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Senior macOS Systems Administrator (Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD)
Greenbelt, MD

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Job Description

Job Description:

Job Description:

Leidos has an opening for a lead macOS Systems Administrator to support the NASA End-user Services & Technologies (NEST) program. NEST is an IT Services program providing the end user computing needs to NASA. The program provides a range of IT services: On premises and cloud-based Windows and Linux server support, Windows, macOS and Linux desk side support and workstation engineering, managed print services, Active Directory services and Microsoft Exchange support. The individual selected for this position will be a member of the Operations team and will be assigned to work full time at a customer site in one of the NASA locations (e.g., Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Johnson Space Center (JSC), etc.). The individual will be a lead macOS Systems Administration team and as part of that team will support the infrastructure to manage a macOS environment.

This position requires rotating on call support.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Help manage the macOS NEST environment. It will also require hosting Windows and Linux virtual machines on macOS.
* Work in a rapid paced environment.
* Help create a consistent macOS operating environment to support the smooth operation of a multi-user computer systems, including coordination with other administrators, customers, engineers, and support engineers/Service Desk.
* Set up administrator and service accounts, install system wide software.
* Administer an anti-virus solution; Provide a client backup solution.
* Create, maintain, and implement detailed documentation and maintain standard operating procedures for software upgrades, patching, etc.
* Help define and apply security settings and other commercial security best practices.
* Provide support on a M-F business hours schedule.

Basic Qualifications and Typical Education:

* Requires BS degree and 8-12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6-10 years of prior relevant experience.
* Very good understanding of macOS and it hardware configurations.
* Experience with Casper/Jamf.
* Remote Desktop Services (Login and ssh), including Citrix, experience.
* Understanding of backup tools (e.g., NetBackup).
* Understanding of anti-virus/anti-malware tools (e.g., McAfee, Symantec ).
* Shell (e.g., bash, ksh) scripting experience.
* Group administration experience.
* Good knowledge of Windows and Linux especially VMware Fusion hosting solutions.
* macOS system (hardware) and application (software) installation and configuration experience required.
* System monitoring using installed tools as well as external tools (e.g., Solarwinds) experience
* Experience in managing macOS multi-platform environments - Linux, Windows, macOS.
* Good written and verbal communications skills.
* Ability to lead a small team.
* Experience with an ITSM system; ServiceNow preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience in managing macOS is cloud-based environments - Azure/AWS.

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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