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Job #: R-00067081
Location: Adelphi, MD
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 75%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $4000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos Enterprise & Cyber Solutions Defense Group is seeking a Cloud Administrator to work with our Cloud subscriber initiation and sustainment team on a newly awarded DCSB contract.  This position provides technical expertise to C5ISR Center Defensive Cyber Solutions Branch (DCSB) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Security Operations Center (SOC) supporting a premiere CSSP. This position is based out of APG (Preferred) or Adelphi MD locations, with ability for partial telework.  Requires eligibility for DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance, with Secret clearance to qualify.

Primary Responsibilities
•Direct customer interface and support for new Cloud CSSP subscribers as they are initiated into the CSSP
•Develop, configure, implement and manage systems
•Resolve and provide assistance and troubleshooting of subscriber issues
•Manage and upgrade operating systems
•Monitor and analyze the capabilities and performance of systems
•Document systems infrastructure for the convenience of the users
•Maintain system security strategies, policies, and procedures
•Implement Amazon web services solutions
•Brainstorm creative cloud solutions

Basic Qualifications
•Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience. May possess a Doctorate in technical domain; experience in lieu of degree may be accepted.
•Ability to obtain a DoD TS/SCI clearance, with active Secret clearance to start
•Must hold IAT Level II 8570 Certification, and must maintain throughout the term of assignment to the DCSB Program. 
•Must hold Computing Environment Certification, and must maintain throughout the term of the assignment to the DCSB Program.
•Must hold CSSP Infrastructure Support 8570 Certification or obtain within 90 days of start date; and must maintain throughout the term of assignment on the DCSB Program.
•1+ year of experience in IS with specific focus on application administration.
•1+ year of experience with systems administration in a Linux environment including shell script development and debugging.
•1+ year experience with systems administration on Windows 2008, 2012 and/or 2016 server.
•1+ year technical experience/knowledge of installation, configuration, and security of server environment.
•Strong interpersonal skills & communications skills.

Preferred Qualifications
•Motivated team player, with strong cyber technology and mission interest
•AWS or Azure Cloud Training, Experience and/or Certifications
•Cloud and Virtual Infrastructure management and administration experience across multiple platforms such as VMWare, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft  Azure.
•Experience building and maintaining AWS infrastructure (VPC, EC2, Security Groups, IAM, ECS, CloudFormation, S3, etc.)
•Knowledge of networking, data center, and virtualization layer, and programming language skills (Java, Python, Bash, JavaScript, and PowerShell).
•Understanding of how to secure AWS environments and meet compliance requirements
•Experience with Docker, GitHub, Jenkins, ELK and deploying applications on AWS

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COVID Response

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. 

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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