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Senior Systems Administrator ( R-00082567 )


Systems Administrator



Alexandria, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a broad-capability Sr. Systems Administrator who can perform Windows Server and Desktop administration, VMware administration, scripting and software development, computer hardware configuration, network device administration, and has working knowledge of IA Security functions / lockdowns and mitigations / and DoD STIGs. The Sr. Systems Administrator will work in our lab environment and support fast paced and technically challenging systems development and integration projects.

The engineering lab includes servers, network and test equipment and is based at Metro Park (MP8) Alexandria, VA. The Systems Administrator will work with the project team to develop, test, and integrate software and applications to meet multi-year Command and Control (C2) situational awareness requirements for a diverse customer base.

Primary Responsibilities


The candidate will perform systems administration throughout the systems development lifecycle including design, development, integration, testing, documentation, demonstration, and training. Some travel may be required to support an OCONUS customer site. The candidate will develop, administer, and test in accordance with applicable DoD and International standards and policies; assist maintaining the code and documentation repository for each software release; and provide IA implementation and sustainment support during software upgrades and patch developments, integration, analysis, testing, certification, fielding, and operations.

  • Research, evaluate, integrate, and modify Commercial off the shelf (COTS) hardware with COTS and custom software
  • Set up and administer server environment including Windows servers and clients, VMware and sandbox environments
  • Work independently and as part of a project team responsible for installing, configuring, integrating, and testing systems hardware and software and related tactical and enterprise IT and communications systems
  • Evaluate mission requirements and develop, test, integrate and implement associated solutions
  • Analyze system faults, troubleshoot and run diagnostic tests on operating systems and hardware to detect problems
  • Provide technical analyses of network challenges and problems and be able to develop/implement technical solutions
  • Evaluate and install scripts and software during various phases of testing
  • Work closely with the Leidos Information Assurance team to ensure that all systems are compliant with DoD and coalition IA requirements
  • Develop and maintain system documentation and training materials

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 4 to 8 years of experience in systems administration and scripting; an additional 4 years of experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Current U.S. Government Secret security clearance
  • Current Security+ certification
  • Possess IT Computing Environment certifications such as:
    • MCSE or other Microsoft certification (e.g. Windows Server 2019)
    • VMware Certified Professional
  • Experience administrating Windows, VMware and/or sandbox environments
  • Experience in scripting (PowerShell, Windows command line, BASH, etc.)
  • Experience developing in .NET environment
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Collaborates well with internal and client project team members

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current U.S. Government TS/SCI security clearance
  • Experience in one or more of the following programming languages: C++, Microsoft Visual Studio , Python, and/or Java, Javascript.
  • Contribute towards business development activities as assigned to include developing customer briefings, supporting presentations and demonstrations, and other capture and proposal activities General knowledge of networking (IP Addresses, Gateways, ports, protocols, routers, switches, firewalls)
  • For long-term prospects, a broad background in software, sysadmin, network administration, operation of secure IT systems and networks, and IT/IA security is preferred, as well as supporting business development

Pay Range:Pay Range $65,000.00 - $100,000.00 - $135,000.00