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Job #: R-00068900
Location: Ashburn, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The selected individual will be responsible for providing System Application support for over 48 applications and over 1000 systems. She/he will field phone calls from customers and end users in support of their applications and will thoroughly document user issues in program tools and tickets. She/he will resolve issues whenever possible and be responsible for coordinating with other program technical staff when additional support is required to ensure issues are resolved through to completion. Issues may range from a government off the shelf (GOTs) client software issue to network connectivity issues. The selected candidate will be responsible for daily/weekly maintenance activities in order to keep the applications and systems running smoothly. She/he will be required to learn and understand dependencies across hardware and software components. Cross-team coordination and collaboration will be required to complete most tasks.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide front-line communication and incident support to customers with hardware, software, and application problems.
  • Document issues, status, incident resolution, and lessons learned in incident database tools.
  • Provide in-person and remote troubleshooting support to customers, who are both internal and to the program.
  • Monitor system availability and assist with fine-tuning system performance.
  • Diagnose system configuration issues.
  • Update and provide input for standard operating procedures.
  • Assist application senior engineers in identifying and troubleshooting application, network, and server problems.
  • Provide polite and friendly customer service.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field and 2 to 4 years of related experience OR a Master's Degree in a technical field and less than 2 years of related experience.
  • Must currently possess an active Top Secret Security clearance, or have completed a CBP Full Background Investigation
  • Must have experience troubleshooting Windows Operating System and application issues.
  • Must have experience with Windows System Administration and troubleshooting.
  • Must have network configuration and troubleshooting experience.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience working on an IT Help Desk supporting end users.
  • Must have experience with remote troubleshooting through diagnostics tool and techniques.
  • Must have the ability to learn, understand, and articulate complex issues in a short period of time.
  • Must have a solid understanding of information security principles and practices.
  • Must have experience with or familiarity with software and security architectures.
  • Must be capable of responding very quickly to customer inquiries in a clear, concise manner, to include providing detailed and comprehensive status reports and follow-ups.
  • Must possess strong analytic abilities and must be detail-oriented and meticulous and careful in the execution of all tasks.
  • Must be an independent thinker capable of working proficiently independently as well as within a team.
  • Must be committed to adopting and adhering to best practices including compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
  • Must be able to work normal duty hours (0800-1700 M-F) but be flexible depending on workload and training/testing events.
  • Must be a self-starter with strong collaboration skills and strong and effective communications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in applications and systems configurations.
  • Experience in a System Administration role supporting a software configuration management and development environment.

Pay Range:

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 January 18, 2022, 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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