills.
- Must have the ability to identify innovative solutions to extremely complex, multi-faceted technical problems
- Willing to work around flight schedule to accomplish mission that may including late night and early morning hours, often with short notice.
- A minimum of 50% travel may be required to support activities at each of the primary duty location as well as CONUS test ranges and OCONUS operational sites.
- Working knowledge all topics and proficiency in a minimum of five of the following:
- VMware ESXi 6.5 and 6.7 single host environments: Resource allocations (CPU, RAM, Hard Drive, Network, etc.), Networking (vSwitch operations), Performance tuning, Hardware Pass-through
- Domain Controllers: Domain Trusts, Group Policy Objects (Types of policies, where they are located at, and WMI filtering), Group Policy Preferences, Security Groups, Users/Computers management
- DNS Operation: Types of records, Capabilities and Settings
- File servers: Types of file sharing protocols (SMB, NFS, FTP, etc.), NTFS Permissions, SMB Permission, NFS Permission, Pros/Cons of the different protocols
- Red Hat version 7: Administration, Networking, Secure Environment, Troubleshooting
- Windows 10 and Server 2016: Administration, Networking, Troubleshooting
- Networking: vLAN, port types, subnetting, switching, routing
- Cross Domain Solutions: Purpose, Functionality
- Encryption Devices and Methods: Identifying proper connections, Disarming, TPM, BitLocker, Self-Encryption
- Tactical Radios: PRC-117 or similar
Security Clearance Requirement
A current DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance and the ability to maintain this level of clearance
- Scripting (BASH, PowerShell, and XML)
- Java Programming (debugging and code review)
- Database administration (MS-SQL, Oracle, PS-SQL, etc.)
- ISR Sensor installation, configuration, and maintenance
- Civilian and/or military experience with Airborne programs
- Experience with integrating networking hardware/software into Airborne Platforms
Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. 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.
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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 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.
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