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Systems Adminstrator/DevOps Engineer

AURORA, CO Leidos

Description:
 Leidos is seeking a DevOps engineer in Aurora, Colorado to support maintenance and development for the CEGS system, a real-time operational SIGINT processor. The CEGS applications run under a virtualized Linux infrastructure and are deployed in three different locations (the development facility, an integration and test facility, and the operational facility). The candidate must possess an active TS security clearance at a minimum, or ideally an active TS/SCI security clearance with a polygraph.


The candidate will be responsible for system administration tasks for CEGS at all deployed locations via remote access from the development facility in Aurora, CO. Occasional travel may be required for maintenance tasks that cannot be executed remotely. The candidate will be responsible for issue investigation and resolution installing new CEGS software baselines, and deploying and configuring web services at the deployed locations. Furthermore, the candidate will be responsible for the design, development, integration, and testing of existing and future web-based capabilities. The CEGS system is evolving with an increasing web presence and needs an experienced web developer to enhance existing, basic web tools into more mature, scalable solutions. The candidate will interface with project managers, systems engineers, software developers, and customers on a regular basis, so good communications skills are a must.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Deploy and maintain both internal and external web servers (currently Apache web server)
Maintain, modernize, and enhance the existing CEGS web applications 
Design, architect, and implement new web applications, processes and deployment strategies
Monitor a large, deployed system running on the Linux operating system
Troubleshoot systems and interface connectivity
Integrate external products and applications with custom software baselines
Install and configure software baselines, commercial products, and application programming interfaces
Attend weekly developer meetings to participate in software ticket prioritization and assignment
Communicate status via software ticket tracking tool (currently Trac)
Provide direct customer support via weekly telecons


External Referral Eligible

Qualifications:
 BS in Computer Science or equivalent with 4-8 years of web development, DevOps, or systems administration experience, or MS in Computer Science or equivalent with 2-6 years of work experience

High level of expertise with Linux systems (RedHat / CentOS or equivalent)
Experience maintaining web applications in an agile development environment
Web development experience using modern tools and techniques
Knowledge of the HTTP 1.1, HTTP 2.0, HTTPS, and WebSocket protocols
Scripting (Perl / Python or equivalent)
Strong verbal and written communications skills are required, as well as the ability to maintain professionalism in a diverse customer environment
Must possess an active TS security clearance at a minimum, or ideally an active TS/SCI security clearance with a polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
Experience in working closely with software developers to integrate, configure, and deploy commercial products
Experience with virtualized infrastructure environments (VMWare or equivalent)
Knowledge of information assurance, risk management framework, and assessment / authorization requirements
PostgreSQL (or equivalent)
ActiveMQ 
Apache HTTPD configuration, maintenance, and deployment
PKI management and user authentication SIGINT processing experience
Web development using the Python or Java programming languages
GWT/Vaadin UI toolkits

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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