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Platforms Engineer


Applications Engineer


Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany


Are you interested in taking your IT career around the globe supporting vital missions in exciting locations? See the world with Leidos’ CITS III program! Our team provides communications and IT services to support international joint force commands making our world a safer place. We are looking for experienced, innovative, and motivated IT Specialists to support enablement of AFRICOM, EUCOM and CJTF-HOA’s mission objectives.

What You’ll Get to Do:

Leidos has an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-directed, Platforms Engineer to support US EUCOM located OCONUS in Stuttgart, Germany. This position is required to travel OCONUS.

The successful candidate will support Windows Servers as well as some non-windows appliances across multiple enclaves. Optimizes system operation and resource utilization and performs system capacity analysis and planning. Helps users in accessing and using business systems.

Performs a variety of difficult assignments associated with monitoring and controlling computer operating systems. Supervises and manages the daily activities of configuration and operation of business systems. Optimizes system operation and resource utilization and performs system capacity analysis and planning. Aids users in accessing and using business systems. Sets up and maintains multiple types of systems (predominantly Windows Servers). Analyzes system faults and troubleshoots and runs diagnostic tests on operating systems and hardware to detect problems. Evaluates and installs developed software during various phases of testing. Reviews and prepares documentation for systems, tests and installation of software. Investigates and recommends methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Initiates preventive maintenance on the operating systems as well as repair to system/environment problems. Administers systems/environment solutions for multiple projects with varying schedules. Interfaces with vendors for trouble calls. Supports the planning of system/environment requirements for individual projects. May provide work direction and guidance to others.

More About the Role:

Specifically, the windows System Administrator (SA) will be responsible for supporting systems and applications on a geographically dispersed Windows 10 Enterprise network with multiple types of servers and server applications. The SA will be responsible for Windows system administrator functions supporting a global Active Directory infrastructure in a mixed Windows environment. The SA will provide senior level knowledge and Tier 1/2 support to the customer and their components to include Tier 1/2 infrastructure troubleshooting and support that involves the configuration and administration of servers in their area of operation.

Additionally, the SA will provide remote support and/or travel to customer servers and sites as required. The ideal candidate will have experience maintaining and supporting Windows Server (2012R2, Server 2016 and Server2019). The position will be successful in providing necessary administration and maintenance support of this system. The candidate will be required to work in dynamic fast paced environments that require team interaction and coordination of efforts. The candidate must be experienced in interfacing with both client managers and system users.

What we will need from you;

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, IT Systems, or a related discipline, or MCSE (2012R2 or higher) and 10 years + of related experience

  • Industry knowledge and experience, including current industry trends and challenges.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a team player mindset.

  • Current Secret Clearance – Ability to Obtain TS/SCI

  • Security Certifications (CEH, CASP, CISSP, or equivalent – IAT Level II)

We would like you to have;

  • Experience working with IT customers within the Department of Defense.

  • Excellent Troubleshooting Skills

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with diverse members of other technical teams and with the customer base.

  • ITIL v4 - Foundation

  • Automation using Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript, or batch files.

  • Experience with Microsoft SCCM

  • The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and operational needs.

  • Experience working in VmWare ESXi environments.

  • Experience working in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environments.

  • Experience with network storage (SAN/NAS)

  • Experience with enterprise backup solutions

  • Understanding of Department of Defense Military standards

  • Experience working with and supporting Cisco Routers and Switches

Some of the perks we offer;

  • Paid relocation to/from OCONUS location

  • Overseas living allowance(s) and other OCONUS pay

  • Foreign Earned Income Tax Exemption

  • Benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance; paid time off; 401k with company match; etc.

  • Base access (Exchange, dining, post office, commissary access, etc.)

  • Thriving Expat Community


Pay Range:

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

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.