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Computer Scientist / Systems Administrator


Computer Scientist


Washington, Washington DC, United States


Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

The Leidos National Security Sector combines technology-enabled services and mission software capabilities in the areas of cyber, logistics, security operations, and decision analytics to support our defense and intel customers’ mission to defend against evolving threats around the world. Our team’s focus is to ensure our customers have the right tools, technologies, and tactics to keep pace with an ever-evolving security landscape and succeed in their pursuit to protect people and critical assets.

Your greatest work is ahead!

The National Security Sector at Leidos is hiring for a Computer Scientist (Systems Administrator) to join our team supporting a U.S. federal government intelligence agency. This role supports the dissemination of critical Defense intelligence to DOD executives. The ideal candidate will have attention to detail, professionalism, and be motivated to support the warfighter. This position is contingent upon contract award.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Perform systems administration of desktop, mobile, and server systems connected to local and wide area networks, including account monitoring, security, operating and system installation.
  • Support operating system accreditation, recommend new or emerging technology/software, and support IT system infrastructure troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Provide guidance on automation solutions to complex information processing problems, and support enterprise solution software to integrate business areas.

What does Leidos need from me?

  • Must have an active Top Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI with Polygraph.
  • Minimum eight years of experience relevant to systems administration with at least a portion of the experience within the last two years.
  • Experience administering desktop and mobile devices (iOS and Android).
  • Experience with advanced system and network management best practices in the Intelligence Community (IC).
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies, cloud services, and advanced security practices.
  • Experience performing system optimizations and diagnosing complex issues.
  • Understanding of IC system architecture and the ability to implement and manage enterprise-level solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues clearly in a concise and organized manner both verbally and non-verbally; with strong grammar skills.
  • Professionalism and effective communication skills are critical.
  • Knowledgeable of and demonstrated ability to apply IC and DoD classification guidelines and procedures.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office tools.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize nuances and resolve contradictions and inconsistencies in information.

Favorable if you have:

  • Experience writing HTML, JavaScript, and/or Python.
  • System administration certification, such as CISA.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an area related to systems administration from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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.