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Systems Administrator


Systems Administrator


Suitland, Maryland, United States


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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 sustainably. 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.

Leidos is seeking a Systems Administrator with a current TS/SCI clearance to join our team in Suitland, MD. In this role, you’ll provide specialized Mission support to a variety of IT Systems in addition to managing large volumes of data and preparing it for analytic processing and provide specialized Cyber Security and Information Technology (IT) support for IT resources and users, underpinning Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI) analysis and production across the Farragut Technical Analysis Center at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI).

Great News! Program is now offering additional Paid Time Off or a Sign-on Bonus!

As a key player on our team, you'll fulfill the roles and responsibilities as an Authorized Transfer Agent. This process involves both knowledge of classification issues and attention to detail in reviewing information and following the process for performing a transfer of data. You will also be responsible for supporting customers through any service inquiries or problems and taking appropriate corrective action to initiate repairs. You will need to exercise complete independent judgement and use personal experience and expertise to ensure security of files when transferring them between classified networks, and/or when transferring to networks of higher or lower classification to safeguard classified information.

What Will You Do

  • Operate peripheral readers, writers, and replicators Load Data from Redundant Array of Individual Disks (RAID), Tapes, Optical Disk, and Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and perform hashing functions to ensure data integrity prior to mounting, and before removing disk drives.

  • Write software, patches, licenses, and updates onto DVD so it can be conveyed to an offline resource or resources on other systems, or security domains.

  • Develop solutions to technical problems and issues that may be difficult, unclear and require thorough analyses and understanding of domain knowledge.

  • Make recommendations to improve processes and hardware in support of system and application operations and maintenance to reduce the amount of time it takes to make data accessible to end customers in a timely manner.

  • Provide Configuration Management support to document and manage Specialized IT Configuration Baseline and maintain, secure, support and as necessary upgrade Mission Systems, Hardware, Applications and Software.

  • Perform Desktop Support and other System Administrator duties as required.

  • Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), advise and train personnel in best practices, and monitor and assess work quality, and supplement Government personnel.

  • Assist in the development, documentation, and execution of a Technical Refresh Program (Tech Refresh) for IT assets to include recommending technical and functional specifications and product line model selection for Tech Refresh of desktop computers, printers, and peripheral hardware.

Job Qualifications

  • A Current DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • High School degree and 5 yrs. experience.

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience in creating external data products to include tapes, CD's, DVD's and other storage devices.

  • Experience in troubleshooting Applications in Windows/Linux environments.

  • Thorough understanding of file systems (concept of files/folders/symbolic links/permissions, commands like “file” + “mount”, what is FAT/NTFS/etc.)

  • Ability to write and interpret basic shell scripts (e.g. bash, csh, PowerShell, etc.)

  • Ability to work independently, or under general direction.

  • Must be willing to work at the customer site in Suitland, MD, remote/hybrid not available.

Certification Requirement

  • An active IAT Level II DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification (e.g., Security+ CE) or higher, or, obtain within 30 days from date of offer of acceptance

Desired (nice to have)

  • An active IAT Level II DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification (e.g., Security+ CE) or higher



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 $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

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.