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Leidos Sr. Linux Administrator - TS/SCI with Poly in Reston, Virginia


Job Description:

In the role, the Linux Administrator will support the design, development and deployment of products, tools and capabilities in support of a dynamic customer enterprise. The Linux Administrator performs System Administration tasks on a customer’s system that supports mission needs and coordination requirements. This individual will work in a team environment and coordinate with appropriate elements to effectively meet design, development, deployment, and monitoring/securing objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Design, build and deploy applications in a hardened enterprise Linux environment.

• Review and compare multiple platform options for applications and collaborating with specific teams to choose an appropriate platform.

• Design and implement a tool set that simplify provisioning and support of a large enterprise Linux environment.

• Plan, configure and implement features on the Linux platform that enhance availability, response time, and monitoring of key system metrics.

• PKI management using OpenSSL

• Operating and maintaining systems in Linux (RHEL)/CentOS

• Experience setting up and modifying system monitoring with Nagios

• Scripting language experience

• Develop and leverage scripts such as C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python, and Shell

Basic Qualifications:

• Significant experience with RHEL

• Previous experience supporting a DevOps program

• Demonstrated experience with Scripting/Automation

• Extensive troubleshooting issues skills in a growing environment

• Experience with server patch management methodologies

• Significant experience developing scripts with Bash, Perl, Python.

Candidate must have an active TS/SCI with polygraph.

Candidate must have Bachelors with 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.

Candidate must be US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of AWS cloud services and the cloud ecosystem.

• Experience using ElasticSearch

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Software Development

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

REQNUMBER: R-00035860

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.