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Systems Administrator - TS/SCI Poly


Systems Administrator


Herndon, Virginia, United States


Leidos has an opportunity for a mid-level Systems Administrator to support the EAMS Program. The ideal candidate will be joining a small team and will share the knowledge, workload and the future for a mission critical application. Must be able to work on-site in Herndon, VA. Work hours are flexible.

Primary Responsibilities

Maintains smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network engineers. Monitors and manages system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency. Performs systems security administration functions, including creating user profiles and accounts. Provides Tier 3 problem identification, diagnosis and resolution of problems. Configure operating systems. Other duties may include setting up administrator accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, applications/operating systems hardening, and allocating mass storage space. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops and monitors policies and standards for allocation related to the use of computing resources

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of relevant experience. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • A minimum 5 year of experience with systems administration, including Linux or CentOS

  • Position requires an active and in-scope TS/SCI security clearance. Polygraph require to begin work. Must be a US Citizen.

  • Experience writing scripts to monitor system services, resources, data mine logs, etc.

  • Writing SQL and PL/SQL to generate system data reports, modify data as necessary, etc.

  • Experience with Keytool and OpenSSL

  • Familiarity w/troubleshooting Java & Oracle applications

  • XML Proficiency

  • DoD 8570 Compliant holding current IAT level II baseline certification (Security+ CE, GICSP, SSCP, etc.)

  • Experience maintaining systems in cloud environments

  • Experience working with Firewalls and AWS Security Groups

Key Skills for Success in this role:

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to anticipate problems & take decisive action

  • Experience maintaining applications built on a PostgreSQL or Oracle database.

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Linux+ Certification

  • Current RHCSA/RHCE certification

  • Specific polygraph

  • Microsoft MCSA

  • VMware Certified Professional

  • Knowledge of SQL Servers

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.