Cloud Systems Administrator

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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 customer
  • 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)
  • Strong demonstrated working experience in the AWS cloud and as a systems administrator conducting maintenance on IT Windows Systems.
  • Active DoD clearance at the Top Secret level with SCI eligibility and a polygraph within the last 5 years
  • 4 or more years of experience performing systems administration and O&M tasks for 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
  • Certification as an Amazon Web Services Certified Associate

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