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Systems Administrator ( R-00053375 )


Systems Administrator



Lorton, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Leidos is looking for a Systems Administrator to support the ESA V program in Lorton, VA. ESA V is an IT applications and infrastructure services program supporting several customers within the Department of Justice (DOJ). The program provides a range of IT services, including software application support, enterprise infrastructure support, service desk, ITSM, deskside support, workstation engineering and maintenance, telecommunications and mobility engineering services, managed print services, Active Directory services, and video conferencing.

This customer unit is responsible for providing field communications support to their field agents, officers and investigators worldwide. This position will provide system administration services to manage and maintain the equipment, networks and web applications that support the field communications systems deployed by our customer. Work hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

The candidate will be skilled in Windows Server 2012 R2 and later, CentOS 7 and later, BigFix patch management, Active Directory, Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Internet Information Services (IIS), OpenSSL, VMWare vSphere, VMWare vCenter Server, Windows 10, secure network architectures, hardware procurement/maintenance, system/network management tools, and backup solutions.

This position requires working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The ideal candidate will be personable and articulate, and will focus on making sure that the customer’s needs are met quickly and effectively. He or she will be a self-starter who can work with limited supervision. Excellent communication skills are required to effectively interface with customers to understand requirements, issues and mission needs, and then to be able to translate them into actions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Learn a new Government system and provide support for all systems issues.
  • Working with the SME to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) support for a mission-critical government system; requiring broad and deep knowledge across the applicable technologies
    • Dell PowerEdge R940 servers & iDRAC
    • VMWare vSphere & VMWare vCenter Server
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 & later
    • BigFix Patch Management; deploy patches & fixlets from BigFix to endpoint servers & clients; ensure latest patches are being downloaded; develop maintenance windows to ensure minimal downtime when applying patches, ensure patches are tested prior to being deployed to operational servers & clients
    • Active Directory (AD) structure to ensure high availability and data consistency for AD objects, users, groups & organizational units; ensure AD is available for various authentication services used by users and/or equipment
    • Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS); ensure that domain controller certificates remain current, CRLs are updated, certificates are revoked as needed
    • Internet Information Services (IIS); ensure that web services are available for certificate authority information access (AIA) and other services as required
  • Configuration management process to ensure consistent & secure modifications to equipment configurations
  • Maintain and develop technical documentation and diagrams related to the field communications systems equipment & networks

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of experience or a Masters degree with 6+ years experience. High school diploma with 4+ years experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Candidate selected will be subject to a Government Public Trust security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to the customer’s information. US Citizenship is required. Current clearance is not required, but selected individual cannot start the assignment until the required security clearance is granted by the customer.
  • Experience providing O&M support to complex, mission-critical systems
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively to troubleshoot and correct operational issues
  • Experience working closely with customers and users to troubleshoot and resolve complex user issues
  • Ability to work and brief customers to include senior management
  • Extensive experience configuring, implementing and troubleshooting with following technologies:
    • Dell PowerEdge R940 servers & iDRAC
    • VMWare vSphere & VMWare vCenter Server
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 & later
    • CentOS 7 & later
    • BigFix Patch Management
    • Active Directory (AD), AD Certificate Services
    • Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Establish goals and meeting project plan objectives
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer interface experience
  • Excellent teamwork skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • RHEL experience with certification
  • Experience with configuration management process
  • Business Analysis/Requirements Development Experience
  • Technical Writing and Documentation Experience
  • Experience with information security (IS) best practices & Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), and accreditation
  • Government contracting experience, particularly with the DOJ
  • DOJ Clearance

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient. Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals.

Come join our rapidly growing team and enjoy these benefits:

  • Accrue 3 weeks of PTO during your first year
  • Get ten paid holidays a year
  • Access to benefits on day one including medical and dental insurance
  • Employee discounts
  • Company HSA contribution
  • Excellent 401K


External Referral Bonus:Ineligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Systems Administration

Pay Range: