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Linux/Kubernetes System Administrator




Annapolis Junction, Maryland, United States


Ready to work on missions that matter? Join us at Leidos, where your most important work is ahead! You will enjoy great benefits such as 5 weeks of Paid Time Off, Flexible Schedules, Discounted Stock Purchase Plans, Education and Training Support and more! If this is a place you can thrive, keep reading!

Leidos is hiring a Linux/Kubernetes System Administrator in the Ft. Meade, MD area. An active TS/SCI with Polygraph is required to be considered for this role.

Program Summary
Leidos is a subcontractor on a large, multi-year contract that provides hardware and software sustainment of large IT systems. Contractors perform dataflow changes, lifecycle management including modernization of aging hardware and software, as well as system monitoring.

The work is extremely important to the government and offers its team members the opportunity to work autonomously and explore new technologies. We provide exceptional service to our customer in an area in which we have deep incumbent knowledge.

Job Summary

The System Administrator provides support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of Information Technology (IT) systems. Manages IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems. Provides support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all of the client/server/storage/network devices, mobile devices, etc. Provides Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems. Provides support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers. Provides support for the dispatch system and hardware problems and remains involved in the resolution process. Configures and manages UNIX and Windows operating systems and installs/loads operating system software, troubleshoots, maintains integrity and configures network components along with implementing operating systems enhancements to improve reliability and performance.

The ideal candidate for this position must have experience with Linux (Red Hat), Saison, and Ansible. Must have had a poly in the last 5 years.

Required Qualifications

  • Fifteen (15) years of relevant professional experience providing system administration support.
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in System Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering Science, Engineering Management, or related discipline.
  • An Information Assurance Technical (IAT) level II baseline certification as defined by DoD 8570.01-M.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph within the last 5 years.
  • Experience with:
  • Linux
  • Bash Scripting
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Ansible

Preferred Qualifications

  • VMWare
  • NetApp
  • Networking Understanding/Experience

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 $108,550.00 - $196,225.00

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.