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Senior Systems Engineer

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Job ID: 2301372
Location: NORFOLK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 29, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: 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 Engineer to support Consolidated Afloat Network Enterprise Services (CANES) in Norfolk, VA.

The successful candidate will be joining the Combat Readiness Assurance (CRA) Team. This team will be comprised of elite, multidisciplinary Subject Matter Experts whose mission will be to ensure excellence within the Fleet CANES experience. The CRA Team will operate under Fielded System Engineering (FSE) on behalf of Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic.

Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Maintain awareness of Fleet Installations, Operations, and Workup Cycles in order to proactively identify and prioritize CANES distance support needs. This also includes understanding and tracking the relative expertise and training levels of different shipboard CANES administrators.
  • Proactively monitor and track the performance, cyber hygiene, and configuration status/drift of CANES across the fleet routinely using Enhanced Distance Support (EDS) tools. Identify system health issues in CANES before the ships do and remediate those issues. Proactively contact shipboard ITs with system health concerns.
  • Immediately address and troubleshoot critical issues that occur in the Fleet with expedited support utilizing EDS tools. Operate during normal business hours but be able to adapt with a 24/7 staffing rotation to support streamlined/immediate distance support from government labs.
  • Proactively improve the delivery pipeline for FSE updates/improvements, to include leading automation and pipeline-test-improvement efforts.
  • Proactively improve fleet monitoring and remote access efforts as well as identify/execute other improvements to better understand/predict/improve how CANES is operating in the Fleet, to include serving as a collection point for Fleet configuration/performance information.
  • Identify and champion system configuration, system user operation, system administration and maintenance improvements (e.g. Automated MRCs) for CANES. Execute improvements in conjunction with other engineering departments.
  • Conduct targeted Fleet familiarization training based on expected Fleet operations and/or IT expertise levels.
  • Identify improvements within the Help Desk/TACNET support system to improve response to critical and non-critical issues to include help desk training, ticket/knowledge base improvements, and workaround/troubleshooting guides.
  • Proactively develop, plan, and train for Fleet support services during wartime and disaster-recovery scenarios.



  • US citizenship and a current SECRET clearance with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Bachelors in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems, or Engineering and 6 (six) years hands-on tactical networks experience
  • Ability to comply with DoD 8570 IAT II within 6 months of hire date
  • Passionate in supporting the Navy and the warfighter
  • Self-starter with ability to operate under limited direction
  • Possess or rapidly attain an understanding of how CANES is operated, maintained, administered, and supported in the Fleet
  • Advanced troubleshooter with systematic approach and knowledge of tools to support troubleshooting activities (e.g. test tools, scripts, ICMP commands, etc.)
  • Demonstrated CANES expertise in the design and development in 2 (two) or more of the following areas:
    • IT Domains, DNS, LDAP, UA/GPOs, and System Administration
    • PowerShell, Python, Ansible, and/or Robot Framework
    • Secure Networking, Virtualized Networking, Firewalls, IDS/IDP, and NAC
    • HCI, Hypervisors, VSAN, VDI, and Storage Arrays
    • MS System Center, and/or PowerBI/QLIK
    • Server Operating Systems (Windows, and/or RHEL) and Enterprise Services
    • Cross Domain Access and Transfer
    • Common Agile Middleware Services and Openshift
    • HBSS or ESS, and ACAS

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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