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Job #: R-00067117
Location: Camp Arifjan, KW
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% 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:

At Leidos, everything we do is built on our commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our employees, and our communities. Learn more about the values and culture that are the foundations of our business. Our mission is to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science. We offer a robust benefits package including competitive salaries; company matching 401K Retirement Plan; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.  

The Systems Administrator will be in direct support of the U.S. Office of Military Cooperation – Kuwait (OMC‐K) customers.  Primary duty locations are U.S. offices within OMCK spaces of the US Embassy and Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense (KMoD) facility in Kuwait City, Kuwait.

The Systems Administrator will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of all IT architectures in the organization and will support the entire site solo as needed, from service desk up to server, storage, and network administration. The Systems Administrator will be responsible for physical and virtual server operations & maintenance, converged architecture support, basic network administration, and Tier I-III desktop troubleshooting as needed on multiple networks.  

Primary Responsibilities

  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot physical and virtual Windows server operating systems for domain operations and security (2012R2, including domain controllers, DNS, Exchange, ePO, ACAS, and SCCM servers)

  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot virtual environments (vSphere 6)

  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot host servers and storage area networking (SAN) equipment (NetApp FlexPods w/ Cisco UCS servers and NetApp SAN devices)

  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot Windows desktops and laptops (Win7 and Win10), Win10-based Virtual Desktop Environment (VDI), printers, digital senders, video teleconferences, VOIPs, and other standard office equipment (basic to advanced service desk actions)

  • Maintain security including patches, IAVAs, STIGS, updates, and backups

  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot SharePoint servers (Web Front End, Application, Database, and storage); build and implement custom SharePoint pages, portals, dashboards, and workflows using OOTB SharePoint, Designer, InfoPath, and other commonly associated tool sets

  • Provide informal training to government representatives and teammates on SharePoint use

  • Provide Tier I, II, and III troubleshooting on desktop systems, software, printers, Video Teleconferences, and server/network related issues

  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot basic LAN equipment (Cisco switches and routers, TACLANEs)

  • Manage users, computers, security groups, GPOs, and other Active Directory requirements for the site 

  • Maintain mobile systems and services (such as iPhone configuration & support, VPN technology, etc)

  • Participate in or lead special projects and day‐to‐day operations as needed or assigned by the site lead, including, but not limited to, security accreditation efforts (RMF); configuration management processes; and IT infrastructure projects

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 4 years of experience.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • 8570 IAT III IA Baseline Cert (one of the following): CASP CE, CCNA Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH.

  • Computing Environment Certifications: VCP-DCV6, MCSA: Server 2012,CCNA: R&S.

  • Some experience with SharePoint site development and advanced SharePoint administration.  

  • Strong systems and network troubleshooting skills.

  • Ability to comfortably work in time-sensitive situations involving general officers, State Department diplomats, and non-US personnel.

  • Active TS SCI clearance

  • Valid US passport and ability to pass the CRC requirements 


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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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Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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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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