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Senior Network Administrator

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Job ID: 2305630
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Date Posted: Jun 2, 2023
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 currently seeking to hire multiple Network Administrators to support a new and exciting Space Force program located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Note, candidate must live in or near Colorado Springs or be willing to relocate. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Performs installation, maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and networks
  • Assists with network design activities and develop, update and modify standard operating procedures
  • Develop and update technical documentation (network architecture text and diagrams, security plan controls etc.) in support of certification and accreditation for the network
  • Assists with tests used to certify network to required installation design standards
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and be able to operate without supervision when required
  • Develop documentation to improve current network operating procedures
  • Draft configuration change control proposals for submission to the Configuration Control Board (CCB)
  • Create and update topology diagrams and associated documentation for each office location and network enclave
  • Review log events and operate network management applications to perform fault detection, identify performance metrics, and generate reports to support specific service level requirements
  • Develop scripts to identify security events, fault detection, correlation of log events, performance metrics, and generate reports to support specific service level requirements
  • Helps analyze, troubleshoot, track, and repair data communications networks


Required Education: 

Bachelors with five (5) years of experience; four (4) years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. 

Requrired Clearance:

Must have an active Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret/SCI clearance; US Citizenship required. 

Required Certifications: 

  • Must have CCNA or CCNP certification or equivalent
  • AND one of the following IAT certifications: Security+ CE, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, or SSCP

Required Skills:

  • Experience with cloud services, alarm surveillance, fault management and LAN maintenance
  • Experience CISCO, Palo Alto, and/or Aruba Switching
  • Experience with Network Security (STIGS, Access Control Lists, Traffic, etc.)
  • In-depth understanding of network topologies, both transport and IP.
  • Experience in network and IT equipment evaluation/test/repair, and technical troubleshooting and corrective maintenance development
  • Basic Linux skills
  • Experience working in VDI environment
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls
  • Hands-on experience with network evaluation and troubleshooting tools
  • Experience with the design of physical networks
  • Knowledge of and experience with network management systems

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have experience with Wireshark, Ethereal, tcpdump or equivalent packet decoding tools to collect and review packet captures
  • In-depth understanding of virtual applications and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) design and implementation
  • ITIL Certifications
  • Deep Packet & TCP/IP Analysis


Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. 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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