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Senior Drupal Administrator




Baltimore, Maryland, United States


Leidos is seeking a Senior Drupal Administrator to be part of the mission solution and help lead SSA’s Digital Modernization Strategy. Join one of our high performing teams responsible for building the next-generation content management system, enterprise APIs and modern responsive user interfaces, supporting the Social Security Administration (SSA) and their mission to meet the changing needs of the public, positively impacting at least 65 million American lives per month. We are a team of forward-looking professionals in need of a strong candidate with these key required skills: Drupal Administration, Ansible Automation, Relational Databases (PostgreSQL, DB2, or Oracle), Agile Development, and Modern Development Support (PHP, Java EE with SpringBoot, Python, C# with .Net Core).

If this sounds like a mission you want to be a part of, keep reading!


Your passion and values might be a good fit for our teams if you answer “yes” to the following questions:

  • Are you looking for a company that puts employees first, with a focus on career, flexibility, and well-being?
  • Do you enjoy collaborating with colleagues and teammates and believe that the best ideas are fostered in an inclusive environment?
  • Are you searching for a team with a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive for daily mission success?
  • Are you comfortable with proactive outward communication and technical leadership?
  • Do you enjoy being a catalyst, solving complex problems, and providing innovative solutions?
  • Do you have the flexibility, creativity, and resilience to pivot the mission for success?
  • Do you have the courage to make tough ethical decisions with pride, transparency, and respect?


Our teams are dedicated to supporting new team members in an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Experienced team members will be assigned to new hires for one-on-one mentoring, collaborative reviews, and coaching on customer engagement to help each new hire successfully onboard and demonstrate their skills. Projects and tasks are assigned in a way that leverages your strengths and will help you further develop your skillset.


Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it. Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find you passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. Find your “Why” with us and take your place in our Leidos Family!!

  • Architect, design, develop, and implement next-generation content management using system/software engineering best practices and the latest technologies:
    • Content Management System (Drupal, WordPress)
    • DevOps (Jenkins, Red Hat OpenShift, Docker, SonarQube, UrbanCode)
    • Infrastructure-as-Code and Configuration-as-Code (Ansible, CloudFormation / Terraform, Scripting)
  • Administer Drupal including installing, migrating, upgrading, deploying, troubleshooting, and configurating on Linux.
  • Provide software expertise in one or more of these areas: Drupal administration, PHP application integration, service oriented architectures (SOA), security, business process management/business rules processing, module integration, user experience (UX) and accessibility (Section 508/WCAG/USDS Web Standards), orchestration, or auto-scaling & application reliability engineering.
  • Investigate and repair system defects regardless of component: front-end, business logic, middleware, Ansible automation, or database (PL/SQL and Data Modeling).
  • Brief management, customer, team, or vendors using written or oral skills at appropriate technical level for audience
  • Collaborate with, and mentor existing project team on Drupal administration.
  • All other duties as assigned or directed

FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS (Basic Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or a related field. Experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Master’s or Doctorate degree may substitute for required experience
  • 8+ years of combined experience with system administration of Content Management Systems (Drupal, WordPress), and/or RHEL Linux
  • 4+ years of experience with Ansible automation
  • 2+ years of combined experience with modern software development support (PHP, Java EE with SpringBoot, Python, C# with .Net Core)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust. Contract requirement.

*** Selected candidate must reside within two (2) hours of SSA Headquarters in Woodlawn, MD

*** Selected candidate must be willing to work on-site at least 2 days a week.



These skills will help you succeed in this position:

  • Strong experience with Ansible Automation and authoring playbooks and roles for installing, maintaining, or upgrading platforms
  • Solid experience using version control software such as Git/Bitbucket including peer reviewing Ansible playbooks
  • Hands-on experience with Drupal administration on Linux
  • Experience analyzing, researching, maintaining, and integrating Drupal modules/plugins.
  • Basic experience configure cache (Redis, Memcached, MongoDB)
  • Solid experience triaging and monitoring complex issues, outages, and incidents
  • Experience in automating tasks with scripting languages like Shell, or Python
  • Solid foundation of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) administration
  • Basic networking skills
  • Solid knowledge of relational databases (PostgreSQL, DB2, and Oracle), SQL, and ORM technologies (RedBeanPHP, Doctrine, and Eloquent)
  • Basic knowledge with modern PHP frameworks (Drupal, Laravel, Symfony, Zend)
  • Experience working on Agile projects and understanding Agile terminology


Showcase your knowledge of modern development through the following experience or skills:

  • Basic understanding of DevOps (CI/CD) best practices and tools (Jenkins, SonarQube, CloudFormation / Terraform)
  • Preferred experience with AWS cloud technologies or other cloud platforms; AWS cloud certifications.
  • Preferred experience integrating / establishing advance search capabilities (AWS Kendra)
  • Solid experience with automated unit testing, TDD, BDD, and associated technologies (PHPUnit, PHPSpec, Mockito, Behat / Cucumber, Selenium, and Karma/Jasmine)
  • Solid knowledge of front-end technologies (HTML, Modern JavaScript, Typescript, JQuery, and CSS)
  • Experience with API development & monitoring tools (Ready API, Swagger, Splunk, Dynatrace)
  • Experience with PaaS (Red Hat OpenShift/Kubernetes) and Docker containers
  • An in-depth knowledge of Social Security Administration (SSA)

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams and contribute to our communities. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business. Every position we take is more rewarding when you know the why behind it. Know your work makes a difference to support those who need it most. If your passion is enabling life changing service to those around, you this is the place for you. Find your passion in a team environment where all members are valued regardless of contractor or employee status. We are excited for you to take your place in our Leidos Family.

Are you an US citizen, US resident, or Visa candidate and think you might fit? We recommend you apply and start the conversation today! Join us in supporting our SSA contracts in Woodlawn, Maryland.


Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

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.