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Sys Administrator Principal - DCO

Job ID: 2211967
Location: LINTHICUM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Sys Administrator
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description



The National Security Customer Group of SAIC is seeking a Systems Administrator Principal (DCO) to support a transformational infrastructure program within the DoD. 

Job Description  

Supports management of network infrastructure operations, maintenance and administration for non-virtual and virtual systems for the specific environments, networks and/or network components supported by Data Center Operations (DCO), as part of the overall strategic objective of the DCSA IT modernization and One IT initiatives to provide an improved flexible and evolving enterprise IT environment to support the DCSA mission IAW with DCSA and DoD policies and procedures and commonly utilized industry best practices. Researches, maintains, and applies expertise in emerging technologies, and industry developments, trends, best practices, and principles of network management. Conducts day-to-day network operations and administration activities, maintaining networks, systems, applications, and technology, for the DCO-supported data centers; server and storage environments; local and cloud environments; and all associated infrastructure. Performs network and site survey support, conducting upgrades, replacements, and maintenance activities. Ensures infrastructure is secure, available, and optimized. Improves scalability, surge, and automation capabilities. Performs trend analysis to ensure capacity and performance necessary for current and future mission demands and surge operations. Provides load balancing support and maintains egress/ingress access points. Supports VDI and cloud migration initiatives and transitions. Manages asset lifecycle maintenance, coordinating schedules and complying with end-of-life/end-of-support timelines. Supports accreditations for deployment of network/equipment. Provides cable management in data centers, LAN rooms, and telecom closets. Performs regular weekly/monthly patching and security updates for network systems and devices, testing patches prior to deployment. Hardens network systems/devices according to DOD DISA STIG guidance. Conducts vulnerability assessment audits. Identifies and resolves network problems, using monitoring and bandwidth management solution products and by coordinating with third-party providers. Plans and executes backups and recovery operations. Facilitates change approvals through the change review board. Supports compilation, implementation, maintenance and archiving of documentation such as network diagrams, plans, designs, and architecture documentation, network SOPs, a Network Operations Runbook, site-to-site VPN mapping, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) instances mapping, and rack/elevation diagrams mapping, Access Control Lists (ACLs), network management trend analysis reports, accreditations, CM, and change control documentation. Provide inputs into the Activity Report. 


 Required Qualifications  

It is required that the Systems Administrator Principal (DCO) have the following qualifications  

  • BA/BS 

  • 9 to 13 years of experience 

  • TS (SCI Eligible) 

  • IAT Level II,  Certification in one of the following areas, CSA+, GICSP, SSCP, CCNA Security, GSEC, Security+ CE 

  • Applicable Server Management Compute Environment (CE) Certification 


Desired Qualifications  


  • MA/MS with 7 to 11 years of experience 

  • TS/SCI 

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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