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Senior Systems Administrator

Job ID: 2300899
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Feb 6, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is currently seeking a Senior Systems Administrator to support a new and exciting Space Force Program located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Position Overview: 

Will be responsible and accountable for the smooth running of our customers computer systems within the limits of requirements, specifications, costs and timelines. You will supervise the implementation and maintenance of our customer needs to ensure these services run smoothly on a day-to-day basis ensuring secure operation throughout each location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist a team of professionals with successfully coordinating, planning, and executing IT requirements for large-scale distributed events and exercises.  Assists in analyzing, project planning, developing, implementing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and enhancing large complex systems 
  • Serve as part of a talented team of system and networks administrators and engineers who collectively demonstrate excellent technical competency and reliability in delivering mission-critical infrastructure and continually ensure the highest levels of accessibility, optimization, and security.
  • Collaborating with network architects to design and implement functional company networks.
  • Installing and configuring networking hardware.
  • Creating and implementing network security measures.
  • Managing, training, and mentoring junior Network Engineering staff.
  • Conducting regular network performance tests and ensures networking maintenance tasks are completed.
  • Dealing with escalated network support issues.
  • Drawing up network diagrams and status reports.
  • Establishes networking environment by engineering, designing, installing, configuring, testing and documenting the equipment/network systems according to the design and specifications of the project plan.
  • Leads the performance of day-to-day networking tasks to ensure network reliability, availability and serviceability within minimal interruption


Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree with nine (9) years of relevant experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. 

Required Experience:

  • Requires experience, and proven ability with Computer Networks, Windows and Linux Operating System, Network Administration, Network Installation, Computer Hardware and Software
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, security, network and systems administration, databases and data storage systems
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent project management skills and strong ability to prioritize
  • Firm grasp on IT infrastructure and operations best practices

Required Certification:

  • Must possess an active Security+ Certification

Additional Experience Desired (not required):

  • Flight Simulator Software
  • Virtual Reality / Mixed Reality
  • Cloud Administration

Required Clearance:

Must have an active Secret Security Clearance with the ability to obtain a TS/SCI with CI Poly; US Citizenship required. 

Target salary range: $125,001 - $150,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

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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