Senior Applications Systems Administrator


Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has an open position for an Applications Lead in Colorado Springs, CO.

Our customer maintains a highly demanding mission and requires our support to provide expert technical and professional management support to the commands enterprise Information Technology (IT) services. The Applications Team Lead will support a program that provides sustainment, maintenance, Problem and Change management services to help ensure secure, reliable, and uninterrupted availability of the Department of Defense IP networks.

This position will report directly to the Technical Operation Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Leads an all-star team of journeymen and junior applications system administrators responsible for the installation, configuration, administration, support, and maintenance of NORAD/USNORTHCOM applications servers
  • Provides updating current and new systems, implementing critical application patches, responding to incidents, scheduling O&M activities and coordination of all customer related issues
  • Act as the Senior Applications System Administrator and is considered as subject matter expert on the application projects, application upgrades and systems administration to provide Tier 2/3 support
  • Requires candidate to, organize and work collaboratively in a technological environment to support an established collaborative work environment
  • Develops functional requirements through interaction with the Technical Manager and government service owner, and coordinates with support teams on systematic enhancements or changes
  • Review and update current processes and procedures to ensure their accuracy in accordance with customer requirements and contract policies
  • Have the ability to learn and train junior personnel on new system changes as needed
  • Actively manage incident tickets and provide status updates on each ticket per SLA

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's with 8+ years of experience or Masters with 6+ years of experience; additional years of directly applicable experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree
  • Currently possess an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance
  • Must have CompTIA Security+ce, at start date
  • Must have Server 2012/2016 MCSA or MCSE certification at start date
  • Have a strong working knowledge of PowerShell scripting
  • Proficient in managing SharePoint server environment
  • Knowledgeable supporting a SQL server environment and able write SQL queries and scripts
  • Have worked in a Hypervisor environment
  • General understanding of network topologies, both transport and IP
  • Must be available for on-call support as required
  • Day-to-day fluency using Microsoft Active Directory to manage policies & user objects
  • Knowledge of security policies and general vulnerabilities management
  • Experienced in executing the tasks associated with leading and managing small teams

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in associated field
  • System Center Service Manager (SCSM) server experience
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) server experience
  • Proven knowledge of computer security principles and DoD security protocols
  • ITIL Foundations Certification
  • Excellent project, technical, interpersonal, presentation and problem management skills
  • Ability to communicate orally, and in writing, detailed technical information on troubleshooting and implementation efforts
  • Familiarization of NORAD/USNORTHCOM missions and DOD regulations and directives

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Systems Administration

Pay Range:

Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 - $162,000.00