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Job #: R-00080689
Location: New Orleans, LA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the delivery of IT projects? Leidos has a long-term customer who we have supported in all areas of IT operations since the client’s first outsourcing engagement over 20 years ago. We’re seeking a Systems Specialist with experience managing server infrastructures and data-center operations across multiple platforms who is motivated by variety, seeking a challenging environment for professional growth, and is interested in designing, developing, and deploying technical solutions in a collaborative team environment.

Travel: This position requires occasional (25%) travel to within our customer’s service territory area (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas).

The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a variety of assignments associated with installing, maintaining, and controlling computer operating systems. This position requires an experienced, self-motivating individual capable of performing in a fast-paced development environment, as well as interacting effectively with key customers and users. This person will provide our client with infrastructure solutions for applications residing on Wintel systems. The candidate should have an experienced background in networking including switches, firewalls, and intrusion prevention devices.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, develop, and deploy architectures and infrastructure for enterprise applications.
  • Install, monitor, optimize, problem resolution, root cause analysis, management and documentation of all server-related issues including operating system and hardware. 
  • Evaluate and install hardware and software updates. 
  • Investigate and recommend methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. 
  • Initiate preventive maintenance on the operating systems as well as repair to system/environment problems. 
  • Interfaces with vendors for trouble calls.
  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments and provide guidance to other team members.
  • Plan system/environment, and technical requirements for individual projects.
  • Responsible for design and implementation to update legacy and non-supported OS version to current standards.
  • Consultation and implementation of utilizing virtualization technology to reduce Data Center real estate footprint and support costs.
  • Consultation and implementation of automation of day-to-day routine jobs and setting up the infrastructure of the containerization of legacy applications.
  • Implement system monitor to verify integrity and availability of hardware, server resources, systems, and key processes; analyze system and application logs; verify completion of scheduled tasks.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree with 10+ years of operating systems experience. High school diploma with an additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Must demonstrate a thorough understanding of Windows Server Operating Systems running on HP server hardware. 
  • Requires a strong background in the installation, modification, and support of Windows Server Operating Systems. 
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Expertise in overall server infrastructure including networking, naming services, patch management, virtualization, and security. 
  • Should have working knowledge of DELL, HP server hardware, installation, configuration, and maintenance processes, Cisco switches, and routers, as well as basic firewall rule principles and intrusion detection using Juniper devices.
  • Strong knowledge and experience to handle seldom occurring job events is a must. 
  • Must also demonstrate the ability to perform problem analysis, logically organize and prepare technical documentation, and effectively communicate.   
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer hardware and software fundamentals.    
  • Ability to handle complex assignments including multiple project assignments at one time
  • Ability to be trained in client's Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program and pass client's background check.

Pay Range:

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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 43,000 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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