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Job #: R-00065123
Location: Suitland, MD
Category: Systems Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Provide on-site engineering support to maintain and administer the Decision Agent™ Information Transport System Gateway (DA I-GATE™).  This includes operating, maintaining, securing, integrating, enhancing, and optimizing the DA I-GATE™ capabilities to support secure messaging and data transfer requirements between and among maritime intelligence mission systems, agencies, and networks.  

Additionally, support the research, design, testing, development and integration of cloud-based SCCA security components to support IL-5 NIPRNet requirements to be deployed using unclassified AWS cloud infrastructure and services.

An active TS/SCI is required to be considered for the role; all work is onsite in Suitland, MD.

Primary Responsibilities

- Recognize, validate, and satisfy Information Transport Service (ITS) related messaging requirements, identify and prevent system slow-downs or crashes before they occur, and troubleshoot system problems in concert with the on-site Government Engineers (including support systems and circuitry) when they do or are about to occur. 

- Ensure the system maintains appropriate security authorization (accreditation) as determined by the government’s Designated Approving Authority (DAA).  

- Ensure the DA I-GATE equipment and operating systems are updated with current approved patches and field engineering notices as outlined in the System Security Plan (SSP). 

- Implement Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs) and Bulletins (IAVB) or other directives as required and as approved by the Government. 

- Usher the DA I-GATE system through security authorization (accreditation).  

- Update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and other written guidance to assist operators and secondary administrators of the system. 

- Provide Lab and COOP Implementation and Office Support

- Provide technical and analytical support in strategic planning , project management, system engineering, documentation and promulgation



Minimum Required Experience:

- Active TS/SCI clearance

- MCSA certification

- Network+ OR Security+ certification 

-10+ years messaging experience and communications system administration

-5+ years’ experience with MS and Unix environments

-5+ years’ experience with LAN communications administration and troubleshooting

-Expert level ability in: VISIO, Legacy Messaging Protocols, Standards, and formats to include DOI-103, JANAP-128, and ACP-127, Windows server technologies, MS AD, Exchange, MS SQL,  Enhanced Communications Gateway (ECGS), DA Secure Transport (DST), XML format, Intelligence Community Messaging Service (ICMS), LMDS Mailroom, PKI, Web services, IIS, DA I-GATE Enterprise Manager

Pay Range:

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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 43,000 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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