Leidos is seeking a Lead System Administrator to support a large enterprise IT contract for the DOD. The System Administrator will support operations across multiple geographic locations and DoD systems. The System Administrator provides messaging systems and software operations and maintenance support in a large enterprise, multi-enclave environment. This individual will work in a team environment to ensure mission needs are met and ensure functionality of capabilities for customers.
This role requires an individual that is technical, customer oriented and familiar with customer Messaging systems and IT Service Management software. This individual should be detail oriented to capture customer inquiries appropriately. Role requires excellent oral and written communication skills. This role is responsible for interacting with customers to handle service inquiries and problems. Duties include examining highly complex customer problems and suggesting and implementing appropriate corrective action to initiate a repair or return to service. This role analyzes recurring problems and initiates solutions for preventing reoccurrence. Individuals in this role may be required to remotely log into the end users' endpoint (desktops and/or servers) to perform technical software configuration, rebooting, and other remedial actions.
Serve as the Service Lead for the Messaging team
Ensure integrity of project data, extraction, storage, processing, and analysis.
Experience with interacting with customers to handle service inquiries and problems.
Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems. Rapidly distinguish isolated user problems from enterprise-wide application/system problems.
Coordinate with customers and stakeholders to collect data, conduct analysis, develop, and implement solutions associated with incident tickets and requirements.
Develop solutions to complex technical issues.
Provide follow-up reports (technical findings, feedback, resolution steps taken) for root cause analysis, engineering technical assessment and process improvement initiatives.
Support customer requirements in a 24/7/365 mission environment.
Update operations and maintenance documentation for 24/7/365 IT Operations Center personnel to allow for continual monitoring and triage of issues occurring after normal duty hours.
Provide mentorship and training to other team members.
Foundational knowledge around customer’s messaging and transport systems to include, but not limited to; M3, AMHS, Smart.NeXt, iGATE
Extensive experience managing and administering servers based on Linux or Solaris UNIX operating systems
Experience with managing and administering servers based on Windows Server operation system
Experience with Tier 2 system administration
Experience with establishing and enforcing policy
Experience with conducting and documenting on-the-job (OJT) training for a team
Experience troubleshooting issues in a growing environment
Experience with log reviews, incident analysis, and identification of issue trends
Experience with server patch management methodologies
Time management skills
Strong oral and written communications skills
Track record of working effectively within a team, and support to peers toward improved processes and results
Experience with support ticket management systems
Experience mentoring and supervising a small team (<10)
Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP)
Bachelor's degree with 8 years of relevant experience, Masters degree with 6 years
Education equivalency of Associate’s with 10 years of related experience or High School Diploma with 12 years of related experience can be used in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
Due to the nature of the government contracts we support, US Citizenship is required.
TS/SCI with Poly is required for this position or TS/SCI and willingness to get a Poly.
Pay Range:Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00
The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.
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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 www.Leidos.com.
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