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Senior Windows Systems Administrator


Windows Systems Administrator



Blacksburg, Virginia, United States


Job Description:

Job Description
1901 Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Senior Windows Systems Administrator to support our Blacksburg Virginia Enterprise IT Operations Center. This is a great opportunity to work with an elite team of server and systems professionals to maintain a secure environment for critical systems. Bring your own experience and work with our team to teach and learn while building, maintaining, and supporting our customer environments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, implementation, and administration of Windows 2012, 2016, 2019, MS-Azure, Microsoft Exchange, M365, and Active Directory.
  • Implement, install, and recommend technologies including database, systems management, server virtualization, network storage and security.
  • Maintain strong understanding of Client/Server Architecture and how to securely deploy internally and externally.
  • Evaluate and architect network, server, and storage architecture plans.
  • Produce technical writing for both system integration and transition to operations teams.
  • Work in hybrid multi-location operations team administering existing production environment
  • Perform configuration, troubleshooting, and management of Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and file/print.
  • Build and deploy Group Policy Objects to enforce desired enterprise behavior.
  • Perform patch and security configuration activities to ensure servers and databases under management are properly secured and up to date.
  • Monitor health, performance, and operational trends to proactively identify issues before they become incidents.
  • Communicate well with Executives, Managers, Peers, and Customers.
  • Support tickets and manage incidents, service requests, and problems through their full life cycle.
  • Perform incident analysis to determine possible cause and potential fix.
  • Document status updates and communicate to necessary parties.
  • Document troubleshooting steps and knowledge articles for Shared Desk and Help Desk teams.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 to 8+ years of experience in Windows System Administration or an Associate degree and 10+ years, able to offer conceptual knowledge as well as practical application
  • Experienced in design, implementation, and administration Microsoft Exchange, M365, and Active Directory and Azure AD
  • Familiar with ticketing systems and the value of good documentation
  • Competent in essential administration concepts around Active Directory, Group Policy, Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019.
  • Experienced in Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, or M365
  • Knowledgeable in scripting with PowerShell
  • A US Citizen who can obtain a public trust clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified in Microsoft technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 to 8+ years of experience or Master’s degree with 2 to 6 years of relevant experience.

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

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.