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Desktop Engineering Lead ( R-00067382 )

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Engineering



Reston, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact? Leidos has an opening for a Desktop Engineering Lead to support the ESA V program. ESA V is an IT Services program supporting several customers within the Department of Justice. The program provides a range of IT services, including help desk, deskside support, Windows engineering and maintenance, managed print services, ITSM, Account Management Services, Cybersecurity, Cloud technologies and other IT services.

The selected candidate will lead the team in developing and delivering workstation support and solutions for a mission-critical U.S. Government program that has a rapidly growing demand for information to be securely accessible anywhere, anytime, from any device.

The individual selected for this position will be the lead for the ESA V Desktop Engineering team and the primary work location will be Washington, DC with work performed remote. This individual will work with client stakeholders to improve the capability and capacity of the workstation management service to reliably meet the needs of a mobile, geo-dispersed workforce. The successful candidate will have extensive hands-on experience with Windows 10 as well as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and group policy. The candidate must also have practical experience leading medium sized, diverse teams and hands on experience with workstation software, application packaging, government security standards, and workstation security hardening is required.

Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information. Current clearance is not required, but selected individual cannot start the assignment until the required security clearance is granted by the customer. This process is currently taking 12+ weeks (quicker for candidates who have current clearance).

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

You will work closely with the Chief Engineer and End User Engineering Manager and will lead the Desktop Engineering team on the following key tasks:

  • Provide day-to-day leadership and guidance to the desktop engineering teams across the ESA V program, currently consisting of 12 team members.
  • Provide Tier 4 desktop engineering support.
  • Complete incident tickets and service requests within SLA and in a modern tracking system
  • Work closely with the End User Engineering Manager to determine the strategy and execution of the desktop engineering team.
  • Work with security, infrastructure, networking, and applications engineering teams to implement and maintain an workstation security strategy
  • Attend meeting with the customer as the primary conduit to the desktop engineering team.
  • Provide written instructions for both workstation and application usage
  • Provide weekly reporting of issues and projects
  • Be able to troubleshoot and support Windows 10 workstations and software.
  • Identify and evaluate costs, benefits, and risks of expanding and enhancing desktop engineering services
  • Oversee and participate in building, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager and other workstation management tools and workstation applications.
  • Apply STIGS and VPR’s as identified
  • Provide white glove support to executive level customers
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours or modified schedule for planned and emergency work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or related technical field with at least 8+ years relevant experience. High school diploma with additional years experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • 5+ years’ experience providing Tier II, III & IV support
  • Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
  • Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to lead a large diverse team supporting multiple customers in a shared team environment.
  • Experience in the design and administration of System Center Configuration Manager as well as end user workstation environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of Active Directory Group policy as applied to workstations
  • In-depth knowledge of end user workstations and technology to support end user workstations
  • Experience with PIV and CAC authentication
  • Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule in the eastern time zone
  • Extended hour and weekend support as required by mission or emergencies.
  • Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with executive level to individual contributors.
  • Ability to lead support issues to a successful conclusion while updating management and senior leadership.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust clearance.
  • Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Desired Qualifications:

  • 7 years of experience with workstation systems management systems (i.e. SCCM, Symantec Endpoint Manager, Intune, etc…) administration support
  • 8 years of experience in an operations role
  • Experience with both on premise and SaaS deployments systems
  • Government contracting experience, particularly with the DOJ
  • DOJ or DOD Clearance
  • ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with ServiceNow
  • MCSE: Mobility Certification
  • Extensive knowledge of Windows 10 operating system
  • Ability to create and speak to Microsoft PowerPoint presentations.

Pay Range:Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00