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Linux System Administrator

Job ID: 2217263
Location: HUNTSVILLE, AL, United States
Date Posted: Nov 23, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior Linux System Administrator to join our team in Huntsville Alabama at the Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Aviation Missile Center (AVMC) on Redstone Arsenal supporting INDOPACOM U.S. Joint Training Infrastructure systems. 

This is a unique position where the candidate will spend approximately a couple of weeks or more every two months in Hawaii on per-diem supporting Linux Administration.  The optimal candidate would be willing to relocate to Hawaii with a move allowance.

 The work in Huntsville is primarily onsite as you will work on Department of Defense classified and unclassified networks, but occasional remote work may occur.  Alternate work schedule is available for this position to allow the candidate to take off every other Friday.


Required Education

Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience. An additional 4 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


  • Meet DoDM 8570.2 IAT II or III requirements (CompTIA Security+/One other OS Certificate)

Required Experience

  • Must have Linux systems administrator experience, preferably Red Hat Enterprise Linux, in a networked, enterprise data center environment.
  • Experience designing enterprise Linux solutions of moderate complexity based on identified requirements.
  • Advanced experience performing root cause analysis, troubleshooting, monitoring server operating system performance and recommending updates to improve performance.
  • Experience with managing virtual servers in a VMWare infrastructure.
  • Experience with automation solutions and scripting (Ansible, Puppet/Chef, bash, perl, etc.) to manage Linux servers in a large data center environment.  
  • Experience managing authentication and authorization for RHEL using Active Directory.
  • Experience with securing the Linux operating system environment in compliance with NIST 800-171 standards and DOD STIGs.
  • Experience collaborating and coordinating project tasks in a team-oriented environment.  
  • Must be a US Citizen.

Clearance Requirement

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance (TS/SCI preferred)



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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