Systems Administrator

Washington, DC
Posted: 2021-04-14


Job Description:

Leidos is hiring a Systems Administrator (SA) ready to be a member of a dynamic and fast paced technical program in Washington, DC. Our program has full lifecycle Agile Software Development and O&M for our cloud and on-prem systems. Our program works to develop and maintain a translation workflow tool to facilitate linguistics for the Intelligence Community.

The successful SA will provide hands on interaction and support for the entire team fulfilling and implementing O&M duties. The on-site SA will coordinate O&M cycles with program leadership to schedule O&M activates for efficient deployment of upgrades and modifications. The position will play a key role in building a new operational environment working through the ATO achievement and into full operations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide systems administration to three government systems conducting operational duties supporting security, configuration, networking, OS patching and applications deployments
  • Works with a cross functional operational team in a cloud based, Windows 2016 OS environment
  • Occasional support as Tier 2 and Tier 3 Help Desk support
  • The SA will work with a high tempo Operations Team to maintain and deploy the customer system and application to ensure system security, integrity and health
  • Will work onsite in DC alongside the Technical Lead, Senior DBA, Security Engineer and other Systems Administrators
  • Provide keen insights and recommendations on best practices and implementations from a SA perspective
  • Work closely with Security Engineer to meet NIST-800-53 controls and server STIG/Vulnerability compliance

Basic Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters Degree with 6+ years of prior relevant experience (in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, System Administration, Cyber Security)
  • Active DoD clearance at the Top Secret level with SCI eligibility and a polygraph
  • 4 or more years of experience performing systems administration and O&M tasks for Windows systems
  • Strong demonstrated working experience in the AWS cloud and as a systems administrator conducting maintenance on IT Windows Systems.
  • Expert technical knowledge of Active Directory Domain Controllers such as: promotion and demotion, OU setup, Group Policy creation and modification, FSMO role transfer, decommissioning, and fault resolution
  • Ability to perform start-to-finish VMware ESXi (6.5) server buildouts, updates/maintenance/configuration (vMotion/DRS/HA), manage VMware server environments.
  • Cloud networking experience (Route Tables, NACLs, Security Groups, ports/protocols) to facilitate both application functionality and firewall compliance
  • Function as technical SME in design, modification, and debugging bare-metal and virtual Windows Servers
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • System hardening experience via GPO, registry, system configuration, and WSUS patch management
  • Experience with migration and operation of systems to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud environment
  • Knowledge or experience with Risk Management Framework and Authority to Operates (ATO)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability working and engaging the customer almost daily

Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS GovCloud, SC2S or C2S experience
  • Experience with Oracle RDS 12c databases
  • Security+ Certification
  • CISSP Certification
  • Certification as an Amazon Web Services Certified Associate

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Yes, 10% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the worlds toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The companys 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. 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.

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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.




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