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Linux Systems Administrator

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Job ID: 2217133
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
Date Posted: Jan 5, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Rotating
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to support the US Space Force.  The ideal candidate will have experience providing design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting functions for physical and virtual information systems and web-based applications. The selected candidate will interface with Active Duty, US Government, and contractor personnel to provide top-notch support with a focus on system/network security in support of National Security; provide break/fix and design supporting Information Technology in a fast paced, high-energy environment; provide root cause analysis, and be comfortable recommending permanent configuration changes when necessary. Support will encompass a range of capabilities from server and workstation configuration and support, LAN setup and maintenance. This position is located in Albuquerque, NM.
With information technology constantly changing, specialists must stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and the potential effectiveness of these advancements in their current systems. Primary duties and responsibilities may include:
  • Work as a senior member of Linux systems administration teams, networking, and security in supporting the projects deployed at multiple on-premises facilities and in cloud environments.  This includes designing and deploying Linux-based solutions.
  • Provide cross-team deployment and administrative support for services including systems integration.
  • Create and extend system configuration and automation tools – knowledge of Puppet and/or Ansible is required (Puppet preferred).
  • Participation in all security processes, including security patching and auditing, security remediation, and disaster recovery operations.
  • Identify, experiment with, and adapt technologies that can better serve the customer and ITMS’ goals.
  • Participation in day-to-day process and service optimization, issue discovery and remediation, along with membership in a rotating on-call schedule.
  • Project analysis, requirements gathering, analysis of alternatives, testing, and deployment.
  • Author, collaborate on, and maintain project, systems, services, and process documentation.


  • Bachelor's degree and years (5) or more years of relevant experience; Masters and three (3) or more years of relevant experience.  Five (5) years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree. 
  • Active Top Secret with SCI eligibility.  US Citizenship required.
  • Ability to work off-hours and travel less than 10% as needed for support
  • Proven work experience as a Linux systems administrator, Red Hat-based distributions preferred.
  • Firm knowledge of configuration management in tools such as CHEF. 
  • Practical experience in Bash and one additional scripting language such as Python.  
  • Established understanding of DevOps principles and tools.
  • Must be certified DOD 8570.1-M IAT Level 2 (current baseline security and operating environment certifications).
  • Familiar with the RMF process
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with storage administration
  • Knowledge of Cisco and Juniper routers and switches
  • Experience with Linux in a secured environment
  • Experience with Virtualization products such as Vrealize, Vsphere, PowerCLI, Openstack, Docker, Openshift
  • Experience with Oracle Java

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.


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