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Job #: R-00070844
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
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; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; flexible work schedule to allow for life/work balance; tuition reimbursement and more.  

Are you ready for your next career move? 

The Leidos Defense Group has a career opportunity for a talented Cloud Platform Engineer/Site Reliability Engineer to come work in our state of the art Software Factory in Charlottesville, VA or Newport News, VA. You will be the primary SRE for either of the offices as well as contribute to a variety of customer programs, working with a world-class software teams that are singularly focused on delivering world-class solutions to our customers in an exciting, collaborative, and inclusive atmosphere. You will be intellectually challenged and provided with a tremendous opportunity for growth in a customer-facing, fast-paced, and fun environment.

What you will work on:
Your primary responsibility will be ensuring that our team of software engineers have the tools they need to perform their jobs effectively. This includes troubleshooting issues on their laptops and coordinating with Leidos CIO to manage network configurations so that engineers can access the resources needed to perform their jobs. Also, you will be responsible for keeping our office’s System Security Plan (SSP) updated, coordinating with CIO on exceptions to policy, and enforcing security controls as necessary.

In addition to your internal responsibilities on the site, the large portion of your time will be spent supporting a variety of projects executed from the Software Factories across multiple customers and domains. In this capacity, you will apply your expertise managing virtual machines and cloud environments to support the run-time infrastructures of our software projects to help ensure those environments remain available and secure. You will also have access to continuous learning and upskilling opportunities to help you grow in your career and enable you to take on additional responsibilities within Leidos.

Technologies you will work with include but are not limited to:
Microsoft Hololens 2 & Azure Cloud
AWS Snowball, Outpost and Edge Devices
Streaming data from edge devices to the cloud, for example IoT GreenGrass and deploying Lambda functions and Artificial Intelligence services like Sagemaker Neo, TensorRT and more.
Intermittently Connected systems using LTE 4/5G, Starlink and similar wireless systems.
Cybersecurity Accreditation and security control implementation
GitLab CI/CD Pipelines and working with a world-class team of Development and Site Reliability Engineers.
Support and Deployment of software supporting our nation’s defense, including Air Force, Army and Navy.  Examples include Long Range Precision Fires, Air Force Base Condition Monitoring & Alerts, Biometric Identity Analysis, Chemical/Biological/Radioactive/Nuclear modeling and planning, and more.

Skills / Experiences You Must Have
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or similar field with 2-4 years of applicable experience.  Additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. 
Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems, network administration, and networking protocols/functions (e.g., ICMP, HTTPS, DNS).
Experience provisioning and managing resources within IaaS/Cloud infrastructures (e.g., Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, etc.).
Excellent problem solving and analysis skills, including the ability to logically create structure and order from unstructured inputs.
Self-starter that is able to work independently while possessing the communication skills to work effectively with software development teams and customers.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to obtain and maintain U.S. DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications
AWS or Microsoft Azure certification
Professional cybersecurity certification such as Security+, or similar
Experience with container technologies such as Docker and container orchestration tools like Kubernetes
Experience with automated provisioning and configuration tools like Terraform, CloudFormation, Chef, Puppet, Ansible or similar technologies

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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 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

Pay and Benefits

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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Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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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