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HBSS/ESS Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 2214472
Location: MACDILL AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 4, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has an opportunity for a Host Based Security System (HBSS)/Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS) Engineer located at MacDill AFB Tampa, FL. The HBSS/ESS Engineer specializes in the management and operations of a large enterprise environment in support of the USCENTCOM C4ES Program at MacDill HQ in Tampa.

Primary Responsibilities:
The HBSS/ESS Engineer will perform the following activities:

  • Monitor and troubleshoot system/application activity and performance.
  • Perform functionality and integration testing for new and updated endpoint security software. Ensuring all Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and DOD configuration guidance are met for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assist in the implementation of policies and standards related to the use of computing resources, overall strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and related software.
  • Coordinate all work through the use of the designated ticketing system in use by the command.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Engineering leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree coupled with 5+ years systems administration experience; OR 9+ year's experience in lieu of education.
  • A minimum of 2+ years experience using HBSS/ESS.
  • Strong and broad understanding of HBSS/ESS applications to include Endpoint Security (ENS), McAfee Application and Change Control (MACC), Policy Auditor (PA), Rogue System Detection (RSD) HIPS, and Data Loss Prevention (DLP).
  • In depth experience with Trellix ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) design, implementation, and server administration.
  • Review policies and exceptions for the various HBSS/ESS modules and provide best practice recommendations for emerging threat and operational impact.

Additional Qualifications Recommended:

  • Thorough understanding with core Microsoft Products
  • Knowledge of VMware virtual environments
  • Basic networking knowledge


Certification Requirements:

  • Security+
  • DISA HBSS 201/301/501 Administration Courses
  • Candidates must meet DoD 8570.1M requirements

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 26,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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