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Job ID: 2300830
Location: FORT BLISS, TX, United States
Date Posted: Jun 13, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Modeling/Sim Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has an immediate need for a Tactical System Integration Laboratory (TSIL) Modeling and Simulation Engineer - Linux Admin to join the team in Fort Bliss, Texas. 


Job Description:

  • Receive broad policy guidance, overall program objectives and limitations, and exercises a high degree of independence, originality and judgment in planning and assisting in the organizing and development of Joint and Army exercises, networks, architectures, and environments to support tactics, techniques and procedure development, experiments, demonstrations, or analyses objectives.
  • Provides expert staff advice and assistance to the TSIL Team regarding Test Tool System characteristics.
  • Coordinates across every Joint and Coalition echelon within the Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) community and Industry Primes ensuring Test Tool model requirements are met within the simulation environment.
  • Operate as the Linux System Administrator maintaining system software updates and perform required system scan in support of TSIL ATO.
  • Requires the ability to manage networks and information systems across the IAMD community boundaries and to develop recommendations to complex problems.
  • Provide planning support and architecture validation for TSIL events. Perform Test Tool integration with current IBCS build and implement configurations to support test architecture.
  • Perform quick look/real-time analysis on simulation data to ensure the validity of test runs.
  • Provide test tool operator support for all simulation systems for TSIL events.
  • Perform systems administration of desktop and server systems connected to local and wide area networks.
  • IT system management responsibilities involving account monitoring, security, Operating System (OS) installation, and other local area system administration related functions.
  • Provide support for implementation, troubleshooting and maintenance of IT systems.
  • Manage IT system infrastructure and any processes related to these systems.
  • Provide support to IT systems including day-to-day operations, monitoring and problem resolution for all the client/server/storage devices.
  • Provide Tier 1 and Tier 2 problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution.
  • Provide support for the escalation and communication of status to agency management and internal customers.
  • Provide IMO/TCO support for the classified and unclassified systems and hardware problems on site or through the Remedy resolution process.
  • Configure and manage Linux and Windows operating systems to project office specifications.
  • Install/load operating system and application software.
  • Isolate and resolve hardware and software problems involving the applications, the operating system, the hardware, the communications infrastructure, or any combination thereof.
  • Implement and troubleshoot security controls while maintaining confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems.
  • Use NISPOM/DISA security requirements to implement required security settings.
  • Obtain RHSCA (preferred), Linux+, LPIC-1, or equivalent within 6 months of hire.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree and five (5) years of experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of a degree.

Required Clearance:

  • An Interim Secret Clearance is required to begin employment; a Secret Clearance is required to maintain employment.

Required Skills:

  • Expert knowledge in RedHat Enterprise Linux based distributions and Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Knowledge of Cisco Networking
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Computing Environment (CE) Certification as determined by the Program Manager is required prior to support on contract.
  • Required DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Baseline Certification: CompTIA Security+ CE or equivalent.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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