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Job #: R-00064469
Location: Manassas, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

The Aviation Integration, Maintenance, Sustainment & Safety Branch of the Leidos Airborne Solutions Operations has an opening for a Linux Systems Administrator to provide onsite and remote support for multiple manned aircraft surveillance platforms and ground station computing equipment. We are looking for motivated individuals who want to join a team dedicated to excellence and continuous progress. In this fast-paced environment, you will participate in engineering activities at any point in the system development life cycle including analysis, design, development, integration, testing, acceptance, maintenance, and evaluation across multiple types of computer systems, networks, and sensors.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform full life cycle support of mission systems to include: research, development, design, testing, and modification of mission equipment and ground stations.

  • Perform duties in administering network, servers, clients, and operating systems. Including installing, configuring, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting assigned hardware and corresponding software.

  • Perform hands-on maintenance and integration tasks to mission-specific equipment to include, but not limited to, servicing airborne sensors, system administration of primarily Linux and some Windows and network systems.

  • Use system documentation and experience to collect, maintain, organize, and compile technical data for the aircraft and sensor systems. 

  • Develop and maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to document required steps to maintain and integrate mission equipment.

  • Interface between Information Assurance, Electrical, and Engineering teams to integrate sensor systems.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Systems Engineering or related field.

  • Minimum of two (2) years of related experience. Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Basic understanding of IT principles and practices.

  • Troubleshooting proficiency.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Proficiency in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x or later, Windows, and other variations of Linux.  

  • Be capable of lifting and carrying 40+ lbs for extended distances.

  • Eligible to obtain an active Secret security clearance.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Security + CE certification within 6 months of hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance

  • Experience with networking, switches, routers, and firewalls

  • Experience with DoD avionics, to include but not limited to, communication, navigation, COMSEC, and aircraft survivability equipment repair and modification.

  • Broad technology experience in systems engineering, requirements tracking, testing, and validation.

  • Experience developing systems for airborne ISR programs and sensors.

  • Proficiency in configuring and maintaining firewalls, routers, and other network devices.

  • Understanding of electronics principles.

  • Advanced knowledge of IT principles and practices strongly desired such as certifications in Cisco, Microsoft, and Linux.

  • Understanding of Risk Management Framework.

  • Be capable of working independently or as a team.

  • Possess strong problem-solving, organizational, and verbal/written communication skills.

  • Strong desire to grow and learn new technologies.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

External Referral Bonus $:

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Systems Administration

Pay Range:

COVID Response

Please note that effective October 1, to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos business events outside of our facilities, employees, vendors, subcontractors, and visitors will be required to be vaccinated or maintain proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated or able to show negative COVID-19 test results to access facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. 
 

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, 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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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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