Systems Administrator

Chantilly, Virginia
20 Jun 2019
15 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description:

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a willingness to learn. The position will include troubleshooting of complex issues, and working with system users to document problems and work toward a resolution. The position also requires strong interpersonal and communications skills for interfacing with a variety of customers and system users. The candidate will be part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and will be responsible for all aspects of administration and support for several mission-critical systems and networks.

Typical responsibilities will include:
  • Provide O&M support to systems
  • Propose innovations that leverage existing system capabilities in new ways for enhanced O&M
  • Maintain awareness of technical trends for strategic consideration in current/future systems
  • Identify technical risks to systems and develop mitigation strategies
  • Define processes, policies, and procedures for all aspects of system administration
  • Extensive interface with users requiring technical support
  • Collection and analysis of key metrics
  • Follow through on all Incident or Service request tickets
  • Provide specific and detail status on all tickets being worked
  • Create and maintain all documentation (i.e. SOPs, etc.)
  • Presentations to customers and management to explain technical issues

Required Skills:
  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field and 8+ years of overall experience. Additional experience in lieu of degree.
  • Hands-on experience with Windows (XP/7/2003/2008) environments
  • Experience with VMware products (vSphere, VMware View, etc) or other virtualization technologies
  • Experience with designing and implementing solutions for high availability or disaster recovery
  • Experience using patch deployment solutions such as MS WSUS and enterprise virus management tools such as McAfee EPO

Desired Qualifications
  • Certifications from vendors such as Microsoft or RedHat
  • Experience using scripting for task automation and performance tuning
  • Familiarity with Cisco or Juniper networking hardware
  • Experience with network monitoring tools such as Tivoli, SCOM, etc.
  • Experience with ticketing tools such as Remedy

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 32,000 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 .

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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