Senior Systems Engineer


The Leidos Spatial Solutions team has an opening for an experienced Senior System Engineer with Linux system administration experience to work on an on-premise system with a mission operations team. The team is involved in operation and sustainment of a mission-critical geospatial solution supporting DoD end users. A successful candidate will have experience with installation, configuration, administration, support and maintenance of an on-premise system.  The candidate will need to be a self-starter with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment and the ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner.  This is a hybrid role that allows working remotely 1-2 days per week depending on customer requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will involve taking a leadership role in system changes and improvements; working directly with government and contractor POCs to troubleshoot issues; proactively recommend configuration changes to help improve system performance; regularly work with government and contractor POCs to keep systems security compliant; and author and update operational and security documentation, including troubleshooting guides and SOPs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires BS degree and 8+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6+ years of prior relevant experience; OR additional years of experience in lieu of degree
  • Must currently possess an active TS/SCI Clearance with ability to obtain & maintain a Polygraph post hire
  • Must meet DOD 8570 Certification (Security+ or equivalent or higher)
  • Must have Linux administration experience provisioning end users
  • Strong understanding of NGA Networking
  • Proficient reviewing and remediating STIG/IAVA scans
  • Experience performing Virtual Machine backups/snapshots
  • Experience working with Security to support ISCP exercises
  • Experience scripting for administration, configuration, troubleshooting, and automation
  • Knowledge of Systems, Architectural, SW Development and SW Sustainment Practices

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Red Hat certification(s)
  • Linux certification(s)
  • Agile Certification(s)
  • Experience using AWS/Cloud technologies
  • Experience implementing automation solutions to reduce engineering and/or end user labor time

Original Posting Date:


While 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 $101,400.00 – $183,300.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and 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.

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