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Job #: R-00065818
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

  • Leidos is looking for a Sys Admin. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a willingness to learn. The position will include troubleshooting of complex issues, and working with system users to document problems and work toward a resolution. The position also requires strong interpersonal and communications skills for interfacing with a variety of customers and system users. The candidate will be part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and will be responsible for all aspects of administration and support for several mission-critical systems and networks.


    Typical duties include:

    • Organize, coordinate and facilitate meetings that support user accounts

    • Generate and update meeting minutes and action items

    • Analyze official customer traffic for requirements for services for accounts

    • Create, delete, review and manage/update user accounts

    • Analyze trends, using both raw data and established metrics

    • Create documentation as requested in support of user accounts

    • Interface with the customer in support of requirements gathering efforts

    • Provide ad hoc training support

    • Maintain/update user accounts in the customer’s database

    • Perform data input, data collection and research; retrieve information or documents from the customer databases as well as the internet

    • Provide O&M support to systems

    • Propose innovations that leverage existing system capabilities in new ways for enhanced O&M

    • Maintain awareness of technical trends for strategic consideration in current/future systems

    • Identify technical risks to systems and develop mitigation strategies

    • Define processes, policies, and procedures for all aspects of system administration

    • Extensive interface with users requiring technical support

    • Collection and analysis of key metrics

    • Follow through on all Incident or Service request tickets

    • Provide specific and detail status on all tickets being worked

    • Create and maintain all documentation (i.e. SOPs, etc.)

    • Presentations to customers and management to explain technical issues


      Required Skills:

    • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 4+ years of experience in system administration; additional experience in lieu of degree

    •  1+ years hands-on experience with Linux systems administration

    • 1+ years specific knowledge of server infrastructure, configuration, performance tuning

    • Ability to learn VMware systems

    • Knowledge of IC system security standards and INFOSEC processes and boards

    • Ability to learn Windows Server and/or Linux

    • Knowledge of Active Directory

    • Knowledge regarding data backup technologies

    • Ability to self-direct and coordinate others efforts in project tasking’s and investigate issues under limited supervision

    • Ability to communicate to internal and external customers

    • Knowledge of or ability to learn server driven applications and databases

    • Knowledge of or ability to learn comparing established security and availability management policies to effectively select the proper user accesses

    • Proven excellent interpersonal skills, to include building and maintaining interdepartmental relationships

    • Capability of briefing senior management on user account statuses

    • Experience using Configuration Management best practices

    • Experience reading official traffic

      Must be able sit, stand, bend, and lift and maneuver 50 lbs daily, sometimes in confined spaces.



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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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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

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