Systems Administrator

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Posted: 2021-04-14


Job Description:

Leidos is a FORTUNE 500 company bringing a mix of innovative technology and sector expertise to customers in the national security, engineering, and the health industries.

Leidos is seeking a Journeyman System Administrator to support Post Production Software Support (PPSS) and Post Deployment Software Support (PDSS) engineering and technical services to the CECOM IEW&S Directorate Sensors and Mission Division (SMED) based in Aberdeen MD with operations located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Successful candidates will support our customer in creating capabilities and providing technical services, subject matter expertise, and software solutions and services for platforms such as the Long-Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3), Biometric Automated Toolset Army (BAT-A), Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared (2GF), Persistent Surveillance System Tethered (PSS-T), and Common Sensor Payload (CSP), Guardrail Common Sensor (GRCS), Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS), Tactical SIGINT Payload (TSP), Airborne Reconnaissance Low (ARL-E), Small Tactical Radar Lightweight (STARLite) and a full range of related Aerial Sensors Suite of Systems. This support is an essential in maintaining readiness for todays modern platform sensor systems.

Primary Responsibilities

As part of a multi-functional, heavily matrixed team, this Systems Administrator will be responsible for managing a variety of program servers across a range of intelligence gathering platforms. This work involves the installation and upgrade of these servers as well as troubleshooting and problem resolution. The candidate will provide essential software support for associated laptops, desktop personal computers, and printers, including the configuration of the hardware devices and the testing of new software. The candidate will be an integral part of a team of personnel responsible for designing the structure of the network and procuring the necessary hardware, software, and ancillary support components required to keep the system operational. The candidate will monitor system configurations including any server event logs. The candidate will be responsible for testing the operating system software, the networking software, and the computer hardware. The candidate will also be responsible for monitoring server backup requirements and developing the procedures for backups.

Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other engineering or technical discipline and 3 years of prior relevant experience (6 years of applicable experience may be substituted in place of a degree)

  • Must currently possess an active Top Secret Clearance

  • Must have knowledge of TCP/IP, information security/authorization profiles, or system administration of Unix or Windows networks/systems

  • Experience with VMware, vCenter Server Appliances, ESXi Hosts, Linux, and the Windows Operating System and tools

  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining SCCM and WSU

  • Experience building and deploying AGM Windows MDT images

  • Experience withCisco, NetApp, and iDRAC configuration and management

  • Strong communication skills

  • Demonstrated experience working within matrixed teams

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Security Clearance

  • Post Production Software Support/Post Production Deployment Support for defense intelligence systems

  • US Army aerial and terrestrial sensor system experience

  • Familiarity with or experience implementing and using the Engineering Edge Quality Management System

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Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret


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.

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

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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