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Windows Server Engineer


Applications Engineer


Bethesda, Maryland, United States


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, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainable practices. 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. Employees enjoy career enrichment opportunities available through mobility and development and experience rewarding relationships with supportive supervisors and talented colleagues and customers. Your most important work is ahead.

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

Leidos is looking to fill a Windows Server Engineer position to support the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). This role requires experience in VMWare virtual hosting environments, MS Windows Server 2016-2022 administration, Windows PowerShell scripting, Active Directory, and VDI. Applicant should be able to design and develop complex solutions without assistance from peers. Daily duties include O&M of virtual environments, designing and implementing new technologies, and mentoring more junior administrators. Must be able to work in a large team environment and collaborate when needed. Adaptability and thinking outside the box to meet complex customer requirement is key.

Location: Bethesda at the Intelligence Community Campus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Configure, deploy, and maintain Microsoft-based servers, databases, and workstations as well as VMware and Linux server instances.
  • O&M of virtual environments, patching, updating anti-virus and resolving security vulnerabilities. This could include but not limited to systems consolidation and integration, architecture designs and updates, site renovations and relocations.
  • Implement, upgrade/migrate, and maintain VMware hypervisor infrastructure to include technical hands-on support for the VMware platform.
  • Handle standard VMware engineer duties and recommend innovative and automated approaches wherever possible for infrastructure tasks.
  • Lead the triage and resolution of escalated, complex incidents, problems, or capacity concerns.
  • Responsible for maintaining daily operations, monitoring, problem identification/resolution of VMware server/systems, applications, and analyzing activity and performance ensuring system/application is providing optimum performance and availability.
  • Work across IT functional boundaries (other system administrators, SAN administrators, Network administrators, Database administrators, etc.) with configuration, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, upgrade and system management for optimum performance and reliability.
  • Research, document and recommend new system related technologies and as well as migration and upgrade paths that could enhance, improve, automate and provide more efficiency and or up-to-date technologies to the operational environment.
  • Identify and correct hardware and software issues.
  • Communicate with users. Provide support for calls and emails, ensuring all interactions are timely and professional.
  • Participate in the creation and ongoing maintenance of documentation to ensure clear, concise, and accurate information is readily available to assist with incident resolution.
  • Plan and implement IT enhancements and undertaking project work.

Basic Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant experience, additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree
  • Experience supervising or mentoring others
  • Must understand virtual server technologies
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in designing and managing a VMware virtual infrastructure
  • Must have experience in information technology and information security, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), Microsoft Exchange, administration, and/or exchange management shell.
  • Experience working with monitoring systems supporting auditing, incident response, and system health.
  • Must have experience with software and security architectures.
  • Must have direct, hands-on experience providing assistance to users, optimizing system operations, and monitoring IT enterprise systems.
  • Experience with Scripting/Automation
  • Experience with interacting with customers to handle service inquiries and problems
  • Experience troubleshooting issues in a growing environment
  • Experience with server patch management methodologies
  • Time management skills
  • Experience with support ticket management systems
  • Candidate must, at a minimum, meet DoD 8570.11- IAT Level II certification requirements (currently Security+ CE, CCNA-Security, GSEC, or SSCP along with an appropriate computing environment (CE) certification)


  • Active TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph required OR active TS/SCI and willingness to get a Poly.
  • US Citizenship is required due to the nature of the government contracts we support.

Preferred Qualifications

  • VMWare Vcenter expertise
  • Experience with Data Center design and configuration (e.g., rack and stack, power, placement, etc.).
  • Experience in a System Administration role supporting a software configuration management and development environment.
  • Operating Systems: Windows, CentOS Linux, RedHat
  • Software: SQL Server, VMWare vCenter, Citrix, Trellix/Move, MS Exchange
  • Hypervisors: VMware ESXi

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 $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.