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Cyber System Administrator

Job ID: 2305577
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: May 13, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
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 seeking Linux/UNIX System Administrator to join its Blue Team Vulnerability Assessment Program in Chantilly, Virginia. This position requires an active TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform as a senior-level system administrator and team member supporting technical projects within on-premises and cloud environments
  • Provide effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of Linux/UNIX systems
  • Implement operating system and application security hardening
  • Conduct system monitoring, security, server health, resource and log management of all Linux/UNIX systems/instances
  • Troubleshoot and perform root cause analysis; includes troubleshooting any and all issues with system configurations, backups, files systems, hardware components, and user access
  • Author, collaborate on, and maintain project and system documentation


Typical Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors and 5 years or more experience; Masters and 3 years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with Poly
  • Current or ability to obtain a DoD Directive 8570/8140 IAT/IAM II Certification

Desired Skills (practical knowledge or experience within most of the following areas):

  • Administering or engineering management of networked deployments of Linux/UNIX Operating systems
  • Scripting (Bash, Perl, Python, etc.)
  • Reviewing, understanding, and implementing network and security protocols and methods (i.e. 802.1x, DHCP, VLANs, SSH, ACLs, Firewalls, IPSEC/TLS, et al) with familiarity of Cisco and Juniper technologies
  • Identity and Authentication solutions including LDAP, PKI, Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Implementing and maintaining systems governed under Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST 800-53 implementations in secure environments.
  • Cloud and virtualized system environments

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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