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Job #: R-00073760
Location: DJ
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5,000
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Are you interested in continuing your career in a mission focused environment?

Leidos has an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-directed, Windows Systems Administrator (SA).  This position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization, CJTF-HOA located in Djibouti, Africa .  This position is required to travel OCONUS.

•Perform a variety of difficult assignments associated with monitoring and controlling computer operating systems.
•Supervise and manage the daily activities of configuration and operation of business systems.
•Optimize system operation and resource utilization, and performs system capacity analysis and planning.
•Provide assistance to users in accessing and using business systems.
•Set up and maintains more than one type of computer system such as Open VMS Systems/DSM environments, UNIX systems (SCO and SUN), and Windows systems.
•Analyze system faults and troubleshoots and runs diagnostic tests on operating systems and hardware to detect problems.
•Evaluate and install developed software during various phases of testing.
•Review and prepare documentation for systems, tests and installation of software.
•Investigate and recommend methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
•Initiate preventive maintenance on the operating systems as well as repair to system/environment problems.
•Administer systems/environment solutions for multiple projects with varying schedules.
•Interface with vendors for trouble calls.
•Support the planning of system/environment requirements for individual projects. 
•Work in dynamic fast paced environments that require team interaction and coordination of efforts. 
•Demonstrate experience in interfacing with both client managers and system users.
•Support systems and applications on a geographically dispersed Windows 10 Enterprise network with multiple types of servers and server applications.
•Perform Windows system administrator functions supporting a global Active Directory infrastructure in a mixed Windows environment.  
•Provide journeyman level knowledge and Tier 0/1 support to the customer and their components to include Tier 0/1 infrastructure troubleshooting and support that involves the configuration and administration of servers in their area of operation.
•Provide remote support and/or travel to customer servers and sites as required. 
•Possess experience with maintaining and supporting network devices consisting of primarily Cisco routers and switches. 
•Demonstrate success by using knowledge of the systems and providing necessary administration and maintenance support.

•Must have an active DoD Top Secret security clearance.

•BA/BS + 4 years or AA/AS +6 years or a major cert +8 years or 9 years of recent specialized experience.
•Certifications: MCSA/MCSE - Server 2016, VCA/VCP.
•DOD 8570 IAT II compliance (CompTIA Security +, Equivalent or greater).

•ITIL v3 - Foundation.
•Automation using Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript, or batch files.
•Experience with Microsoft SCCM.
•Adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs.
•Experience working in VmWare ESXi environments.
•Experience with network storage (SAN/NAS).
•Experience with enterprise backup solutions.
•Understanding of Department of Defense Military standards.
•Experience working with and supporting Cisco Routers and Switches.

Why join us?
Located on the Red Sea, Djibouti boasts beautiful beaches, unparalleled diving and swimming sites. The region has an eclectic blend of international, urban, and indigenous culture to explore, and is geographically central providing easy and convenient travel to destinations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Work perks include:
    • Paid relocation to/from OCONUS location
    • Overseas living allowance(s) and other OCONUS pay
    • Foreign Earned Income Tax Exemption 
    • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; 401k with company match; etc.
    • Base access (Exchange, dining, post office, commissary access, etc.)
    • Thriving Expat Community
If you know someone who may be a good fit, refer them to us! Your referral could get you a one-time referral payment of $5,000. More details here.

External Referral Eligible


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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. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® 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 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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