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Job #: R-00074184
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Cyber Operations
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Corporate

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Job Description:

Leidos is looking for an DevOps Systems Engineer with strong hands-on knowledge with the management and oversight of infrastructure to join our Cybersecurity Intelligence & Response Team (CSIRT).  The Operations Systems Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the enterprise information technology systems; both internal and customer-facing. Duties include monitoring, maintaining, provisioning, and resolving infrastructure issues within both cloud and physical environments, and supporting disaster recovery & security initiatives.

The Operations Systems Engineer will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues to maximize the benefit of infrastructure systems investments. This role will be part of a team of skilled and dedicated individuals that support our tool sets and the associated development and QA environments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate, monitor, and troubleshoot existing server infrastructure and datacenter hardware.
  • Administer Microsoft Server & Linux OS & associated services stack.
  • Evaluate and recommend infrastructure improvements.
  • Research, develop, and implement solutions to help monitor systems, improve performance, optimize, and reduce potential outages with emphasis on being proactive.
  • Act as liaison with other cross-functional groups and management personnel to ensure accuracy and timeliness of production, and non-production activities.
  • Responsible for infrastructure hardware, cloud assets, software, maintenance, and procurement.
  • Actively participate with development, maintenance, and validation of the disaster recovery plan.
  • Actively contribute to security evaluations and stay current on threat landscape.
  • Monitor system resources & services to include backups, disk consumption, memory, & CPU capacity.
  • Ensure issue resolutions are communicated, and expectations met in a timely and effective manner.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of experience in Information Technology. Additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Availability to work on-call schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary. Qualifications
  • Expert understanding of Microsoft OS & Linux based environments & associated services.
  • High-level understanding of AWS cloud computing technology.
  • High-level understanding of enterprise storage and networking fundamentals.
  • Understanding of SQL Server administration, maintenance & management.
  • Understanding of ElasticSearch maintenance and management.
  • Scripting & automation experience (PowerShell & Bash).
  • Attention to detail, ability to both follow and/or provide written or verbal instructions without error.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise with centOS and Ubuntu custom developed packages and modules
  • Automation tools like Ansible, Terraform, Chef, Puppet
  • AWS and Azure expertise
  • Understanding of Network stack/routing and interconnectivity
  • Experience with large data stores such as SANS, DAS, and cloud storage
  • CI/CD a plus
  • Docker a plus
  • Python experience a plus

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance

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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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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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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