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Data Center Engineer


Applications Engineer


Stuttgart, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany


Are you interested in continuing your career in Europe in a mission focused environment?

Leidos has upcoming positions throughout the European theater supporting multiple customers for the Department of Defense. We are looking for experienced, innovative and motivated IT Specialists to support enablement US AFRICOM’s mission objectives. Our Digital Modernization Sector has an excellent opportunity for an experienced Data Center Engineer. This position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization, USAFRICOM located OCONUS in Stuttgart, Germany. This position is required to travel OCONUS.

Clearance: You must hold an active Secret clearance to qualify and must be able to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance.

What will you do in this role?

Data Center Operations:
• Manage day-to-day operations of the data center, ensuring optimal performance and availability.
• Perform routine maintenance tasks, including hardware upgrades, firmware updates, and system patches.
• Monitor data center infrastructure to proactively identify and address potential issues.

Server and Network Infrastructure:
• Install, configure, and maintain server hardware, including rack-mounted servers and blade systems.
• Collaborate with network engineers to ensure seamless connectivity and performance.
• Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and network-related issues.

Data Center Security:
• Implement and maintain physical security measures to protect data center assets.
• Monitor and control access to the data center, ensuring compliance with security policies.
• Collaborate with cybersecurity teams to implement and enhance security measures.

Capacity Planning:
• Conduct capacity planning for server, storage, and network resources.
• Monitor resource utilization trends and make recommendations for upgrades or expansions.
• Work with vendors to procure and deploy additional hardware as needed.

Disaster Recovery and Backup:
• Implement and maintain disaster recovery and backup solutions.
• Conduct regular backup tests and ensure data recovery capabilities.
• Collaborate with the IT team to develop and update disaster recovery plans.

Documentation and Reporting:
• Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of data center configurations and procedures.
• Generate regular reports on data center performance, capacity, and incidents.
• Provide documentation for troubleshooting and resolution procedures.

These are the Required Qualifications:
• BA/BS + 8 years recent specialized or AA/AS +10 years recent specialized or a major cert + 12 years recent specialized or 14 years of recent specialized experience
• DOD 8570 IAT 3 compliance
• Must hold an Active Secret Clearance with ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance
• Proven experience as a Data Center Engineer or in a similar role.
• Strong knowledge of data center technologies, server hardware, and networking.
• Familiarity with virtualization technologies (e.g., VMware, Hyper-V).
• Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
• Strong communication and collaboration skills.
• Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Server+, Cisco CCNA, or equivalent are a plus.
• TESA eligibility


Pay Range:

Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00

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.

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.