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Job #: R-00070408
Location: Tampa, FL
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $3000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Global Solutions Management-Operations II (GSM-O II), a Defense Group of Leidos, has an opening for a Virtualization and Storage Architect supporting the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE), MacDill AFB, FL.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, configure, maintain, and test virtual servers utilizing the VMware vSphere suite. 

  • Provide technical and procedural recommendations for implementing virtual servers.

  • Maintain a high availability VMware Horizon suite supporting customer VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure} requirements.  

  • Configure and maintain end user profile management via VMware UEM/DEM.

  • Provide recommendations for solving complex virtualization and storage problems.

  • Identify process improvements that can be realized through using virtualization technologies and products.

  • Provide status reports and document requirements for virtualization and storage products appropriate for customer’s operating environment.

  • Build and maintain the servers required for development work, internal testing, customer testing and production environments.

  • Maintain access privileges and account groups as directed by development team.

  • Develop, document, implement and maintain a backup and disaster recovery plan.

  • Collaborate with operations, QA and third party data centers to provide technical direction on network topologies, server configurations, hardware/software deployments, firewall configurations and other administrative tasks related to the staging and maintenance of company development, testing and production servers.

  • Ensure timely and effective delivery of hardware upgrades, network upgrades and new configurations.

  • Document technical requirements, develop and oversee project plans and implement change control procedures.

  • Facilitate design sessions and architectural reviews.

  • Interact with customers, third party vendors, and government leadership at the technical level, as required.

  • Engage in hands-on lab testing and development for problem resolution, new product reporting, or technical functionality.

  • Review application of STIGs and DOD configuration guidance in images for completeness and correctness.

  • Develop and maintain POA&M and System Security Plan (SSP) documentation for customer’s virtual and physical server infrastructure and systems.

  • Develop documentation in regards to administration, maintenance, structure, and user permissions for servers.

  • Manage and report on the overall server health and functionality. Manage and document physical layout and organization of server and network stacks.

  • Provide virtual machine support to end-users.

  • Manage system security, patching and upgrades.

  • Create, update, test, and troubleshoot VDI images for all end user devices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification (CompTIA Security+ce, CCNA Security, CySA+, etc.)

  • Must have ability to develop and implement virtualization/cloud architectures

  • Must have ability to implement and administer Storage Area Network systems

Desired Qualifications:

  • A current MCSA/MCSE Server certification

  • Current VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) or equivalent


  • BS Degree and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 2-6 years of relevant experience. Specific experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Clearance:  Secret


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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