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Linux Systems Administrator ( R-00079028 )


Linux Systems Administrator



Chesapeake, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

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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. 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.

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Leidos is currently seeking a Linux Systems Administrator to lead configuration and implementation efforts for all Red Hat assets at the Chesapeake, VA facility. The candidate will be a key factor in delivering, configuring and maintaining a diverse set of Red Hat Linux systems, from military weapon systems to business productivity systems with the facility. The desired candidate will be a part of an agile cyber team and will collaborate with the site Information System Security Manager, Information System Security Officers and Network Administrators in providing customer solutions.

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Leidos Defense Group provides a diverse portfolio of systems, solutions, and services covering land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace for customers worldwide. Solutions for Defense include enterprise and mission IT, large-scale intelligence systems, command and control, geospatial and data analytics, cybersecurity, logistics, training, and intelligence analysis and operations support. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here!

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Responsibilities – What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Perform operating system baselining and hardening using best practice guides such as DISA STIGs on business productivity systems and military weapons systems.

  • Work independently with the ability to respond to system malfunctions, maintenance and helpdesk inquiries to resolve unclear problems which may require deep research and analysis.

  • Assist with development of Helpdesk/Knowledge Base articles.

  • Assist and advises on implementation of cyber security solutions, such as implementation of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions and malicious code scanning tools.

  • Deploys, configures, and maintains Red Hat Linux systems within the facility.

  • Consult with the ISSM and Information Assurance personnel regarding software installation and updates in effort to remediate system vulnerabilities.

  • Manage Users and Groups on Linux Assets.

  • Assist with weekly audit log reviews and performs analysis on events to determine the implications of data within logs.

  • Provide solutions for new customer systems which involve the Red Hat Linux operating systems both modern and legacy.

  • Support Incident Response by performing security log analysis.

  • Assist with developing Network Configuration Diagrams.

  • Provide status reports to the ISSM on current projects.

  • Ability to be agile and work multiple projects regarding implementation of systems.

  • Understand the impacts of key deliverables which they are responsible for and adjust accordingly.

  • Excellent verbal and documentation skills.

  • Experience is using business productivity tools such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, OneNote) to keep track of assigned tasks.

Required Experience, Skills, and Education:

  • At least 5 years of experience performing system administration on Red Hat Linux Enterprise Systems.

  • At least 3 years of experience hardening Red Hat Operating Systems (e.g., performing STIGS).

  • At least 2 years of experience in performing system maintenance and break/fix (e.g., helpdesk) tasks.

  • Bachelor’s degree (additional experience, education and training may be considered in lieu of degree).

  • Candidate must have Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or above certification such as the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.

  • Candidate must have a Security+ certification.

Preferred Experience, Skills, and Education – Favorable if you have:

  • Experience with surface sonar military weapons systems or military weapon systems in general.

Clearance Required:

  • Must have an Active DoD Secret security clearance and the ability to achieve a Top Secret Security clearance.

Pay Range:Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

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.