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Linux Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2300478
Location: NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, United States
Date Posted: Jan 15, 2023
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: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Linux Systems Administrator to provide technical and system administration support to the US Navy’s Computer Network Defense team in North Charleston, SC.

  • Work primarily on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) servers.
  • Troubleshoot, identify and address issues, patch and update Linux servers and assist in deploying applications or configurations approved for deployment.
  • Work with several vendor proprietary Linux/Unix based operating systems to: Change/modify configuration files, Perform packet capture analysis, Restart services, Add/remove user accounts, Configure centralized authentication, and Review log files.
  • Integrate new, updated, and existing software into existing and updated Operating systems, ensuring full operability in a secured format.
  • Coordinate with users, software test teams, and cyber security to identify and address data availability shortfalls, requirement gaps and security and systems design problems
  • Tasking includes but is not limited to troubleshooting, metrics collection, maintenance support, and the timely entry of communication and tasking into the ticket management tool (Remedy).
  • Provide onsite support to configure and deploy CND products.

Travel: Anticipated travel is up to 10%, both CONUS and OCONUS.  Candidate must have or be able to obtain a US Passport.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.
  • Familiarity with Computer Network Defense (CND) Information Assurance (IA) systems.
  • Basic understanding of IP networking and protocols. Must be able to analyze network traffic at the packet level.
  • Solid working knowledge of DoD RHEL requirements, vendor recommended best practices and engineering solutions to tailor to DOD requirements.
  • Understanding of how to design, develop, install, implement and troubleshoot custom RHEL, Yum/Satellite, and Ansible solutions.
  • Experience utilizing DISA STIGs to harden and secure Linux systems.
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Provide technical support and document RHEL, Yum/Satellite, and Ansible processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the fundamentals of Automation, Ansible, and RHEL related technologies.
  • Proficiency in utilizing Ansible Playbook for system automation.


Certification(s) required:

  • Must have one of the following security certifications: CCNA Security, GICSP, GSEC, Security+ CE, SSCP, CASP+ CE, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, OR GCIH.

Required clearance:

  • Active Secret Clearance and be willing and able to obtain a Top Secret Clearance. Higher clearances accepted.

Desired Experience:

  • One of the following OS Certifications:  Windows or Linux Variant, VMWare, MS SQL, Active Directory, HBSS, ACAS, SPLUNK, Server+, or similar.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering activities and process improvement approaches strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering technology solutions in a fast-paced, deadline driven enterprise environment


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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