The Defense Group at Leidos seeks a Systems Administrator for the Global Solutions Management – Operations II (GSM-O II) contract. This position will support the sustainment and ongoing development of the DISA’s Enterprise Network Engineering Tools (ENET) solution, providing Tier III support for server and application infrastructure under general supervision as well as its eventual migration to AWS.
While this role is primarily remote one must live within commuting distance to Scott AFB, IL (St. Louis, MO) or Washington, DC for on-site support.
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The GSM-O II Program includes the Operations, Sustainment, Maintenance, Repair, and Defense of the Defense Information System Network (DISN) within the DOD Information Network (DODIN) in support of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). It also includes support to other key tasks for DISA, including the transformation of DISA’s operational mission through innovation and support to DISA’s mission partners.
- Work independently to ensure the reliability, availability and security of the ENET solution by proactively monitoring the system, troubleshooting, and resolving issues to ensure high availability and continuity of operations
- Be able to work in a fast-paced environment and must be able to work independently
- Maintain configuration management and baseline control of development, test, pre-production and production environments
- Conduct regular security scans, analyze results and implement resolutions including testing of new hardware and software and ensure compliance with DISA STIGs
- Operate and maintain the ENET solution, including patching of operating systems and COTS/FOSS/GOTS
- Perform and test regular backups
- Monitor and tune system and network performance, including RHEL and VMWare systems, for optimal system availability
- Configure, manage and maintain components of the SDN solution (application servers, load balancers, databases, operating systems, etc.)
- Deploy ENET systems in the Lab environment, integrate with other systems, perform testing and validation
- Manage, track and maintain configuration items including licenses, SSL certificates and the hardware/software baseline
- Support ENET baseline deployments, upgrades and updates to the production environment including the installation and configuration of new software and hardware
- Lead planning and migration of ENET infrastructure and applications from the Data Center environment to the AWS cloud.
- Create, maintain and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures.
- Perform trend analysis on component failures, network/node outages, and system performance parameters
- Interact with software and hardware vendors to evaluate vendor products and make recommendations to purchase hardware and software
- Work with network engineers and developers to troubleshoot environment issues as necessary
- Escalate support issues to vendors as necessary and coordinate resolution
- Manage access including creation and management of user and service accounts
- Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule, also responsible for on-call, extended hour, and weekend support as required by mission or emergency situations
- Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a relevant technical discipline and 5 years of relevant experience; Additional experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree
- Active Secret with SSBI or Top Secret security clearance
- Current DoD-8570 IAT Level 2 or higher certification (i.e. CompTIA Security+/CE, CASP or CISSP)
- Experience installing, managing and maintaining RHEL 7 Linux servers in a production environment
- Experience troubleshooting and managing virtualized infrastructure in an VMware ESXi environment
- Experience with deploying and managing infrastructure and and software applications to the AWS cloud
- Experience applying DevOps concepts and tools to automate repetitive tasks and ensure baseline consistency across multiple environments
- Experience deploying, managing, monitoring and maintaining a variety of complex software products across multiple environments, including WildFly/JBoss, MongoDB, Apache Cassandra, HAProxy, etc.
- Experience with the deployment of McAfee HBSS tools in a Linux environment
- Experience with scripting in Bash and experience in other languages such as Perl or Python
- Thorough knowledge of TCP/IP networking
- Application and configuration of security settings and other IA best practices, such as those as required by DISA STIGs and SRGs
- Experience supporting, installing and configuring enclave Ethernet switches, storage area networks (SAN), and network attached storage (NAS)
- Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)/Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
- Experience managing HPE integrated BladeSystem enclosures, including Onboard Administrator, iLO and interconnect modules
- Experience managing and using Ansible automation tools
- Knowledge of Git and the Git version control model
- Understanding of PostgreSQL, including monitoring, managing and maintaining replicated databases
- Experience supporting, installing and configuring enclave Fiber/Ethernet switches, HPE storage area networks (SAN)/ network attached storage (NAS)
- Experience with a ticketing system such as BMC Remedy and/or Atlassian JIRA
- Experience administering and configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 or higher
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. 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.
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 www.Leidos.com.
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