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Systems Administrator


Systems Administrator


Gunpowder, Maryland, United States


Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries. We are seeking a Systems Administrator to support Post Production Software Support (PPSS) and Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) engineering and technical services to the CECOM IEW&S Directorate Sensors and Mission Division (SMED) based in Aberdeen MD with operations located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Successful candidates will support our customer in creating capabilities and providing technical services, subject matter expertise, Systems and network solutions and services for platforms such as the Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3), Biometric Automated Toolset Army (BAT-A), Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (SGF), Guardrail Common Sensor (GRCS), Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS), Small Tactical Radar Lightweight (STARLite) and a full range of related Aerial Sensors Suite of Systems. This support is an essential in maintaining readiness for today’s modern platform sensor systems.

Primary Responsibilities

As part of a multi-functional, heavily matrixed team, the System Administrator will be responsible for managing, maintaining, and updating a variety of program networks and servers across a range of intelligence gathering platforms. This work involves the installation, maintenance, and upgrade of the networks, servers, and various lab infrastructure devices. The candidate will provide essential software and network support for associated laptops, desktop personal computers, and printers including the configuration of the hardware devices and the testing of new software. The candidate will participate in designing the structure of the network and recommending the procurement of necessary hardware, software, and ancillary support components required to keep the labs and associated systems operational. The candidate will monitor system configurations including any server event logs. The candidate will be responsible for managing the testing of the operating system software, the networking software, and the network/computer hardware. The candidate will also be responsible for monitoring server backup requirements and developing the procedures for backups. Additionally, the candidate will be responsible for monitoring and executing security patching of the network and associated systems. The candidate will ensure all systems and network recovery documentation maintained to reflect the latest lab infrastructure changes. The candidate will also be responsible for recommending and maintaining the electrical and network load balancing of the systems within each lab.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, or other engineering or technical discipline and 8 years of prior relevant experience. Additional years of experience in lieu of degree will be considered.

  • A CompTIA Security + CE or other IAT-II compliant certification.

  • Understanding and experience in the complete life-cycle of the software in military systems.

  • Communicates with internal team members across multiple areas and client team members.

  • Must have knowledge of TCP/IP, information security/authorization profiles, or system administration of Unix or Windows networks/systems.

  • Experience with vCenter Server Appliances, ESXi Hosts, Linux, and the Windows Operating System and tools.

  • Experience installing, configuring, and managing switches/VLANs.

  • VMWare experience to include VCenter and VMotion.

  • Experience managing Security Groups, User Profiles, and Shared Drives within Windows Server.

  • NetApp configuration and management experience.

  • iDRAC configuration and management experience.

  • PowerChute configuration and management experience.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience working within matrixed teams.

  • Active and current Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS or TS/SCI clearance

  • Understanding and experience in the complete life-cycle of the software in military systems.

  • Familiarity with CECOM Software Engineering Center (SEC) Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) & Post Production Software Support (PPSS) processes a plus.

  • US Army aerial and terrestrial sensor system experience.

  • Familiarity with or experience implementing and using the Engineering Edge Quality Management System.

  • Experience configuring and sustaining WSUS patching cycles and remediation.

  • Image creation and distribution experience.

  • CCB documentation submission experience including origination of associated documentation.

  • Reserve inventory requirements gathering and management skills.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $84,500.00 - $130,000.00 - $175,500.00

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.