Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

01 Feb 2024
Illinois, Scottairforcebase, 62225 Scottairforcebase USA

Systems Administrator

DescriptionAt Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.The Digital Modernization Sector is focused on delivering performance-based IT services and repeatable solutions to include applying cloud-factory and aaS (as a Service) capabilities and integrating commercial products to provide a comprehensive digital engineering approach to IT transformation. Our team is solving the world’s toughest security challenges for customers with “can’t fail” missions. To explore and learn more, click here! ( is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the ​Server Administration​ position for the Integrated Defensive Cyber Systems Contract.Primary Responsibilities:

Install, configure, and troubleshoot server systems (i.e., Windows, Linux, Appliances).

Collaborate with Lead Engineer to identify, assess, and present options for meeting the functional and technical requirements, which may include hardware and/or software.

Manage and configure VDI environments.

Document and enforce hardware standards.

Manage and maintain IP addressing schema.

Performs security hardening, patching and server certificate updates. Works with Cloud technologies.

Develops documentation for System Installation Plans and System Administration Guides.

Perform other tasks as directed by Lead Engineers or Project Manager.

Provide transparent and regular status updates in requested format.

Basic Qualifications:

Requires BS and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience, additional years of experience will be accepted in lieu of a degree.

Ability to work independently, and work effectively in a collaborative team environment while keeping the team informed.

Excellent customer facing skills.

Excellent researching, decision-making and organizational skills are required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Visio.

Maintain confidentiality and adhere to data protection and other guidelines where appropriate.

ITIL training and/or certification.

Sec+ CE or higher.

Ample experience with Virtualization and application migrations in general.

Understand snapshot, cloning and vMotion.

Proven experience as a Systems Engineer or in a similar role, with a deep understanding of Ideally experience with VMware virtualization technologies (vSphere, ESXi, vCenter Server).

Strong knowledge of server hardware, storage, and networking concepts in virtualized environments.

Experience with designing and implementing VMware virtual infrastructure solutions, including scalability and high availability considerations.

Experience with standing up ESXi hosts, various versions, AD integrations, time, and DNS services.

Experience with VMware licensing.

Experience with NSX tool, install, configure and various migration strategies.

Must possess an active Secret clearance and ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance is required to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

VMware certifications (such as VCP, VCAP, VCIX) are highly desirable.

MCSE certification.

Experience with vRealize tools such as vROPs, VRNI, HCX, and vCloud.

Expertise with metro or stretched cluster, VMware vSAN, in a standalone cluster as well as the stretched cluster and data replications.

Expertise with VMware affinity rules, High availability, and DRS as well as host patching and upgrades.

Good understanding of stretched cluster networking requirements, VMware and network ports and protocol, vSAN policies, VMware vCenter 7 and ESXi 7, and security requirements, ESXi 7 STIG and certificates requirements.

Understanding of data deduplication, compression and encryption, witness site and its rule, and nested nodes. 

Proficiency in troubleshooting VMware-related issues, analyzing logs, and diagnosing performance problems.

Exposure to Oracle and SQL databases. 

ITSM knowledge and experience, particularly with Remedy.

Original Posting Date:2024-01-30While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.Pay Range:Pay Range $87,100.00 - $157,450.00The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand 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.Original Posting Date:01/30/2024While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.REQNUMBER: R-00127855All 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.

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